A Rogue of One’s Own by Evie Dunmore
(A League of Extraordinary Women #2)
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A lady must have money and an army of her own if she is to win a revolution – but first, she must pit her wits against the wiles of an irresistible rogue bent on wrecking her plans…and her heart.
Lady Lucie is fuming. She and her band of Oxford suffragists have finally scraped together enough capital to control one of London’s major publishing houses, with one purpose: to use it in a coup against Parliament. But who could have predicted that the one person standing between her and success is her old nemesis, Lord Ballentine? Or that he would be willing to hand over the reins for an outrageous price—a night in her bed.
Lucie tempts Tristan like no other woman, burning him up with her fierceness and determination every time they clash. But as their battle of wills and words fans the flames of long-smouldering devotion, the silver-tongued seducer runs the risk of becoming caught in his own snare.
As Lucie tries to out-manoeuvre Tristan in the boardroom and the bedchamber, she soon discovers there’s truth in what the poets say: all is fair in love and war…
What I thought
I really liked Bringing Down the Duke so I was very excited when I heard this one was coming out but what I did not expect was to love this book so much more. There is just something about Evie Dunmore’s writing that just pulls me in.
A Rouge of One’s Own is a Regency romance centered around the suffragette movement. This story is a hate to love romance, which is one of my favorite tropes. Big bonus this book can be read as a stand-alone so you do not have to go back and read the first one before you pick this one up.
I really like how the friendships in this book are just as if not more important than the romance. These ladies band together through everything and no matter how a situation looks. Sorry, I can’t say more there I don’t want to spoil something that happens.
Lucie may come from a well-to-do family but for the most part, she has been disowned by her father. He does not condone her fighting for women’s rights and as a result, she lost her family. I love the strength that Lucie shoes when it comes to her family and standing firm for what she believes. This is all during a time when women really do not have a say in their futures. Lucie learns that you can love and be loved and not lose everything.
Tristan. I loved his character so much! Tristan had intense family issues and was sent away when he was a teenager. He is only back because his older brother has died and he is needed to fill the heir position. Yes, that sounds cold the way I put it but the whole situation is cold.
The banter in this story will make you laugh, the romance will make you swoon. If anything you have read has sparked any interest at all please pick this one up.
My Rating: /5