Title: A Rogue of One’s Own (A League of Extraordinary Women #2)
Author: Evie Dunmore
Genre: Historical Fiction, Romance
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
Release Date: September 1, 2020
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…
Lady Lucie is a suffragette in Victorian Oxford. Along with her group of friends, they purchase shares in a publishing house. However, after the purchase, she discovers that she shares ownership with Tristan, aka Lord Ballantine, her childhood friend with a rakish reputation. Lucie plans to use the publishing house to promote her cause, but she doesn’t have a controlling share of the company. Tristan says he sell her some of his shares, in exchange for a night with her. That goes against everything Lucie stands for, but Tristan becomes very hard to resist.
Lucie and Tristan had a long past since their families were friends since they were children. Despite this connection, they didn’t get along. Tristan had a reputation of being with a different woman every night, which is the opposite of what Lucie stood for. Since they had such strong feelings against each other, it became clear that they would eventually get together. This was a great enemies to lovers story.
Lucie was such a strong woman with clear goals of getting women’s rights. She was adamant that she wanted to be a single woman. I was concerned that she would give up this part of her personality to be with Tristan, because they would have to get together to fulfill the ending of this romance. I won’t give away the ending, but I was pleased with how this worked out in the end.
I loved this steamy Victorian romance!
Thank you Berkley for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
What to read next:
The Lady and the Highwayman by Sarah M. Eden
The Duke and I by Julia Quinn
Other books in the series:
Have you read A Rogue of One’s Own? What did you think of it?