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Review: A Rogue of One’s Own by Evie Dunmore

Title: A Rogue of One’s Own by Evie Dunmore
A League of Extraordinary Women Series Book Two
Publisher: Berkley
Genre: Historical, Romance
Length: 448 pages
Book Rating: B+

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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 and London’s undisputed lord of sin, 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-smoldering devotion, the silver-tongued seducer runs the risk of becoming caught in his own snare.

As Lucie tries to out-maneuver 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…


A Rogue of One’s Own by Evie Dunmore is a sparkling historical romance. Although this newest release is the second novel in the A League of Extraordinary Women series, it can be read as a standalone.

Lady Lucinda “Lucie” Tedbury is estranged from her family due to her dedication to the suffrage movement. Lucie has carved out a life for herself with her three close friends and fellow suffragists, Hattie, Catriona and Annabelle. In order to promote their work, Lucie is finalizing a deal that will make them the majority owners of a publishing house. After the sale goes through, she is frustrated to discover that Lord Tristan Ballentine slipped in and bought out the other shares in the business.  How far will Lucie go in order to further the Cause that is such an integral part of her life?

Lucie is independent and strong willed. She never quite fit in with her family so she is not overly upset at her banishment from her family home. She works tirelessly in her efforts to give women the same rights as men. This endeavor puts her on the outer fringes of society but she is fine with her standing. In order to carry through with her plans, Lucie has to decide whether or not to take a deal with the devil to achieve her goals.

Tristan is a former soldier who carries the scars from the battlefield and his childhood.  As the second son, he never planned on the family title passing down to him. But following a tragic accident, he is now next in line. When his brutish father gives him an ultimatum, Tristan knows time is running out to secure his freedom from his family for good.  With much at stake, he unapologetically sets about ensuring his financial security.

The sparks fly between Lucie and Tristan every time they are together. They knew one another in childhood and while Tristan has fond memories of her, Lucie does not feel the same way. She is confused by her reaction to him but she does not plan to act on her inconvenient desire. Tristan’s interest in Lucie harkens back to the summers he spent with her family during his teenage years.  He is absolutely shocked to discover the years apart have not lessened his attraction to her.  It is only a matter of time before they give in to their passion but will Tristan and Lucie be able to keep their entanglement free of deeper emotions?

A Rogue of One’s Own is a charming historical romance with marvelous characters and a substantive storyline. Lucie and Tristan are appealing protagonists who are not afraid to go after what they want. With a few twists and turns,  Evie Dunmore brings this captivating romance to a heartfelt, uplifting conclusion. A fantastic addition to the A League of Extraordinary Women series that old and new fans of historical romances are sure to enjoy.

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