A Rogue of One's Own (The League of Extraordinary Women #2)
By Evie Dunmore
Originally Published September 1st, 2020
Dual POV, Third Person
Usually when I love the first book in a series as much as I did with Bringing Down the Duke, I have to force myself to read the rest with low expectations or else I may be easily disappointed. Not. So. With. This. Beautiful. Book!
We meet the intense and driven Lucy in Bringing Down the Duke and it was impossible not to love her for her determination and loyalty, but in A Rogue of One's Own she truly shines. Right on the cusp of achieving the grand ownership of a printing press she plans to use for the Suffragettes cause, her mission hits an immovable barrier. A barrier in the shape of the wildly known, dastardly rake Tristan Ballentine. We got a quick peak of this man in the previous book, and what we saw was ... concerning. It took very few pages to change my hesitation to his character to a full on 'rooting-for' tune. There is much more to this rogue's reputation than he lets on, and it just so happens that Lucy might know him the best out of anyone thanks to a childhood spent together--right before Lucy lost everything and was banished from her family.
Ballentine and Lucy go head-to-head, both with their own plans for the printing press's future, and neither of them can deny that there is something between them--whether it's a good something, is the question of Lucy and Tristan's story. And might I say, it most definitely is a very very good something... *wink wink*
I would dare to say I enjoyed this book even more than the first. A bit slower to start, but the development for the characters was so achingly tender and daring that reading it was like stepping into a warm bath at the end of a long day. Soothing and invigorating all at once.
To say I am dying waiting for book three to release in September, would be an understatement.