The long awaited sequel to BRINGING DOWN THE DUKE is here (well it will be 9/1) with A ROGUE OF ONE’S OWN!
Lady Lucie is interested in purchasing a publishing house to help further the suffragette cause when her childhood nemesis becomes the other partial owner Tristan Ballentine.
He’s awful, but he’s also so handsome even as he threatens the suffragette movement. He’s got some pressures of his own from his horrible father and ill mother, as he is forced into marriage in the next 3 months. Lucie needs him to give her the reigns of the publishing house, and he agrees to I’m exchange for her spending one night in his bed.
This enemies to lovers romance has such a great premise especially because I loved the first one so much, but Tristan is so unlikeable I honestly struggled to finish the book. The fact that Lucie spends any time with him at all or can forgive what he’s said and done is hard to believe given how stubborn she is, and I hate the trope of sleeping with someone to get power.
The book is so well researched in the historical aspect and I love these books bringing to light the suffragettes who dedicated their lives to bringing equality to women, it just really bothered me that Lucie and Tristan became a thing. It made all the steam and romance feel a bit overdone because he’s just not a good person and it didn’t fit Luxor’s character to ever fall for him.
If you liked the first one, I still recommend this one, it just might be for you, you never know!
My six word review:
Votes for women, not for Tristan