A Rogue of One’s Own (A League of Extraordinary Women)
This is the second novel in the League of Extraordinary Women series, which features a group of women students and suffragists in 1880s Oxford. While the first book focused on Anabelle and her growing romance with the Duke of Montgomery, the second book is the story of Lucie, the fiercely independent leader of the suffragists, and her love-hate relationship with childhood sparring partner Tristan Ballentine. Lucie wishes to buy shares in a major London publishing house as part of her strategy to push the idea of women’s suffrage. However, she didn’t bet on Tristan making a rival bid. With Tristan an equal partner in the firm, Lucie will need his approval for any changes in the company’s output and content. She also must contend with being the publisher of Tristan’s poetry, and orders are mounting. Lucie’s plan is falling apart before she has barely begun. Then, Tristan makes a daring suggestion: he will sell her a share in the company, enough to make her the majority shareholder and beholden to no-one but the price; one night in her bed.
This is a truly delightful historical romance, with oodles of period detail and lots of laugh out loud moments. Evie Dunmore is an author to watch, and this book will delight fans of Tessa Dare, Eva Leigh and Julia Quinn.