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A Rogue of Her Own

(Windham Brides #4)

4.03  ·  Rating details ·  1,184 Ratings  ·  150 Reviews
New York Times bestselling series!

"Smart, sexy, and oh-so romantic." -Mary Balogh

For Miss Charlotte Windham, the best way to maintain her spinsterhood-and her independence-is a teeny, tiny brush with scandal. She chooses wealthy, handsome upstart Lucas Sherbourne as her unwitting accomplice. He's intelligent, logical, and ambitious. What Charlotte doesn't count
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Published March 6th 2018 by Forever
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3.3 stars

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Charlotte Windham is tough and brash but she still is turning down offers of aristocrats looking to get in good with the Windham clan. With new debutantes wanting her out of the way, Charlotte decides it is time to do just that and decides a little ruination could go a long way to freeing her.
Lucas Sherbourne has had a lifetime of dealing with the arro
Apr 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: historical
It's really strage that this is the second book I liked much more than the previous ones in each series! LOL

I liked both Charlotte and Lucas and I think they're perfect for each other!

Charlotte, with her boldness and her outright speach; Lucas because he's brutally honest and doesn't hide that he's filthy rich and likes it!

Their story is not a lust/love at first sight, but rather a slow building of feelings based on lucid awareness of the other's qualitites! It was lovely and refreshing! But als
Lady Wesley
Mar 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, rhr, amz-rev
As first appearing at Romantic Historical Reviews --
Where History Meets Passion

Regular readers of my reviews know that there is no place I would rather visit than Grace Burrowes' Windham World, where Percival and Esther Windham, the Duke and Duchess of Moreland, preside over a gaggle of children, in-laws, grandchildren, and – in the Windham Brides series – four unmarried nieces. In the first three volumes of the series, each of Charlotte Windham's sisters has married, one to an English duk
Barbara Rogers
Mar 03, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley, iblog
Series: Windham Brides #4
Publication Date: 3/6/18

Grace Burrowes creates her own worlds and populates them with the most delightful and intriguing characters. The characters in this book fall right into that delightful and intriguing category. The banter between the characters is very entertaining and you’ll often find yourself smiling – especially in the early chapters of the book. For example – in an exchange between Charlotte and Sherbourne, where she has talked about being ruined, the followi
Feb 12, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, abandoned
I gave this book 2 stars because it isn't the kind of romance I personally enjoy. When I reach for a romance, I want heart pounding, exhilarating excitement. I want sizzling chemistry and witty repartee. I want sexual tension so palpable that it leaps off the page, hooks me in, and won't let me go until I turn the last page.

Grace Burrowes is an excellent writer, but her romance novels are not of the variety I described above. Her romances are sweet, sensible, and kind. They are unfailingly quain
*The Angry Reader*
Feb 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs, historicals
***ARC received for an honest review***

"'I like you,' she said. 'Somewhat. A little. I don't dislike you.'"

Charlotte is the remaining single woman in her family - outspoken and mathematically-inclined. Charlotte doesn't suffer fools gladly. Lucas is very wealthy, but not part of the upper-crust. Which has given him a chip on his shoulder. They decide getting married would be mutually beneficial - and then they have to figure out what marriage means to them.

"Perhaps this was what her version of
The last and most stubborn and feisty of the Windham sisters gets her book and laudy was it a slow burn, gently-paced hard fought one when she is paired with a strong-willed, opinionated man not of her class. Sherbourne and Charlotte were quite the match and I enjoyed seeing them realize that they were equals, partners, and just right.

A Rogue of Her Own is the fourth book in the Windham Brides series. It would do alright standalone, but it works better having read at least the previous book, No
Game of two halves, this.

I was so looking forward to this couple after they played a main part in No Other Duke Will Do. Plus, the last time GB did an industrialist hero paired with a well-bred young woman (What a Lady Needs for Christmas) it worked very well for me.

For the first part of the book, much of that promise was satisfied. Charlotte and Sherborne had great banter and wonderful chemistry. Then they fall into this sort of forced marriage situation (for somewhat peculiarly dubious reason
Dot Salvagin
Feb 24, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I Love Grace Burrowes’ writing. If you do a search on my blog you will see that I have read many of her novels and enjoyed them to the tune of 4.5-5 stars. This is her most recent addition to her Windham Brides series and is another pure escapist delight. I love that her dialog feels like the Regency era. She rarely injects modern “speak”. She also gives us some 19th century words that may be confusing if you don’t have a dictionary handy. Who knew that coal mines were called collierys? (If you ...more
Tracy DeNeal
Mar 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Lucas and Charlotte

Why didn't Tony and Gladys have more children? I am deeply saddened that this marks the end of the Windham Brides series.

This story was excellent! Charlotte Windham in all of her managing prickly glory was an excellent foil to Lucas Sherbourne. I enjoyed their banter.

Grace Burrowes' unique writing voice is such a pleasure. Her characters convey tremendous depth. I love the way that she communicates her character development through the act of breaking bread. It sticks with
I simply loved Charlotte and Sherbourne. She is a strong heroine without disconsidering the time period, he is an honorable grumpy commoner and their love grows slowly and steady right before the reader’s eyes.
I enjoyed the fact that although sometimes she was unreasonable, Charlotte stopped to analyze her own behavior and correct it, admitting her mistakes and the emotional leading her to bad decisions.
Sherbourne too was humble enough to listen and to admit his mistakes, and also not to hold he
Feb 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Grace Burrowes is a wonderful storyteller with a particular gift for creating characters who fully engage her readers, but Charlotte and Sherbourne are special even for Burrowes. Their story held great promise in No Other Duke Will Do, and it exceeded even my high expectations in A Rogue of Her Own. I loved this book!

Charlotte is delightfully herself throughout the story—smart, compassionate, witty, and independent. Lucas is his own man with a clear understanding of who he is and what he wants.
Sissy's Romance Book Review
A Rogue of Her Own by Grace Burrowes is book Four in the Windham Brides series. This is the story of Charlotte Windham and Lucas Sherbourne. This is the first book I have read in this series so for me this was easily a standalone book.
Charlotte is happy to settle into spinsterhood but thinking to make sure it happens she settle to cause a slight scandal to ensure it. Charlotte thinks Lucas would be the perfect person to do the deed. Lucas has not title but does have the money and Charlotte's fa
3.5 ish
i liked this one, though again the prose was quite tiring. it feels like a lot of the book could have been cut out to make it lighter and more approachable. but what is important, i liked the characters and their relationship and how it progressed. BUT IF YOU JUST TALKED TO EACH OTHER. COMMUNICATION PEOPLE. CHECK IT OUT. IT'S GREAT. SAVES A LOT OF DRAMA AND EMOTIONS. REALLY HEALTHY AND GROWN UP.
Cocktails and Books
I wanted to like this one more, but I it felt like to romance between Lucas and Charlotte was missing something. I love a good marriage of convenience, but this one fell flat for me.
Mar 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Grace Burrowes is the master of delightful conversation between couples. Charlotte Windham and Lucas Sherbourne's story is delightful and endearing. Two unusual characters come together under somewhat different circumstances.
Loved every minute of it!

Minx -The Genre Minx Book Reviews
Charlotte Windham is the last of the Windham sisters who had not entered into a state of matrimony and that is exactly how she wants it to stay. In A Rogue of Her Own, Charlotte is determined to enter into a spinsterhood and has been counting the days until she can “officially” be put “on the shelf” so to speak. Unfortunately, it has been pointed out to her that her plans might not be as well thought out as she had anticipated. When it becomes apparent that her spinsterhood is at stake, she devi ...more
The Windham Brides has been an interesting series for me. Having not read any Burrowes books before starting The Trouble With Dukes, I'm not sure I ever totally got into the groove of this series. That lack of groove, lack of true dedication to Burrowes deep backlist on my part, kept me only loosely tethered to this series. Thus, I read the entire Windham Brides series, right through A Rogue of Her Own, but I didn't feel really engulfed in any of them.

My main issue with this book was that there
Maureen Lubitz
Mar 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Originally posted on You Have Your Hands Full

A Rogue of Her Own was written by Grace Burrowes. It’s the fourth book in her Regency-era Windham Brides series. I was very excited about the opportunity to read this book; I haven’t had a chance to read the first book in the series, but I did enjoy books two and three, so I was looking forward to this next installment in the series.

There was a hint in No Other Duke Will Do that Charlotte and Sherbourne were going to be paired up, and I remember sayi
Feb 27, 2018 rated it really liked it

Windham Brides #4, The last of the Windham's finally gets married. Charlotte Windham is certain she is going to maintain her spinsterhood. She feels the only way to get out of her family's matchmaking is to create a little scandal that will make her an undesirable. She feels that Lucas Sherbourne is the perfect man for the job, but Lucas doesn't have a simple dalliance in mind he wants marriage. She thinks about it and turns him down; during their goodbye kiss, however, they are inter
Roses R Blue
Mar 06, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As reviewed at Roses Are Blue:

Charlotte Windham is tired of it all - season after season, the endless socializing, and the numerous fortune hunters. She just wants to live peacefully alone, happily supporting causes dear to her heart. But she may as well have a target painted on her back, as her matchmaking relatives have shifted their focus to her, now that her three sisters have recently married. As Charlotte toys with the idea of being ruined, she receives another unex
books are love
Mar 17, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Received in exchange for a honest review.

THis is a great series. Here we see Charlotte Windham finally meet her match in Lucas Sherbourne. He sees her as an equal. Doesn’t try to stifle her and tells her like it is.

When he first approaches her she is on her way to try to ruin her reputation. Only Lucas stops her and kisses her. The two have a obvious attraction and you felt that start in No other Duke Will do and it has escalated since then. But Charlotte doesn’t want to be married. She wants to
Sep 24, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
solid historical romance - 3.5*

This has the qualities I like best about marriage of convenience. The couple slowly learning what it means to be married and falling in love with the real person they have agreed to spend their life with.

It was an easy read and I might normally round down but rounding up simply because I was pleased that the author avoided a pitfall that normally drives me nuts.

In many historicals we get too much modern thinking to be believable. Here I was able to believe. Charl
May 07, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I tried reading this book without having read No Other Duke Will Do, the book right before this in the Windham Brides series. It was a frustrating beginning, but then I stopped, read book #3, came back to this one, and had a delightful time with the remainder.

Much of the heavy emotional lifting in this book either originates or is done in No Other Duke Will Do. A Rogue of Her Own, in fact, reads less like the following book in the series and more like the second half of A Rogue of Her Own. This
Grace Burrowes books have become like a piece of chocolate that you like. You know exactly what you are going to get, how the taste will be and how it will finish. This book has a bit more of a plot but I found too many loose ends. Charlotte never confesses about her other charity projects. There is never any acknowledgement of her being bright enough to take over the accounts except in the epilogue. The villain is a villain but not really that dangerous. It takes two pages at the end to get rid ...more
Romance Readers Retreat
In the 4th Windham Bride's book, Charlotte Windham is determined to maintain her independence and her spinsterhood. What better way to assure that, than to bring about a tiny bit of scandal. Just enough to make sure no respectable gentleman would want anything to do with her. Lucas Sherbourne, the wealthy, handsome untitled gentleman seems like the perfect person to scandal alongside. All should go perfectly to plan, except that before Charlotte knows it, she's heading to an altar she wants noth ...more
Mar 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is my favorite book of the series because Charlotte us one feisty, smart woman and paring her with Lucas Sherbourne is a delight. Their outloud banter and inner thoughts are witty and intelligent. Sherbourne showed up in previous books and his nicknames for the Dukes and other nobles are laugh out loud funny. I love that characters show up from other books and some of the dialogue is hilarious. However, the historical glimpses of Wales and coal mines, and moving into the modern world are qu ...more
Kimberly Givan
Jul 08, 2018 rated it it was ok
2.5 stars

Where did this Charlotte come from?! She was so different from the last book. She was awful in this book. Judgemental, bratty, and holier than thou.
Lucas was not who he came off as at all. He, I liked. He was actually a decent person, not the prig he came off as in the last book. He deserved a better heroine.
The epilogue was not enough. It was the end of the series, and it didn't give any insight into the entire family's circumstances.
The writing was excellent, as always. I liked this book with our grumpy MCs. They were often very serious and stuffy with each other. But there was an underlying layer of affection as well.

This book was a little up and down for me. I found myself loving it, then I'd get bored, then I'd love it again. I liked how Charlotte and Lucas were married for most of the book and we witness them adjusting to this new state. They kept too many secrets and were both too stubborn at times. But in the end, I f
Lise Nanette
Mar 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Romance and Resolve

I loved Charlotte and Lucas's story because it wasn't a fairy tale, it was a lovely rendering of two people finding their hearts in each other. I love it when an author writes characters that are not perfect, but have qualities that make the reader want them to succeed. Ms. Burrowed excels at that particular endeavor.
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 1 Nov 10, 2017 07:57AM  
Grace Burrowes started writing as an antidote to empty nest and soon found it an antidote to life in general. She is the sixth out of seven children, raised in the rural surrounds of central Pennsylvania. Early in life she spent a lot of time reading romance novels and practicing the piano. Her first career was as a technical writer and editor in the Washington, DC, area, a busy job that nonethele ...more

Other books in the series

Windham Brides (4 books)
  • The Trouble with Dukes (Windham Brides, #1)
  • Too Scot to Handle (Windham Brides, #2)
  • No Other Duke Will Do (Windham Brides, #3)