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A Rogue of One's Own

(A League of Extraordinary Women #2)

4.03  ·  Rating details ·  16,503 ratings  ·  2,323 reviews
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: t
Paperback, 448 pages
Published September 1st 2020 by Berkley
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Evie Dunmore Hi Pirate, yes there will be 2 more in the series: Hattie's story is scheduled for autumn 2021 and Catriona's story for 2022. …moreHi Pirate, yes there will be 2 more in the series: Hattie's story is scheduled for autumn 2021 and Catriona's story for 2022. (less)
Evie Dunmore Hi, if you have a copy of Bringing Down the Duke, an early version of the second chapter of Rogue should be at the very end. ARC Giveaways will soon s…moreHi, if you have a copy of Bringing Down the Duke, an early version of the second chapter of Rogue should be at the very end. ARC Giveaways will soon start here on Goodreads, too. Thanks, Evie(less)

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2020 Ripped Bodice Summer Bingo: ‪Suffragette

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It pains me to rate this so low because I enjoyed most of this book. I love prickly Lucie and rakish Tristan together; I love Dunmore’s writing; I love the core female friendship that grounds the series (usual caveat: like 95% of traditionally-published historical romance, the book cente
Nilufer Ozmekik
May 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In the name of literature Gods: I truly deeply hardly fell in with this book! What a sizzling, tempting chemistry! I pour down cups of water several times on my Ipad during my read because Lucie and Tristan’s extremely passionate, scandalous love story and growing intimacy can put any ereaders into fire. ( I cannot imagine how I survive if I read the hardcopy. The pages may turn into ashes after several chapters later and I could give my ugliest cries not to read the rest of the story!)

So we ha
Sep 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
pretty much just copying and pasting my review from ‘bringing down the duke,’ because this sequel is just as good.

there are so many things i enjoyed about this. first, the writing is delightful - the story is written with a quality that is very reminiscent of the time period, but also feel refreshingly modern. i like how the subplot of the series shifts more towards the womens suffrage movement and gender equality, as i found it to be more interesting than politics.

i like how natural the relati
Holly  B
Another winner from Evie Dunmore!

I adored the first book in this series and I'm thrilled to say that this love to hate romance was just as addictive. Perfect pacing with a historical setting and steamy romance with bubbly chemistry between the two characters, Tristan and Lucie. Hot, hot, hot.

Lucie is involved in the women's suffragist movement and is sassy, independent and constantly trying to stay one step ahead of Lord Ballentine who has been propositioning her with an invite to his bedroom.
Oct 17, 2020 rated it liked it
I've been dying to get my hands on this, Dunmore's sophomore book, ever since I read her first book earlier this year. I loved that one so much that I couldn't put it down while out walking, leading me to trip over an errant sign board a store had left outside on a windy day, resulting in a terribly skinned knee and a permanent scar. Nope, I'm not kidding. So it is with great anticipation and excitement that I finally get my hands on this one.

But honestly, A Rogue of One's Own just didn't quite
Jun 09, 2021 rated it it was amazing
5 stars. This is what I was hoping for from the 1st book in the series.
You have a true feminist bucking convention and trying to make social changes. Her main focus is the Married Women's Property Act, an amendment that would allow a married woman to remain autonomous instead of being wholly absorbed by her new husband. The thought of the day was that a husband 'protected' his wife and therefore protected her interests.


But the reality was that the women were basically owned by their husbands as
Aug 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is my second historical romance novel and I have to say I am starting to really enjoy the genre! I adored this hate to love romance a ton! Lucie was a character you just loved and rooted for because of what she fought for and Tristan is the lovable 'bad guy' you know has a heart of gold.
So excited to read the last book in the series because I am hooked!
Sep 26, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 4-stars
4 stars

Yes I’m currently incapable of picking a romance book that is not historical and no I don’t mind it at all. I’m having the best time of my life.

This was just as enjoyable and fun to read as the first book. We get to see the development of a relationship between a complete rogue and a woman full of purpose and determination. I really liked Lucie. I couldn’t help but feel like cheering for her. And even though the first quarter was kinda slow, the rest of the book just flew by and I found m
Jun 07, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

I loved it. Almost as much as the Bringing Down the Duke. I am delighted with Evie Dunmore's characters and her writing style is excellent. I really wanted to give this one 5 Stars but there were just a few things within the story that took some luster off. So much interesting research about the women's suffragist movement. It's too bad so many women today have little knowledge about the sacrifices that so many women have made over the years to make our lives better. I can't wait for th
Evie Dunmore
Nov 10, 2020 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Goodreads kindly invited me to annotate 10 Highlights from A Rogue of One's Own to celebrate Rogue's GoodReads Choice Award Nomination. So here are my Highlights & Notes! ...more
Melanie A. *mostly on hiatus*
***A 2020 TOP PICK***

"It takes a brave man to want a woman who wants rather than needs him."
A truly wonderful read, filled with intelligence, friendship and heartfelt emotion.

Evie Dunmore has officially found herself a place near the very top of my favorite authors list!

Plot in a nutshell: Long disavowed by her family, Lucie has dedicated her life to the suffragist cause. Tristan, on the other hand, has re-dedicated himself to his rakish, hedonistic ways since returning f
Sep 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, 2020
Pleasantly surprised by this one!

I went into A Rogue of One's Own excited about this series but hesitant about the main character. Lady Lucie is a commanding figure during the Suffragist movement in the United Kingdom during the late 1800s.

I wasn't sure how much I would like Lucie in her own love story because in the first book in the series, she is strict, a bit ruthless and does not put up with fools.

But I was dead wrong. I ended up loving her.

She's a cynic and an idealist at the same time, al
Aoife - Bookish_Babbling
Little asides that may or may not have made reader updates:
Lol @ cat poem
Other poetic cameos were extremely enjoyable for their unexpectedness 😄
Eurgh Eton "bants" 🤮🤢 & sadly I don't think much has changed 😕
Boudicca is a blessing - in fact the kitty rep in this is priceless

I'm feeling a little torn as I love the strong female friendships between these 4 ladies. The way they handled the evolution in circumstances from the first book and how the friendships go through their own challenges yet come
Sep 07, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I am so, completely, disappointed that an author who clearly takes great pains in her research of feminist history didn’t realize that she promoted cultural appropriation in her novel. Dunmore’s historical romances are deliciously dramatic and always promise to be fun while featuring strong-willed heroines who find love without compromising their core values or close female friendships. I adored her debut. And while I did enjoy her sophomore novel, too, I’m increasingly confused how her blatant ...more
Amy Imogene Reads
I adore this series. Historical romance with a slap of women's suffrage? BRING it, babe, and keep them coming.

Plot: ★★★★
Historic vibes: ★★★★ 1/2
Romance: ★★★★★
Witty dialogue: ★★★★★

This is fast becoming one of my favorite series in the niche genre of historical romances. Neck in neck with Tessa Dare's Girl Meets Duke series, this is filled to the brim with witty banter, sharp women, self aware yet powerful men, and a historical setting with a refreshingly modern sense of female independence. (O
Lily Herman
May 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Help! I've fallen and I can't get up...because this book WRECKED ME TO MY CORE.

Oh? My? GOD??? I thought Evie Dunmore's Bringing Down the Duke was a dynamite historical romance, and then she had the A-U-D-A-C-I-T-Y to write A Rogue of One's Own, which is true perfection in my eyes. How could she?!

As far as characters go, Lucie is a wonderfully self-actualized and multidimensional protagonist, and I had a lot of fun piecing together Tristan's whole deal as well. There were so many good quotes in h
Tears Of Venus
Jun 29, 2020 marked it as to-read
Me when I realized the book is out :

Guess who'll be ignoring work, people and life in general until further notice ?

yessss moi


I am willing to give an organ or two to get my hands and eyes on this book.

Do I really need the silly heart than only beats for Henry Cavill, Lana Del Rey, fictional characters and unhealthy food?

3.5 stars

I thought this was a good sequel to this series but there were some questionable diversity representations in the story.

Good stuff first:
- I enjoyed the feminist/suffragette rep in this series, and this book has even more!
- Nice rep showing men can be feminists too
- I enjoyed the push and pull between the main characters

Questionable diversity stuff (these are all spoilers, sorry):
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May 22, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've given this a B+ at AAR, so 4.5 stars

Evie Dunmore emerged onto the historical romance scene last year with Bringing Down the Duke, a tightly written, strongly characterised story which clearly marked the appearance of a fresh voice in the genre.  So – with that runaway success under her belt, the question fans of the genre were asking was ‘can she do it again or was that a flash in the pan?’; Well, I’m here to tell you that she clearly can do it again, because in A Rogue of One’s Own, she on
DNF at 30% in the audiobook. I might try to pick this up later? But the plot is moving SOOOOOOO slowly and I still had so much more to go in the book. At 450 pages, it shouldn't take that long to pick up. I liked the idea of the heroine trying to buy a publishing house for her suffrage activism, but I felt no romance between her and the hero. I also wasn't a fan of the hero at all. Nothing he does is likable and I'm not sure if he ends up redeeming himself, but if I can't get behind the love int ...more
A Rogue of One's Own has been a polarizing book for many readers, including myself. The romance itself is just stellar with amazing chemistry between two complex characters who both experience very believable and important emotional growth. The actual romance between Lucie and Tristan is probably one of my favorites of 2020.

At the same time, White Feminism is on full display, and it's mostly middle class white feminism as well, though some lip service is paid to working class women. So what does
Lacey (laceybooklovers)
Hello yes I NEED this so desperately. I'll pretty much read anything by Evie Dunmore after loving her debut! ...more
Precious ✨
I think I might be crying a little... this book was everything I wanted.


I came to this book directly after rereading its predecessor Bringing Down the Duke. I was extremely nervous and kept repeating the question "what if it isn't as good as the first?" in my head. It was all for nothing.

If you liked Evie's debut about Annabelle Archer and Sebastian Montgomery but didn't want to read the rendition just something just as good if not better, pick this book up. I was literally arrested and held ho
Chanel Cleeton
Evie Dunmore has done it again! A Rogue of One’s Own is as extraordinary as the women who encompass Evie’s passionate and formidable league of suffragettes. A swoonworthy romance fueled by electric chemistry, compelling characters who leap off the page and into readers’ hearts, and a fascinating and richly detailed period in history make this another sensational read. A Rogue of One’s Own is a must-read for historical romance lovers. I can’t wait for the next one!
Aug 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
If you’ve read Bringing Down the Duke, you may recall a certain militant suffragist and a rake having some unresolved lusty antagonism. This is their book and their unresolved repressed lust gets unpacked in the most glorious way possible.

Tristan is, to use a very historically accurate term, a himbo. Shallower than a  kiddie pool. So gorgeous that everyone lusts after him. He literally can’t step foot anywhere without being mobbed and oh, did I mention he has his own line of “Ballentine” cards?
Nov 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
rereading cause i cannot wait for the next book. also, did i mention how much i love the name of this book ?? and cats.


'tis was a delightful read.


find me on instagram @tiffanyhubooks and twitter @tiffanyhu22 !!
Caitlin Reads
Sep 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I don’t typically read historical romances but Evie Dunmore’s first novel, Bringing Down the Duke totally hooked me. Her sophomore follow up, A Rogue of One’s Own solidified her as a must read author for me.

Lucie has dedicated her life to the women’s suffragist movement and is a strong and witty woman who has given up everything including her reputation to fight for women’s rights. She has finally succeeded in purchasing 50% of the shares of a publishing house which she plans to use to raise aw
Addie H
On Kindle Sale May 1st 2021 for USD 2.99

Tropes: Unstarched (her), Enemies to Lovers, Forbidden Love, Opposites Attract, Spinster, Work Relationship


So here’s the deal. The romance? Check.

Sizzles, electric, tender, charming, riveting, emotional, at times uncomfortable, every scene they have together is FANTASTIC.


The other parts?

Well, it’s so busy. So many characters, so many plot lines – it get’s a bit exhausting, and takes too much away from the romance.


Such a shame, or I would have given it f
Aug 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I had read and loved the previous book in this series and there was no way I was skipping this one.

I love love loved Lucie and Tristan. They’re both sassy and so good at pushing each other’s buttons. I loved that they had history from childhood and basically every single thing about them, especially when together.

Plot wise, it was good. The relationship between the two of them progressed organically and I was reveling in the tension. I could have done with a million more scenes of them togethe
Bookphenomena (Micky)
I have been highly anticipating this suffragette era historical romance and the devouring of it didn’t disappoint. The highlights include:

– a cat POV (small but memorable)
– slow burn
– poetry to swoon you into the present century
– Oscar Wilde cameo
– all the feminism a woman could need

Boudicca turned and was on her way down to the kitchen, because frankly, she was a cat, not a foot warmer. A lady might keep a pug for such services.

The two characters for this instalment were Lady Lucie, long since
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