Gone With the Rogue
A powerful handsome rogue finally meets his match in Gone With the Rogue, the second book in the First Comes Love series from bestseller Amelia Grey.
She had an acceptable marriage of convenience. Now widowed, can this determined and beautiful mother find true and forever love?
The sinking of the Salty Dove took her husband’s life—but it didn’t drown Julia Fairbright’s...more
Love always wins, even when the obstacles seem insurmountable. Time for a classic Regency romance!
Gone with the Rogue is the second in the First Comes Love series, but like many other romances it can be read as a standalone—I, personally, can vouch for that as I'm a newbie to the series with this book.
Julia Fairbright's husband drowned at sea, leaving her with their young son and under the "protection" of her father-in-law, the duke. The duke is ...more
This book started out absolutely amazing. I was totally in love with everything. It starts with the heroine, Julia, playing in the park with her 4 year old son and getting stuck in a tree while trying to get his butterfly net out. She meets the hero, Garret, this way while waiting for her son and maid to go get help. I adored that scene. It was such a wonderful meeting, a bit silly and somehow built this ...more
Ms. Julia Fairbright has been in the state of a widow for about 4 years and is somewhat at the mercy of her father-in-law who has his own notions of what a prim and proper widow she should be. Essentially she is a prisoner to the man and it doesn't help that he is a Duke. In any case she has to walk on eggshells around his staff ...more
A brilliant beginning had me on the edge of my seat waiting for more. Julia Fairbright is a widow laboring under the demands of a harsh father-in-law whose never forgiven her for marrying his son.
Her authoritarian father-in-law, the Duke of Sprogfield, a stickler for stringent etiquette and behavior forms, who relished the good opinion of society, a standing he basked in, has threatened to cut Julia off from her son if she ever deviates from his tyrannical demands around ...more
A chance encounter at the park, in a tree no less, Garrett is fascinated by Julia. Literally, all I could think was Garrett was like a moth to a flame ...more
Garret Stockton may be a rogue with plenty of women in his past but there is one woman that just might change everything for him and that is Julia. They are a lot a like, and what is more they share an undeniable attraction to one another. Before long Garrett soon wonde ...more
Publication Date: 4/28/20
Number of Pages: 352
** 3.5 Stars **
In the first book of the series, The Earl Next Door, we learned about the sinking of the Salty Dove and the impact that had on the families of the passengers and crew. We also met and got to know the ladies who are featured in this series and their struggles to come to grips with what happened by creating a school to educate the young girls who were orphaned by the sinking. While this book is part of a series, ...more
Julia Fairbright is a widow with a young son. She lives with her controlling father-in-law who threatens to take her son away from her if she so much as thinks of courting another man. When she realises there is a way to blackmail him into letting her live her own life away from him without losing her son, ...more
Julia is a widow and is totally at the mercy of her father-in-law, who happens to be a duke. It's a situation which would have been very typical during that time where women had very little control over their own lives and were often at the mercy of the men in their families. In Julia's situation, her father-in-law wasn't treating her in the kindest manner and her situation was definitely not a good on ...more
Garrett Stockton, a charming rogue is in town and spies her in a bit of a ...more
Cute story that I enjoyed, but didn’t love.
The story started off strong, with an absolutely adorable ‘meet cute’ between our two main characters Julia and Garrett. But as the story went on, I felt that it began to drag and I began losing interest. Along with the romance there was a bit of a mystery element with Julia trying to find out information on her father in law to help her get out from under his control.
Garrett helps her in this endeavor, and it was very much a hero swooping in t ...more
Gone With the Rogue is set in London during the early 1800s and features the independent, spirited widow, Julia Fairbright and the dashingly handsome, womanizer, Garrett Stockton as they navigate undeniable attraction, a mystery involving scandalous businesses and encrypted documents, and an overbearing, controlling, powerful father-in-law.
The prose is engaging and light. The characters are resolute, focused, and passionate. And the plot is a push-pull tale of fami ...more
This was a light and easy read for me. While the author's intention seemed to be not just the romance but also to highlight the lack of women's rights during the Regency period, I did find the never ending repetitions of Julia's "abuse" at the hands of her father-in-law heavy handed. I found the main characters, Julia and Garrett to be somewhat one dimensional and less than fully developed/credible. BUT, character development and plot line c ...more
Julia is a young widow held captive by her father in laws threats to take her son if she doesn’t do exactly as he commands. His requests are oppressive and constant. She longs to be free to make her son and live a build a new life of her own. An overheard conversation leads her to believe her pious fa ...more
This story was very nice and sweet. I felt that is was a slow pace but I didn’t mind that. There was no OW conflict or jealousy. It was a clean read. So for those of you who love that, this historical romance is perfect!
I also want to add that I mostly read historical romance books and prefer explicit and steamy scenes. This book didn’t have that. I enjoyed the book but I also didn’t stay up late at night because I was eager to find out what happens next. It usually takes me 1-2 days ...more
Julia Fairbright became a widow after her husband was lost in a shipwreck. She has pulled her life together for her young son Chatwyn. She would like to be more on her own and move on with her life, but her father-in-law, referred to as the Duke, has her under his control by telling her that she cannot leave his home with his grandson. He is extremely controlling on ...more
Gone with the Rogue is the second installment in the First Comes love series. It can be read independently of the series with little to no confusion as a standalone.
As the daughter-in-law of a duke, a widowed Julia Fairbright is left to raise her son without a father. Under the duke's protection, Julia struggles as her son is used as a leash to keep her under control. Imprisoned by society as a woman, trapped due to her cir ...more
The duke, a man raised to be a priest, but w ...more
Happy is the day when Julia meets Garrett and the attraction is immediate and mutual. He's so different than the men she's had in her life, he doesn't want to rule her but to help her. Passions flare and the chase is on to find the proof ...more
Amelia has won the coveted Romantic Times award for Love and Laughter, the prestigious Maggie award for best historical and Affaire de Coeur's bes ...more