Review: A Rogue of One's Own by Evie Dunmore
“When you look at me, I know you look right into me, because it is what you do—you look deeply."
Name: A Rogue of One's Own
Author: Evie Dunmore
Series: Book 2 of A League of Extraordinary Women Series
Genre: Historical Romance, New Adult, Feminism, Historical Fiction
Again, I start of with the same critique. Although fun and witty Dunmore's books take a little while to get used to and get acclimated to the story. However, sadly in this epoch piece I did feel a little less interested in the characters than in Book 1. I still enjoyed the premise and the whole ordeal with our mentioned characters, I just felt more attracted to Sebastian's story.
Book 2 of this great series starts with our main character Lady Lucie as she comes to face to face with the boy she used to hate. Tristan us a brogue, a playboy and his ideals are all over the place. Lady Lucie knows what she wants and what her goals are in the suffragist movement, and men like Tristan exist to break it down. However they both have the same goal in obtaining a publishing house for their own ulterior motives.
This enemies to lovers story is probably everything. you want in a romance, however it lacked a few fast paced moments in my opinion. Although I have noticed that Historical Fiction romances read a tad slower and are more rich in language and culture, it sometimes makes the story stretch out without necessity. I didn't enjoy the subplots in the book, and they didn't make sense to me. Tristan's escapade with men and the addition of Lucy's cousin didn't seem to be very involved in the main story just added for drama. However, in book 1 there seemed to be more sense to the added challenges and issues that were thrown to the couple.
Even though some parts were a little ambiguous, I did fall in love with the writing just as I did with the first one. I will continue to read the books (The next one seems SO interesting, because the main character is more morally grey than all the ones we've read so far) and I can't wait to see how Dunmore continues to write such important pieces. This is my favorite part of the book, I must say, the ideal and dreams behind these women and how being involved with men affect it.
“I’m afraid the idea that a woman is a person, whether married or not, is so inherently radical no matter which way I present it I shall be considered a nuisance.”
-- 3.5 stars --