Published by Forever on March 6th 2018
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"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 on is that one kiss will lead them straight to the altar.
Sherbourne has no love for polite society, nor is he keen on being anybody's husband of last resort. He is attracted to Charlotte's boldness, though-and her family's influence. Without a title, he knows he'll never truly be part of their world, even as he and Charlotte inch closer to a marriage that means much more than convenience. But a scheming business partner is about to test that tenuous trust, forcing Sherbourne to make a drastic choice: his wealth or his wife.
The Windham Brides series:The Trouble with DukesToo Scot to HandleNo Other Duke Will DoA Rogue of Her Own
~~Reviewed by AnnMarie~~
A Rogue of Her Own is the fourth book in the Windham Brides series by Grace Burrowes. Although part of a series it can easily be read as a standalone, but it is nice to catch up with characters from the previous stories in this one.
Charlotte Windham wants her independence, she wants to be able to help single women who find themselves pregnant, alone and destitute when the fathers of the babies want nothing to do with them. Her family want her to marry and the only way she can think of to make sure that doesn’t happen is to somehow create a scandal that will make her unmarriageable. Who better to help her than Lucas Sherbourne.
Lucas is a wealthy man, although not titled. She knows him through his ties to her sister’s husband. He’s a handsome man and doesn’t suffer fools gladly. His upbringing has seen him looked down upon, even beaten with bones broken by the supposed upper-class boys. Lucas has made it his mission to avoid both marriage and the aristocracy. When Charlotte approaches him with a view to having him ruin her he is amused at how bold she is. She speaks plainly, and he finds her attractive. When they are caught kissing by her relatives, even before they had a chance to thoroughly discuss her ruination, they are forced into marriage. That was definitely not what Charlotte had in mind.
That part of the story was a great introduction to the characters that take part in this book. What follows is their relationships developing, not just the romantic relationship between Lucas and Charlotte, but by all the family members, the people building involved with the colliery, the household staff, and the unmarried mothers to name just some. Charlotte and Lucas’ relationship is a very special one, and I loved how very protective of her he was. He is the ultimate gentleman and I was hoping throughout the story that he and Charlotte would end up being a true love match. They definitely deserved a happy ending.
Apart from the characters in the book, I also thoroughly enjoyed reading about the building of a colliery in Wales and all that it entailed. I enjoyed the mention of Swansea and Cardiff, not least because I live in Swansea! I loved how the author brought to light the plight of the single unmarried woman, class differences, and even how Charlotte suffered from vertigo.
A Rouge of Her Own was a wonderful, well paced, beautiful story with never a dull moment, and I am very happy to recommend it.
I voluntarily reviewed an advanced readers’ copy of this book.