Genres: Historical Romance
Published by Forever
Released on March 6, 2018
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 Other Duke Will Do, when the romance pair first encounter one another along with the other prominent characters.
I enjoyed Sherbourne from the previous book. He was the villain character in that one, but he wasn’t really a villain so much as a man who had been subject to the snubs and bullying that the upper class could give one who was not one of their own. He has no concept of family and only knows how to stand alone for himself. He has money, but not birth and status so he was treated poorly when he was sent for an education among the sons of the aristocracy and when he is forced to mingle with them because of his wealth. Charlotte catches his eye, but he is wary of this attraction even while he can’t resist. Can he get past feeling threatened and mistrustful of her class to accepting her brilliant mind and open his heart?
Charlotte on the other hand is acerbic and stubborn in her own right. She says the most shocking things which made it fun particularly when she was bantering with Sherbourne. Her high intelligence and sense of self-worth makes her convinced that it is best to remain her own person and not at the whim of a husband who would attempt to curtail her. Yet, she knows with her family making her their project as the last unwed Windham and societal expectation because of her connections that she will continue to be hounded if she doesn’t do something soon- like scandal… or, better yet, a scandalous marriage made in the form of a business proposition.
So, between a class difference and a marriage of convenience and a male character I really liked, I knew I’d enjoy this mild-mannered story and I did. Charlotte got on my nerves a little, but then she grew on me. This pair learned to understand each other by working together on a shared project. I was glad to have Elizabeth and Haverton still strong in this one, too.
All in all, this one wrapped up the series nicely and gave me a gently-paced, steadily developed historical romance that I loved. I recommend this series, but would suggest the reader start with the earlier Windham series and then go into the Windham Brides to get the most out of it.
I rec’d this book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.
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