A Rogue of Her Own was written by Grace Burrowes. It’s the fourth book in her Regency-era Windham Brides series. I was very excited about the opportunity to read this book; I haven’t had a chance to read the first book in the series, but I did enjoy books two and three, so I was looking forward to this next installment in the series.
There was a hint in No Other Duke Will Do that Charlotte and Sherbourne were going to be paired up, and I remember saying that Burrowes had her work cut out for her because Sherbourne was quite troublesome. Sherbourne’s redemption is certainly an interesting process, and he makes a rather unique romantic lead. He doesn’t have a title, nor does he want one. He has spent his life making money, and is motivated by any opportunity to spite the aristocrats who have shunned him since childhood.
Charlotte is the last of the Windham sisters to marry, and although her courtship is not very long, she has positive feelings about marrying Sherbourne. She feels very at home in Wales, and immediately begins to help Sherbourne with his plans to build a coal mine.
This was a very sweet story. Charlotte and Sherbourne are technically a love match, but they don’t know each other very well before they get married, so much of the book is devoted to our hero and heroine becoming better acquainted with each other. Despite his ignominious introduction in the previous book, Sherbourne is quite likeable, and he pairs well with Charlotte. I would say that they have good chemistry, but more importantly, they have good camaraderie. For the most part, conflict is kept at a minimum, but there is a villain, and while he’s more vexsome than anything else, he’s still a villain.
I would absolutely recommend A Rogue By Any Other Name. I think readers would benefit from reading No Other Duke Will Do first because many of the characters from that book appear in this one. It was quite a treat to catch up with Haverford and Elizabeth et al. I am sad that the series has ended; several of the secondary characters were married during the course of other people’s books, so I am hoping that this is not the end of the series, but I’m not sure who is left! Burrowes has such a delightful writing style, and I am looking forward to reading more of her books in the future!
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advance copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.