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Friday, July 10, 2020

Veroinica Reviews: GONE WITH THE ROGUE by Amelia Grey

Gone with the Rogue

(First Comes Love #2)


Amelia Grey

3 Stars

“I’m not like other men who might have sought your hand or heart, Julia.  I don’t want you for just an hour in the afternoons, or for a day or two during the week.  I love you and want you for life.”

Julia Fairbright has lost her husband in a shipwreck.  Finding herself with child and now a widow, she is forced to live under the stringent rules of her father in law.  Being a Duke known for his pious ways, Julia is not allowed to move forward with her life.  In order to keep custody of her son, Julia must remain in morning and stick to the guidelines the Duke has laid out for the raising of her son.  But when Julia overhears a conversation between the Duke and his lawyer, she sees her chance to confront the Duke and gain her freedom.

Owner of his own shipping company, Garrett Stockton is known throughout the ton as a rake and womanizer.  While riding through the park, Garrett finds himself acting as a chivalrous gentleman helping a beautiful young woman with climbing down from a tree after retrieving a butterfly net of all things.  Not like any other woman he’s ever met, Garrett is determined to learn more about the young widow, for she could be the very one to keep him on the shores of England and turn his life around.
 After taking a leap of faith, Garrett and Julia grow closer day by day…in both uncovering the secrets the Duke is hiding, as well as discovering love does offer second chances…

Gone with the Rouge is the second in Amelia Grey’s First Comes Love series, but may be read stand alone.  This was an enjoyable enough read, but the characters just kind of fell flat for me.  Garrett had so much potential, and I found myself skipping over Julia’s continuous rants over having to do what the Duke told her.  That being said, if you are a fan of regency/historical romance, I would recommend giving it a try.  While not my fav, it could be yours.

**I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book that I received via NetGalley. All thoughts and opinions are my own. **

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