The first book in the Wallflowers vs. Rogues series picks up shortly after the end of One Fine Duke with the Duke of Thorndon’s sister Beatrice and carpenter/sailor Stamford Wright who just. keeps. disturbing. her. peace.
All things considered, Love is a Rogue should have been perfect for me. It should have floated aaaall my boats.
- Bluestocking etymologist heroine? Check.
- The charming rogue who doesn’t want anything to do with love but can’t resist her? Check.
- Enemies(ish) to lovers? A secret society of women following their dreams despite the restrictions set upon them by society? Rock solid female friendship?/li>
Check, check and check.
Love is a Rogue had all this and more but for some reason it felt…off in places. Like perhaps there were pieces that had been cut and, instead of being sewn back together into a whole, comprehensive story, what was left was just kind of mashed together.
While I felt like I was missing pieces of the puzzle at times at times, I did really enjoy Ford and Beatrice together and look forward to more from the members of the Boadicea Club (formerly the Mayfair Ladies Knitting League – though you can bet there was never any knitting being done.)
*Also please keep in mind that it’s October of 2020. The election is in 1.5 weeks. Take all I say with a grain of salt.
I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.