Gone With the Rogue
First Comes Love #2
by Amelia Grey
Publisher ~ St. Martin's Press Romance
Genres ~ Historical Romance
A powerful handsome rogue finally meets his match in Gone With the Rogue, the second book in the First Comes Love series from bestseller Amelia Grey.
She had an acceptable marriage of convenience. Now widowed, can this determined and beautiful mother find true and forever love?
The sinking of the Salty Dove took her husband’s life―but it didn’t drown Julia Fairbright’s courage to endure. She creates a proper life for herself and her young son. But now, the ton’s most notorious rogue is back in London, and how he makes Julia feel is anything but proper. She can’t deny the desires he awakens in her, even though she knows that the handsome devil will surely break her heart.
Garrett Stockton owns a successful shipping company and is rumored to have a woman on every continent and half-a-dozen in England. The truth, however, is that Garrett has but one mistress: the wide open sea. That is, until he meets Julia, whose spirit of independence matches his own. What begins as a flirtatious battle of wits turns far more passionate than either of them could have imagined. Suddenly, Garrett’s only desire is to sail into the sunset with Julia as his wife and young Chatwyn his son. But she won’t take his hand―how can he convince her that his love is real and his heart is hers?
The author Amelia Grey created two very intriguing main characters to lead us on a merry chase in Gone With the Rogue book #2 of the First Comes Love series. Julia is looking for her freedom from a domineering controlling father-in-law, the Duke of Sprogsfield who threatens to take away her son if she ever marries. She is always getting in trouble and trying to not get exposed. Clearly, she is a lively woman who just lacks the desire to tow the line to the Duke. She loves her son and does everything possible to keep him with her and safe.
Garrett Stockton has more character in one finger then most men and the author does an outstanding job of portraying who he is integrity wise and socially. It is rather amusing how he reacts to Julia and his desire to assist her in her quest and keep her safe. Garrett is a very intelligent man and it doesn't take him long to figure out what driving Julia's quest.
The reader will find this a fun read that makes them laugh occasionally throughout the book. On the flip side it will also cause an occasionally chest pain for the hurt both these people have but don't share.
I give this 4 STARS for be a fun read.
Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review.
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