Published: September 1, 2020
Genre: Historical Romance
Pages: 320

Book Description: A lady must have money and an army of her own if she is to win a revolution—but first, she must pit her wits against the wiles of an irresistible rogue bent on wrecking her plans…and her heart.Lady Lucie is fuming. She and her band of Oxford suffragists have finally scraped together enough capital to control one of London’s major publishing houses, with one purpose: to use it in a coup against Parliament. But who could have predicted that the one person standing between her and success is her old nemesis, Lord Ballentine? Or that he would be willing to hand over the reins for an outrageous price—a night in her bed. Lucie tempts Tristan like no other woman, burning him up with her fierceness and determination every time they clash. But as their battle of wills and words fans the flames of long-smouldering devotion, the silver-tongued seducer runs the risk of becoming caught in his own snare. As Lucie tries to out-manoeuvre Tristan in the boardroom and the bedchamber, she soon discovers there’s truth in what the poets say: all is fair in love and war…

I received this book as an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I was super excited to receive this ARC for Evie’s newest novel in her A League of Extraordinary Women series! I loved the first one and I was not disappointed in this one! It basically leaves off from where the first one ended, but we are introduced to a new love story that is happening. I really liked that you still got to see some of the characters from the first one and also that you got to meet new ones as well.

It was really cool that with this being a historical romance you are also getting to learn about the times back then and how hard it was for women. The author you can tell researched and used that as she wrote this book. It is just interesting to think about how back then women couldn’t even ride a bike! I like that Lucie is at the forefront of the women’s suffragist movement and it was great getting to see how passionate she was about that, but also how she grew and realized she could also still have a love life on top of it.

I thought the plot was well written, it did take me a little longer to get invested in the story than the first book, but once I got into it I was hooked and rooting for Tristan and Lucie. I liked the banter that would go back and forth between them, they really tested each other and brought out different sides that helped both of them grow and find out more of what they want in life. I liked that they are both unconventional and they work well on that. The writing was clear and flowed nicely.

The characters were well written and it was again nice to see some of the people back from the first book. You got to see how things are with Annabelle now that she is married and then you get to also see the other girls from the first book. I like that you get a glimpse at the end of whose story we are going to get to read next and I can’t wait!

Book Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars

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