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, 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?
“A master storyteller.”—Affaire de Coeur
Grey's talent for characterization elevates the mediocre premise of the second romance in her First Comes Love series (after The Earl Next Door). Widow Julia Fairbright's tyrannical father-in-law, the hypocritical Duke of Sprogsfield, constantly threatens to take her son away if she does not conform to every rule of proper society. When Julia ends up in the entirely unladylike position of being trapped up a tree while playing with her son in London's St. James Park, help comes in the unexpected form of Mr. Garrett Stockton, a self-made merchant known for his rakish ways and nonconformist attitude. This memorable meet-cute kindles an intense but risky attraction. But when Garrett agrees to help Julia expose her father-in-law as a villain, his appeal proves too powerful for Julia to resist. Garrett and Julia are far more convincing than the exaggerated, almost cartoonishly evil Duke, and the chemistry and immense respect between them more than makes up for the contrived conflict. Readers will find plenty to hold their attention.