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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Review: Going Rogue by Jessica Jefferson

Going RoguePublisher: Soul Mate Publishing
Pages: 255 pages
Genre: Romance/Historical
Buy this Book: Amazon


The ribbon means you have it all – beauty, wealth, power ... everything but love.

Miss Meredith Castle leaves behind everything she knows to join her great aunt in London and become leader of the infamous girls’ club, The Ribbons. She’s willing to make whatever sacrifices necessary to redeem her ailing mother, even if that means leaving her childhood love behind to scale London’s social ladder.

When Derek Weston’s best friend receives the offer of a lifetime, he encourages her to take it. Unwilling to let her go completely, he chases after her, only to find the sweet girl he loved replaced by a spoiled debutante. A broken man, he leaves London to start a new life at sea.

Five years later, Meredith realizes her reign as Queen of the Ball is about to come to an end, if she doesn’t do something to fix her tarnished reputation. Pairing up with the Season’s newest wallflower seems like the perfect plan, until she finds out her demure friend is being pursued by the very man she thought she’d never see again. Only, Derek Weston isn’t who he used to be. He’s inherited a Scottish title and grown into an arrogant man she barely recognizes; yet in her heart, she knows she still loves him. Torn between her past and an uncertain future, can she find a way back to the life she used to have and the boy who once adored her?

My Review:

Intro: Yesterday was a day. A terrible one. Nothing went right and then it went really wrong. But, on the positive side, I loved this book. So much. I have never read a book by Jessica Jefferson before but I am a fan. I really don’t need any more authors to fangirl but I suppose this one is unavoidable.


Heroine: Meredith-I initially had a bit of trouble understanding Meredith. Perhaps it’s because our personalities are so different or I was seeing her through Derek’s eyes but I really came to love her. She was a strong and confident heroine and I really came to identify with her.

Hero: Derek-I loved Derek. I really did. I did have some moments where I wanted to punch him for being a bit judgy. But I can see why he was a bit judgemental. He was a great hero and I really loved and empathized with him. Hero crush most definitely.

Chemistry: I am a complete mess of fangirl when it comes to the whole reunited lovers storyline. Especially when it includes some angsty goodness. And Meredith and Derek’s story definitely has that angsty goodness. There were so many misunderstandings and missed opportunities with them. I loved watching them reconcile the past and move on together.

Chemistry Rating:

Conclusion: I love discovering new authors and Jessica Jefferson is definitely going to go on my “I’m going to buy her next book immediately” list. Going Rogue was amazing. Definitely one of my favorite books that I’ve picked up recently—if not all year so far. I also just realized the main characters are named Meredith and Derek. I’m not a Grey’s fan any longer—Mark and Lexie fan and still bitter—but this gave me a chuckle. 

Overall Rating

Author Info
Jessica Jefferson makes her home in Almost-Chicago with her husband, nine and three year old girls, guinea pigs, and English bulldog Pete.  When she's not busy trying to find middle-ground between being a modern career woman and Suzy-Homemaker, she loves to watch "Real Housewives of [insert city here]" and performing unnecessary improvements to her home and property.
Jessica writes Regency-era historical romance with a modern twist, infused with humor. She always tries to create endearingly flawed heroes and one of a kind heroines that you'll want to continue knowing long after you read the last page.

Author Links: Website | Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

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  1. Thank you for hosting GOING ROGUE! So glad you found a new author to 'fangirl'

  2. Thank you so much for this review! Like you, I've had "one of those weeks." This made it all better! Thank you again!



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