MY NEW RELEASE REVIEW of
Victorian Rebels Book #4
by Kerrigan Byrne
St. Martin’s Press /St. Martin’s Paperbacks
Pub Date 07 Feb 2017
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He’s noble. notorious. And takes no prisoners…
Strong as a Viking. Handsome as Adonis. Rich as Midas. Collin “Cole” Talmage, Duke of Trewyth, is the stuff that legends are made of. He’s the English Empire’s golden son–until fate has its way with him. Cole’s family is killed and his closest comrade betrays him on the battlefield, leaving him gravely injured. But Cole is not one to dwell on misfortune. He is a man of duty, honor–and desire. And now he’s ready for the fight of his lifetime…
Imogen Pritchard is a beautiful lass who works in a hospital by day and as a serving maid at night. Years ago, when she was young and penniless, she ended up spending a scandalous night with Cole, whose tormented soul was matched only by his earth-shattering passion. Imogen entered a marriage of convenience—one that left her a wealthy widow—but she never forgot Cole. Now that her long-lost lover has turned up in her hospital, injured and with no memory of her, Imogen is torn: Is it a blessing or a curse that their past remains a secret to Cole, even as his new passion for her leaves him wanting to protect and possess her…at all costs, in The Duke, the newest Victorian Rebels novel by Kerrigan Byrne.
Kerrigan Byrne continues to entertain and amaze. I didn’t think after reading her debut novel “The Highwayman” in 2015 that she could write anything better, but in the case of “The Duke”, book number four in this series, she has.
This novel is full of danger and intrigue and brings together two lost souls.
Our couple met originally when our heroine Imogen (Ginny) was working as a serving girl in the tavern of a brothel at night and as a nurse in a hospital by day. She has been promised by the owner of the brothel to never have to serve his patrons in any other manner except for their food and drinks. He goes back on his word when our hero, the newly anointed Duke of Trewyth gives him what was considered to be an exorbitant sum of money to spend his night with Ginny. Several years and a lifetime of circumstances later they meet again but Cole has no memory of Imogen.
This is a surprising mix of love lost, then found and murder mystery.
I found the characters to be engaging and well developed and the storyline to be an excellent mixture of love and intrigue that draws the reader in. This entire series has been fabulous so far and I look forward to The Rogue Takes a Wife coming in October!
I gave this book a lofty 5 of 5 stars for storyline and characterization.
The heat level is very sensual and gets 4 of 5 flames.
I received a complimentary digital ARC of this book through NetGalley from the publisher to read and review.
This in no way affected me opinion of this title.
About The Author:
Kerrigan has done many things to pay the bills, from law enforcement to belly dance instructor. Now she’s finally able to have the career she’d decided upon at thirteen when she announced to her very skeptical family that she was going to “grow up to be a romance novelist.” Whether she’s writing about Celtic Druids, Victorian bad boys, or brash Irish FBI Agents, Kerrigan uses her borderline-obsessive passion for history, her extensive Celtic ancestry, and her love of Shakespeare in almost every story.
She’s the author of THE HIGHWAYMAN, THE HUNTER, THE HIGHLANDER, and THE DUKE, now available from St. Martin’s Press. Book #5 “The Rogue Takes a Wife” is due out in October.
THE HUNTER, was named the one of Amazon’s best books of the Month for 2016!
She lives at the base of the Rocky Mountains with her handsome husband and three lovely teenage girls, but dreams of settling on the Pacific Coast.
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Romance a Medieval Fairytale series:
Each book is a standalone, so they can be read in any order:
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From Book 1:
Beauty and the Beast Retold
Romance a Medieval Fairytale Book 1
by Demelza Carlton
A beastly prince. An enchanting beauty. Only love can break the spell.
Once upon a time…
The wicked King Thorn forced the enchantress Zuleika to cast a terrible curse. She fled his court to travel the world, helping those who need her magic most. Until a search for her merchant father’s lost ships leads her to an enchanted island, where Prince Vardan, the island’s ruler, is afflicted by the most powerful curse Zuleika has ever encountered. She’s not sure she can reverse the spell, but she’s determined to try. After all, a prince who fights pirates can’t be all bad…no matter how beastly his appearance.
Together, can the enchanting beauty and the beastly prince break the spell?
From Book 2:
Sleeping Beauty Retold
Romance a Medieval Fairytale Book 2
A sleeping beauty. A kingdom frozen in time. Only one can save them all.
Once upon a time…
Lord Siward intended to go hunting, but when he stumbles upon a ruined castle and accidentally wakes the mysterious maiden sleeping inside, he knows his holiday is over.
With the kingdom in trouble, Siward should be protecting the realm, but every time Rosamond looks at him, he gets lost in the girl’s green eyes.
Who is the mysterious beauty, and why does he feel she holds the key to the kingdom’s deliverance?
From Book 3:
Romance a Medieval Fairytale series Book 3
Release date : Tomorrow – February 9, 2017
A dutiful daughter. A prince forced to find a bride. If the shoe fits…
Once upon a time…
When the Emperor’s army comes recruiting, Mai signs up, seeing it as the perfect escape from her stepmother and a lifetime of drudgery. Armed with her mother’s armour and a pair of magic shoes, Mai marches off to war…only to find herself sharing a tent with the General’s arrogant nephew, Prince Yi.
The best swordsman in the Empire, Prince Yi wants to make war, not love, but the Emperor insists this will be Yi’s last campaign before he must marry. Prince Yi has never met his match…until now.
Can one woman win the war and the prince’s heart?