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MY NEW RELEASE REVIEW of

The Duke With The Dragon Tattoo

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Book 6: Victorian Rebels

by Kerrigan Byrne

File Size: 3062 KB

Publisher: St. Martin’s Paperbacks

Publication Date: August 28, 2018

Sold by: Macmillan

Language: English

ASIN: B079DW9B41

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Publisher’s Description:

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The bravest of heroes. The brashest of rebels. The boldest of lovers. These are the men who risk their hearts and their souls—for the passionate women who dare to love them…

He is known only as The Rook. A man with no name, no past, no memories. He awakens in a mass grave, a magnificent dragon tattoo on his muscled forearm the sole clue to his mysterious origins. His only hope for survival—and salvation—lies in the deep, fiery eyes of the beautiful stranger who finds him. Who nurses him back to health. And who calms the restless demons in his soul…

 

A LEGENDARY LOVE

Lorelai will never forget the night she rescued the broken dark angel in the woods, a devilishly handsome man who haunts her dreams to this day. Crippled as a child, she devoted herself to healing the poor tortured man. And when he left, he took a piece of her heart with him. Now, after all these years, The Rook has returned. Like a phantom, he sweeps back into her life and avenges those who wronged her. But can she trust a man who’s been branded a rebel, a thief, and a killer? And can she trust herself to resist him when he takes her in his arms?

My Thoughts:

This is book number six of the Victorian Rebels Series. This story is much of what I have come to expect from Kerrigan Byrne.

This entire series has been one of gritty, violent and intense romance.

Lorelai is a woman with a past that haunts her. She is not the perfect’ untouched by tragedy heroine of most romance novels. Known as the Rook this hauntingly handsome man has no past that he remembers. He only knows his present which includes this beautiful stranger who healed him.

How will his return to her life affect Lorelai?

Can she trust this man who has been branded a killer, a rebel and a thief? And can she trust herself to resist him when she finds herself in his arms?

I gave this book 4.7 of 5.0 stars for storyline and characterization. This angsty, somewhat violent story is another of Byrne’s books that is not to be missed.

I find myself totally engaged when reading the books in this series, this one not withstanding.

I received a complimentary digital ARC of this title from the publisher via NetGalley to read. This in no way affected my opinion of this book which I read and reviewed voluntarily. All thoughts and impressions are my own.

Editorial Reviews:

“A hero so lost he fears he’ll never be found and a heroine who won’t give up on him reclaim their love in a bold, lyrical tale that brings the darker side of the Victorian Age into sharp relief; another winner in a stellar series.” ― Library Journal starred review on The Duke With the Dragon Tattoo

“From the novel’s incisively etched characters, including an über-alpha hero with secrets to spare, to the bone-melting sensuality that characterizes the hero and heroine’s romantic relationship, everything about this deliciously dark and dangerous historical romance is done to perfection.” ― Booklist starred review on The Duke With the Dragon Tattoo

“Readers who feel guilty about craving the thrill of a Victorian bodice-ripper will appreciate the moral reassurance of Byrne’s sensitive characterizations.” ― Publisher’s Weekly Starred Review on The Duke with the Dragon Tattoo

“This was one of the most emotionally gratifying books I’ve read all year and one of the most moving love stories I’ve ever come across.” – Natasha is a Book Junkie on The Highwayman

“There’s a lot to love about this awesome book…Byrne’s sexy scoundrels and complex heroines deliver, as always.” ―Kirkus Starred Review on The Scot Beds His Wife

“Byrne pens another emotionally powerful romance that is original, complex and fascinating… An unforgettable read.” – RT Book Reviews Top Pick on The Scot Beds His Wife

“A pants-wearing heroine with secrets? Yes please.” – Smart Bitches, Trashy Books on The Scot Beds His Wife

“This sexy romp has it all―a mystery, a feminist heroine worth rooting for, and moments of heat so intense they might need a nurse.” ―Kirkus Starred Review on The Duke

“This [is a] page-turning novel full of historical details and sensuous romance.” ―Publishers Weekly Starred Review on The Duke

“Another hit from the phenomenal Byrne.” ―Library Journal Starred Review on The Highlander

“A rich, emotional love story.” ―The Washington Post on The Highlander

“Captured me from page one and never let go. Romantic, lush, and suspenseful.” ―Suzanne Enoch, New York Times bestselling author on The Highwayman

“A passionate, lyrical romance that takes your breath away. From the first page, you’ll fall in love.” ―Elizabeth Boyle, New York Times bestselling author

“Byrne makes a stunning debut with a beautifully written, intensely suspenseful, and deliciously sensual love story.” ―Amelia Grey, New York Times bestselling author

The dark, violent side of the Victorian era blazes to life as a caring, competent heroine living under the radar is abducted by a notorious crime lord with wonderfully gratifying results in this exceptional and compelling vengeance-driven romantic adventure. ―Starred Library Journal Review on The Highwayman

The romance is raw, edgy and explosive…the path they take through adversity makes the triumph of love deeply satisfying. ―Publishers Weekly on The Highwayman

A truly mesmerizing series that highlights dangerous heroes who flout the law and the women who love them. ―Library Journal Starred Review on The Hunter

About Kerrigan Byrne:

kerrigan byrneKerrigan 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 lives in a little Victorian coast town on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State with her wonderful husband. When she’s not writing you can find her sailing, beach combing, kayaking, visiting wineries, breweries, and restaurants with friends, and hiking…okay…wandering aimlessly clenching bear spray in the mountains. 

Victorian Rebels Series:



A Fashionable Affair

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A Standalone Novella

by Caroline Linden

File Size: 1160 KB

Print Length: 147 pages

Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited

Publisher: Caroline Linden (June 5, 2017)

Publication Date: June 5, 2017

Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Language: English

ASIN: B071F5J5HN

Digital List Price: $2.99

FREE for a limited time

Until September 11, you can snag a free copy of

the novella from the anthology Dressed to Kiss.

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It’s a standalone story, and includes an excerpt from An Earl Like You.

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Publisher’s Description:

6db4ead9232b07f0ce79a75692bb4876c1cbe715Love is never out of fashion… 

Felicity Dawkins is determined to save her dress shop, Madame Follette’s, from ruin. Times and styles have changed, but the upcoming coronation of King George IV is just the opportunity she needs to bring it back into vogue.

Evan Hewes, Earl of Carmarthen, also has big plans for Follette’s dress shop: he intends to tear it down to make way for the grand new boulevard he’s building. All he has to do is persuade Felicity.

She won’t sell. He won’t be denied. But the attraction that sparks between them every time they meet might upend all their plans…

Originally published in Dressed to Kiss.
Now with a bonus preview of An Earl Like You, available 8/28/18


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My Once and Future Duke

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The Wagers of Sin, Book #1

by Caroline Linden

File Size: 4039 KB

Print Length: 389 pages

Publisher: Avon

Publication Date: February 27, 2018

Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers

Language: English

ASIN: B071YRWFH3

If you missed My Once and Future Duke,

you can still grab it for just $1.99 on your e-reader.

I’ve no idea how long this price will last, though.

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Publisher’s Description:

15eb4e0e96347a955cb15a3be4881a0e79bc91c9What happens at the infamous Vega Club . . .

Sophie Campbell is determined to be mistress of her own fate. Surviving on her skill at cards, she never risks what she can’t afford to lose. Yet when the Duke of Ware proposes a scandalous wager that’s too extravagant to refuse, she can’t resist. If she wins, she’ll get five thousand pounds, enough to secure her independence forever.

Stays at the Vega Club . . .

Jack Lindeville, Duke of Ware, tells himself he’s at the Vega Club merely to save his reckless brother from losing everything, but he knows it’s a lie. He can’t keep his eyes off Sophie, and to get her he breaks his ironclad rule against gambling. If he wins, he wants her—for a week.

Until now.

A week with Jack could ruin what’s left of Sophie’s reputation. It might even cost her her heart. But when it comes to love, all bets are off . . .

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An Earl Like You

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The Wagers of Sin

by Caroline Linden

File Size: 3250 KB

Print Length: 384 pages

Publisher: Avon

Publication Date: August 28, 2018

Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers

Language: English

ASIN: B074DVBZX9

Digital List Price: $6.99

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Get a taste of this new book!

Read Prologue and Chapters 1-3. 

Publisher’s Description:

db649f22fdd52080d7f65793f6fb1b441259b722When you gamble at love . . .

When Hugh Deveraux discovers his newly inherited earldom is bankrupt, he sets about rebuilding the family fortune—in the gaming hells of London. But the most daring wager he takes isn’t at cards. A wealthy tradesman makes a tantalizing offer: marry the man’s spinster daughter and Hugh’s debts will be paid and his fortune made. The only catch is that she must never know about their agreement . . .

You risk losing your heart . . .

Heiress Eliza Cross has given up hope of marriage until she meets the impossibly handsome Earl of Hastings, her father’s new business partner. The earl is everything a gentleman should be, and is boldly attentive to her. It doesn’t take long for Eliza to lose her heart and marry him.

But when Eliza discovers that there is more to the man she loves—and to her marriage—her trust is shattered. And it will take all of Hugh’s power to prove that now his words of love are real . . .

About Caroline Linden:

Caroline Linden was born a reader, not a writer. She earned a math degree from

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Harvard College and wrote computer software before turning to fiction. Since then the Red Sox have won the World Series three times, which is probably not related but still worth mentioning.

Her books have won the NJRW Golden Leaf Award, the Daphne du Maurier Award, and RWA’s RITA Award, and been translated into seventeen languages. She lives with her family in New England.

 

Join her VIP Readers’ group at http://www.carolinelinden.com/signup.html to get informed about new books, special bonus features, and a free short story exclusively for members. She can also be found on Facebook and twitter.


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