Friday 31 August 2018

The Duke with the Dragon Tattoo (Victorian Rebels #6) by Kerrigan Byrne (2018)

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…


Lorelei 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?

I really loved the first part of the story where the young Ash is rescued by Lorelai. I instantly liked both characters and I couldn't put the story down. I really liked Lorelai as she is such a sweet, innocent but abused girl with a heart of gold.

I didn't particularly like Ash's character as the Rook. He seemed to have no protective feelings for Lorelai the way he did when he was younger. 
I'm not a huge fan of the pirate kidnapping trope as it inevitably leads to the heroine being locked up in the captain's quarters awaiting her fate of being raped. I'd prefer there to be plot than this.

I've read the earlier books in the series and loved them. This was not my favourite.

This book is available in audio, paperback and ebook Amazon

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