ARC Review: The Duke with the Dragon Tattoo by Kerrigan Byrne

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Duke with dragon Tattoo coverTHE DUKE WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO
Victorian Rebels (Volume 6)
Kerrigan Byrne
St. Martin’s Paperbacks
Pub Date: 08/28/2018
(eARC provided by publisher)

 

 

 

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About the Book:

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

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?

Kerrigan ByrneABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Kerrigan Byrne
Whether she’s writing about Celtic Druids, Victorian bad boys, or brash Irish FBI Agents, Kerrigan Byrne uses her borderline-obsessive passion for history, her extensive Celtic ancestry, and her love of Shakespeare in every book. 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. Her Victorian Rebels novels include The Highwayman and The Highlander.

 

Social Links:  Author Website: http://www.kerriganbyrne.com/ | Twitter: @Kerrigan_Byrne | Facebook: @KerriganByrneAuthor | Instagram: @KerriganByrne

MY REVIEW:

5 Stars

I just looked it up and THANK GOD this is not the last of the Victorian Rebels books. I want more, but this one almost felt like the end because it tied together so many things from the other books and answered so many questions I had. The romance was tender, then tormented, then very sexy, and overall something to cheer for. But I was more excited by all the revelations surrounding The Rook’s identity and his connections to other characters in the series.

It had the Kerrigan Bryne trademark angst and anti-hero, but there were times when I giggled. I really enjoyed the injection of humor into this book.

She sang to him sometimes, her voice high and sweet and… unencumbered by talent or pitch of any kind. Christ, she was really terrible. But every time she finished a song, he promised the devil his soul for one more.

“Do pardon him, Doctor, he really is working on making fewer death threats on my behalf.”

 

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