The Duke with the Dragon Tattoo
Victorian Rebels (Volume 6)
St. Martin’s Paperbacks
Pub Date: 08/28/2018
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…
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?
About the Author
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.
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Series: Victorian Rebels, #6
Release Date: August 28, 2018
I loved this book. Loved. It.
He had dreams of finding treasure, but a case of mistaken identity ends those dreams and his life.
Lorelai Weatherstoke was just 14 when she found him, naked, burned and beaten. Crippled herself, she can’t bare it let anyone suffer, she nurses him back to health, gives him a name, Ash and falls in love. He has no memory, he doesn’t know what happened to him or who he is, but he knows that this girl is his light, his reason for living, she brought him back from the dead and he will not rest until she is his. He has a plan, he will come for her, his light, his love, but fate has other plans and again his life is stolen.
20 years later, Lorelai is preparing to marry, her brother has gambled her away and stand to lose everything if she doesn’t marry. If not for her sister in law Vernonia, she would refuse, but since Ash left, there was no joy in her life until Veronica, she will not let her suffer. A gruesome scene takes place outside the church and she and Veronica find themselves taken captive by the notorious pirate The Rook. The Rook takes them aboard his ship and demands she marry him. She can’t believe Ash is back, but is he? The Rook tells her the boy she knew is dead, there is no Ash. Heartbroken, she fights him- this monster is nothing like her Ash, or is he?
He has been to hell and back, twice. He still has no memory of his life before Lorelai, but she was his anchor, she and she alone is what kept him alive, but the cost was high, the price was his soul. He knows he should walk away from her, he is a killer, a pirate, a monster. But he is selfish and used to taking what he wants and what he wants is her!
This is a dark, emotional story with several twists, turns and revelations. I was 99% sure before I started the book that I knew who the Rook really was and I was right, but I was floored when I learned more about his past – literally mouth hanging open, stunned. I loved Lorelai and Ash/The Rook. He is like all Ms. Byrne’s heroes – evil, bad and unrepentant, but when they love, they love forever. The story is well written and fast paced, it has steamy love scenes, cameos from previous couples, pirates, treasure, pain, tears, violence and a declaration scene that make me tear up and my heart flutter. This is the sixth book in the series and while you could read it as a stand-alone, reading the series in order will make this book all the more potent. I highly recommend this book and cannot wait for the next Rebel!!
*I am voluntarily leaving a review for an uncorrected eARC that was provided to me by NetGalley and the publisher.*