Beauty and the Rake (The Rookery Rogues Book 3)Beauty and the Rake by Erica Monroe

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Genre: Historical Romance (Recency)

Series: The Rookery Rogues #3

Source: Received for an honest review from the publisher through Net Galley

  • Print Length: 288 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Quillfire Publishing (April 21, 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00SHXP3PY
 April 21, 2015 (Courtesy of Amazon)
***Special preorder sale: 99 cents until 4/24/15 when book will return to full price***

In USA Today Bestselling Author Erica Monroe’s thrilling Rookery Rogues series, meet the girl ignored by society and the rogue who can’t forget her.

Once, she was beautiful…
Abigail Vautille dreamed of escaping the Whitechapel rookery and starting a new life, until one tragic night left her scarred and penniless. To save her family from debtor’s prison, she strikes a deal with the rogue who owns her father’s gambling vowels–if he excuses the debt, for two weeks, she’ll give him her body, but not her heart.

Once he was charming…
Inspector Michael Strickland of the Metropolitan Police has always had a way with women. Success comes easily to him, and he glides through life on his good looks and family name. But Abigail lights a passion within him he never knew existed. He sees the beauty within her, not the beast she believes herself to be.

Together, their love is beyond a fairy tale.
After a dangerous figure from Abigail’s past resurfaces vowing vengeance, things take a sinister turn. But Michael will stop at nothing to keep the woman he loves safe. When the stakes are high and the scars are more than skin deep, passion might be the key to a happily ever after.

Praise for the writing of Erica Monroe

“Gritty, engaging and emotionally compelling.” -Vanessa Kelly, Bestselling Author of the Renegade Royals series

“Monroe is a supremely gifted writer: her prose is flawless, fluid and elegant.” -Fresh Fiction

“Different and unexpected…a lot of suspense and a gritty rawness that makes it emotional and beautiful.” -RT Book Reviews

Books in the series, in order:
A Wayward Man: A Prequel
A Dangerous Invitation
Secrets in Scarlet
Beauty and the Rake
A Scandalous Wallflower (coming 2016)

MY THOUGHTS

#3 in “The Rookery Rogues” series, but can be read as a stand alone. I would suggest readers read the others, just because it is an awesome series. A unique story, as it is set in the Rookeries(the slum area) of England.
Fast paced tale with a deliciously wicked blend of danger, suspense and romance. Well written with Ms. Monroe’s aplomb for history and her unique writing style. Her characters are bought to life on the pages of her stories. Her characters will pull the reader into the story can hold them in awe. I love how she to brings passion, a bit of danger and romance to her stories. Fans of romance, as well suspense, and passionate stories will devour “Beauty and the Rake”. Another hit for Ms. Monroe! An absolute delight, and an enjoyable, satisfying read.

*Received for an honest review from the publisher through Net Galley*

**Cross-posted on My Book Addiction and*

Rating: 4.5
Heat rating: Mild
Reviewed by: April R, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More

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