Review: The Duke with the Dragon Tattoo

The Duke with the Dragon Tattoo

Kerrigan Byrne

Victorian Rebels #6


Publisher: St. Martin’s Paperbacks
Publication date: 28-Aug-2018
Date Started: 6-Jul-2018
Date Finished: 18-Jul-2018
Format: eARC
Pages: 384
Genres: Romance, Historical Romance, Victorian Romance
ISBN: 9781250122568
Source: NetGalley


“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, really wanted to like this romance! It had all the trappings and set up to be a fantastic tail, but then murder. The excellent writing was interrupted with the ‘hero’ murdering the heroine’s evil brother, while he was evil, that was murder!

I strongly feel that romances can have bad boy heros, but they need to be redeemable heros, a murderous madman is not redeemable.

It was very well written and intriguing, and I would considering giving another one of Kerrigan Bryne’s books a try, but this one was not my cup of tea.

About the Author

“If you’re anything like me, the best night is one spent with a brawny highlander, a mysterious werewolf, a conflicted vampire, or a hot-headed Irishman. My stories span the spectrum of romantic fiction from historical, to paranormal, to romantic suspense. But I can always promise my readers one thing: memorable and sexy Celtic heroes who are guaranteed to heat your blood before they steal your heart. Lose yourself in the enchanted Celtic Isles, you never know who, or what, will find you…”


I received this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.

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