The Duke with the Dragon Tattoo by Kerrigan Byrne


Title: The Duke with the Dragon Tattoo

Author: Kerrigan Byrne

Published:  August 28th 2018 by St. Martin’s Paperbacks

Genre: Romance, Regency Romance

Stars: 4          Content Rating: 10


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?


If you didn’t just get chills reading this synopsis then.. we can’t be friends. Oh my goodness!! A dark angel that is devilishly handsome that comes back and avenges all those who wronged her? Um.. yes please!? I’m a total sucker for the bad boy with a tortured soul that needs love and acceptance.

This romance has all the stuff. I mean, everything I’m looking for in regency romance, it has. Lets run a check list…

Deep and interesting characters…. check!

Sucked me in at the very beginning…. check!

Man needed saving… then he saves the Lady…. check!

Mystery and Adventure… and overall keeping me surprised and wondering what the heck is going to happen?….. check!

Hot and steamy parts….. check! (am I right?)

Mostly by the end I was very surprised by a few things. It didn’t go where I was expecting it go. . .and I was so ready for these two, to let them heal each other and be together. I read quite a few romances and I think it would be hard to come up with something new. For the most part they are pretty predictable but I love them no less because that is what I want! I want a good love story. I want them to end up together. The author has done a great job in this book with creating something a little bit different. I didn’t realize that this was book 6! I will be looking up her other books as well and can’t wait to see what she has in store for me!

Thanks so much for reading!


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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.

Kerrigan Byrne

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