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The Duke with the Dragon Tattoo

(Victorian Rebels #6)

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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 h
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Mass Market Paperback, 333 pages
Published August 28th 2018 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
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Julie
Aug 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Duke with the Dragon Tattoo by Kerrigan Byrne is a 2018 St. Martin’s Press publication.

Out of emotional and physical damage comes an epic love story which is both tender and very sensual.

In this unusual romance, Lorelei, a crippled girl at the mercy of her cruel brother, rescues a man left for dead on the side of the road, while in her early teens. Although many years have passed since she last saw him, Lorelei never forgot “Ash”, who had promised to come back for her.

But, as her brother g
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Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
4.5 Now and Never Stars



"A lot can happen between now and never."-Lorelai

The Duke with the Dragon Tattoo was such a good read. When I got this book from netgalley I had no clue who the hero was going to be. I only requested this book because Kerrigan Byrne is one of my favorite historical romance authors. But OMG when I figured out who the hero was I was flippin' out! Ash our hero (named given to him by Lorelai) was a man with no name or memory of his past. Found beating and burnt nearly to d
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Penny Reid
Aug 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love Kerrigan Byrne's historical romances. As the tiger says, they're grrrrrrrrreat!!

Wordy review to follow. <3
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Stacey is Sassy
I smiled when his knife hit its mark…

You might not believe this, but I have read another AMAZING STORY!!! How do I genuinely convince you that THIS was the best book I’ve read when I’ve said that about nearly all the books I’ve read…in the LAST MONTH!! It's like authors got together for a convention and decided to release their best work over the last month. Thank you, but, geez, couldn't you spread it out a bit? Or, thank you, could you keep this going?

I know my credibility must seem questiona
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EmBibliophile
May 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars
3.75 stars

"A lot can happen between now and never.”


After my bad experience with the previous book in the series and because of the title of the book that made me cringe, yes I could be that shallow, I was hesitant about starting this one. However, this ended up being surprisingly good and enjoyable to read. It did actually have a shocking good twist and I loved it! This book felt like a nice closure to the whole series. It tied the whole series together in such a great unexpected way. I wasn’t a
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Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤
4-4,5 stars

I devoured The Duke with The Dragon Tattoo. I could easily say that The Highwayman and this one are my favorite in the series!I can't stop my self from keep falling in love, with the world she has created!A world of danger,lust and passion.

I loved the plot from the beginning, I was intrigued to see what will happen.There were moments it was emotional.The connection between Lorelei and Ash was amazing!They started being sweet when they were young and when they meet again after years i
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Hollis
Ye gads. Well, uh. I'm not sure what happened but I think this is my least favourite of the Victorian Rebels series. Being a fan of skipping blurbs, I didn't know what I was going into beyond what had been set up in the last few books. And the opening chapters of THE DUKE WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO and the premise for the where and why of Rook's beginning (well, a certain beginning) was probably the best part. It wasn't perfect, and certainly isn't my favourite of the 'met as youngsters and later re ...more
Christie«SHBBblogger»

Title: The Duke with the Dragon Tattoo
Series: Victorian Rebels #6
Author: Kerrigan Byrne
Release date: August 28, 2018
Cliffhanger: No
HEA(view spoiler)

“For her, I must learn to be someone else . . . Or no one at all.”

I LOVED THIS BOOK! I repeat: FIERCELY. LOVED. IT.

Why, oh why have I never read this author before?? After my long hiatus from the genre, I'm always on the lookout for new (to me) historical romance authors to read. I'm happy to report that Kerrigan Byrne has insta
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Mei
Sep 11, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: historical
Ehm... maybe I'm getting old, but I find the writing style OTT!

I so wanted to read Rook's story and I admit that I liked it too, but what made me crazy here is the overabundance of adjectives, thoughts, musings, self-questioning and self-answering about every single thing!

I had the feeling that the whole story happens in just a few days, but so many pages were lost on useless things!

I also couldn't understand some of the Rooks actions. He doesn't remember his past, but he remebers very well Lore
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Caz
Jul 27, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hollis' review HERE pretty much sums up my feelings on this one.

Strong start, stodgy middle, contrived ending. Plus his being a duke is completely peripheral and reads as though it's been thrown in for the sake of it. I know lots of writers these days are being told "make your hero a duke - dukes sell."

I'll post a more detailed review when I review the audio version sometime in August.
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Bubu
Oct 02, 2017 is currently reading it
Shelves: hr
I hope this title is meant as a joke and will be changed. No, really. This can't be for real.
Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
The Duke with the Dragon Tattoo was my first book from Kerrigan Byrne, and if you can get past the kitschy name, there is a really lovely story inside.

I have a thing for disabled characters in romance, and I liked caring, sweet Lorelei who suffered and survived for years under the hands of her abusive brother. I loved that Ash saw past a girl with a crippled ankle and saw her complete inner and outer beauty.

Though Ash was a cold and remote character, he completely stole the show for me. I enjo
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Jonetta
The man known only as The Rook has a past that he can’t remember beyond the moment he was rescued by Lorelai Weatherstroke and her family. He was found badly beaten and damaged near a roadside Ash tree and Lorelai willed him to live through her loving care and sweetness. As he recovered, she gave him the name Ash, which he embraced at the time. When the cruel machinations of her brother separated them for almost twenty years, he abandoned the name and became known as The Rook, a brutal pirate cl ...more
Caz
I've given this an A for narration and a C+ for content at AudioGals; the narration grade pushes it into the 4 star bracket.

I’ve read and/or listened to all the books in Kerrigan Byrne’s Victorian Rebels series, and I hate to say it, but I think it’s running – has run – out of steam. The first two or three were very good – The Highwayman (book one) continues to be my favourite of the series, with The Hunter a close second – but books four to six have been distinctly lacklustre, and I think that
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Cam (justabookeater)
Aug 29, 2018 rated it did not like it
*ALL OPINIONS ARE MY OWN*

I don't really know how to express my rage towards this properly.

It started out pretty good; girl heals boy, boy loves girl. Simple.

And then, after the huge timeskip, we're basically thrown into this whole rape fantasy that the hero had built up in his head for years. He kidnaps the heroine, forces her to marry him by threatening to murder her best friend (after murdering her brother) and then sexually assaults her. He only stops before actually violating her because she
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Robin (Bridge Four)
This review was originally posted on Books of My Heart

Oh Captain, my captain, I do love a good pirate tale. The Duke with a Dragon Tattoo has a few things going for it. There is, of course, the dashing and dastardly pirate king and a damsel in need of saving from some nefarious old dude. But before that, we get some sweet and cute, which is much needed since later our Pirate is quite an antihero.

The Highwayman has been my favorite of the Victorian Rebels series by far. This is the ta
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Lover of Romance
Aug 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This review was originally posted on Addicted To RomanceI received this book for free from St. Martin's Paperbacks in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

*May Contain Spoilers*

The Duke With The Dragon Tattoo is the sixth installment in this incredible series by Kerrigan Byrne. After seeing all the raving reviews for this book I knew I was in for a great time with this book here and I have to say this one might be my favorite of t
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Elle's Book Blog
Release Date: August 28, 2018
Genre: Historical Romance
Actual Rating: 5 stars

WOAH!!! This book was so damn good that I picked it up in one sitting and read it all the way through to the end. Normally, I tend to stay away from historical romances because I feel like they are long and drawn out, but this one was so interesting that I couldn't help but fall head over heels in love with it! Kerrigan Bryne, where have you been all my life!?! This book literally has it all. It's romantic, suspens
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Sam (AMNReader)
There were times I didn't feel like I should be enjoying this book as much as I did. It follows the same tortured-hero-long separation as 1/2 of the series (or so). But I loved that part. It features the hero who knows nothing but cruelty for everyone but the loyal few and is ruthless as hell-even at times to the heroine. But...I loved that too. And I liked that the tiger doesn't change his stripes (as usual) but his soft underbelly is exposed...but in the most ferocious way.

And I thought The Ro
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Ginger
Oct 30, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019
4 stars!

This ended up being better then I thought! I've been reading the Victorian Rebels series for a few years now. Some of the books in the series are okay and then others tend to be better.

This is one of the better plots in my opinion. It does involve pirates, amnesia and long lost love so that could be why it was more entertaining! Both main characters were well written and the smut was pretty steamy!
Ⓐlleskelle - teamSøren♗ ⊲I like big b00ks⊳
NEED THIS BOOK.
I mean have you read the synopsis? I can't get enough of this series!

"He's known only as The Rook.
He remembers waking up in a mass grave with rage dissolving his soul. He has no memory of his past. His family. His sins. His name.
And when his escape from the grave leaves him collapsed, he is rescued by the most beautiful young woman he's ever laid eyes on. A woman who could maybe, just perhaps, heal the broken parts of him. If only he knew who he was.

Lorelai Weatherstroke is compri
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Carvanz


Twenty years ago, Lorelei gave her young girl’s heart away to a boy without a memory. With promises of forever, he left her and she never saw him again. Until today, when the utterly unthinkable happened. Now that young boy has grown into a man with cold hard eyes and devastation in his wake. And apparently, he has plans for her.

I really enjoyed this story. While it may have lagged a bit here or there, it was still moving forward, carrying this couple on an adventure that neither would come out
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Melanie
Aug 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars!

The Duke with the Dragon Tattoo features a fantastic story with a romance packed with emotion, exciting adventures, and the chance at the treasure of a lifetime.

Known only as The Rook, he’s a man with no name and no past who inspires fear in those who cross his path. Before becoming a legend of the seas, he awoke after being beaten and left for dead with no memories of himself. His savior, Lorelai, became the one bright spot in his life and inspired him to live. Separated for twenty ye
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*The Angry Reader*
Jul 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs, historicals, 2018
***ARC received for an honest review***

That ole Kerrigan Byrne Magic - back in action. Dannnnnnnnng, y’all. Here we go with a rambling feely-feels review that doesn’t talk much about the plot - bc spoilers.

”Don’t go, she’d murmured. Stay here. With me. And so, he had. He’d lived only because she bade him to.”

Basically - have you read the rest of this series? Did you love it? Did you really really really love the first one? That whole vibe with Fairy and Dougan and their lost childhood love? Do
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Marta Cox
Jun 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: my-reviews, netgalley
Received for review from Netgalley and I just had to dive straight in ! Sorry but a book about a notorious pirate just fired up my imagination particularly as the author has previously teased us with the Rook as a peripheral character. If you have a soft spot for pirates ( who hasn’t?) and a hankering for a bodice ripping romance then this is the book for you.
I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the whole series although sadly this one perhaps lacks action and danger but nevertheless this captive and captor
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Juliette Cross
Jun 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
*5 million stars. Utterly astounding.

Byrne has once more ensnared my soul with this bewitching, knee-buckling, and brilliantly dark love story. From the opening scene where we watch the dragon tattoo inked on our hero/anti-hero, I was spellbound.

The Rook and Lorelai are the most exquisite pairing of beauty and the beast. His dark past threatens to swallow him whole, but the light and benevolence of Lorelai saves him time and time again. Completely captivating, I tried to slow my reading pace and
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Somia
Sep 25, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The beginning of this book, before Ash disappears, I absolutely adored – what should have been super corny and sickly sweet had me sighing in delight. Byrne ensured I found myself caring about the main characters and that I wouldn’t stop reading until the last page.

Lorelei’s brother – Mortimer, is one character that I HATED from the get go – a snivelling little worm who takes advantage of his position and used his physical strength and cruel mind to hurt his innocent sister. To say I was gleeful
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❤️ Dorsey aka Wrath Lover Reviews ❤️
Aug 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to ❤️ Dorsey aka Wrath Lover Reviews ❤️ by: Jennifer Leighton
4.5 Brutal Pirate Stars

As we’ve come to know and expect Kerrigan Byrne’s books start out a bit dark, in The Duke with the Dragon Tattoo the hero starts out a broken boy/man who eventually becomes the anti-hero known as The Rook (I’m a huge fan of anti-hero’s and Anne Stuart is the queen of anti-hero’s but Kerrigan Byrne’s anti-Hero’s are right up there with AS’s!!!).

Fourteen year old Lorelei Weatherstroke was sorely abused as a child yet she hasn’t lost her empathy to love and care for those
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Amy ~ Love At 1st Read
Jul 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I can’t even describe how anxious I was for this book. Kerrigan Byrne’s entire Victorian Rebels series has been nothing short of spectacular. I swear each book is more phenomenal than the last and this one was absolutely glorious. Lots of tangled connections are revealed in this intricately woven story that I promise, if you’ve read all the series, you’ll be gasping “OMG” several times. I don’t want to give anything away, but, OMG, you will be stunned.
I’d been intrigued by Dorian since the fir
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Natasha is a Book Junkie
“Lorelai. There are only two indisputable facts in this world: The sun will set in the west, and I’ll come for you. Always.”

There aren’t many writers where the mere mention of a new book of theirs sends me into a near frenzy, but when it comes to Kerrigan Byrne, her every comma gives me a fit of the vapours. There has never been a series of books that I have loved in its entirety as obsessively as this one, and this latest instalment has everything I could have ever wanted from a new
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