Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Duke with the Dragon Tattoo (Victorian Rebels, #6)” as Want to Read:
The Duke with the Dragon Tattoo (Victorian Rebels, #6)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Duke with the Dragon Tattoo

(Victorian Rebels #6)

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  3,761 ratings  ·  842 reviews
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
Mass Market Paperback, 333 pages
Published August 28th 2018 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Duke with the Dragon Tattoo, please sign up.
Popular Answered Questions
Cheryl Kerrigan's website lists 2 books coming in 2019- Morley's and Montcrief's…moreKerrigan's website lists 2 books coming in 2019- Morley's and Montcrief's(less)

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Average rating 4.07  · 
Rating details
 ·  3,761 ratings  ·  842 reviews

More filters
Sort order
Start your review of The Duke with the Dragon Tattoo (Victorian Rebels, #6)
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
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
Stacey is Sassy

It went too bloody fast. You do a walk... and listen. You bake some muffins... and listen. You drive to pick the boys up from school... and listen. You chill at the end of the day... and listen. Next thing I knew, there was only an hour left. How could I do this to myself? Where do I go from here? Should I go back and listen again? I should have spread them out ... AND NOW I HAVE NOTHING!!

Sorry, probably a little overly dramatic but I'm absolutely kicking myself for rushin
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
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
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
h o l l i s
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

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.”


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
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
Anna lost in stories *A*
I’ve read all seven books available in this series in seven days… yep, you read that correctly… it matched my reading mood perfectly and I just couldn’t put them down… and now I think I might have fried my brain a bit… because once I finished the last one, I fell into a mother of all reading slumps… I don’t want to pick up anything… so I will finish writing all the reviews and then just take a break from reading in general for a while… :)

This is a very emotional and intense series of historical
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.
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. ...more
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
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
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
Cam (justabookeater)
Aug 29, 2018 rated it did not like it

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
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
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
Elle G.
Aug 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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
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
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

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
Oct 30, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, 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!
❤️ 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
Apr 12, 2020 rated it did not like it
It’s official. I have a new pet peeve. People who fall into undying love as teenagers. Welcome to the family, dearest. The fire is lit. Come join the others...

So the premise of this book strained the bounds of reality so much that I couldn’t suspend my disbelief without having it choke violently to death.

Blatant murder of titled folks ... in front of witnesses. Kidnapping of titled females and ladies. Uncalled for murder of an innocent (if indecorously fat) social climbing merchan
*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
Marta Cox
Jun 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley, my-reviews
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
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
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
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
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next »
topics  posts  views  last activity   
2-3-4 Challenge B...: Question P 18 14 May 13, 2020 12:59PM  
2-3-4 Challenge B...: Question E 11 10 May 13, 2020 10:02AM  
2-3-4 Challenge B...: Question C 12 10 May 13, 2020 09:27AM  
2-3-4 Challenge B...: Question H 9 8 May 13, 2020 06:26AM  
2-3-4 Challenge B...: Question Q 10 10 May 13, 2020 05:57AM  
2-3-4 Challenge B...: Question L 10 12 May 13, 2020 05:45AM  

Readers also enjoyed

  • Lady Isabella's Scandalous Marriage (MacKenzies & McBrides, #2)
  • The Many Sins of Lord Cameron (MacKenzies & McBrides, #3)
  • This Earl of Mine (Bow Street Bachelors, #1)
  • My Darling Duke (Sinful Wallflowers, #1)
  • The Duke's Perfect Wife (MacKenzies & McBrides, #4)
  • Her Wicked Marquess (Sinful Wallflowers, #2)
  • Accidentally Compromising the Duke (Wedded by Scandal, #1)
  • Beauty Tempts the Beast (Sins for All Seasons, #6)
  • Dearest Rogue (Maiden Lane, #8)
  • The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie (Mackenzies & McBrides, #1)
  • The Taming of a Highlander (Midnight in Scotland #2)
  • The Beast of Beswick (Everleigh Sisters, #1)
  • Daring and the Duke (The Bareknuckle Bastards, #3)
  • Scandalous Desires (Maiden Lane, #3)
  • The Rakehell of Roth (Everleigh Sisters, #2)
  • Sweetest Scoundrel (Maiden Lane, #9)
  • Wicked in His Arms (Wedded by Scandal, #2)
  • The Truth About Cads and Dukes (Rescued from Ruin, #2)
See similar books…
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 hea ...more

Other books in the series

Victorian Rebels (8 books)
  • The Highwayman (Victorian Rebels, #1)
  • The Hunter (Victorian Rebels, #2)
  • The Highlander (Victorian Rebels, #3)
  • The Duke (Victorian Rebels, #4)
  • The Scot Beds His Wife (Victorian Rebels, #5)
  • A Dark and Stormy Knight (Victorian Rebels, #7; Goode Girls, #1)
  • The Earl on the Train (Victorian Rebels, #8)

Related Articles

Some people love books. Some people fall in love. And some people fall in love with books about falling in love. Every month our team...
61 likes · 13 comments
“There are only two indisputable facts in this world: One, that the sun will set in the west. And two, that I'll come for you. Always.” 9 likes
“All that is or ever was good in me begins and ends with you. Every time I said you were mine, I meant that I was yours. Always. Always.” 5 likes
More quotes…