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Becoming the Dark Prince

(Stalking Jack the Ripper #3.5)

4.63  ·  Rating details ·  491 ratings  ·  153 reviews
In this irresistibly-priced short story, catch a glimpse of the inner struggles and triumphs that drive Stalking Jack the Ripper's endearing but troubled hero.

Enigmatic, brooding, and darkly handsome, Thomas Cresswell has always been the one mystery Audrey Rose has never been able to fully solve. As brilliant partners in crime investigation, they understand each other per
ebook, 64 pages
Published July 15th 2019 by Little, Brown and Company
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Morgan Anderson Yes I believe it's only available in Ebook. Hopefully we get a bindup of both novellas but a girl can dream.
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Jun 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
cover reveal, exact publishing date and synopsis will all be happening in the next week or two! hope you enjoy this look into Thomas's POV!
Candace Robinson
Jun 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
My favorite character since day one has been Thomas. And he has continued to become even more so with each passing book.

Getting this story from his perspective was like a prayer answered. I loved being inside his head and seeing the struggles within himself and his love for Audrey Rose. So sweet!

Maniscalco’s writing is glorious, addicting, and captivating. I can’t wait to read the last book in the series!
Jun 06, 2019 marked it as to-read
the title is so cool i'm dying
Jun 18, 2019 marked it as not-released-tbr
holy shit

brb I'm preordering this right the f**k now
destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
I need endless Thomas content ♥
milou  ☁️
It took all of my willpower to keep myself a decent distance away. One word or plea from her was all it’d take. It was more than lust. More than a physical need. I adored every part of her. If she asked me to, I’d unleash every one of my desires, pleasuring her in a way that would let her know precisely how much I cherished her.

─── ・ 。゚:☆. *.☽ .* :☆゚. ───

This was way too short in my opinion. In fact there is never enough Thomas and Audrey to satisfy my needs. These 82 pages flew by.

For the
Cory Marie
Jul 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Thomas Cresswell is a gem and I didn’t even realize how much I needed his POV until now.
Jul 16, 2019 rated it liked it
i need kerri maniscalco to write a historical na romance immediately, please
Kristi Housman Confessions of a YA Reader
This novella is 3.5 in the Stalking Jack the Ripper series, so please don't read this if you haven't read the first three books.  

Anyone who knows me, already knows how much I love Thomas Cresswell.  So I was thrilled to see this book in Thomas's perspective.  In this short novella, we get into Thomas's head a bit with his jealousy and then when he thinks he may lose Audrey Rose.  I don't want to get into too much, but thought I would share a few quotes because Thomas is awesome and I love him. 
I literally dropped everything I was doing as soon as I got my preorder confirmation email.

This was everything and more than I could hope for! It's so lovely to be able to view scenes from Thomas' POV, and the scenes that happened between other characters that we didn't see with Audrey gave a lot more meaning to the reader as well. These 80+ pages honestly adds so much more emotions and character to Thomas, if that was even possible. I also laughed so hard at a certain scene in here.

I just love
Jul 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned
It was a good read, nice add to the main story if you're a fan. But didn't really add anything big to the plot.
But Thomas ❤ This was what I needed while waiting for the last book 😄 And now I need more!!
Jun 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I will read ANYTHING Kerri Maniscalco writes!!! 🖤🖤🖤
Leonora Shiell
Jul 15, 2019 rated it it was ok
Here’s the thing. I love Thomas Cresswell. I love him so much! Him and Audrey Rose are one of my favourite things about the Stalking Jack the Ripper series! But I did not like this novella. I still love Thomas and there were moments here and there where my love for Thomas just swept me up and the stars aligned and everything worked. But there were like two or three of those moments? And there were way more moments I didn’t like? AAAAAAGGGGHHHHH WHY DID YOU HAVE TO BE LIKE THIS I JUST WANTED TO ...more
Jul 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I don't know what it is. I can't describe it. But my love for Thomas Cresswell is never ending and bigger than any love I might have experienced before in my entire life. (And no, I'm not being dramatic) I was really convinced that there was no way I could fall harder for this guy and then this book came and damn, I was terribly wrong! There is now no part of my heart anymore that doesn't long for its own Thomas Cresswell to love and cherish and hold.

It was wonderful to be in Thomas' head and to
Jul 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm vary happy for this novella, it really helped to bring me back to a good place with these characters to be ready for Capturing the Devil.

I really like Thomas and Audrey Rose, but I was quite discontented with them at the conclusion of Escaping from Houdini. I'd especially been feeling out of sorts with Audrey Rose because in Escaping from Houdini her actions came across as very selfish to me and I felt that she was behaving in a very direspectful manner toward Thomas, behavior which shocked
Jul 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
"I would always choose dreams over nightmares. Light over darkness, and love over hate. And I would continue to make that choice forever. Each of us have the power to decide our own destiny. "

I. AM. DEAD. This is a letter from the great beyond where I've gone after my heart burst out of my chest over this AMAZING Thomas novella. This was literally PERFECTION.

Thomas is the book boyfriend of my dreams ( up there with Rhys ) and holy smokes I couldn't have asked for a better birthday present tha
Tonya (Rustic Book Reviews)
Oh holy grail!!!! This is happening!!! I love Kerri! Her books are so amazing. I have been counting down until her release in September that I let this one slip by me!!! WHERE DID YOU COME FROM???

I am so excited!! I followed this series since it began. Stalking Jack the Ripper is what made me fall in love with Historical Fiction.

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In this irresistibly-priced short story, catch a glimpse of the inner struggles and triumphs that drive Stalking Jack the Ripper's endearing but tro
Kendra Bahr
Jul 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 Stars.
The only reason this isn't 5 stars is because I would have liked it to be longer. I felt like there was more that should've been explained from his point of view but overall what was explained was amazing. I loved seeing things from Thomas's point of view. You feel the heartbreak and jealousy he does, but you also understand better why he acts the way he does in Escaping from Houdini.
(This story follows Thomas through Escaping from Houdini (or at least the ending of it) and follows him
Kay Hayden
Jul 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
If I wasn’t entirely in love with Thomas Cresswell before, I surely am now. This novella is the perfect bridge between EFH and CTD. We have the opportunity to look inside Thomas’s mind at the time of Audrey Rose’s injury; his feelings, insecurities, and worries of Audrey possibly wanting a life with Mephistopheles rather than him. As well as the fact that Thomas was not going to influence her to pick himself, no matter how bad he wished to, he held true to the fact that she was free to choose wh ...more
Jul 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
"In four short days, she’d be in my arms, bleeding out. And I’d finally become the dark prince my father knew me to be, as I unleashed myself upon them all."

#1: Stalking Jack the Ripper ★★★★★
#2: Hunting Prince Dracula ★★★★★
#3: Escaping From Houdini ★★★★☆
#3.5: Becoming the Dark Prince ★★★★☆

Truly, this felt as if it should have been included at the end of Escaping From Houdini (at least the part that belongs to the book), because both Cresswell's thoughts on what's going on between Audrey Rose a
Jul 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2019
I can not express how much this Novella made me cry, smile, and feel everything for Thomas. It might sound cheesy or even something you hear all the time, but I literally cried and smiled the entire time I was reading this. His devotion and love for her is so overwhelming in a sweet and positive way. Unlike most people, where we see someone we want show interest or even just showing kindness towards them, were enveloped in jealousy and anger. Not Thomas! Well maybe a little... but he adores and ...more
I’m so sad this is so short, but you forget that because every minute of it is glorious. Dear sweet universe, I love Kerri Maniscalco. This novella was everything I wanted and more. Hearing from Cresswell’s perspective was interesting to say the least! I cannot wait for her 4th book of this series to come out in September. I’m going to lose my mind waiting. This series is one of my favorites of all time, period. She is an absolute GEM of a writer. Everyone needs to stop what they’re doing and st ...more
Naby ♥
Jul 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Thomas Cresswell how dare you💗

5 beautiful 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
OMG What can I say about Thomas that I haven't said before? I LOVE HIM. He is so amazing, honorable and beautiful omg fkfnfnfkfnnf
I adore reading from his POV, his feelings are so deep that I can help but love him even more. Her devotion for Audrey Rose is incredible. How he fights against his demon is admirable. How they solved their problems and became such a powerful couple of equals is outstanding.
The sexy times in this book, wow, unexpected bu
Autumn Courtney
Jul 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
THOMAS CRESSWELL!!! Book boyfriend goals

The entire SJTR series is absolutely breathtaking, and Audrey Rose is a fabulous main character. But Thomas Cresswell, hot damn! Seriously if you haven't read this series you need to get in on it asap!! Like I have had serious book boyfriends before but he takes the cake! This novella was absolutely amazing to see his POV and how he was dealing with the events that happened at the end of Escaping from Houdini. So Thomas has now taken a seat next to Sherloc
Jul 15, 2019 rated it liked it
I’m a little bit meh about this. Mainly the first part, that is. It felt a little bit repeating, not just because the scenes were scenes we’d seen in EFH, but also because Thomas kept repeating he considered himself a monster, his father considered him to be a monster, but also that he didn’t want to become this monster.

The second half, starting with new scenes that hadn’t yet been included in EFH were much better. Though short, they were sweet and adorable, and made me very much excited for CTD
Jul 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Super fun and short. Seeing Thomas’s POV was awesome. I looove these books, but at the end it got just a tad bit too cheesy for me with the profound statements of “Dreams. I would always choose dreams over nightmares. Light over darkness, and love over hate.” I think just one of these statements would have worked. But that’s just me being nit picky. I absolutely love Maniscalo and all her work I’m not trying to be negative it was just a little too much for me personally and I’m only one pers ...more
Morgan | Mashleas Reads
Jul 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was... amazing.
I could read this over and over again until I die. I got everything I wanted and more with this novella from Thomas' POV.

He made me laugh, cry and swoon into a swoon coma with how amazingly sweet he was. If I ever met a man like him I'd marry him on the spot.

After the disaster that was Escaping from Houdini I can honestly say this was great and really helped my understanding of events in that book and where Audrey and Thomas' relationship is currently at.
Highly recommend
Becky Boon
Jul 15, 2019 rated it it was ok
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Jul 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I. Love. Thomas. Freaking. Cresswell. I have been eagerly awaiting the release of Capturing the Devil since I read the third installment of this series. I didn’t even know this Thomas novella was going to exist? I just got an email from goodreads and bought it immediately? It was a super quick and cute peek into the mind of Mr. Cresswell. It was amazing and definitely something you should pick up if you want to see more Thomas and Audrey before the release of the next, and final :( book in the s ...more
Jul 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Guess who fell in love with Thomas Cresswell all over again? Yes, you got it right, me! I really can’t wait to see more of him and Audrey Rose in the last book. I love their relationship, but I also can’t wait to read more about them while solving cases. September can’t come fast enough!

On the other hand, I think this novella helps in understanding a lot of the things that happened in Escaping From Houdini. I mean, it is not vital to read this, but I recommend you do. It’s Thomas we’re talking
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Other books in the series

Stalking Jack the Ripper (4 books)
  • Stalking Jack the Ripper (Stalking Jack the Ripper, #1)
  • Hunting Prince Dracula (Stalking Jack the Ripper, #2)
  • Escaping from Houdini (Stalking Jack the Ripper, #3)
  • Capturing the Devil (Stalking Jack the Ripper, #4)