Stealing the Rogue’s Heart
By: Erica Monroe
Beautiful Mina Mason has loved Charlie Thatcher for as long as she can remember only to find out that the life her over protective Crime Lord brother has mapped out for her does not include her feelings for her childhood sweetheart. Charlie Thatcher comes from less than nothing and for years has silently loved Mina all the while feeling unworthy of her and knowing that to reveal his true feelings would only end in angering the rival gang he has sworn allegiance to as well as Mina’s brother. When a series of events unfolds that defy those who would keep the young lovers apart, lives and hearts are at risk and being together is no longer a choice but as vital as the air they breathe.
Copious amounts of period research adorn the latest work of Erica Monroe, Stealing the Rogue’s Heart. Book four in the Rookery Rogues series brings this author back to a community of characters that she clearly has an affinity to and it shows in her impassioned portrayals. This author does not gloss over the harsh reality of the Rookeries making for a compelling and desperate scenario enhancement. The connection between Mina and Charlie was gentle and tender in a merciless environment displayed in a setting not typical of romance novels yet this was an epic love story. This action driven work moved at a quick clip accompanied by memorable exchanges. Ms. Monroe may not only have stolen a rogue’s heart but her audience’s with Stealing the Rogue’s Heart.
*I was given an advanced copy. All opinions expressed are my own.*
*While part of a series this book can be read as a stand alone.*