Rogue in Red Velvet Rogue in Red Velvet
Emperors of London

Rogue in Red Velvet

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A powerful English Baron is out to restore a beautiful widow’s wronged reputation in this historical romance series debut set in eighteenth-century London.
 
When country widow Constance Rattigan journeys to London to remarry, she is shocked to suddenly find herself in a notorious brothel instead of at the altar. Betrayed by her betrothed, Constance faces total ruin. Only one person can save her from the auction block—the handsome rake who once tempted her away from her commitments.
 
Alex Vernon, Baron Ripley, heir to the Earldom of Leverton, may be London’s most eligible bachelor. But it was Connie who held his fascination—until he learned of her engagement. Having walked away once, Lord Ripley doesn't intend to leave her again. Connie refuses to marry until her name is cleared—a task that won’t be easy, even with the help of Alex’s powerful relatives known as the Emperors of London.

GENRE
Romance
RELEASED
2014
August 6
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
334
Pages
PUBLISHER
Lyrical Press
SELLER
Kensington Publishing Corp.
SIZE
1.6
MB

Customer Reviews

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Poor ending

This story doesn't feel "finished". There was no epilogue (though it's always been my firm belief that a truly good, well-written story shouldn't *need* one), nor was there any mention of a sequel.

We're never given much of the backstory explaining why Alex's family is feuding with the Dankworths. And we're told very clearly at the end through Alex's thoughts that he believes there'll be trouble with the Dankworths in the future. But then the book just ends. We don't know if trouble erupts between the two families; we also don't know if Alex & Connie are ever successful in providing offspring.

And we don't know if we ever WILL get to know any of that, because Ms. Connelly gives us no indication that the story will continue. At least if there was an announcement of a sequel, we would know that this book's ending is not the result of her not knowing how to end a story properly -- which is how it currently seems.

In addition to all that, this book could stand some serious proofreading & editing, for two main reasons. One, Connelly's comma use, both the lack of commas where they should be and using commas where unnecessary. Two, there are several glaring & pervasive continuity-type errors throughout.

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