Thursday, April 3, 2014

The Copper and the Madam by Karyn Gerrard - Review

In 1897 London, Scotland Yard Detective Sergeant Rory Kerrigan never expected to find love among the crime-ridden streets he vowed to protect. Kerrigan, a man with a wretched past and hardened heart, keeps emotion from his life and its interference with his police work.

Abbess Rea is owner of the brothel, The Blind Cupid, and a woman with a secret and desolate past of her own. Rubenesque and leery of men, Rea lets no one close. Yet, she cannot deny the ruggedly handsome Rory touches her heart.

A grisly murder on Kerrigan’s turf has Rory and Rea teaming up to bring the killer to justice. As danger lurks closer, secrets are revealed and passion is ignited. Will the copper and the madam acknowledge their mutual yearning even at the peril of their lives?

Third and final book in the Blind Cupid trilogy

Ms. Gerard has a serious skill for writing historical romances with a very nice erotic twist. Rea is a madam, she’s a bit of a difficult character because she’s really hard on herself. I also think she’s a pretty strong character. She has a past she hides, and that made her a bit of a mystery and a bit hard to like at first since she was hiding so much, but once she opens up to Rory Kerrigan, I fell in love with her.

Rory Kerrigan is really amazing, he’s got his own past but he’s the best thing that could have happened to Rea.  I loved these two together. I also really loved the suspense elements of this story and I really loved the steamy erotic elements.

I really enjoyed this story, I’ve read the others in this series, but I can honestly say that this one is fantastic as a standalone story.

I received a copy in exchange for my honest review. I was not compensated for my review.

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