This review was not meant to be written. I swear I had the entire thing written out, I was adding pictures and then BAM it was gone! I was like NOOOOOOO!!!! So, here goes again.
Rouge was a pretty awesome read. Thank you so much Leigh for asking me and Ashley to check it out! We feel SUPER special, lol. The heroine of this book is so awe inspiring. The thoughts that she must process and the decisions she has to make....whew, she is one tough (and well put together) chick.
I was nervous at first about reading this book. It takes place in the 1890's and historic books aren't always relatable (Saving frequently! I swear I will not lose it again!)...that was so not the case with this book! Aside from the highly controversial stuff (for the time period) going on in an underground theatre, I wouldn't have thought this was a historical book....you know, none of that boring repetitive history stuff, lol. BUT The historical setting of this book is what makes it! Without the controversy that surrounds the time period and the lady like attitude of our heroine, Hale....we would have crap! lol
Needless to say, I love this book! The time period, the characters the plot...it was all so intriguing and hard to put down. I read it in one night and Ashley did the same. We became involved in the story...I just wanted to make the decisions for Hale but I knew I couldn't (lol, even if she were a real person, the decisions she has to make are ones that someone must make on their own).
Some parts will wreck your nerves, some will break your heart while others will make you want to grab Hale and ask her "What the hell was she was thinking"! You won't be disappointed with the love triangle in this book (Well maybe you will at the end, but I'll never tell!).
Note from Leigh:
SQUEE!!! :DI'm so glad you liked it!!! Yay!! There IS going to be a sequel. I'd planned this to be a 3 *maybe* 4-book series. But Book 4 might end up being more of a prequel--like the story of Opal, Molly, etc. Look at me: BIG smile! :D