Date Published: November 11, 2012
The Blurb:As the rising star of the hottest cabaret in New Orleans, Hale Ferrer has only one goal: Escape.
Escape from the lies and manipulations, from the nonstop work and constant hunger, and from her growing fear that one day she'll have to earn her living in the secret back rooms, where the dancers do more than dance.
But she won't go without Teeny, the orphan-girl she rescued from the streets and promised to protect.
Freddie Lovel, Hale's wealthy Parisian suitor, is the perfect solution. He says he loves her, he knows nothing of her impoverished background, and he has the potential to sweep her and Teeny far away from their bleak existence in south Louisiana.
If only his touch could arouse her interest like Beau's, the poor stagehand who captures her heart. Beau, who makes her laugh and feel safe, who rescues her from more than one close call, and whose blue eyes are like Louisiana iris flowers.
Denying her fears, Hale is ready to choose love and a life with Beau, until a predator lurking in their theater-home launches a chain of events that could cost her everything--Teeny, their one hope of escape, and possibly even her life.
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Rogue is book one in the Cheveux Roux series by Leigh Talbert Moore. The story takes place in 1890 New Orleans around a Cabaret Theater that is more than what it appears to be. Hale is a teenage girl stuck in a very bad and potentially dangerous living situation. She is faced with impossible and life altering decisions. The writing draws you into her story, and you grow to care and love the characters. All the supporting characters are significant to the story and help pull it together completely. My favorite character was definitely Roland. He had so much depth to him. With two suitors vying for Hale's attention, I guess it would be considered a love triangle, but I don't really see it that way. Rogue was an emotional read for me with its dark setting, and once the creeper makes appearances it only gets darker from there.
Rogue by Leigh Talbert Moore was provided to me by the author for review. The opinions are my own.
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