Rouge (Cheveux Roux, #1)
Release Date: November 11, 2012
Summary from Goodreads:
Trapped in the underground theater world of 1890s New Orleans, Hale Ferrer has only one goal: escape. But not without Teeny, the orphan-girl she rescued from the streets and promised to protect.
Freddie Lovel, Hale's wealthy Parisian suitor, seems to be the easy solution. If only his touch could arouse her interest like Beau's, the penniless stagehand who captures her heart.
Denying her fears, Hale is poised to choose love until an evil lurking in their cabaret-home launches a chain of events that could cost her everything.
Mature YA/light historical/theater romance
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5 OF 5 ROUGE
Rouge was a very fun and exciting read for me. Anyone who knows me knows I love historical books that have descriptions that draw you in and you can actually feel the time period. With Rouge that is what I got and so much more. Set in New Orleans in the 1800's we get to meet an underground theater group. Hale is a singer for the show and she has adopted a small girl Teeny who was left to fend for herself. Hale is a strong character that I loved right away. She tried to do what was right but when she meet Beau the stage hand everything changed for her again.
Hale is to marry her wealthy Parisian Suitor Freddie. She is all set to do that until she falls for Beau. Beau makes her feel things she has never felt. But she soon realizes that their are other things she needs to think about and other people she needs to take care of. She has Teeny to take care of and Freddie can provide that life for them. But the heart wants what it wants and Hale is about to experience that sometimes it can be very hard to follow the heart. As Hale is caught up in something she will have no choice but to chose between her heart and money.
What will she chose? Who will she chose? Will she go with her heart? Will she go with the money and security Freddie can bring? This is such a great love story that will carry you away. You will feel like you are right there next to Hale and when she chooses you will feel her passion in her choice. I have never read a book that has captured so many emotions and I could not tread fast enough because I had to find out what happened but i'll be damned I love Leigh but the ending was a shocker!
About the Author
Leigh Talbert Moore is a wife and mom by day, a writer by day, a reader by day, a freelance editor when time permits, a chocoholic, a caffeine addict, a lover of YA and new adult romance (really any great love story), a beach bum, and occasionally she sleeps.
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