Secrets in Scarlet - Erica Monroe

Secrets in Scarlet

By Erica Monroe

  • Release Date: 2014-09-23
  • Genre: Historical
Secrets in Scarlet book review score

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 46 Ratings)

Secrets in Scarlet Erica Monroe Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

Scoundrels, thieves and rebels inhabit the rookeries--where the women are fierce and the men are dangerous. Are you willing to take the risk?


When a girl is murdered at a factory in London, Sergeant Thaddeus Knight of the Metropolitan Police comes in to investigate. But it's not just the factory owners that Thaddeus wants information on-the devilishly intriguing Poppy O'Reilly is a puzzle he'd like nothing more than to solve.


All it took was one mistake for Poppy to lose her good reputation. Shunned by polite society, she's retreated to the one place no one from her old life would look for her: the rookeries. Protecting her young daughter is the most important thing to Poppy, and Thaddeus threatens the false identity she's carefully constructed. The last thing she should do is allow Thaddeus close to her family, yet she can't stay away from him.

With danger around the corner, will the secrets of a scarlet woman lead to their undoing?
Secrets in Scarlet is a dark, gritty, and sexy full-length romantic suspense set in pre-Victorian working class London. While it is book two in the Rookery Rogues series, it can be read as a stand-alone historical romance.

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User reviews about this book

  • Too long

    By debwex
    Too many details and a drawn out story
  • Secrets in Scarlet

    By Peg1951
    This story is set in 1832 in the Rookeries (lower working class areas). Thaddeus is a policeman trying to solve a murder near the factory where Poppy works as a weaver. He convinces Poppy to help him gather information about the murder. Their feelings for each other grow as they work together to solve the crime. There are secrets that make it hard for them, especially Poppy, to trust each other. The murder mystery and the romance blend together perfectly. There are lots of twists, turns, and surprises in both. Secrets in Scarlet is a well written story that keeps your interest from beginning to end. The strong, relatable characters draw you into their story. If you like some mystery and suspense in your romance, you will love this one.

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