The Rouge of Fifth Avenue(Review Post)

Published May 28, 2019 by bookbesties


The first in Joanna Shupe’s sparkling new series, once again exploring the glamour and scandal of Glided Age New York.

Silver-tongued lawyer.

Keeper of secrets.

Breaker of hearts.

He can solve any problem…

In serving the wealthy power brokers of New York society, Frank Tripp has finally gained the respectability and security his own upbringing lacked. There’s no issue he cannot fix…except for one: the beautiful and reckless daughter of an important client who doesn’t seem to understand the word danger.

She’s not looking for a hero…

Excitement lay just below Forty-Second Street and Mamie Greene is determined to explore all of it—while playing a modern-day Robin Hood along the way. What she doesn’t need is her father’s lawyer dogging her every step and threatening her efforts to help struggling families in the tenements.

However, she doesn’t count on Frank’s persistence…or the sparks that fly between them. When fate upends all her plans, Mamie must decide if she’s willing to risk it all on a rogue…

This was another super fun read by Joanna Shupe!!!  If I wasn’t already a fan of her work I would be hooked after reading this one, for sure!  It has a sassy female lead that I absolutely adore and a charming man to appreciate her strength and strong will.  Watching these enemies turn to friends was so, so much fun and made this book hard to put down.

We met Prominent New York Attorney, Frank Tripp, briefly in Joanna Shupe’s The Four Hundred Series and in this book we get to really know him as he has tasked himself with protecting the eldest daughter of a very important client.  Little did he know that this task would have him chasing “the reckless female” from gaming club to gaming club at all hours and risking his career in the mean-time all to keep her safe and a smile on her face.

Marion “Mamie” Greene is the eldest daughter of the powerful Duncan Greene, almost fiancé of Chauncey Livingston, and advocate for the downtrodden women of the city.   When her advocacy efforts force her to seek the assistance of the one man in New York who she would rather never see again, she finds herself seeing both him and the world in a different light.

Their combined efforts to save one of Mamie’s “friends” causes Frank to risk exposing his deepest secrets and losing his career.   Will the end results be worth the risk?

I loved this book and think you will too!  Enjoy




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