GIVEAWAY!! Blog Tour: Rouge by Leigh Talbert Moore

written by Leigh Talbert Moore          
published by Leigh Moore

find it here: Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Smashwords,  Goodreads

Why did I pick this book: I participated in the blog tour hosted by YA Bound(I received a copy of this book for review purposes.) 
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Did I enjoy this book: I did enjoy this book. It was a good read that kept me interested and engrossed. I read every free chance I had and I finished Rouge in about a day. 

The setting was fantastic…1890s, New Orleans. This is not an era or culture that I have read before. However, I was a tad disappointed that the book didn’t go into much detail about New Orleans and that time period. The reader is kept at the cabaret and that specific culture with only a mere glimpse of what lay beyond the cabaret walls. 

The characters were very interesting. Each added their own importance to the story and really helped to draw the reader in. Hale, the star of the cabaret, wants out of her lot in a bad way. She wants out before she must start performing in another way. Hale does find her out with Freddie, a regular at the cabaret that is completely smitten with Hale. Smitten may not be a strong enough word to describe how he feels about Hale…infatuated would probably work better. Teence is the tag-along to Hale. Hale took her in when she was quite young, alone, and starving. Hale would do anything to protect Teence. Beau is Hale’s true love that cannot save her. 

I would have loved to learn some more background on some of the characters. For example, I want to know more about Hale’s parents and about Molly. There were certain things that were alluded to but the reader did not receive any answers. Some of these answers I really want to know! 

Would I recommend it: I would recommend this book. 

Will I read it again: I will not. 

About the book – 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.

About the author: Wife and mom by day, writer by day, editor by day, reader when time permits, chocoholic, lover of contemporary romance, lover of YA, lover of great books, beach bum, occasionally I sleep.

The Truth About Faking is my debut young adult romance. It’s just a light, happy book with a hot guy and a little message tucked inside.

Rouge, my next mature-YA/New Adult romance, will be out mid-Nov 2012. It’s neither light nor happy, but it does have a hot guy. And a cabaret…

Find Ms. Moore here: blog, Twitter, Goodreads

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  1. Thanks for reading and for your review! Not sure if you know, but this is Book #1 of a trilogy. I’m sure questions will be answered… Best! :o) <3