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.
Unfortunately, there was a colossal amount of sexual content that marred the story for me. While this is New Adult, and therefore has more of that type of content, there’s still quite a hefty amount. I might not have been so bothered by it had it not been for the raping going on. That’s really what crossed the line for me. I don’t recommend this book if you think you’d be bothered by that. If you’re wary, check the Quick Content Review below. Like I’ve stated there, nothing much is left out of those scenes, and I feel that was entirely unnecessary.
In the end, I guess I have a love/hate relationship with Rouge. I love the history, the characters, the romance. I abhor the lack of discretion when it comes to the sexual content. I simply wasn’t expecting *that* much of it. Fortunately, now you know, and can make a personal decision as to whether to read Rouge or not. To read or not to read…that is the question. But if you ask me, I’d probably say no.
Quick Content Review: *may contain spoilers*
Language: Mild (a couple d-words)
Violence: Heavy (rape)
Sexual: Heavy (Rape, described. A love affair between two characters; sex described.)