Read A Wayward Man by Erica Monroe Online


This is a short story (15,000 words) cliffhanger prequel to A Dangerous Invitation, and can be read as The Rookery Rogues 0.5. It is not a stand-alone book. Currently, this free short story is only available to subscribers of Erica Monroe's newsletter.Daniel O’Reilly has everything: the job of a lifetime and the love of the only woman he’s ever wanted. But the siren’s lureThis is a short story (15,000 words) cliffhanger prequel to A Dangerous Invitation, and can be read as The Rookery Rogues 0.5. It is not a stand-alone book. Currently, this free short story is only available to subscribers of Erica Monroe's newsletter.Daniel O’Reilly has everything: the job of a lifetime and the love of the only woman he’s ever wanted. But the siren’s lure of gin calls to him, and Daniel can’t shake it. With each passing day, his life spins more out of control, until one night he’s wrongfully arrested for a murder he didn’t commit.Shipping magnate’s daughter Kate Morgan knows her betrothed has flaws, but she’s determined to stick by him. Resourceful and smart, Kate believes that she can conquer their problems with force of will alone. But even she can’t stop Daniel from leaving, when the only other option is execution at Newgate Prison…...

Title : A Wayward Man
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ISBN : 9780990022923
Format Type : ebook
Number of Pages : 466 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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A Wayward Man Reviews

  • ᴥ Irena ᴥ
    2019-06-15 13:05

    Found in Read Now section on NetGalley.A Wayward Man is just a set up for the first book in the series. Daniel and Kate are introduced, he proposes and gets arrested and next thing you know you get this: 'Will Daniel and Kate get their happily ever after? Find out in ...' I can't even think of it as a prequel. It's more like the first chapter. I might read that book though to see who framed him.

  • SN the Viking
    2019-05-31 07:18

    This little short is a historic romance set in what felt like Victorian London. The era of the book felt right and you got the feeling you walk down the roads in London in that time seeing the streets and smelling the street life. In this short you meet Daniel that has managed to get up in society and make a new life for himself. Everything starts out wonderfully and he is set for a pretty great life. Then everything goes downhill from there, poor man. Kate is the daughter of a pretty wealthy man and Daniels boss. She is a society girl used to getting things easy. She has her eyes set on Daniel and when he proposes she is over the moon even if he is beneath her in society. Kate is a pretty interesting character, and I think she could be a great heroine in the full book. One of the bi characters we meet really caught my fancy. Atlas sounds like a person that can spice things up considerably, he is up to mischief and has a hand in everything going on. He makes me think of one of the characters in Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens. The writing is really good and catchy and if you like historical romances this series could be pretty good. This short is not a standalone short story but more of a prequel to this series. It felt like I read the first couple a chapter of an actual book and the end was quite abruptly. I would recommend this one to people planning to read this series or sample this author. I think you get a good idea of the plot and the writing style from this author by reading it. I give it 3 to 3,5 stars. Book provided by Quillfire Publishing and Net Galley for an honest review.

  • Ashley
    2019-06-14 08:14

    I love period pieces and this one was no exception. However it wasn't an exceptional read I did truly enjoy it. There were a few things that I did not understand about the book like why he ran away but I guess there are questions in every book you read. If the author gave you all the answers then it's not much of a story is it. I don't know if I missed a key detail that answers that question.. I understand why he should have ran but not why he ran.Anyways, I loved the characters, loved the general plot and idea behind the story and I loved how it flowed and kept pace. Great story and I will definitely be on the lookout for more of Erica's books!

  • Karma♥Bites ^.~
    2019-05-19 06:23

    HR prequel novella free @ Amazon, B&N & SW (any mebbe others?)NB: Cliffhanger in that it leads right into book #1, A Dangerous Invitation, which is also in the anthology/box set, Tempted by His Touch.

  • Ruth
    2019-06-02 07:23

    To be honest, if I hadn't read Secrets in Scarlet already, and appreciated what a great series this is, this prequel would not make me want to go further, which is a shame.

  • Kathy
    2019-06-07 08:24

    Good introduction to the first book and series--I am hooked. Just added the titles to my TBR list. (Like Katiebelle as an endearment).

  • Janet
    2019-05-18 06:25

    This is a short introduction to the Rookery Rogues series & it set the scene so well that I had to read the rest of the series. I'd recommend reading it as it gives an insight into Daniel & Kate.

  • Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)
    2019-06-07 13:12

    This review can also be found at Carole's Random LifeI received an advance reader edition of this book from Quillfire Publishing and Net Galley for the purpose of providing an honest review.3 StarsI enjoy reading short stories on occasion. Short stories are great to read when a reader wants to sample a new author's writing. I also like to read short stories between books if I am having a hard time deciding what to read next. This story was pretty short and quick to read. Daniel works at a shipping yard. He hopes to marry the daughter of his employer. Kate is equally smitten with Daniel. Daniel is granted permission to ask Kate to marry him and is excited about his future with Kate. Daniel soon finds himself in trouble with the law and realizes that his future may turn out very differently than he had hoped.This story was written as a prequel to The Rookery Rogues. I felt that this story was more of a character introduction than a complete short story. Daniel and Kate only interacted directly with each other one time in the story and there was absolutely no resolution. I was a bit disappointed that the story felt more like a teaser than anything else.I would recommend this story only to readers who plan to read the series. I would not recommend it to anyone looking for a true stand alone story. I would be open to reading other works by Erica Monroe in the future but may stick to books instead of short stories.

  • Amy Alvis
    2019-05-27 06:27

    Daniel O'Reilly has brought himself up from nothing and found the love of a good woman. Unfortunately, it is all taken away when he is wrongfully accused of murder and flees for his life. Will he be able to get back the life he was meant to live?Having read some reviews before I read the short story, I was prepared for the abruptness of the ending. The story did what it was suppose to do, it wet my appetite enough to want to go out and get the next book in the series to see what happens to Daniel and Kate. Just know before starting the book, that it is a very short read and just an introduction to a full length novel titled, "A Dangerous Invitation."

  • Shannon The Romance Addict!
    2019-05-20 08:11

    H: Daniel O'Reillyh: Kate Morgan So let me start by saying this it not a short story this is a prequel to he next book. (67 pages)Daniel and Kate who are engaged to be married. Daniel has a problem with gin. Kate is loyal and stays by his side trough it all. One night the unthinkable happens Daniel is charged with murder. On his way to prison he is saved and broken out. Though this all Kate's father die and she then has to move to a bad area of town "The Rookies". I'm guessing more comes from the next book.....If i'm solely judging by the story I read I give it 3 stars.

  • Kristen Koster
    2019-05-17 07:10

    I enjoy my historical romance mixed with some suspense and Erica Monroe never fails to deliver that. Her Rookery Rogues series is set on the darker side of Regency London, but is all the richer for their look at the seedy underbelly of London society. This series is far from the crowded ballrooms of London and despite the slums, it's a refreshing change of scenery. A WAYWARD MAN is the prequel to BOOK 1 of her ROOKERY ROGUES series, but is not necessary to enjoy or understand what's going on in them. However, if you read this one... you will want to keep going!

  • Cherie
    2019-06-16 08:30

    Described as a prequel, it is exactly that. The first chapter of a fully fleshed out story. It is designed to titillate and it does. Because of the background of the rookeries, this series will not be known for its wit but more for realism. To continue reading about Kate and Daniel requires: "A Dangerous Invitation".I found this for free on the Kobo website. It is too short to be worth paying for.

  • Christa
    2019-06-08 11:19

    This short novella had interesting characters and a good premise. It didn't have much to the story and felt more like reading the beginning of the book instead of a prequel. There wasn't a lot to it and it ended abruptly. I was interested enough to want to read the first book and find out what happens.

  • Irène Wadowski uliasz
    2019-06-01 09:04

    En fait il est dommage que l'histoire soit si courte (même s'il s'agit d'une "mise en bouche"). On n'a pas vraiment le temps de s'attacher aux personnages. je ne sais pas si je vais lire la suite.

  • Rosa
    2019-06-09 08:16

    I think I would have been disappointed, but I had already read the sequel to this It gave a little more background.

  • Sally Hannoush
    2019-05-23 06:21

    I liked reading this prequel story. It was nice to see exactly what happened that night without giving away spoilers for the novel attached to this story.

  • Gaylin Walli
    2019-05-24 06:22

    I loved how this story so perfectly sets up the first book in Erica Monroe's Rookery Rogues series.

  • Yolonda
    2019-05-29 08:30

    it was to short but I t set you up for series.