Becoming the Dark Prince by Kerri Maniscalco
(Stalking Jack the Ripper #3.5)
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In this irresistibly-priced short story, catch a glimpse of the inner struggles and triumphs that drive Stalking Jack the Ripper’s endearing but troubled hero.
Enigmatic, brooding, and darkly handsome, Thomas Cresswell has always been the one mystery Audrey Rose has never been able to fully solve. As brilliant partners in crime investigation, they understand each other perfectly…but as young lovers, their passionate natures have led to both euphoria and heartbreak throughout the Stalking Jack the Ripper series.
This novella features a collection of scenes that takes place during and after the pair’s horrifying Atlantic voyage in Escaping From Houdini. Experience new and familiar scenes from Thomas’s unique point of view, including an intensely personal look into his plea for Audrey Rose’s hand in marriage.
With a romance for the ages, Audrey Rose and Thomas reach the conclusion to their epic, irresistible partnership in their final adventure, Capturing the Devil.
What I thought
This is a short story/novella. I am never sure what makes it at short story vs a novella. This story takes place from the perspective of Thomas, and it begins at the end of Escaping from Houdini and goes into the beginning of Capturing the Devil.
I adore Thomas so getting this from his perspective was wonderful. I loved seeing some of the same events through his eyes, and really getting to see how his mind works. I cannot say anything specific because this story comes in at a whopping 64 pages. This story gives you a whole other layer and insight to him that any fan of this series needs.
Yes, to get the most out of it you really should read it between the last two books since most of it takes place in that small time frame. But if you are just learning about it now still read it if for no other reason than a look into Thomas’s mind. You won’t regret it.
My Rating: /5