by Joanna Shupe
Series: Uptown Girls #1
Genres: Historical Romance
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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…
Once again we are transported to New York City during the Gilded Age in The Rogue on Fifth Avenue by Joanna Shupe. A feisty female Robin Hood and a sexy, brooding lawyer will leave you swooning!
Uptown Girls, takes place during the same period as the Four Hundred series. I squealed when I saw this was Frank Tripp’s story. Come swoon with me.
Caffeinated Dates with The Rogue of Fifth Avenue
- First Date: Marion (Mamie) Greene made a deal with her father to marry Chauncey, her childhood friend, securing a relationship between the two families and allowing her younger sisters to choose their own husbands. At the time our story begins, no official contracts have been drawn and the promise is merely a gentleman’s agreement between the parents. Mamie has been given time to enjoy society, but she secretly spends her time in gaming halls placing bets and picking the pockets of the ton in order to help the less fortunate in the lower tenements. No one knows and would be shocked at her forward thinking ideas. Frank Tripp, a successful lawyer for society’s elite is called to retrieve Mamie and her sister from a gentleman’s club, something that is becoming a habit. He thinks he is finally going to tell her father about her antics but his curiosity about this feisty young woman prove too much. Oh, how I loved the chemistry and snarky banter that flew between these two. Shupe had me from the very first date and I settled in.
- Second Date: Frank Tripp has secrets of his own. Secrets that could ruin his career and the status he has fought to gain. When a mother living in the tenements is arrested for killing her husband, Marion reaches out to Frank for help and the two strike a dangerous bargain. Sensing Maime’s restlessness, her father draws up the marriage contract looking to make the engagement official, but as Mamie feels the noose around her neck her attraction to Frank soars. I loved the building romance and wicked chemistry between these two but also loved the murder case, corrupt police department and class issues that Shupe skillfully wove into the story. Threats, secrets and passion held me spellbound.
- Third Date: My Kindle sizzled as things heated up and the outside world slipped away. We learn about Frank’s past and my emotions ranged from sadness to anger. Shupe had me wanting to deck a few men as I prayed for an impossible happily ever after. I knew I was in good hands but still I held my breath as twists, miscommunications, and secrets came to life. I ended my third date grinning like a fool and feeling sated. Goodness, I love Joanne Shupe’s stories.
Fans of historical romance filled with passion and snark will love The Rogue of Fifth Avenue. It delivered a rich tale exposing the climate in the Gilded Age with memorable characters you’ll fall in love with.
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This sounds really great! I love a good HR and it has been a long time since I have read one. I will have to grab this one! Great review!
I should have gone for this one, but but, I so do love London! But I should broaden my wings
I like the sound of this one but since you mentioned male lead from another series, I think I’d better read that first. I dislike reading out of order.
oh I really need to get back to this genre Kim. I loved that you were excited to see Frank’s story and you better put that Kindle in the fridge LOL
Suzanne @ The Bookish Libra
This sounds like fun! I love the idea of a female Robin Hood.
Angela @ Simply Angela
I am so glad you reviewed this book! I’ve been trying for the last few weeks to remember what this was called! Great review….now off to Amazon to purchase!
Genesis @ Whispering Chapters
Wow! This sounds amazing! A woman Robin hood in a historical setting? Yes! And Frank sounds amazing! I’m interested din knowing his past. To insight anger in you, something terrible must have happened to him ? I’m glad he got his HEA!
This sounds great and I love the cover. I’ve not really read historicals set in the U.S. I think I need to remedy this. Thanks for the review.
Lindy@ A Bookish Escape
When the outside world falls away, you know you’ve found an amazing story! I love that the romance was sizzling and passionate! I’m a romance reader for sure! Great Review Kim!
Melissa (Books and Things)
Oh you convinced me. I do need to read this author’s books. I love grinning like a fool at the end of books!
Your excitement and love for this one comes right off the page. Looks like I need to get busy and read her books.. Both characters sound great.
I did enjoy the books I tried by her but it’s been a while
Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library
Oh this sounds good! Historical romance is a genre that I love but haven’t read much from lately. This sounds like one I need to add to my TBR.
I have this one coming up and I can’t wait! I love a snarky heroine. Great review.
I NEED! This sounds amazing, Kim, and right up my alley. I love historical romance, but I’ve realized that I don’t read enough of it. Mamie and Frank’s chemistry sounds amazing. I like Shupe’s writing so this is at the top of my list.
oh Frank must have his hands full with her, she’s really a modern kinda girl
I love the sound of this book. A swoon worthy hero and a fiesty heroine., with a passionate and snarky story line., classic. Great review