Blog Tour: Review & Giveaway ROUGE (Cheveux Roux #1) by Leigh Talbert Moore

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          Rouge (Cheveux Roux, #1)


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.

Mature YA/light historical/theater romance

Release Date: November 11, 2012
300 pages


WOW! Leigh Talbert Moore just knocked my socks off with Rouge! Yep! I love this novel. Rouge is a totally wonderful surprise, with the story taking place in a Cabaret during 1890 New Orleans, and with what’s happening off stage behind closed doors…let's just say, I was not expecting this, but am so thrilled that Moore wrote this sadistic storyline with a beautiful romance between Hale and Beau. Rouge’s awesome storyline and amazing characters stole my heart from the first page, and I couldn't put this book down. Moore’s talents as an amazing writer and storyteller are clearly seen as you read.

Hale sings for Gavin's theater/cabaret to keep her and Teeny from starving and living on the back streets of New Orleans. Hale saved Teeny (who is twelve now) from the streets five years before. Hale is turning eighteen and time is running out for her, but she has a plan, a plan that will save her and Teeny from the evil that is coming. Hale's plan is all working out with the rich Freddie Lovel, until a new stage hand is hired to work at the cabaret. Beau is gorgeous and sweet, and Hale's heart has betrayed her, falling in love with a poor stage hand is not part of her plan.

I quickly loved Hale. She’s strong and her protectiveness in keeping Teeny safe won my heart right from the first page. I also loved Hale and Beau's steamy and tender romance. But there was one part between them that made my mouth drop open and I grasped. I could’ve kicked Beau's beautiful, sweet little ass. Moore definitely got me when Beau did this. I have never known this to happen in a novel before. Don't get me wrong, it was friggin’ fantastic how Moore wrote this part. It definitely got a WTH? reaction out me. When Beau did what he did, it seared pain through my heart, and of course me being the kind of woman I am, wanted to give him some very serious painful hurt to his downstairs parts lol! You will love this scene between Hale and Beau when you read it. I know I did! After I kept reading and understood how Beau was thinking in this scene. Leigh Talbert Moore, you got me good with Beau on that one!

Rouge has everything an awesome story needs for me to totally fall in love with this light historical novel: New Orleans in 1890, spine-tingling suspense, intense drama, fantastic characters, a cabaret/brothel setting, and a beautiful, heart-gripping, steamy romance. I highly recommend Rouge as a must read! PLEASE I NEED THE SEQUEL NOW!!


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About the Author
Leigh Talbert Moore is a wife and mom by day, a writer by day, a reader by day, a freelance editor when time permits, a chocoholic, a caffeine addict, a lover of YA and new adult romance (really any great love story), a beach bum, and occasionally she sleeps.

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  1. whee! Thanks so much for the great review, Debbie! It makes me so happy when readers love my books, and this just made my day. :o) I'm working hard to have #2 ready late winter-early spring, so hopefully you won't have to wait too long! Thanks again, and best~ <3

    1. I loved it Leigh! and so glad you liked the review! I'm so happy to hear #2 will be out soon! YAY! Maybe Beau will do something really, really sweet for Hale in #2 to make up for what he did LOL! ;) <3


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