Review: The Rogue of Fifth Avenue by Joanna Shupe

EDELWEISS  – – May 28, 2019

ISBN13: 9780062906823           Series:  Uptown Girls #1

You could almost call him a fixer for serving the wealthy power brokers of New York society.  After a childhood he wants to forget,  Frank Tripp has finally gained the respectability and security his own upbringing lacked. There’s no issue he cannot fix. But then there is also, nothing he can do to  protect the beautiful, reckless daughter of an important client.  Mamie Green doesn’t seem to understand the word danger or take to heart Frank’s warnings of ruin should her father discover her extracurricular nighttime activities.

Mamie doesn’t need a watchdog as she continues her cause of playing the part of a modern-day Robin Hood – robbing from the rich to help support struggling families in the poorer parts of New York city. Why is her father’s lawyer dogging her every step and threatening to expose her secret life to her father. 

***  This was a terrific read I found hard to put down.  The writing was crisp, fresh and fast-paced along with a very sensual under-toned romance. The secondary characters were very well fleshed out as were the main protagonists, including Mamie’s father and her betrothed (since birth). 

In fact the secondary story-line featuring Mamie’s infancy betrothal to bind two wealthy families together was an interesting wrench in Frank and Mamie’s romance.  Loved the sensuality and the dialogs throughout the novel.  Simply an enchanting and lovely read I thoroughly enjoyed.

Marilyn Rondeau

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