Book Review: Rouge by Leigh T. Moore

rougeTitle: Rouge

Author: Leigh T. Moore

Series:  Cheveux Roux #1

Publisher: CreateSpace

Released: November 11, 2013



Book Summary:

Romance, velvet, sequins, and murder…

Hale Ferrer is the rising star of the hottest cabaret in New Orleans. And her one goal is escape. Escape from the lies, from the crime, and from her growing fear that one day she’ll have to earn her living in the secret back rooms, where the dancers do more than dance.

But she won’t leave behind Teeny, the orphan-girl she promised to protect.

Freddie Lovel is rich, handsome, and in love with Hale, and he’s ready to sweep her away with him to Paris. But her heart is captured by Beau, the poor stagehand with eyes as blue as Louisiana iris flowers.

Denying her fears, Hale is ready to choose love and a life with Beau, until a predator hidden in the wings launches a chain of events that could cost her everything–Teeny, their one hope of escape, and possibly even her life.




There are a handful of books I read late last year that I never reviewed because life got too busy.  Rouge by Leigh T. Moore is one of them.  The majority of books I read unfortunately end up in the “forgettable” category.  I enjoy them when I read them but after a while I have trouble remembering them.  Rouge is one book that I haven’t forgotten despite having read it 7 months ago.  It is quite unforgettable.

Leigh asked me to review this book and I initially turned her down.  I shy away from the “New Adult” category because it’s has become all to synonymous to “erotica for teens”.  Not my cup of tea.  After some emails back and forth with Leigh discussing the content of this book I decided I’d give this book a shot, mainly because Leigh is such a nice person.

Rouge has an original setting and was far different than anything I’ve read in the past.  This is probably what made it so memorable to me. I was sucked into the story and fell in love with the flawed characters.

Yes there was more content in the book and it was darker than what I typically read but it fit the setting and story-line. I knew going into it what to expect so perhaps that made me more accepting of the extra content and allowed me to enjoy the book.


4 stars


Rating: Great Book

Content: Yes sex – fits in the mature YA/New Adult category. No language, some violence.

Source: Review copy from Leigh
The Ebook version currently sells for $2.99 on Amazon. Although I must say I like the cover for the print version of the book shown above much more than the current ebook cover shown below.


  1. I read this for an interview with Leigh. You’re right. It is one of those books you can’t forget. It’s not the genre I typically read but I really liked it. Thanks for the great review.

  2. New adult is not “erotica for teens. It’s not marketed towards teens at all. It marketed towards young “new” adults who are having sex and curse. This sounds like a good book so I will totally try it.

  3. leightmoore says:

    oh, wow! Thanks so much, Kathy! I’m happy that you couldn’t forget Rouge! I haven’t forgotten it either, although it ‘s been sort of on the “back burner” marketing-wise. I LOVE this story, though. It’s one of my top faves. So happy you agree~ ((hugs)) <3

  4. and NOW it’s available in audio book form!!!!!