Review of Becoming the Dark Prince by Kerri Maniscalco (digital book)


Spoilers from first three books.



Becoming the Dark Prince by Kerri Maniscalco


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.





This novella is 3.5 in the Stalking Jack the Ripper series, so please don’t read this if you haven’t read the first three books.


Anyone who knows me, already knows how much I love Thomas Cresswell.  So I was thrilled to see this book in Thomas’s perspective.  In this short novella, we get into Thomas’s head a bit with his jealousy and then when he thinks he may lose Audrey Rose.  I don’t want to get into too much, but thought I would share a few quotes because Thomas is awesome and I love him.  I love how he doesn’t want to spy on Audrey Rose on the ship and how he wants her to do what she wants, even if it means leaving him.  Thomas struggles with thoughts in his head that he is a monster and that Audrey Rose won’t love him if she sees who he believes he really is.   More men need to be like Thomas.


I longed to touch her.  First her mind, then her heart, and, finally, her body.


Somehow our evening dancing beneath the stars and snow was more meaningful than sharing her bed.


I fight against my innate selfishness because I love her.  I want to be better not just for her, but also for me.


I obviously gave this 5 stars and cannot wait for Capturing the Devil.



Have you read the Stalking Jack the Ripper series?  Did you pick up this novella yet?











Author: confessionsofayareader

I'm Kristi. I'm a wife, mom, and grandma. I have been breeding leopard geckos for ten years. I love to read and have been trying to review more books (the reason for this blog besides wanting to talk about books with everyone). I also love music and going to concerts, mostly punk and pop punk.

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