Becoming the Dark Prince is a short novella in the Stalking Jack the Ripper series by Kerri Maniscalco. It is number 3.5. This review will be spoiler-free.
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. (Synopsis from Goodreads)
Sweet. Simple. A short novella that bridges the gap between books three and four.
This series is one of my all-time favorites so it should come as no surprise that I was ecstatic when I found out this novella existed. Thomas is my favorite character in this series and I couldn’t wait to dive into his head.
It did not disappoint!
Getting to explore Thomas’s head and read a few scenes from book three in his point of view was really fun for me. I love multiple-pov books and I don’t mind rereading a scene or two so that I can know what the other characters were thinking.
I felt like I got to know Thomas on a much deeper level throughout this novella. We get a few more physical descriptions of him and we learn more about his father. These little details are not necessary to the main story, but I really enjoyed learning them.
There were a few new scenes that made me really excited to read book four. I love the direction this series is going. I have my fingers crossed that it continues this way.
This novella might have only been 64 pages, but I loved every single page. I gave it 5 out of 5 stars and highly recommend it to everyone who loved the series.