Roses in the Devil’s Garden

Fallen Rose Series, Book 1


In a city overrun by lawlessness and corruption, best friends and lovers- Prohibition Agents Harlan Mackay and Nathan Reilly, are fighting a losing battle. With bootleggers running amuck and countless speakeasies materializing every day, how can two men possibly hope to make a difference? Especially when they can’t even trust their own bureau?

If dealing with hoodlums wasn’t enough, a ghost from Nathan’s past threatens to destroy everything Harlan and Nathan hold dear.




I really enjoyed this little story. I can’t recall reading any romances set during the prohibition era and I found that I am really interested in reading more of this time period, especially one where prohibition is key to the story. The author does an amazing job with her descriptions and development of the setting: from the flapper girls to Harlan’s Buick Roadster. I could imagine it all!

~ The Blogger Girls | Read the full review here

Roses in the Devil’s Garden is a short and sublime little story set in New York City during the height of prohibition… Every single thing about this book drew me in: the title, the cover, the setting, the time period, the writing style, and most of all, the men who populated the piece.

~ The Novel Approach | Read the full review here

I’ve never been a big fan of historicals, but I now snatch up anything she writes. Like the others, this story is saturated with period language that lends authenticity to the voice. Apparently these guys are coming back for more in the future and I can’t wait! Me Like.

~ The Armchair Reader | Read the full review here

If you like historical literature which includes lifestyles, morals, same sex relationships, passion, intrigue, and angst, then you may enjoy this story. Thanks, Charlie, for the intriguing, honest look at the prohibition time period.

Rainbow Book Reviews | Read the full review here

What I particularly like about Cochet’s writing is her economy; somehow she manages to push a quart into a pint pot, as it were, and in the space of a small novella–hardly more than a longish short story, there’s action, romance, jealousy, character building, backstory, promise of more to come and more action. She makes it look easy and believe me it isn’t.

~ Speak Its Name | Read the full review here


Goodreads M/M Romance Member’s Choice Award Nominee 2012 – Best Free Story

The Novel Approach Favorite Books of 2012: Category Three: Best Historical – 20th Century Category – #3

The Novel Approach Favorite Book Covers of 2012

Roses in the Devil’s Garden (Fallen Rose, Book 1)
A Rose by Any Other Name (Fallen Rose, Book 2)


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