Review – Love Sprung From Hate (Dark Romeo, #1) by Sienna Blake

August 1, 2017 Review 0

Review – Love Sprung From Hate (Dark Romeo, #1) by Sienna Blake

I didn’t know she was a detective, the only daughter of the Chief of Police.
I didn’t know he was a mafia Prince, heir to the Tyrell’s bloody empire.

It was only supposed to be one night.
God help me, I can’t stop thinking about that night.

So when she walked into the interrogation room, my heart almost stopped.
I can’t believe he might have tortured and killed someone.

I have to avoid her at all costs.
I will be his downfall.

So begins a deadly game of cat and mouse, of blood and lust, of love and duty, and of an attraction so fierce the consequences are inevitable…

Inspired by Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, this is a retelling for mature audiences. Don’t enter the Underworld if you’re scared of the dark.

Title: Love Sprung From Hate
Author: Sienna Blake
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: The Scent of Roses, Hanging In The Stars
Series: Dark Romeo #1
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: The Scent of Roses, Hanging In The Stars
Source: Author
Published: June 15th 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Dark Romance, Romantic Suspense
Pages: 263
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Stars: four-half-stars
Flames: three-flames
I received this book for free from the Publisher or Author in exchange for an honest review, or I purchased it with my own funds. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
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This book grabbed me with it’s awesome cover.  The blurb was interesting too.  Love Sprung From Hate did not disappoint!  Sienna Blake creates fabulous characters in a unique, imaginative story.

The book starts like most romances.  Roman and Julianna like each other, they have a lot in common, the attraction is off the charts and the sex is the best ever for each of them.  They think their biggest challenge is the fact that they live far apart.  While this is enough to make up an entire novel, it’s nothing compared to what is to come.

Soon a long-distance romance scenario is far overshadowed by a complicated tangle of real life.  Even after his father forces him to step to the dark side in a horrific way, Roman’s sympathetic and I wanted him to find his way out and remain a good man.  He puts on the face of a hardened criminal surprisingly easily.  While sitting in an interrogation room facing off with Julianna and her partner Esposito, he’s every bit the tough gangster.  Even then enough of his humanity shows to give Julianna hope.  When he tells Esposito that the woman he spent the day with was “the one” my heart melted.

Julianna is shocked to be questioning Roman in a murder case.  She’s deeply hurt to find out who he really is.  She’s forced to question which man is real.  The caring, fun man she spent the best day of her life with or the heir to a huge crime organization.  All appearance lead her to believe he’s guilty and unrepentant but she sees hints and remembers things he told her before that give her hope.

The depth of the story and richness of the writing had me finishing this book in near record time and left me lamenting I couldn’t move directing into book two, The Scent of Roses.  Blake took the classic tale of Romeo and Juliet and creates a modern, intense, enjoyable, suspenseful tale that will keep you engrossed right up to the huge cliffhanger!

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