Title: The Red Lily
When Red falls for the Big Bad Wolf...
The Black Lily resistance needs a larger army if they are to defeat the vampire monarchy. In order to do so, former lieutenant and traitor to the vampire Crown, Nikolai must seek help from the red-hooded temptress he needs to avoid at all costs. The secret he carries could prove dangerous for her if she gets too close...even though keeping her close—very close—is the only thing on his mind.
Sienna will do anything for the Black Lily, and when Nikolai asks for her assistance to gain the trust of the commonwealth, it's the last thing she wants to do. The thought of leaving her woods and her wolves behind is terrifying...not to mention the danger being with Nikolai poses.
Author: Juliette Cross
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: The Deepest Well by Juliette Cross (Age of Gray #1), Sealed in Sin, Bound in Black, Waking the Dragon
Series: Tales of the Black Lily
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: The Black Lily
Published by Entangled Publishing Source: Publisher
Published: June 19th 2017
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
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This series will be the death of me. Why? Because I’m already chomping at the bit to get the next one and technically, this one hasn’t even released yet (sigh). Why do I like this so much. Tales. This is the best kind of tale. One that mixes different tales together, adding spins and twists that leave you speechless.
Let me start by mentioning that although this could be read as a standalone, I strongly recommend that you start from the beginning. You’ll understand more of the story line, which will only pull you in further.
Sienna has been living in the woods for a while now. In fact, one would say that she’s one with the woods. Others just call her the Red Witch of the Woods. Why witch? Because many believe that the woods are magical, and she’s the only human brave enough to live in it. Now that Sienna is a friend of the Black Lily, she has also joined the cause to bring down the Queen (yep, read the first book). The Black Lily has asked Sienna to help recruit humans who’d fight by her side. But the journey is dangerous and she’ll need protection. Who better to offer her protection than the former royal lieutenant himself, Nikolai. Did I mention he’s a vampire?
Nikolai was the royal lieutenant who’s charge was Marius Varis (son of the Queen – I mentioned that you needed to read the first book, right?). Now that he knows the truth about the Queen, he’s left the royal guard and joined his best friend Marius and the Black Lily cause. He’s also been assigned (ok, he asked for the assignment) to protect Sienna on their recruitment journey. But during the journey, it’s apparent that his need to protect is becoming stronger by the minute. Probably because Sienna has gotten under his skin and there’s no way he’s letter her go.
Where the first book mixed Cinderella and Vampires, this one mixes Little Red Riding Hood and Vampires. And like I mentioned before, there are twists to the story that even surprised me. Man, I wish I could read this again for the first time…I digress…
The chemistry between Sienna and Nikolai has been building since the end of the last book and keeps building throughout this one. Although I really enjoyed Arabelle and Marius’ relationship in the first book, these two have captured my heart. I love this duo and the way they work together to fight the cause is wonderful. We get to learn a little more about the hart wolves in this story too. And boy oh boy, do we learn more. I LOVE THIS BOOK!!! Ok, I need to stop talking or I’m gonna give this way….READ THIS!!!