Title: The Scent of Roses
The sequel to Love Sprung From Hate, Dark Romeo #1.
The game becomes more deadly as the lies get bigger. Risks will be taken, loyalties will be tested, but will Roman and Julianna take the biggest risk of all…giving into their hearts?
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.
Author: Sienna Blake
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Love Sprung From Hate, Hanging In The Stars
Series: Dark Romeo #2
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Love Sprung From Hate, Hanging In The Stars
Published by Self Source: Author, Publisher
Published: July 13th 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romance, Romantic Suspense, Suspense
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I notice the email saying The Scent of Roses was available for my download at 2:30 a.m. I forewent sleep for a couple of hours to get started reading. Despite having to work all day, I still had the book finished before I went to bed that night. It was sneaking-into-the-bathroom-to-read-a-few-pages gripping.
Roman, sigh. How can a man be so damn sexy even when I know he’s capable of some pretty horrendous acts? His constant inner existential debate about whether he’s the good man Julianna sees him as, and he wants to be, or the son walking in his father’s nefarious footsteps on any other man would look weak and whiny. Weak and whiny are definitely not words that come to mind when thinking of Roman. Blake has written him so well. I honestly can’t tell what his future holds, what more he’ll be forced to do but I so want everything to work out so he’s freed of his familial bonds.
Julianna. This woman is pure light and good. She’s making some questionable decisions pursuing and hiding her relationship with Roman but that doesn’t tarnish her in my opinion. She’s a good detective, a caring person and smart. She’s incredible likable.
As the two are more and more influenced by their families, especially the Tyrell crime empire, they are forced to make increasingly dangerous choices. The more circumstances bring them together, the harder it is for them to listen to their heads instead of their hearts. How are they ever going to be able to have a safe, secure happily-ever-after? Can they possibly avoid the fate of Romeo and Juliet on whom they’re based?
This story is so intense, the cast of characters so multifaceted and Roman and Julianna so intriguing that I cannot wait until book three, Hanging In The Stars, is available. Sienna Blake is new to me but she’s already secured her place on my must read list.