Series: Rose #1
Published by Troubador Publishing
Publication Date: 1 February 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense
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Disclaimer: I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book. All opinions stated are solely mine.
Three strangers are on a collision with love and obsession…
When Melissa Medina takes up the position of Spanish teacher to enigmatic businessman Alexander Kane, the attraction between them is instant and intense. The strict lines of employer and employee soon begin to weaken as desire overtakes all other rules.
With wealth and power though, comes exposure. Kane has enemies. Melissa has secrets. And outside forces from their past and present lives are intent on destroying their new relationship for mutual gain.
Sebastian Moretti is just such a force. When he wants something, he gets it, no matter the obstacle he must remove to obtain his desire. And he wants Melissa Medina, despite the danger she represents in unmasking his true nature to all.
As their lives converge, passions intensify, past secrets spill into present-day lives and lies begin to look like truths.
But who is the saint and who is the sinner?
The Blue Rose is very brilliant writing from debut author, A. M. Helen. Overwhelmed by bills and in desperate need of a job, Melissa Medina interviews for a job as a Spanish teacher to billionaire, Alexander Kane, a job that was originally intended for her mother. The instant attraction between them is irresistible and soon they find themselves blurring the line between a professional and personal relationship. In spite of the hot passion between them, both Melissa and Kane are keeping very huge secrets from each other. Melissa has a very dark past filled with abuse and Kane has a debauched past, filled with bitterness, heartache and excesses, a past that has created enemies intent on destroying him.
Even as these two try to build something wonderful together, the past refuses to stay buried. Their fragile relationship has to contend with people obsessed with revenge, greed and a man from Melissa’s past intent on having her for himself.
Wow! I so did not see this book coming! The story started out slow but I was soon drawn in and could only hang on for the ride. The Blue Rose is filled with steamy romance, suspense, deceptions and nothing is what is seems. The characters are so very flawed but real, dealing with their insecurities and inadequacies.
I must say that this is some of the finest writing I have read so far this year, even though the story was a little too long for me. I was stunned at the abrupt ending because I intensely dislike cliffhangers (this one will lead you right to the edge and a sharp drop off!) and will have passed on this if I knew that from the beginning, but I’m glad I read The Blue Rose and I look forward to the next book in the series.