The Rose by Tiffany Reisz ~ Live & Review

Also in this series: The Red
The Rose by Tiffany Reisz ~ Live & ReviewAlso by this author: The Night Mark
The Rose by Tiffany Reisz
ASIN: B07B3V4HB6
ISBN: 0778307921
Series: The Red #2
Published by Mira Books on April 16, 2019
Genres: Erotica, Romance, Fantasy
Pages: 400
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three-half-stars

Bestselling author Tiffany Reisz returns with an imaginative tale of lust and magic, and the dangers unleashed when the two are combined...On the day of Lia's university graduation party, her parents--wealthy art collectors with friends in high places--gift her a beautiful wine cup, a rare artifact decorated with roses. It's a stunning gift, and one that August Bowman, a friend of her parents and a guest at Lia's party, also has his eye on. The cup, August tells her, is known as the Rose Kylix, and it's no ordinary cup. It was used in the temple ceremonies of Eros, Greek god of erotic love, and has the power to bring the most intimate sexual fantasies to life.But Lia is skeptical of August's claims of the cup's mythology and magic--after all, he's a collector himself, and she suspects he just wants to get his hands on this impressive piece of art. So he dares her to try it for herself, and when Lia drinks from the Rose Kylix she is suddenly immersed in an erotic myth so vivid it seems real--as though she's living out the most sensual fantasy with August by her side...Realizing the true power of this ancient and dangerous relic, Lia is even more wary of giving it up, though August insists it is only safe with him. He's willing to pay the full value of the cup, but Lia has another type of trade in mind. One that finds them more tangled up in each other--and in fantasy--than either was prepared for.

“I’m dying to hear what you dream about in that deep dark little corner of your mind, the one with all the locks on the door and Cerberus guarding it with all three of his vicious heads…”

 

Review:

I loved The Red, when it hit my kindle I devoured it. When I saw this was in the same series as that book – I jumped on reviewing it. 

Overall I did enjoy this book. There were a few things that did not work for me but it was mostly minor things. I really enjoyed the banter between Lia and August, the great side characters added so much, several other things that are spoiler-ish so I’m leaving those off the list. This was a bit milder than The Red. I did take me some time to fully get into the story and to connect to Lia and August. The Greek mythology aspect of the story was very entertaining.

I do like this book but I liked The Red even more. I still recommend reading both of them though.

 

 

“Why’s it so important to you?”
“I want you to believe in magic,” August said. “I want you to believe…”
“In what? The gods?”
“In Eros,”

three-half-stars

About Tiffany Reisz

Tiffany Reisz is the author of the internationally bestselling and award-winning Original Sinners series for Mira Books (Harlequin/Mills & Boon). Tiffany’s books inhabit a sexy shadowy world where romance, erotica and literature meet and do immoral and possibly illegal things to each other. She describes her genre as “literary friction,” a term she stole from her main character, who gets in trouble almost as often as the author herself. She lives in Lexington, Kentucky with her husband, author Andrew Shaffer, and two cats. If she couldn’t write, she would die.

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