My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Content Rating: 18+
Genre: Adult Fiction/Erotica, Romance, Fantasy/Mythology
Let me start my review by saying that I have never been a huge fan of Greek mythology, much to my husband’s dismay; he finds it fascinating. He has tried and failed to change my mind. Where he has been unable Tiffany Reisz has succeeded with her new book The Rose. Be prepared to enter a world filled with the wildest of erotic Greek mythology fantasies, starring none other than the incredible male and female Gods of ancient Greece.
The Rose by Tiffany Reisz is the second book in The Red series. I have not read the first book in this series, but I plan on doing so as soon as possible. The Rose is a beautifully written book that has expanded my knowledge about Greek mythology in fun and sexy ways. Ms. Reisz takes Greek mythology and puts an original erotic twist on it, creating a world that I wanted to delve into and never leave. I must say, I will never look at Greek mythology in the same way and I guarantee neither will you. This book was well researched, and I found myself googling parts to learn more on the subject.
The Rose is infused with lust and laughter, deceit and deception and lots of erotic romping all set between the real world set in the 21 century, and the mythical world dating back centuries. This book also contains unique and well-developed characters. Ms. Reisz does a perfect job of balancing the romance/erotic aspects of this book with the underlying plot. She perfectly depicts, through the main character Lia Godwick, the pain a woman with a broken heart feels. I found Lia to be a compelling character she was smart, strong-willed, but also soft-hearted and vulnerable at the same time.
August Bowman crashes into Lia’s life at her graduation party, claiming that the gift her father gave her, the Rose Kylix, has mythical powers to elicit the most intimate sexual fantasies. From here the story takes off, intertwining the two main characters with some wonderful fantasies, some cute surprises and a bit of blackmail. I enjoyed the dialogue between August and Lia; it was super smart and kept me turning the pages. No mushy nonsense dialogue found in this book, but there were lots and lots of dazzling steamy mature conversation.
You will probably figure out most things in this book, I did, but this book is not about the mystery aspect but the fantastic ride of reading Lia and August’s story. I founded the ending very endearing in a warped poetic justice sort of way, and I did have a good laugh about it. Oh, I’m sorry did you want me to tell you…lol…no spoilers in my reviews.
The Rose was a delightful erotic book to read, and I highly recommend it. The Rose is part two of The Red Series but can be read as a standalone book. So now is about the time I smacked myself in the face. I have had the first book in this series since 10/17 and haven’t read it. Please don’t make the same mistake I made, make time to read this series!
***I kindly received this galley by way of NetGalley/publisher/author. I was not contacted, asked or required to leave a review. I received no compensation, financial or otherwise. I have voluntarily read this book, and this review is my honest opinion .***