Monday, 20 April 2015

The Blue Rose (Book 1 in the Rose Series) by A.M.Helen


From Goodreads

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?

My thoughts 

I gave this a 6/10 or 3 stars. My thanks to the Publishers and NetGalley for the opportunity to read this story in exchange for an honest review.

This is the first of an erotic series of books aimed at the over 18 market and suitable for fans of that genre. The story sets the scene nicely for the series and leaves us on a cliffhanger, so be warned that you'll be left wanting more.

We all have a past and the past is what makes us who we are. Melissa Medina is a young woman with a past that robbed her of so many things in her young life, she prefers her past to remain most definitely in the past and hates to be reminded of what happened to her. Due to her Mum being ill and money being very tight, Melissa goes to a job interview that her Mum was supposed to attend. Alexander is a billionaire businessman wanting to learn Spanish. Is Melissa the right person to teach him Spanish? With no other option and perhaps against his better judgement he employs her on the understanding that she will be called upon at any hour of the day to fit in with his busy schedule.

As Alex and Melissa begin to acquaint themselves with one another during his Spanish lessons an attraction soon develops. Both of them have a past, it's how much their pasts are going to interfere in their lives.

Melissa's past is set to haunt her in more ways than one, as someone that she once knew sees her again and realises that she was the one that got away that perhaps shouldn't have done. Her past is very dark and is best left there. 

As the story develops and certain aspects of the past are set on a collision course with the present, will things ever be the same again for Melissa? Will her and Alex's relationship bloom or will it be doomed as fate begins to rear its head? Alex longs to protect Melissa and due to the nature of his business and lifestyle, he has a team of bodyguards to look after him and members of his family, etc. Will they be enough to protect her from her past as well?

I enjoyed this story and found the characters relationships and interactions well developed. I was intrigued by Melissa's past and will be interested to see how this develops in the next in the series.

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