Series: Rose of Thorne #1
Published September 24th 2013 (first published September 23rd 2013)
Source: Blog Tour - in exchange for honest review
When a drunk driver tragically orphans Skylar Rose at the age of sixteen, she leaves her dreams behind and takes on the daunting task of helping her elderly grandmother raise her young sister. While other girls her age were living a typical carefree life, she was picking up double shifts at a local café and struggling to pay the bills.
Always putting her sister’s needs and school first, Skylar has never had time to date or develop relationships. Now a senior in college, she has her sights set on an amazing internship opportunity. The last thing she needed was for a sexy distraction like Sebastian Thorne to walk into her life.
Sebastian Thorne had been an entitled and reckless nineteen year old when he got behind the wheel of his new sports car that night. When his night of indulgence goes tragically wrong, Sebastian hesitantly turns to the one person, he knows can make everything go away…the one person he hates ..his father.
Now twenty-six, Sebastian is the young enigmatic and powerful CEO of his late father’s design company, Thorne Enterprises. With both millions in the bank and a new woman on his arm almost every night, the world never knew the dark secret he carried inside. Still plagued with nightmares from the night of that horrific accident and having to leave the beautiful girl behind, Sebastian vows to find the one that haunts his dreams. Sometimes the choice of revisiting our past opens the door to a future that we never thought possible.
Haunted by their past, these two want nothing more than to have their life given back to them. But what do you do when the person who gave you back your life, was the very one that took it from you in the first place?
RATING: 4 out of 5 Stars
The summary practically screamed "READ ME" the moment I came across it by chance via blog tour. Imagine the possibilities that the story will unfold and I was really excited to read it.
Rose has been through hard time, especially so after losing her parents in an accident in which she was also a victim. Blame it on the careless driver who escaped after the accident took place. As the book was told from dual POV, we get to know about Sebastian as well, a.k.a. the guy who rammed his car into Rose's family's. He panicked after the accident and ran away after calling 911 for help, but still, it was too late for Rose's parents.
The two crossed path sometime later and Sebastian sought to know more about Rose. What a surprise when she turned out to be a candidate for internship at his office and many things happened after that. While reading, I worry about Sebastian and what would happen if Rose found out about his dark secret. I had conflicting emotions about Sebastian. On one hand, I want both Sebastian and Rose to be together, but on the other hand, when I thought about Rose, I wanted to smack Sebastian for putting Rose in her current position. She has every right to be angry at him.
The book ends with a major cliffhanger! Good news is that Thorneless is out on Dec 16th! I'll definitely grab the book because I want to know what happens next! Mia Michelle writes a tragic but enjoyable love story that will break your heart (like mine did). I've come to appreciate her characters and will definitely follow the series!
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