Author: Kate Pearce
Series: The Tudor Vampire Chronicles
Other Titles In Series: Kiss of the Rose (#1), Mark of the Rose (#3)
Format: MMPaperback, eBook
Original Release Date: February 1, 2011
ISBN #: 978-0451232489
Rosalind Llewellyn and Christopher Ellis are back to kick more Vampire butt in Kate Pearce’s second installment of The Tudor Vampire Chronicles, Blood of the Rose. This time their enemy happens to be one history’s most intriguing and infamous women, Anne Boleyn.
King Henry has set aside Queen Katharine and is seeking an annulment so that he may wed Anne. His lady love, however, is not exactly who she appears to be, and has her own agenda. One that makes Henry a pawn in her quest for power. Rosalind struggles with how to protect the King, and keep her head, since she knows he would not tolerate anyone deliberately speaking out against his beautiful (but deadly) betrothed. The fighting is a little more fierce in this book. Rosalind and Christopher also have to deal with more personal issues and quite a few very messy misunderstandings.
I LOVED this book. Kate did a spectacular job of fleshing out Christopher and Rosalind and letting the reader get more of a peek into their inner turmoils. I enjoy the scenes that Rosalind and Christopher share because their relationship seems so real. They bicker and argue like an old married couple. As their love grows stronger, the obstacles they face become harder to overcome. And their make-ups are steamy! I can see genuine feelings between the two of them and the tender moments they share absolutely melt my heart. I am thrilled that Rosalind is so much stronger in this book. She really blossoms [in more ways than one ] and owns who she is. My one complaint is that I have to wait until August for Mark of the Rose!
Review of the first book in The Tudor Vampire Chronicles, Kiss of the Rose, CLICK HERE.