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I received both Beautiful Rose and its companion novel Seduce to review. I sooo loved both of them. I made a huge mistake though and read Seduce before Beautiful Rose. So if you haven’t read the book look away for the next to lines and then come back for the review. Spoiler!!!
Seduce is not a happily ever after. It is what happened to Jack prior to Beautiful Rose and it is incredibly sad. I was a complete idiot and didn’t read the blurb for either book before picking it up and I was soooooooooo sad to find out when I got to the very sad ending that Jack did not end up with Belle. She was so, so, damn perfect.
Spoiler over 😀
Synopsis (Cover links to Goodreads):
Jack Falcon is a new man. Three years after he left his life behind in London, Jack finally feels settled. He’s surrounded with everything that is important to him; a great relationship with his brother, Alex, a bar he is about to re-open, and most importantly, he has control of his life and his dreams. He knows he can’t undo the wrongs of his past, but he sure as hell can determine his future. He has worked hard to move forward and nothing is going to undo that.
Until he meets Rose.
Rose Wilson has never felt normal. Since she was a child, Rose has felt nothing but the overwhelming desire to end her life and she has no idea why. We live to die, so what’s the point in living? Rose has pushed the limits in the past, and pushed people away. She can’t figure out why Jack and Alex are so insistent on helping her. Twelve years of therapy has failed to help her, so why should they be any different?
Jack sees just how beautiful and important Rose is, but convincing her of that means putting his heart on the line, something he isn’t sure he can do. He can’t deny his feeling for Rose, but that doesn’t mean he has to act on them. And Jack isn’t the only one developing feelings for Rose.
Before Rose, Jack vowed he would never let himself fall in love again.
Before Rose, he had control.
But sometimes, it’s losing control that makes you really see what’s really important in your life.
Author: Missy Johnson
My Rating: 5 Bookworms
(I Promise this is a spoiler free review.)
I will start off by reviewing (kind of) Seduce.
Jack is an asshole. A huge one. The kind that sleeps with a girl and fakes an emergency phone call to get out of ever having to call her again. He sleeps with his assistants and doesn’t care if the woman he leaves behind hates him. But he hates his life. AND he has a softer side. He cries at sad tv shows, he curls up with his very adorable and very snippy pet cat. And then he falls in love with Belle. In essence she saves him from his previous love. But can her love be enough or will he go back to old ways? And so Seduce runs into Beautiful Rose and I manage to fall even more in love with this new and improved Jack Falcon.
Finally free from the stuff that bound him in London Jack opens his own club and sets out to make his own mark in the world. He meets sexy, damaged Rose through his brother. Soon the two of them fall head over heals even though both of them fight it off like you would not believe.
I loved Jack. I loved him in Seduce – even if he was a douche most of the time and I just fell deeper and deeper in love with the more sensitive (and believe it or not) damaged side. He is broken after what happened in London and doesn’t feel he deserves love. He treats Rose like she is a princess and wants to protect her and show her just how beautiful she is. He appreciates her spunk but sees through it all to the broken down girl inside. I think if I were asked right now who my favourite book boyfriend was it would be him.
On the other side of the love story we have Rose. A very sad, lonely girl forced out into the big bad world. Even with all her problems she does so remarkably well that I admired her through out. She stood up for herself (when biatches encroached) and she didn’t let her condition get her down (all the time).
It really was a fantastic read. I am really enjoying all the non-perfect mc’s all you fantastic authors are throwing my way lately.
When she’s not writing, she can usually be found looking for something to read.
- Review: Seduce by Missy Johnson (rawbooks.wordpress.com)
- Blog Tour Stop: Beautiful Rose (rawbooks.wordpress.com)
- Release Day Blitz: Beautiful Rose by Missy Johnson (rawbooks.wordpress.com)
- Release Day Blitz and Giveaway for Beautiful Rose by Missy Johnson (wildwordywomen.com)
- Release Day Blitz & Giveaway – Beautiful Rose by Missy Johnson (thebookhangover.wordpress.com)
- ~★~Release Blitz & Giveaway~★~ Beautiful Rose by Missy Johnson (readingpastmybedtime.net)
- Seduce (Beautiful Rose prequel) by Missy Johnson (thebookhangover.wordpress.com)
- Kindle Bargain £0.77: Seduce (Beautiful Rose 0.5) by Missy Johnson (readingmyescape.wordpress.com)
- Missy Johnson New Release with Giveaway (allisread.com)
- Upcoming Release, October, 24th, 2013 : Beautiful Rose (Beautiful Rose #1) by Missy Johnson (readingmyescape.wordpress.com)