Title: Blood and Roses (Tainted Hearts #3.5)
Author: Lylah James
Genre: Romance, Dark
Publication Date: February 27th 2018
I was trapped. There was nothing left of me.
Then he came and wanted to make me his.
He saved me. He gave me a home, a family.
He made sweet love to me.
I was his Angel. He was my everything.
I thought we would live happily ever after, but there are no happy endings in the mafia life.
I found this out the hard way, as the blood flowed, red as roses…
Angel. The word meant nothing until I saw her.
I found her in a place worse than hell. She calls me her savior.
But I didn’t save her. I captured the pretty angel and made her mine.
Life was perfect. I had everything I wanted.
I was her salvation. She was my redemption.
Until I lost her.
Angels deserve happy endings, but monsters like me don’t.
My darkness became hers, and our happily-ever-after became tainted.
I knew it was going to happen… I mean, I am obsessed with the Tainted Series for crying out loud! I knew the end game…I knew my heart was going break. I knew it was going to be painful to read it from Lyov and Marie’s point of view but I had to read it.
I felt this deep sense of melancholia while I was reading this book. And as stupid as it sounds, I was seriously hoping somewhere…somehow, Lylah James would change the plot and spare us from this impending doom of irrevocable sadness. Lylah, I hate you for writing this book. I love you for writing this book.
You are a cruel, cruel, cruel woman for making me weep but an Angel for writing this beautiful love story.
Blood and Roses is the story of Maria and Lyov, Alessio’s parents. Their love stories rivals that of Alessio and Aylah but unlike them, Lyov and Maria’s love story does not have a happy ending. Words would not be enough to express the love these two shared (Romeo and Juliet, Who?). It is passionate and intense, powerful and gentle, addictive and compulsive.
Maria and Lyov’s story is beautiful and heartbreaking… Their chemistry is intense. Their love story starts off unconventional but it is a story that is packed with heavenly, blissful chemistry that is seriously sensual yet gentle and kind.
I have said it before and I will say it again, I love this series and I love Blood and Roses.
This story is what all love stories are meant to be… a beautiful tragedy.
I highly highly highly recommend this book! I hope you give the Ivanshov’s family a try because this family will make you fall in love with them!