Title: The Vanity of Roses
Author: Lily White
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: March 25, 2020
It has my 3 D's..... DARK, DIRTY & DELICIOUS!!! ~ Tricia, Goodreads Reviewer
Wow! Talk about gut wrenching! This book tore through me in every way possible! ~ Carvanz, Goodreads Reviewer
Totally consuming! I got lost in Callan and Lisbeths twisted love story. Callan is the ultimate bully worth fighting (or submitting) for. ~Keri Loves Books
The Vanity of Roses does not disappoint. It is everything I needed. It's dark and violent, sexy and suspenseful. ~ S.M., Wicked Reads
That hadn’t always been his name.
When we were children, he was nothing more than a servant boy in my family.
He was an amusement to me.
A weak soul who refused to fight back.
It was so easy to take advantage.
But then my father died, and I was stolen. The family moved on without me. Until I was penniless with no place to go.
I returned to the Rose Estate not knowing Callan was the head of it.
He’d honed his body and temper in the underground fighting ring. The scars only made him more beautiful.
Now I’m trapped by a seductively dark man who has nothing but vengeance running through his veins.
I’d always wanted him to fight back, but you know what they say:
Be careful what you wish for.
Another great story from Lily White, but I gotta be honest, this is one where I'm not quite a fan of the heroine, Lisbeth. Even by the end of the book I wasn't that impressed; maybe because of the way she acted when she was younger, especially in regards to Callan? Even when she came back after being gone for a decade, she had some of the privileged princess of the manor attitude that came roaring back after approximately 9 minutes after arriving back at the Rose Family compound. She does finally show some character growth by the end of the book, but for me it just wasn't enough.
Now Callan on the other hand? Hell yeah, he made this book for me! I loved the scene when he'd had enough of Lisbeth and her attitude at the start of the book and showed some backbone towards her; unfortunately the next scene wasn't quite so pleasant, but gave a small glimpse into the situation that shaped his future as the head of the Rose Family. There's plenty of suspense, especially in regards to who was responsible for the devastation during Lisbeth's party at the beginning of the story, and the motivation of a couple of different characters throughout the book.
Lily White is a romance writer who likes to dabble on the taboo side of eroticism. She is most known for her Masters Series, Target This, Wishing Well, and Asylum. In addition to dark romance Lily writes contemporary romance, taboo romance, and psychological thrillers. Lily enjoys stretching her writing muscles by continuing to challenge herself with each book she publishes.