ARC Review: The Rose by Tiffany Reisz

Title: The Rose
Author: Tiffany Reisz
Genre: Erotic Fantasy
Type: Standalone Book 2 of The Red series
POV: Third Person
Expected Publication: April 16, 2019

 

USA Today bestselling author Tiffany Reisz returns to the world of The Red with an imaginative sequel full of lust and magic, and the dangers unleashed when the two are combined… 

On the day of Lia’s university graduation party, her parents—wealthy art collectors with friends in high places—gift her a beautiful wine cup, a rare artifact decorated with roses. It’s a stunning gift, and one that August Bowman, a friend of her parents and a guest at Lia’s party, also has his eye on. The cup, August tells her, is known as the Rose kylix, and it’s no ordinary cup. It was used in the temple ceremonies of Eros, Greek god of erotic love, and has the power to bring the most intimate sexual fantasies to life.

But Lia is skeptical of August’s claims of the cup’s mythology and magic—after all, he’s a collector himself, and she suspects he just wants to get his hands on this impressive piece of art. So he dares her to try it for herself, and when Lia drinks from the Rose kylix she is suddenly immersed in an erotic myth so vivid it seems real—as though she’s living out the most sensual fantasy with August by her side…

Realizing the true power of this ancient and dangerous relic, Lia is even more wary of giving it up, though August insists it is only safe with him. He’s willing to pay the full value of the cup, but Lia has another type of trade in mind. One that finds them more tangled up in each other—and in fantasy—than either was prepared for.

 

 

Pre-order at Amazon.

 

 

ARC provided for an unbiased review.

Lady Ophelia (Lia) Godwick lived and breathed Greek mythology. For her graduation party, her beloved father bought her a special ancient wine cup. Unbeknownst to her, Augustine (August) Bowman, an antique collector set his eyes on the same prize. What she thought was an ordinary cup turned into an erotic adventure she would never forget.

“I’m dying to hear what you dream about in that deep dark little corner of your mind, the one with all the locks on the door and Cerberus guarding it with all three of his vicious heads…”

I love Greek mythology since I was in college. And I love porn. So this book is the best combination of both worlds haha!

I enjoyed following Lia and August’s adventures throughout the book where they relived various mythological couples’ sexual encounters. There were good varieties of eroticism among the stories ranging from sweet and romantic to thrilling and dirty. My favorites were Briseis & Achilles (who is my favorite Greek hero) and Eros & Psyche. Oh, of course, Aethra & Poseidon too. Though I have to say this book was a lot milder than The Red.

“Why’s it so important to you?”
“I want you to believe in magic,” August said. “I want you to believe…”
“In what? The gods?”
“In Eros,”

Lia and August had good chemistry and were entertaining with their banters. The supporting characters were equally amusing. Sometimes I even found myself reading the dialogue in a posh British accent.

The Rose is a tale healing and sexual liberation. It would appeal to readers who crave to embark on erotic fantasy adventures.

Final Verdict:

This review is also available on Goodreads.

Books in the series: 
The Red (The Red, #1) by Tiffany Reisz The Rose (The Red, #2) by Tiffany Reisz

 

 

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Tiffany Reisz is the author of the internationally bestselling and award-winning Original Sinners series for Mira Books (Harlequin/Mills & Boon). Tiffany’s books inhabit a sexy shadowy world where romance, erotica and literature meet and do immoral and possibly illegal things to each other. She describes her genre as “literary friction,” a term she stole from her main character, who gets in trouble almost as often as the author herself. She lives in Lexington, Kentucky with her husband, author Andrew Shaffer, and two cats. If she couldn’t write, she would die.

 

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.⁣⁣⁣ 📖 #CurrentlyReading: The Rose by #TiffanyReisz⁣⁣ Coming April 16, 2019!⁣⁣⁣ See book details below⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ I love Greek mythology so I have high hope for this one. I used to name my pet fishes with Greek myth names, but they all end up dying until I ran out of names 🤣. My favorite was a couple of silver dollars I called Romulus and Remus (the "founders" of Rome). ⁣ ⁣ They're ugly and so gentle (translation: boring lol!) but they lived the longest. They survived at least 8 years. One of them died first (can't remember which one) and the one survived lived alone for another year or so. I didn't add new one because I didn't want any possible fighting and him end up dying. I was so sad when they died. I don't think I've ever cared for something that long lol!⁣ ⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ ★ Book Details ★⁣⁣⁣ Pre-order: https://amzn.to/2UUME9p⁣⁣ Blurb:⁣⁣⁣ On the day of Lia’s university graduation party, her parents—wealthy art collectors with friends in high places—gift her a beautiful wine cup, a rare artifact decorated with roses. It’s a stunning gift, and one that August Bowman, a friend of her parents and a guest at Lia’s party, also has his eye on. The cup, August tells her, is known as the Rose kylix, and it’s no ordinary cup. It was used in the temple ceremonies of Eros, Greek god of erotic love, and has the power to bring the most intimate sexual fantasies to life.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ But Lia is skeptical of August’s claims of the cup’s mythology and magic—after all, he’s a collector himself, and she suspects he just wants to get his hands on this impressive piece of art. So he dares her to try it for herself, and when Lia drinks from the Rose kylix she is suddenly immersed in an erotic myth so vivid it seems real—as though she’s living out the most sensual fantasy with August by her side…⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Realizing the true power of this ancient and dangerous relic, Lia is even more wary of giving it up, though August insists it is only safe with him. He’s willing to pay the full value of the cup, but Lia has another type of trade in mind. One that finds them more tangled up in each other—and in fantasy—than either was prepared for.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣

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