Friday, October 24, 2014

REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: Rose of Thorne by Mia Michelle

Book: Rose of Thorne
Author: Mia Michelle
Genre: Contemporary Romance
When a drunk driver tragically orphans Skylar Rose at the age of sixteen, she leaves her dreams behind and takes on the daunting task of helping her elderly grandmother raise her young sister. While other girls her age were living a typical carefree life, she was picking up double shifts at a local café and struggling to pay the bills.
Always putting her sister’s needs and school first, Skylar has never had time to date or develop relationships. Now a senior in college, she has her sights set on an amazing internship opportunity. The last thing she needed was for a sexy distraction like Sebastian Thorne to walk into her life.
Sebastian Thorne had been an entitled and reckless nineteen year old when he got behind the wheel of his new sports car that night. When his night of indulgence goes tragically wrong, Sebastian hesitantly turns to the one person, he knows can make everything go away…the one person he hates ..his father.
Now twenty-six, Sebastian is the young enigmatic and powerful CEO of his late father’s design company, Thorne Enterprises. With both millions in the bank and a new woman on his arm almost every night, the world never knew the dark secret he carried inside. Still plagued with nightmares from the night of that horrific accident and having to leave the beautiful girl behind, Sebastian vows to find the one that haunts his dreams. Sometimes the choice of revisiting our past opens the door to a future that we never thought possible.
Haunted by their past, these two want nothing more than to have their life given back to them. But what do you do when the person who gave you back your life, was the very one that took it from you in the first place?
Erin's Review
Skylar and Sebastian's story certainly isn't an easy one. Filled with emotion, drama and angst these two seem to have the deck stacked against them. 
Skylar is so sweet. She's been through so much and has stood strong throughout everything. She's the type of character you want nothing but good things to happen to. 
Sebastian, well, I have a love/hate relationship with Sebastian. While I fully get why he treated Skylar like he did, he's still an ass. But he does have his redeeming moments where you can almost forget the moments where he's a class A jackass. And let's not forget the secret he's carrying around that will destroy the one thing he can't seem to get enough of. 
The story is told in multiple points of view so you really get to know what the characters are thinking. This book is the first in a series so please keep that in mind.  A solid 4 star read for me and now I need to get my hands on the rest of the series to see where it all goes. 

Author Bio
Mia fell in love with the literary world and began putting her active imagination to pen and paper at the age of six. Over the years, she has filled up numerous shelves with her notebooks and journals of her favorite stories. Twelve years ago, Mia began drafting The Thorne Series and through encouragement of a close friend, decided to finally take the leap of faith to bring her dream to life.  She openly admits to having a hopeless infatuation with her Kindle and suffers from the one-click book addiction (No intervention required).
Mia is currently a stay at home mom who has mastered the fine art of making a PB&J sandwich in between laundry and shuttling kids to ballet and swimming.   In her spare time (“What spare time?” She laughs), she enjoys photography, traveling, and having a girls night out with her pals.   She enjoys the simple things in life, such as sleeping more than 3 hours per night and 10 minute showers without being interrupted by children yelling “mommy” from the other side of the bathroom door.
Mia Michelle resides in Tennessee with her soul mate and husband and their 2 beautiful young children.
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