Thursday, December 1, 2011

A Lily Among Thorns by Rose Lerner

I received this book as an E-Galley from Net Galley in exchange for my honest review.  I received no other compensation.  This book was a surprise.   It far surpassed my expectations based on the blurb.  Here is the Goodreads blurb:


It was him. Serena couldn't breathe. She'd been looking for him for years—the man who'd lifted her out of the dregs of London's underworld. She remembered that he'd looked like an angel. But either she'd embellished or he'd grown up. Because he didn't look like an angel now. He looked like a man, solid and broad, and taller than she'd thought. And now he needed her help.


Solomon recognized her as soon as they were alone in the dark. He'd not forgotten that night five years ago either. But Serena had changed. She was stronger, fiercely independent and, though it hardly seemed possible, even more beautiful. She was also neck-deep in trouble. Yet he'd help cook a feast for the Prince Regent, take on a ring of spies, love her well into the night—anything to convince her that this time he was here to stay.
I was so surprised by this book.  The blurb does not do it justice.  It is SO wonderful.  This is one book that I just could not put down.  It was so good that I stayed up until four in the morning because I just had to know how it ended.  All of the characters are so real and genuine.  They just tug at your heart strings.  Solomon is a great hero because he's not the typical hero.  He's not rich or super strong.  He's just a man who is doing what he loves with his life.  It's just so touching how he will go to any lengths to convince Serena to give him a chance.  I loved watching him chase her and Serena coming to terms with her feeling for him.  Serena is not used to trusting many people.  She's fiercely independent and it causes her to try to avoid Solomon's attentions at first.  I honestly don't think my review can do this one justice.  The tone and the story was wonderful.  The characters were great.  All in all, this book was one of my favorites this year and I highly recommend it if you like a romance with great characters and a wonderful historical world.

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A Lily Among Thorns earns 5 Fairies from me for an awesome male love interest and a great story!

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