There are many different reasons for having secrets. Sometimes we choose to keep those secrets to protect people, while other times, they are kept out of deceit and shame. Regardless of their purpose, secrets have the power to hurt us, like nothing else. When we risk losing someone we love, we will stop at nothing, to prevent the truth from ever being known. But sometimes, secrets find their way out onto the open, revealing themselves even against our desperate attempts to keep them hidden. My secret had almost destroyed us, but through the miracle of three little words, “I forgive you,” Skylar had finally set me free from my years of torment.
Part of her died the night she lost her parents. No matter what I do, I can never get that part of her back again. Through the tragedy of that night, our lives are forever scarred, yet through our powerful love, I see her once again returning back to life, just like a perfect rose in bloom.
Now that she knows my secret, there is nothing that can ever tear us apart again…or so, I had thought.
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Rose in Bloom is the third book and final novel in the Rose of Thorne Trilogy. If you have not read books 1 & 2, please stop reading this review! Spoilers ahead!
Rose in Bloom begins where Thorneless left off. Sebastian is in the hospital from the accident while Skylar stays by his side. Lucas is licking his wounds from being rejected by Skylar. He is determined to get Skylar back - by any means possible. Also, don't forget about Brandon, Skylar's attacker, since he sure hasn't forgotten her.
"If she thinks I am running like last time, she is very much mistaken. I'm not leaving her, not until she sees that she is making a mistake."
"Skylar belongs to me. She just needs a little reminding of that once I get out of here. No one says no to Brandon Larson. No one."
Rose in Bloom definitely has a more masculine feel than its predecessors. It focuses mostly on the men of the story. We get a lot of POVs from Sebastian, Lucas, and (gasp) Brandon. We get a few POVs from Skylar but I feel as though this is the guys' story to tell. And boy do the men deliver. Their love and dedication to Skylar is remarkable.
"You are the fire that rages in my soul. Because of you, I finally know what it feels like to be alive, to be truly loved."
It was nice to see Skylar so content in this book. Even with all of the action and the drama, we see that she has developed into a confident and glowing young woman. Her journey comes full circle and her life is complete.
"I want you to be my forever and always. Love is forever, my forever is with you."
This is one bumpy ride! Secrets are revealed. Lives are in danger. Plus a wedding and a baby, oh my! Mia Michelle gives us sweet romance, action, and suspense all rolled into one fast-paced book! There is a tiny cliffhanger - but it is not with regards to Skylar so don't worry! She does get her happily ever after (finally - she deserves it) but
although Skylar's story has reached its end, there will be spinoffs for the voices left to be heard.
4 Stars for Rose in Bloom! Pick it up today!
And if you haven't already, grab the first two books in this series!!