Beautiful Rose by Missy Johnson
(Beautiful Rose #1)
Publication date: October 24th 2013
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Jack Falcon is a new man. Three years after he left his life behind in London, Jack finally feels settled. He’s surrounded with everything that is important to him; a great relationship with his brother, Alex, a bar he is about to re-open, and most importantly, he has control of his life and his dreams. He knows he can’t undo the wrongs of his past, but he sure as hell can determine his future. He has worked hard to move forward and nothing is going to undo that.
Until he meets Rose.
Rose Wilson has never felt normal. Since she was a child, Rose has felt nothing but the overwhelming desire to end her life and she has no idea why. We live to die, so what’s the point in living? Rose has pushed the limits in the past, and pushed people away. She can’t figure out why Jack and Alex are so insistent on helping her. Twelve years of therapy has failed to help her, so why should they be any different?
Jack sees just how beautiful and important Rose is, but convincing her of that means putting his heart on the line, something he isn’t sure he can do. He can’t deny his feeling for Rose, but that doesn’t mean he has to act on them. And Jack isn’t the only one developing feelings for Rose.
Before Rose, Jack vowed he would never let himself fall in love again.
Before Rose, he had control.
But sometimes, it’s losing control that makes you really see what’s really important in your life.
I absolutely loved this story, which follows Jack as he moves far away after the events in Seduce. Although this is a standalone, you should read Seduce first to get an understanding of why Jack feels the way he does about relationships, and also because it is a very creative and surprising story.
Jack is now living his life in a new city and meets Rose, who also has lots of secrets in her past. Jack might not be the nicest person, but he is drawn to Rose and treats her differently from most women.
There are lots of steamy scenes in this story, along with some great supporting characters. Missy Johnson really knows how to amp up the chemistry, and the sex scenes do not disappoint! I was really rooting for Jack and Rose, I felt connected to the characters and overall I really loved this story.
Missy lives in a small town in Central Victoria with her husband, and her confused pets (a dog who think she’s a cat, a cat who thinks he’s a dog…you get the picture).
When she’s not writing, she can usually be found looking for something to read.