Many years ago Henry VIII's father Henry Tudor made a pact with the Druids. The Druids promised him victory and the English crown in return for his vow to help in their battle against vampires. Henry Tudor agreed, and for the last few decades, the Tudor royals have been protected by the Llewellyns.
Times change and stories are forgotten. Now, HenryVII's son is on the throne, and while Henry has never heard of this pact with the Druids, they are still protecting the Tudors. The newest Druid to protect Henry VIII? Rosalind Llewellyn. Rosalind has been placed at court in order to protect Henry VIII from a hidden assassin. Rosalind runs into interference, however, in the form of Sir Christopher Ellis, Druid slayer and protector of vampires.
With more drained bodies being discovered daily, Christopher and Rosalind have no choice but to combine forces. Their desire for each other threatens their families' loyalties, but soul mates will not be denied.
Original and outstanding, KISS OF THE ROSE is a brand new take on vampires. The plot and storyline kept me reading - that's for sure. I love the idea of Druid protection, so just from that alone I was unable to put KISS OF THE ROSE down. Add in the historical aspects of the Tudor court, and I was simply and quite quickly hooked.
With any good storyline, the main characters must click. Christopher and Rosalind's awareness of each other caused steam to seep through the pages of KISS OF THE ROSE. The more intertwined their lives became, the more I could see their desire for each other.
I am really looking forward to Kate Pearce's next installment of this highly provocative series. Her ability to tell an awesome story with sensual and sinfully delicious love scenes is just one of the many reasons why I can't read enough from this amazing author!