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“I’m going to make you fall in love with me. I don’t know how, but I am.”

When we pick up a Tiffany Reisz book, we know we’re in for intelligent addictive prose, a unique story, a bit of kink, passion, emotion and some tongue in cheek humour. We also know it’s going to be a story that will leave us fulfilled and in awe of her brilliant storytelling, and with The Rose we were once again proven right. What a story! The exhaustive research that must have gone into this book is mind-boggling! Captivating and vividly beautiful, we were beguiled by every word.

“The gods aren’t magicians. They’re gods. But even gods have toys. Word of advice. Don’t play with a god’s toy without permission.”

Twenty-one-year-old Lady Ophelia (Lia) Godwick is attracted to the mysteriously handsome and commanding Augustine (August) Bowman, when he attends a small party at her house. It turns out both share a passion for Greek Mythology, and August is very interested in a gift Lia’s father has given her for her graduation. The Rose kylix, a wine cup dated 500BC, that in Greek mythology is said to give you the opportunity to live out your most erotic fantasies if you drink from the cup.

“Kiss me. I dare you.”
“What’ll happen when I kiss you?”
“Good things will happen.”
“Like What?”

Lia was horribly spurned by a previous lover and bears the emotional scars which have left her believing she is a less than an adequate lover. August is the consummate lover and promises to bring pleasure beyond anything Lia could imagine if she will just take the leap. How can she resist?

After sipping wine from the kylix, August and Lia embark on an erotic passionate and sensual journey where Tiffany Riesz manages to seamlessly blend present day Lia and August, with a passionate erotic and kinky journey into Greek Mythology where they experience desire and sex on a whole new level, living out heightened sexual experiences that were sizzling and adventurous.

“Are you afraid?” August asked.
“No,” Lia said.

Oh, the twists!! We loved how this enticing tale kept us guessing. The Rose was mesmerizing, intelligent and mesmerising storytelling. The Greek mythology aspect of the story was fascinating and so brilliantly delivered. There were surprises we didn’t see coming and we loved how the story culminated in an ending that challenged us and wowed us. Boy, can this lady write a bloody fabulous erotic story! The Rose is an enticing and passionate story switching from the present to a time when Gods ruled in their own cruel and seductive way. A perfect way to escape for a few hours!



USA Today bestselling author Tiffany Reisz returns to the world of The Red with an imaginative sequel full of lust and magic, and the dangers unleashed when the two are combined… 

On the day of Lia’s university graduation party, her parents—wealthy art collectors with friends in high places—gift her a beautiful wine cup, a rare artifact decorated with roses. It’s a stunning gift, and one that August Bowman, a friend of her parents and a guest at Lia’s party, also has his eye on. The cup, August tells her, is known as the Rose kylix, and it’s no ordinary cup. It was used in the temple ceremonies of Eros, Greek god of erotic love, and has the power to bring the most intimate sexual fantasies to life.

But Lia is skeptical of August’s claims of the cup’s mythology and magic—after all, he’s a collector himself, and she suspects he just wants to get his hands on this impressive piece of art. So he dares her to try it for herself, and when Lia drinks from the Rose kylix she is suddenly immersed in an erotic myth so vivid it seems real—as though she’s living out the most sensual fantasy with August by her side…

Realizing the true power of this ancient and dangerous relic, Lia is even more wary of giving it up, though August insists it is only safe with him. He’s willing to pay the full value of the cup, but Lia has another type of trade in mind. One that finds them more tangled up in each other—and in fantasy—than either was prepared for.

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  1. Jane said:

    Great review! I’m on wait list for this one! PS, thanks for all the great sales notices. I bought The Real by Kate Stewart + audio 🙂


    1. TotallyBookedBlog Post author said:

      Thank you so much! You’re welcome! Glad we could help. We do love a good bargain! Hugs Jenny and Gitte xo


  2. Karen C said:

    It was like Alice in Wonderland with god sex! I loved it.


    1. TotallyBookedBlog Post author said:

      It was! Loved it! xo


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