Thursday, October 6, 2011

A Lily Among Thorns by Rose Lerner


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.

Reviewer: BlackTulip
I loved the first book of this series so much but to my great astonishment I didn't like this book.

I was intrigued by the storyline as it looked very original. But quickly I became bored and really wanted to quit halfway. Still I managed to finish it because I wanted to know how it ended.

The plot in my opinion became too complex too soon and I started losing interest.

I never could get into the story and as a result I was never able to appreciate the two main characters and their interaction. It's a pity really, because I liked the idea of these two uncommon personalities and the unusual story of a courtesan and a gentleman. I'm always very interested in class differences and constraints of society.

For all that, it doesn't make it a bad book at all. It was very well written and there was humor in the dialogues. I will read the next one, but I can only give this one 2.5/5.

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