Belladonna (Secrets of the Eternal Rose)
In Renaissance Italy, love, lust, intrigue and secret societies converge to stunning results! In the second in the stunning Secrets of the Eternal Rose series, Cassandra Caravello is trying to forget Falco, the wild artist who ran off with her heart, as she grows closer to her strong, steady... show more
In Renaissance Italy, love, lust, intrigue and secret societies converge to stunning results! In the second in the stunning Secrets of the Eternal Rose series, Cassandra Caravello is trying to forget Falco, the wild artist who ran off with her heart, as she grows closer to her strong, steady fiancé, Luca. But Luca seems to have his own secrets. When he’s arrested by soldiers in the middle of the night, Cass’s life is once again thrown into chaos. She must save Luca, and that means finding the Book of the Eternal Rose—the only evidence that will prove he’s innocent. So begins her journey to Florence, a city haunted by whispers of vampirism, secret soirees and clandestine meetings of the Order of the Eternal Rose. And home to Falco, who is working for the Order’s eerily stunning leader, the Belladonna herself. Can Cass trust her heart to lead her to the truth this time? Nothing is as it seems in this seductive thriller, where the truth may be the deadliest poison of all. Another sensual edge-of-your-seat romance thriller that's just as alluring Venom. This historical romantic mystery is perfect for fans of Philippa Gregory's The Other Boleyn Girl, Anna Godbersen's The Luxe, Libba Bray's A Great and Terrible Beauty and Cecily Von Ziegesar's Gossip Girl. Praise for Venom: "Deftly balancing beauty and death, Venom renders the canals of renaissance Venice frightening and irresistible in a sensual tale where no one can be trusted and passions kill." --Andrea Cremer, New York Times bestselling author of the Nightshade series
Publish date: July 16th 2013
Pages no: 353
Edition language: English
Series: Secrets of the Eternal Rose (#2)
An open letter to all the nice guys in literature: Dear "nice guys," On behalf of women everywhere (or at least the rational, normal, not-stupid ones), I apologize for this book. By "nice guys," I don't mean guys who slap the label on themselves haphazardly in order to absolve the fact that they ...
Wished the first three quarters of the book was like the last 100 pages.
OMG--I LOVE this title!! I am looking forward to the third title...review coming shortly
Loved this!! It's a really great sequel, and I thoroughly enjoyed jumping back into the renaissance Italy setting. It was just as creepy and mysterious as the first book, if not more so! I loved the plot developments involving the Order of the Eternal Rose, it definitely kept me guessing. I liked ho...
I want to state up-front that Belladonna is probably the most difficult book I've ever tried to review. The truth is that my feelings while reading this book were literally all over the place: I was frustrated, caught up, annoyed, cheering, sad, tense, and anxious pretty much constantly (and my Good...