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review 2016-12-24 18:23
Audio Book Review: Scent Of A White Rose By Tish Thawer
Scent of a White Rose - Tish Thawer


This book has me so perplexed. There were a few things that happened or were mentioned in this novel that I can't wrap my head around. This story could have gone in a completely different direction if it weren't for all that.


My biggest problem was with Jeremy (Rose's dad). At this point Rose is twenty years old, almost finishing college and making plans to move out, so I couldn't understand his incessant worrying over what she was doing and what time she had to be home. I understand his wife died because of a home invasion, but that was six months ago. She couldn't even let him know she was going out with her boyfriend because he'd go all caveman on her. I also didn't understand why he kept the Meredith secret. Rose is old enough to be OK with it all, if it wasn't for the extenuating circumstances. 



**Spoiler Alert**



Rose made me second guess her intelligence a few times during this novel. Who in their right mind see's a vampire drinking from her mother (who probably has no clue that it's even happening in the first place), befriends this 'stranger'/vampire, takes everything he's saying to be truthful and believes that he'll change her down the road because she's nice to him? I just can't understand how someone's mind would have to work to make it so that's believable even in a paranormal fictional novel. I enjoy a dash of reality in my fictional stories, thanks.


**End Of Spoiler**

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I don't have much to say about Christen. He seemed like a nice guy who cared for Rose and her wellbeing. I don't feel like I got to know him very much in this novel because Rose could barely meet up with him because of the caveman of a dad she had.


This novel did leave off at a minor cliffhanger and I can say curiosity killed the cat. I will probably skim through the next novel just to know what happens next at some point in the future. I came to the conclusion that this story was not for me.


The Audio Book:

The audio book was very interesting and I have nothing negative to say about it. I really enjoyed the sound effects they put in when the character point of view was changing.

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review 2013-09-24 02:00
Scent of a White Rose - Tish Thawer

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review 2013-06-28 00:00
Scent of a White Rose (The Rose Trilogy, #1) - Tish Thawer I enjoyed reading the book. It was a very fast, easy read. I did think it was a little ridiculous how Rose always had to sneak out of the house at the age of twenty. It did have a bit of a cliffhanger ending. I can't wait to read the next book and see how the rest of the story unfolds.
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review 2012-01-13 00:00
Scent of a White Rose (The Rose Trilogy, #1) - Tish Thawer This is the first book in the Rose trilogy, and a début by author Tish Thawer. I thought for a début it displayed some pretty bold moves. She has really tried to shake things up a bit and try something different.The first bold move... well, that could be said to be writing a vampire based YA novel at a time when the shelves are totally saturated with them.I have to say, though, Thawer managed to give hers some very unique characteristics. They do this "drifting" thing. When strong emotions- lust, anger, blood hunger, etc- strikes them, their eyes and hair "drift" to much darker shades. It's something that is completely out of their control. This was a first for me, and I liked this aspect of the story.Bold move number two: Using multiple first person narratives.At first I thought it was just going to be first person - Rose, but then we switched to Christian, then someone else and someone else... By the end there were maybe 5 or 6 characters getting a turn. This is definitely unusual for the genre and not something I have experienced before. For me, it made things a little disjointed and stopped me from getting attached to any one "voice" as it was constantly changing. But it did serve to give you a wider view of events than the limiting single voice would have.And finally, bold move number three: To have the hero and heroine of the piece already in a relationship prior to us joining the story.As you'll see from the blurb we are following Rose and Christian, who, at the time of the start of this story, have already been together for around 9 months. I'm not 100% sure how I felt about this aspect. I kind of like seeing the love interests meet for the first time. We got a relaying of events so I do know how they met, but I would have liked to have seen it in real time. I think this would have helped me form a stronger connection to the pair.Overall, I found this an interesting start to the trilogy and a quick and easy read. The second book, Blood of a Red Rose is due for release on May 8th 2012, and the final instalment, Death of a Black Rose, on September 18th 2012.Originally Reviewed for Urban Fantasy Book Reviewshttp://urbanfantasybookreviews.blogspot.com/
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review 2012-01-13 00:00
Scent of a White Rose (The Rose Trilogy, #1) - Tish Thawer Tish Thawer's Scent of a White Rose makes readers care about the characters from the very first page. A fast-paced read, White Rose will keep you guessing until the very end.

After Rose Reynolds' mother suddenly dies, Rose is sent into a tailspin. Not only is she missing her mother, but her grief-stricken father has become so protective that he keeps Rose as a virtual prisoner. Then there's Rose's best friend who has started dating a mysterious guy whom Rose does not approve of. Finally, Rose suspects that her new boyfriend, Christian, is keeping some secrets. Some very dark secrets. The question is, does Rose want to know the answers to those secrets or not?

One of the things that I enjoyed about this book was its strong sense of voice. There are several narrators in this book, and each of them is distinctive. I also liked Rose Reynolds, the main character. She's a good girl, but not a perfect one. She's very loyal to her father even though she understands that she must be allowed to grow up.

There were a couple of things about the book that bothered me, however. One was the language. It's not that I mind strong language, but it didn't seem warranted in a book as mild as this one. The other thing was the romance. I loved the relationship between Rose and Christian, but I wanted to watch it develop more instead of having it keep at the same level throughout.

I'm glad that Scent of a White Rose is part of a series since it means that I'll be able to read more about these characters and their world.
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