Wednesday, January 4, 2012

ARC REVIEW: Scent of a White Rose by Tish Thawer

Scent of a White Rose 
by Tish Thawer 
(The Rose Trilogy #1)
Published December 26th 2011 by Tish Thawer
Paranormal Romance

A vampire's love...

An innocent's guilt...

A secret no one could've imagined...

A paranormal romance that entices with a heroine that isn't quite what she seems, a vampire who's love story is filled with dark surprises, and a vampire clan who's Sire has lost the ability to inflict "the change".


Tish Thawer's debut novel, Scent of a White Rose, is a great mix of romance and mystery. You have a love story between Rose, a twenty year old college student and Christian, a 602 year old vampire. Yes we've read this love story a thousand times but this one has twist to it.

The vampires in this book are a little different than the usual vampires I read. I like that each author has their own take on the creatures or I would be bored out of my mind with them. Tish's vamps are light vampires, which means they are good but once they let their emotions or hunger take them over they start to drift. Meaning that they turn darker; their eyes and hair get a darker shade and sometimes appear black. But once they get their control back they drift back to their normal or light coloring. When I was reading this description it made me think of dark Willow in Buffy the Vampire Slayer when she got all dark and veiny looking.

Everyone has secrets that they are keeping from their friends and loved ones. There is mystery that surrounds Rose's mother's death. As the plot unfolds we get answers to this mystery and others. But of course this only brings up new questions for the future books in the series. Tish leaves just enough of a cliffhanger to make you want say, "UGH! I need the next book".

Scent of a White Rose is not the plain Jane girl meets vampire and falls in love story. I'm not going to tell you much more about the plot but I will tell you that you should add this book on you TBR list.

Scent of a White Rose is available at:
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  1. I'm really liking the sound of this book. Great review. Thanks for posting. DeAnna

  2. Thank you for the great review. I love that you got the connection between dark Willow and the are spot-on!

  3. Sounds like a nice new vampire idea. Nice review!

  4. This is a definite page turner so be prepared to not be able to do anything while reading this amazing book. Tish Thawer is a new author to keep your eye on. Her books are going to be the next great thing. The story line and characters a fresh and new. Yes it is has vampires in it but Tish makes them different than any another book I have read in this genre. If you want an amazing love story filled with sexy vampires, secrets, and a plot that had me going WHAT?!


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