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.
Birthday’s are a time of celebration and reflection. For Lia – a gift from her parents intrigues the recent university graduate. The stunning gift is a wine cup decorated with roses that captures not only Lia’s eye but that of another unexpected guest. August Bowman is friends with Lia’s parents, but also someone that knows more about the cup than he initially lets on.
Knowing that August is an avid art collector, Lia has a hard time believing everything the handsome stranger shares with her about the Rose kylix. With doubt and uncertainty fueling Lia’s thoughts, there seems to be another feeling that the birthday goddess didn’t expect. As August tempts Lia to live out her fantasies through the kylix, she discovers that she is growing more attracted to August by the moment. A realization that only fuels Lia’s desire to explore all the Rose kylix can offer.
Just as Eve was tempted in the Garden of Eden, Lia finds herself drawn to the idea of stepping back into the roles of some of the most salacious times in mythology. With August as her tour guide, Lia decides to discover the nuances of her deepest desires while delving into the greatest love stories in Greek Mythology. Will Lia offer her prized gift from her parents to August? What other secrets are lurking around the kylix and her family’s role in history?
Holy Grecian Gods!! Get ready for a journey that will leave you trailing the history books while maintaining delving into the erotic writings of author Tiffany Reisz. The Rose is a bit of a continuation of The Red – another erotic tale that is definitely worth checking out! The Rose is written as a standalone but does have tie-ins to the prior book in the series. What the Rose offers fans is an amazing journey through mythology that will leave a lasting impression on any reader! As a huge fan of The Rose – I absorbed every single word of The Rose in one sitting.
Lia and August will heat of your reader with their journey through mythological settings. Intrigue, lore, and other forbidden romps through the past will entice anyone that loves a good erotic tale. While the mythology connection is a huge part of the story, there is also a mystery around Lia’s family that will play an intricate part in this tale of the forbidden. Overall – The rose was a spectacular erotic read that captivated me with the creativity and mythological plot twists!! Make sure you add this one to your collection today!!