is lost without her beloved twin brother. Knowing that it is up to
her to make an advantageous marriage, Anna canít help but try and
find out the real reason her twin died. It is in doing that very
thing that Anna runs into Roman Deveraux in Vauxhall Gardens
disguised as a loose woman.
is in Vauxhall Gardens watching out for the younger brother of a
friend. He is also investigating a secret society in which death
seems to follow. Attending the party, he spies a beautiful and
somewhat allusive woman he immediately wants to know better.
Cornering her, the two share passionate kisses until she alludes him
and scatters off into the night.
It is not
until the next day at his cousinís home that Roman realizes the
woman he had been with was in actuality his cousinís newly betrothed
fiancť. Then and there, the two realize who the other is and both
are taken aback by the emotion that this knowing commands. Anna
knows she needs to marry, Roman knows she needs to marry, but
neither want her to marry Romanís cousin. Plus, they now have to
get to the bottom of the Black Rose societyís tendency to lose
members to death.
of the Black Rose
took my breath away and I almost didnít find it. From the very
start of this book I was taken aback by the imagery and emotions of
both characters as well as their feelings for loved ones lost. Anna
broke my heart yearning to find out the truth about her beloved
brother and I wanted to hold her closely and assure her things would
be okay. However, Roman beat me to it and his honor and loyalty to
family almost completely did me in. I wanted him to stop being so
honorable and grab what he wanted.
of the Black Rose is
tied to Two Weeks with a Stranger, also by Debra Mullins. I could
not put this book down and canít wait to see what Ms. Mullins writes