Book: Rose of Thorne
Author: Mia Michelle
Genre: Contemporary Romance
When a drunk driver tragically orphans Skylar Rose at the age of sixteen, she leaves her dreams behind and takes on the daunting task of helping her elderly grandmother raise her young sister. While other girls her age were living a typical carefree life, she was picking up double shifts at a local café and struggling to pay the bills.
Always putting her sister’s needs and school first, Skylar has never had time to date or develop relationships. Now a senior in college, she has her sights set on an amazing internship opportunity. The last thing she needed was for a sexy distraction like Sebastian Thorne to walk into her life.
Sebastian Thorne had been an entitled and reckless nineteen year old when he got behind the wheel of his new sports car that night. When his night of indulgence goes tragically wrong, Sebastian hesitantly turns to the one person, he knows can make everything go away…the one person he hates ..his father.
Now twenty-six, Sebastian is the young enigmatic and powerful CEO of his late father’s design company, Thorne Enterprises. With both millions in the bank and a new woman on his arm almost every night, the world never knew the dark secret he carried inside. Still plagued with nightmares from the night of that horrific accident and having to leave the beautiful girl behind, Sebastian vows to find the one that haunts his dreams. Sometimes the choice of revisiting our past opens the door to a future that we never thought possible.
Haunted by their past, these two want nothing more than to have their life given back to them. But what do you do when the person who gave you back your life, was the very one that took it from you in the first place?
Mia fell in love with the literary world and began putting her active imagination to pen and paper at the age of six. Over the years, she has filled up numerous shelves with her notebooks and journals of her favorite stories. Twelve years ago, Mia began drafting The Thorne Series and through encouragement of a close friend, decided to finally take the leap of faith to bring her dream to life. She openly admits to having a hopeless infatuation with her Kindle and suffers from the one-click book addiction (No intervention required).
Mia is currently a stay at home mom who has mastered the fine art of making a PB&J sandwich in between laundry and shuttling kids to ballet and swimming. In her spare time (“What spare time?” She laughs), she enjoys photography, traveling, and having a girls night out with her pals. She enjoys the simple things in life, such as sleeping more than 3 hours per night and 10 minute showers without being interrupted by children yelling “mommy” from the other side of the bathroom door.
Mia Michelle resides in Tennessee with her soul mate and husband and their 2 beautiful young children.
OTHER BOOKS IN THE SERIES
Nicola's ***** (4.5) Review
Mia Michelle’s’ Rose of Thorne, a promising start to what I expect is going to be a brilliant and captivating series.
This book follows Skylar Rose, who at 16 had to grow up way too quickly after she tragically loses both her parents thanks to a drunk driver. Left to take care of her younger sister, any hopes and dreams she had to be a dancer are diminished, instead concentrating on college, work and providing a good life for them both.
“My world is forever shattered. Three days after the accident, I buried the two most incredible loves of my life. I would have willingly allowed them to bury me right along with them, but instead I had to bury my grief and be strong for my little sister. So, I do the only thing I can do...survive. I am, after all, a Rose by name. Waiting to bloom, and yet, wilting fast in the sun.”
But what she didn’t expect was a certain CEO—Sebastian Thorne to enter her life and ignite feelings within her that she has never felt before; it scares the hell out of her.
“He makes me feel safe, and he makes me feel wanted.”
Getting behind the wheel of his car after drinking would prove to be the worst night of a young, nineteen year old Sebastian’s life.
Now, seven years later Sebastian is still haunted by the events that took place on that fateful night; even more so of the beautiful girl with turquoise eyes that he left behind in the car. He is determined to find her, and help her in any way he can.
“Today is the day I decide to face the past and to find those turquoise eyes. Now, I am a Thorne in search of his Rose.”
He just didn’t expect the swarm of feelings that would rush to the surface.
“I stare over at her, and I don’t know what the fuck I am doing, but all that matters right now is that I am walking beside the most intriguing creature I have ever met, and I don’t ever want to let her go.”
Throughout the book you see both Sebastian and Skylar try to deny their feelings for each other. The try to keep their distance, but their connection is beyond intense. You can feel the love leaping from the pages.
And after everything they’ve both been through in their lives, they deserve the happiness, the love and each other.
“I am safe...I am loved...For the first time in almost eight years, I am truly happy.”
“You are truly the other half of my soul. I don’t think you understand, Skylar, but you are my reason for living...you are my lifeline.”
From the very start you are pulled in to a story of how stupid mistakes can change the course of lives but also bring people together.
I loved that it is written in duel POV, you get more of an insight in to what all the characters are feeling and helps you better to understand them.
Mia did a wonderful job at making you feel every emotion the characters go through from grief, guilt, remorse; to the intense love and happiness that Sebastian and Skylar share for one another. You can’t help but hope that things work out for them.
“I have nothing left in me. I am completely hollow.”
It will leave you wanting more and have you one-clicking the second book Thorneless and diving right in to it.
You will not be disappointed when reading this book, and I highly recommend it to everyone.