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Book Review-Queen Takes Rose by Katee Robert

by | Aug 23, 2021 | Book Reviews | 2 comments

Book Review-Queen Takes Rose by Katee Robert

Book Review-Queen Takes Rose by Katee RobertQueen Takes Rose by Katee Robert
Also in this series: A Worthy Opponent
Series: Wicked Villains #6
Published by Trinkets and Tales LLC on November 10, 2020
Genres: Interracial Romance, Erotic Romance, LGBTQ, F/F Romance, Fairy Tales, BDSM
Pages: 294
Format: Paperback
Source: Self Purchased
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Once upon a time I made a deal with the devil. It turns out I like playing in the dark. Over the years, I’ve become someone I’m proud of, someone dangerous.
I’ll never be as dangerous as Malone, though. She’s one of the most feared leaders in Carver City, and her reputation is more than earned. Years ago, we had a single night together and she’s ignored me ever since.
Imagine my surprise to discover she’s scheduled me for the final two weeks of my contract. Maybe I should be afraid. Everyone else fears Malone. Instead, all I feel is anticipation. It’s time to balance the scales, once and for all.
The villains aren’t the only ones in Carver City a person should be wary of crossing.
Sometimes the prettiest flower hides the deadliest poison…

Queen Takes Rose is the final installment in the Wicked Villains series, and I am so thrilled to have been able to finish this series (although I really need to read Sabine Valley soon–this book really teased that world for me) I will admit that this one took some courage to read, because even though this relationship has been teased throughout the whole series, I just wasn’t sure if it was something I could do or I knew I needed to be in the right mood for this one. Revenge plots can work that way for me, and I wasn’t sure how I felt about Malone to be honest. But I finally braved up and finally read this one and actually considering all the mixed reviews that come into play with this one, I was delighted to actually enjoy it as much as I did. Now its definitely not my favorite of the series, it still was a delightful addition to the series. Now these books aren’t for the faint of heart, or if you specifically prefer monogomous relationships than this book or many of the others in the series are not going to be for you.

Queen Takes A Rose is a story that begins with one of our heroines, Aurora. She has two weeks left in her contract with Hades, but when Malone makes an offer for her for two weeks in her home, Aurora says yes to it. Malone and Aurora once had a scene together a long while back, but both of them have ignored each other since. But Aurora has another reason for agreeing to be with Malone for two weeks. Her mother was put in a vegetating state due to Malone’s power grab of her mother’s territory. Even though it was twenty years ago, she desires revenge against her Malone. But the more time they are together, the more that Aurora realizes she can’t kill Malone. And it isn’t until love enters the game, that Aurora has to reevaluate what she wants to do with Malone and if she is willing to let go of the past for a future with her.

She’s been wearing a mask since she started working at the Underworld, and I want to know what lies beneath it

I don’t get a chance to read too much f/f romance, and quite frankly, its just not that common to find as one would hope, but these types of dynamics aren’t always my thing. And to be honest, it really depends on who is writing these relationship dynamics. Katee Robert is queen when it comes to these type of relationships and I love how she really blends the kinky side of erotic romance with plenty of emotion and heart in the unsuspecting of times. I do wish that these books were longer than they are, its the only element I would truly change about them. But also I would have liked to have seen more heart and feels between these two. There were moments of it, but in comparison to some of the other books and how their relationship was teased, I was hoping for more.

Overall though I found Queen Takes Rose to be a delightful story that added the heights of sexual pleasure, safe exploration of the BDSM culture, an interracial romance that offers delights, heart and passion.

About Katee Robert

Katee Robert learned to tell stories at her grandpa’s knee. Her favorites then were the rather epic adventures of The Three Bears, but at age twelve she discovered romance novels and never looked back.

Though she dabbled in writing, life got in the way—as it often does—and she spent a few years traveling, living in both Philadelphia and Germany. In between traveling and raising her two wee ones, she had the crazy idea that she’d like to write a book and try to get published.

Her first novel was an epic fantasy that, God willing, will never see the light of day. From there, she dabbled in YA and horror, before finally finding speculative romance. Because, really, who wouldn’t want to write entire books about the smoking-hot relationships between two people?

She now spends her time—when not lost in Far Reach worlds—playing imaginary games with her wee ones, writing, ogling men, and planning for the inevitable zombie apocalypse.

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  1. Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer

    Glad you ended up enjoying it more than you anticipated. The series, while not for me, as I prefer monogamous relationships, does sound intriguing.

  2. Ann Lorz

    I have to admit that if I read a same-sex romance I’d rather read f/f one. I just like those better. Nice review.


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