When a drunk driver tragically orphans Skylar Rose at the young 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 intimate 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.
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?
I am not even sure how to start this review! To say I liked Rose of Thorne is a MAJOR understatement! I don’t think any words I put together will do it justice but I will try my best. I will say that as debut novels go I am rather impressed.
Mia Michelle jumps right in with a tragic accident that left my heart sore. What should have been a joyous occasion turned into horror. This scene was imprinted into my brain for the entire book. How would you overcome the death of your parent’s at such a young age? Well, Skylar Rose only just turned 16, she is a selfless young lady. She gives up her dream to be a dancer to care for her little sister as she is all she really has left in the world.
Skylar has been through so much in her young life. She was dealt a bad deck of cards. She works hard (double shifts at a cafe) to provide as much as she can for Sophie her not so little anymore sister.
Sebastian Thorne is HOT, he is rich and a tortured soul. He is plagued by nightmares of the tragic accident, her beautiful eyes haunt him. Now 7 years later he can’t help but want to know what has come of this “beautiful girl’s” life.
Their worlds collide. The instant connection they feel for each other filled me with hope that possibly they would be able to over come the past and all the secrets. As Mia Michelle said “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?”
I enjoyed the fact that this book was not only written in Skylar’s POV but also in Sebastian’s. It allowed me to feel all the pain, torture, longing and love right along with them. Did I mind the cliffhanger? Honestly, no I didn’t. Why do you ask? Well because this book had me on edge and seriously I needed a little break! I am excited to find out what happens and will be as patient as possible until I get my hands on book 2!
Would I recommend this book? DEFINITELY!
Mia fell in love with the literary world at a very young age and began putting her active imagination to pen and paper by 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 of 18 years and their 2 beautiful young children. She is currently working on her Masters in Counseling and drafting her new series.
COMING SOON ~ Book 2: Thorneless
- ≈∞≈Blog Tour & Giveaway≈∞≈ Rose of Thorne by Mia Michelle (readingpastmybedtime.net)
- Blog Tour and Excerpt: Rose of Thorne by Mia Michelle (wildwordywomen.com)
- Thornless, Book 2 of The Rose of Thorne Series, by Mia Michelle (roomwithbooks.wordpress.com)