Review: Allure Behind the Rose

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I loved Emily Bowie’s brand new release Allure Behind the Rose so much that I have a hard time attempting to convey my thoughts into adequate words.

From the moment that I started this book I was caught up in the evident intrigue, the underlying secrets that begged to be exposed and the intricate web of lies that lay at the heart of this wonderful, incredible novel.

A good mystery always sets my soul on fire.   Therefore, the combination of the aforementioned aspects of Ms. Bowie’s latest addition to the Castle Series rendered me hypnotized by Emily Bowie’s writing and enthralled with Allure Behind the Rose until I consumed every last word.

At the beginning of the book we meet Rose Hart, a college-bound young woman who yearns to strike out on her own as she begins a new chapter in her life.  Eventually, she moves in with Sarah, a mentally unstable young woman who desires to escape the ghosts of her past and move forward toward a better future.  Interestingly, Rose is unaware of the fact that Sarah’s questionable past has led to consequences that will affect her in ways that she could never have imagined. 😳

As Rose travels the road to self-discovery she encounters Kane Thornton, a foot solider in a criminal enterprise who has his own clandestine past filled with secrets.  His dark, mysterious nature captivates Rose from the beginning. Only Rose thinks that Kane is a med student, not a cold, calculating criminal with nefarious intentions. 😱

And so it begins.

Allure Behind the Rose is an epic trek into a world filled with deception, falsehoods and subterfuge.

Ms. Bowie highlights the fact that the secrets that one holds near and dear to their heart are like flames that have the power to consume and destroy everything in their path until there is nothing left.

It is also a tale of revenge and jealousy.  Factor in a love triangle, corruption and depravity and you have an engrossing set of circumstances that will keep you immersed in this novel until the very end.

All I can say is this:  Allure Behind the Rose is a marvelous, entrancing surprise.

It is magnificent in its complexity and stunning in is delivery.

This book is an outstanding piece of craftsmanship that swept me off of my feet with its combination of red-hot love scenes, alluring characters and shocking revelations that literally left my mouth agape while I was reading.

It shocked and stunned me but what matters the most is that it entertained me and thrilled me beyond words.

Please read it!

That is my final word.

Overall: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ + 1/2 ⭐️S!

Heat: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥


amazon-goodreadsAll Rose Hart wants to do is put her past behind her, but it seems she can never escape the drama. Attempting to take control of her life she moves out with a new roommate, Sarah Boswell. Unfortunately, Sarah’s past is littered with questionable choices that affect Rose in ways that could alter her life forever.

Kane Thornton is one of Castle’s top foot soldiers in his empire of crime. He enters Rose’s life on orders from an uncle she never knew existed. For two years he kept a healthy distance, torn over being loyal to Castle and succumbing to his secret love for the woman he has been ordered to protect and not love. He never thought he would be capable of feeling this way over anyone again. His tragic past made him cold…emotionless. Rose was alluring. His need for her insatiable. Despite everything he thought he stood for, he knew he had to do everything he could so she would be his.

Bound together in a world of crime Rose was thrust into, their lives become entwined as they fight to keep their love alive despite the chaos of love, lust, and danger. The greatest battle they will face is the one that has the power to destroy them.

This is a romantic suspense novel and is told by the main character’s’ POV.

This is book three in the Castle series but can be read as a standalone. However, I recommend reading the prior books in the series, as characters play recurring roles throughout

Warning: This book deals with mature subject matters such as coarse language and explicit sexual situations. It is not suitable for anyone under the age of 18.


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Emily Bowie is from a small town in Western Canada. She went to university and earned two degrees before she decided to take a chance at doing what she loved most – writing.

She has published two books thus far: Allure of the O’Neal Sisters and Behind the Closed Door. Her third book Allure Behind Rose will be out fall 2016.

She married her high school sweetheart and they have two amazing children.When she is not writing she can be found reading a good book, making digital scrapbooks and being physically active—whether it is at the gym, going for a walk, or playing /keep up with her children.




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