June 01, 2021

#BookReview: The Rose Kiss: Beauty and the Beast Retold (Fairy Tale Love Stories #1) by Esme Rome






Synopsis: Trapped by a curse. Running from destiny. Can their bond bloom in the face of a sinister enchantment?

Provincial France, 1700. Lana Moreau, beautiful daughter of a bankrupt nobleman, is desperate for a suitor with a brain. But things don’t go as planned when her father takes her to the local prophet, looking for insight into her many failed courtships. When the seer names her as the Belmorta, a woman doomed to love a beast and bring famine and destruction, Lana flees in hopes of reversing her dark fortune.

Escaping the wrath of the frightened villagers, she finds salvation in a seemingly empty magical castle. Entranced by the estate’s mystical marvels, she discovers choosing to stay may mean giving her heart to the monstrous owner and fulfilling the evil curse…

Can Lana survive her wicked destiny and claim her happily-ever-after?

The Rose Kiss is the mesmerizing first novel in the Fairy Tale Love Stories YA fantasy series. If you like plucky heroines, enchanted romance, and riveting retellings, then you’ll adore Esme Rome’s captivating story.



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Rating: 💫
My Review: This one started out so promising but sadly started going downhill after a few chapters.  I loved the strong fantasy elements of the story.  But the romance needed more and the story just felt off.  











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