Scandal of the Black Rose

Scandal of the Black Rose

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by Debra Mullins

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The dashing gentleman and the determined lady both pursue the secrets of the Black Rose Society. But what they discover is forbidden passion and a dangerous desire.

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The dashing gentleman and the determined lady both pursue the secrets of the Black Rose Society. But what they discover is forbidden passion and a dangerous desire.

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Debra Mullins is the author of several historical romances for Avon Books. Her work has been nominated for the Golden Heart and RITA® Awards from Romance Writers of America and the Holt Medallion from Virginia Romance Writers. In 2003, she won the Golden Leaf Award from NJ Romance Writers for her book A Necessary Bride. A native of the east coast, she now lives in California.

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Scandal of the Black Rose 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this author and this book! I have read it several times and even then I never get bored with it. It's a must read as far as I'm concerned!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read, wonderful story, sucks you in from the first page! Well written and enjoyable, well worth your time... ..
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Anna Rosewood is lost without her beloved twin brother. Knowing that it is up to her to make an advantageous marriage, Anna can't help but try and find out the real reason her twin died. It is in doing that very thing that Anna runs into Roman Deveraux in Vauxhall Gardens disguised as a loose woman. Roman Deveraux is in Vauxhall Gardens watching out for the younger brother of a friend. He is also investigating a secret society in which death seems to follow. Attending the party, he spies a beautiful and somewhat allusive woman he immediately wants to know better. Cornering her, the two share passionate kisses until she alludes him and scatters off into the night. It is not until the next day at his cousin's home that Roman realizes the woman he had been with was in actuality his cousin's newly betrothed fiancé. Then and there, the two realize who the other is and both are taken aback by the emotion that this knowing commands. Anna knows she needs to marry, Roman knows she needs to marry, but neither want her to marry Roman's cousin. Plus, they now have to get to the bottom of the Black Rose society's tendency to lose members to death. Scandal of the Black Rose took my breath away and I almost didn't find it. From the very start of this book I was taken aback by the imagery and emotions of both characters as well as their feelings for loved ones lost. Anna broke my heart yearning to find out the truth about her beloved brother and I wanted to hold her closely and assure her things would be okay. However, Roman beat me to it and his honor and loyalty to family almost completely did me in. I wanted him to stop being so honorable and grab what he wanted. Scandal of the Black Rose is tied to Two Weeks with a Stranger, also by Debra Mullins. I could not put this book down and can't wait to see what Ms. Mullins writes next. Talia Reviewed for Joyfully Reviewed
harstan More than 1 year ago
Her parents expect her to concentrate on marrying the Earl, Marcus Deveraux, but Anna Rosewood is distracted she vows to bring to justice the unknown assailant who murdered her twin brother Anthony. Her only clue is a letter Anthony had containing no words just a circle with pictures of a sword and black rose inside. At a Vauxhall Gardens masquerade party, Anna pretends to be a light skirt so that she can enter a pavilion with the same symbols as the letter contains. Working undercover for the government to uncover the person responsible for the dueling deaths of young aristocrats, Marcus¿ cousin, Roman Deveraux, sees Rose and makes a bid for her both are stunned by his kiss, but she flees. --- At a family dinner to introduce Anna to Marcus¿ family, ¿Rose¿ and Rome recognize one another. He wonders if she is taking his cousin for a ride so he investigates her while she continues her inquiries into her sibling¿s death while they also fall in love. However, he rejects his feelings because he refuses to cause the same type of scandal that his father once caused besides which he does not trust the enigmatic Rose. --- This exciting Regency romantic suspense catches the reader¿s attention on two levels that of who leads the mysterious sword and black rose gang and how the lead couple will come together without hurting the nice Marcus. The former is what brings Anna and Rome together though that also includes a strong dose of distrust while the latter turns into a delightful triangle and more. Historical romance fans will enjoy this fine thriller with a final shocker of a twist that leaves a secondary protagonist deserving a future tale. --- Harriet Klausner
Guest More than 1 year ago
The scandal of the black rose was a bool I really enjoyed. Based on my criteria of Conflicts and death, Romances, drama, Something out of it's place (surprising), Deals with scandal, super natural. In the book there are many conflict inflicted deaths, Which is some thing I love, Anthony her brother is a large example, His death is due to the conflict between him and The Black Rose Society. The drama in is every where in this book, Every thing, The society in it's self Is Drama, Peter's problem with not being able to get out of the society. A large part in books that has to be in the book is Dirty Romances, In this book the secret lust for Anna Rosewood and Roman Deveraux is very spicy and it throws curv balls every which way. It's there and It isn't sapposed to be, It is utterly perfect. The out of place part of the book is when Lavinia, walked into the part of a garden where Roman and Anna were having their Passion and She saw, It is just such a surprise that my gut turned over. It deals with more the scandal of Roman stealing Anna away from Marcus (Roman's cousin, Anna's Betrothed.) That is the scandal and it's out of this world how things happen with Roman and Anna. The only bad thing about this book on my criteria, was that the title was a bit misleading. I thought the book would have been about vampires, and it wasn't. So that took away from it a little of my criteria, But even though I have never been into books with out vampires or werewolves This book was a pleasant change. It was very good in my opinion.