Queen Takes Rose
Queen Takes Rose
By Katee Robert
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…
Katee Robert’s Wicked Villain series is at an end, and ending with the toughest pairing of all: Malone and Aurora. The series has been building to this pairing and it was a delight for them to finally get their story. Aurora has a very valid reason to hate Malone and agreeing to a two week arrangement is a chance to enact her revenge. But spending that much time with Malone and truly getting to know her starts to make that difficult. Aurora, of all the characters in the series, is the one I’ve loved the most. She has that submissive yet bratty air about her but Malone recognizes that underneath that, she’s a power player. Aurora has come into her own throughout the series and it was enjoyable to see her meet her match in Malone. Malone has been an ambiguous character through the series by Queen Takes Rose gives us a glimpse into her motivations and desires. She and Aurora just work so well together. Like all the books in this series, it is sizzling. The chemistry between Malone and Aurora is off the charts. Unlike the other books, the play between Malone and Aurora is just between them and doesn’t take place at Hades. I enjoyed this change from the other books. It allowed for the relationship to really be focused between them. This was a satisfying end to the series but also sets up Katee Robert’s upcoming Sabine Valley series.
*Received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.