Monday, September 30, 2013

Rose of Thorne review





When a drunk driver tragically orphans Skylar Rose at the 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 cafĂ© and struggling to pay the bills. 


Always putting her sister’s needs and school first, Skylar has never had time to date or develop 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.

Haunted by their past, these two want nothing more than to have their life given back to them. 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?

* BOOK 2 THORNELESS will follow VERY VERY SOON!! Contains sexual content and abusive situations. Recommended for readers 18+ years.



4 Stars


I really, really enjoyed this debut novel by Mia Michelle. This book sucked me in from the very first page and I could not put it down until I had devoured the last word.

As far as the characters go, the author did an excellent job with them. I really liked Skylar. She gives up her dream in order to help raise her sister, Sophie, after they lose their parents. While raising her sister, she attends college and works part time at a restaurant, which helps them barely scrape by. The love and devotion of these two girls is heartwarming, and I really liked this aspect of the story. They take care of each other and give the other unlimited support. Although this is a romance story, the sisters’ relationship adds some depth to the story.



Sebastian. Troubled, guilty, Sebastian. Even though he was involved in Skylar’s tragedy, I still loved him. He knows he has “ruined” her life and made it difficult for her, but he is still drawn to her. He knows his secret will destroy her all over again, so he tries to keep her at arm’s length. However, the pull he has toward her is so magnetic and hard to ignore. He wants to atone for the wrong he has done and is so conflicted. You can’t help but feel for him.


While I really liked Sebastian, I liked Lucas even more. To be honest, I always root for the underdog, even though I KNOW they won’t get the girl. Or will he? Lucas is sweet, protective, romantic, and despite his former playboy ways, an all-around good guy. He definitely makes this good story even more interesting.



This isn’t just a love story. It’s about Skylar learning to live again after losing her parents. She has been going through the motions of life, but not living it. So many things are going on and happening to Skylar throughout the whole story, but it is so well written and woven together that it doesn’t feel like “too much.” There are several points of view in this story, not all from the main characters. Not once did I feel confused or like the story was jumping around. All the different views add so much to the story, that I wouldn’t have even realized it was missing. In my opinion, it takes a talented author to pull this off, and Mia Michelle did flawlessly.

This book is full of a little bit of everything from awesome characters, a great storyline, and a lot of emotion. It is a definite MUST READ!!!




I stare as Lucas wraps his hand in hers and leads her on through the restaurant. The waiter sits them in the far back secluded corner of the dining room. From where I am standing at the bar I can see her face clearly. The warm restaurant lights make her glow as she sat smiling from across the table at him. She looks at him shyly as he leans in to whisper something to her. I notice her delicate skin blush and then he takes her hand into his and gently kisses it.

 Damn it! She is so damn beautiful!! Get your fucking paws off her, Lucas!

 All I want to do is take her into my arms and kiss her senseless. I want to throw her over my shoulder and spend the entire night kissing every delectable perfect inch of her body. Her stunning face brightens as she begins laughing at something he says. The very thought of her being in Lucas’ bed later tonight sets me over the edge and I know I have to get the hell out there. The blonde looks at me confused as I grab my leather jacket so I grab her ass to indicate that I am ready to head back to my place.

Truthfully, I have lost my feel for her, but knowing that I can fuck some of my frustrations out with her has me grabbing her hand and pulling her out of the lounge.

As we make our way to the front door of the restaurant I brave one last glance towards Skylar’s table only to find her beautiful eyes upon mine. Her glance is full of hurt, pain and pure sadness. She quickly blinks and looks down then excuses herself from the table. I find myself wanting to run to her but I don’t. I have to get myself under control and fast.

I am Sebastian Thorne. Ruthless, arrogant Sebastian Thorne, heartless to the core.





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. 

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