Roses and Thorns by Sage Marlowe

Roses and Thorns by Sage Marlowe
Review by Becky
 
When bestselling author Chester Banning requires inside information on the life of a forensic pathologist, he comes across an enticing, yet unwilling study subject in the shape of sinfully attractive Dr Nicolas Sheridan.
After a hot and slightly unsettling one-night stand, Sheridan turns out to be as inapproachable as he is intriguing and clearly not interested in intensifying their liaison. Chester, however, is already falling head over heels in love and doesn’t rest until he’s succeeded in cracking Sheridan’s icy shell. What he discovers underneath is a man well capable of love and affection but caught up in a web of lies and domestic abuse that makes him seek punishment in self-harm.
Refusing to watch Sheridan go farther down the road to self-destruction, Chester gives him all the love and support he is capable of—but then he discovers the horrifying truth about Sheridan’s past.
 

     A book has to be a treasure for me to start it and have to finish it in the same day, that was totally the case with Roses and Thorns. This was a roller coaster of emotions I was only too happy to be on. The main character Chester is a lovely, sweet and sensitive man. He meets the man of his dreams, only to find that under the surface is a broken, unhappy shell of a man. Chester learns in time that it is not so much about fixing someone who is broken, as it is learning to love the broken parts.
     I loved this story so much because it shows us that love isn't always textbook and beautiful, but a love that coaxes beauty from ashes can be just as powerful. Thank you to Sage Marlowe for this lovely story.  5 out of 5 giant stars.  Thanks Sage for such a touching story.