Crave the Rose, Karen Kincy

Crave the Rose, Karen Kincy
Genre: Romance, New Adult.
Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews
Its a strange book, I enjoyed parts but too much of it left me feeling “ What? Why? How? Who?” There just seemed to be long gaps and jumps, and too many unanswered questions. That’s a shame as overall it’s got such great potential.
I loved the spontaneity of their first meeting, loved that Bram had epilepsy but was trying to hide his fits – it’s nothing to be ashamed of course, but the wide ranging effects and prejudice people have make his reactions feel very genuine. One of the things in UK is that driving licence must be surrendered until a certain time fit free has passed. That’s tough, but of course safety matters – Bram though doesn’t want to lose his licence and that’s just one of the reasons.
The story really revolves around Cassia and Bram, with little interaction from others. I felt so sorry for Cass after she caught Spencer cheating but TBH she was a bit of a b itch to Bram. He seems to have been entranced with her right from the start, and arranges for her to come and work in the gardens of the place his family are renovating. Only problem is the gardens are slated for demolition….I found his about face on that hard to take, I needed more than just Cass wanting them to stay. His family – loved his dad, but his mum…wow – she was cold, artic cold. She seemed to see his epilepsy as something of an inconvenience to her, and never thinking of how Bram felt. She never seemed to take anything he said seriously – but then again if he’s prone to changing his mind as easily as he did re the gardens that’s not a surprise.
It all kind of wrapped up too neatly at the end for me, I love a HEA but most of the book felt like it was coasting so when things went right there were no deep and angsty lows to balance it.
.Stars: Three, its an ok read for me, potentially very good but it never seemed to reach that point for me.
ARC provided by Netgalley and publisher

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I'm an avid reader, love my kindle and I have my head in a novel for hours daily : ) Mum used to say I'd read toilet paper if it was printed- it wasn't, so i had to contend myself with the back and sides of the cereal packets. I've always Needed to read and we had few books when i was a child hence my penchant for reading anything including adverts then... I review mainly contemporary, erotic and paranormal romance books though dystopian and urban fantasy also appeal. I'm currently rated around the 300 mark on for my reviews. I try to keep them structured and to say what I do and don't like about a book so other readers can use my review as a guide to whether they may enjoy the book.

2 responses to “Crave the Rose, Karen Kincy”

  1. Mary Smith says :

    One I’ll skip, I think. My son has epliepsy and had to surrender his driving licence less than a year after passing his test – pretty tough for a young student. He had to go for a year without any seizures before he got his licence back. It took about three years. Sometimes he was about ten months seizure free then one slight one happend and he’d be back to square one. Finally they got the meds right and now he’s fine.

    • jeanniezelos says :

      thanks for you comment -I’m so glad your son is ok finally Mary. sadly too many people still can’t separate epilepsy from mental illness – mind they have the same issue with wheelchairs – I get my shoulder patted, or hair ruffled while people tell whoever is pushing how sweet/well/brave I am…..sometimes i threaten whoever I’m with that the next time someone does it I’ll give em a two finger eye jab!
      I’ve eye problems currently and cant drive and its horribel not being independent – I’m so glad your son got his sorted and fingers crossed it stays stable. Must be very scary not kowing when its going to happen, and very demoralising when others don’t understand. I got why Bram wanted to keep quiet but driving was just so dangerous and could have killed or seriously injured someone else and it made me cross. Books sometimes get us like that – yesterdays one had someone parking in a disabled space becuase she was “just going to be a few minutes” – well, doesn’t matter – when someone needs that space they need it, you can walk, they can’t!

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