Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Romeo Redeemed

Title: Romeo Redeemed
Author: Stacey Jay
Series: Juliet Immortal, Book 1
Number of Pages: 363
Date Read: 3/5/16 
Genre: Paranormal, Romance, Fantasy 

Synopsis (Found on Goodreads.com):

Seductive companion to the popular Juliet Immortal, in which former lovers—Romeo and Juliet—meet, not as true lovers, but truly as enemies.

Cursed to live out eternity in his rotted corpse, Romeo, known for his ruthless, cutthroat ways, is given the chance to redeem himself by traveling back in time to save the life of Ariel Dragland. Unbeknownst to her, Ariel is important to both the evil Mercenaries and the love-promoting Ambassadors and holds the fate of the world in her hands. Romeo must win her heart and make her believe in love, turning her away from her darker potential before his work is discovered by the Mercenaries. While his seduction begins as yet another lie, it soon becomes his only truth. Romeo vows to protect Ariel from harm, and do whatever it takes to win her heart and soul. But when Ariel is led to believe his love is a deception, she becomes vulnerable to Mercenary manipulation, and her own inner darkness may ultimately rip them apart.

My Review:

I liked this book a lot although not as much as "Juliet Immortal."

This book is told in two pov's~ Romeo's and Ariel's. Ariel is the girl that Juliet took over in Juliet Immortal. This time Ariel is herself and not Juliet. 

The main plot of the book is that Romeo is given a second chance and a chance to become an ambassador. He switched sides to good to save hi soul. His mission is to get Ariel to believe in love and to turn to the light side. Ariel is important in the war between Ambassadors and Mercenaries. If Ariel becomes dark, she can destroy the world with "atrocities" she will commit. So Romeo's job is to get her to fall in love with him. The book is how he tries to get Ariel to fall in love. 

I liked Romeo. He was still his sassy self but he wasn't a vicious monster anymore. He really is good a saying all the right things to get a girl to love him. At first, he is selfish because he only wants Ariel to love him so that he can save his soul. After awhile though he changes and wants to protect Ariel. He tried to do the right things by her even if it's things he doesn't want to do. I like the change in him. He also becomes very sweet, loving and good, especially towards Ariel.

I have to admit I didn't like Ariel so much. I think it's because I still think Romeo and Juliet should be together. Old habits... Anyway Ariel is a very damaged girl. She is always doubtful and even after she falls for Romeo she is not strong enough to hold on to her emotions and allows herself to have doubts. She has a very bad anger problem too. She is sassy though which I'll give her. She is always questioning things and she has a fear of being hurt, which is understandable. She overcomes some of these issues by the end though. Ehh I don't really have much to say about her.

I did enjoy the romance between Romeo and Ariel. I also loved how Romeo didn't realize he had fallen in love with Ariel. He is kinda dense so it took him awhile. He was very sweet to her and he really loved her a lot. Ariel loved him very much as well and became such a happier person when she was with him. 

All in all a good book. 


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