The Emerald Lily
by Juliette Cross
My rating: 5 stars
Series: Vampire Blood - Book 4
Publisher: Entangled: Amara (January 29, 2018)
Publication Date: January 29, 2018
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Page Count: 200 pages
When Princess Vilhelmina Dragomir is awakened from her hellish sleep with a blood kiss from a handsome stranger, she learns that much has changed while she’s been away. The armies of the Black Lily and the vampire Crown have amassed and are on the brink of war.
No romantic entanglements, no family. Mikhail Romanov, Captain of the Bloodguard, took a vow when he joined the Bloodguard. But he never planned for the gut-punching attraction he would feel for the untouchable princess. He must keep his focus, though. In order to avenge his family, it’s essential he help Mina claim her crown and keep his damn hands off of her.
But Mina sets her heart on the elusive captain, and keeping his focus on the great battle ahead becomes harder and harder. While they're making plans, the evil King Dominik has been making some of his own. This time, he will show no mercy to the Princess…
The Emerald Lily by Juliette Cross (Vampire Blood, #4)
We never outgrow fairytales, we just want them to mature with us. Juliette Cross has taken one more magical tale and added her own “grown-up”fantasy twist with THE EMERALD LILY; Sleeping Beauty with more heart, more turmoil and true, heart-pounding romance.
She was cursed to sleep until a blood kiss would awaken her. Princess Vilhelmina Dragomir awoke to discover a world where she was caught in a war for power and control. She also found her heart stolen by the handsome warrior whose kiss awakened her. Mikhail Romanov, Captain of the Bloodguard, a man who has made a secret vow to avenge his family, allowing no one near the heart he has locked away cannot afford to fall for the beautiful princess, and yet...how can he not? Mina will transform from a lost princess into a woman of power and confidence. Does the captain even stand a chance?
Juliette Cross has brought this magical series to a close with another powerful tale of love, power and the battle of good versus evil. As two souls unlock the power of love, trust and unite all of the series characters in a thrilling crescendo that will unveil all secrets kept!
Ms. Cross understands romance, the power of fantasy and how to open each page to her readers, inviting them to walk right in, shutting out reality completely. You will feel pain and loss, your pulse will race, you will feel the swell of excitement and anticipation, and the romance? You will swoon at the heat and passion that these two characters simply cannot avoid. Yes, it’s THAT good! (Good enough to lock the doors and settle in from the beginning of the series and relive each page all over again.)
I received a complimentary ARC edition from Entangled Publishing, LLC-Amara. This is my voluntary review.