Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Review: Romeo Redeemed by Stacey Jay

All will be revealed for fans who have breathlessly awaited the sizzling sequel to Juliet Immortal. This time Romeo takes center stage and gets one chance, and one chance only, to redeem himself.

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.

Whew!  Romeo Redeemed is intense and full of heart stopping action, romance and well, everything.  Stacey Jay really does know how to write a book.

I really couldn't help but wish for the best for poor Romeo.  He's the underdog, tormented for centuries.  Foolish choices and deception brought him to where he is now and of course the only thing that can save him is love.

Romeo is so good at lies.  Even to himself.  I love the transformation happening inside Romeo throughout this book.  I couldn't help but become emotionally invested in these characters and their story.  

A few bothersome things though, for me.  This is just a personal preference here so take it for what it is.  I wasn't a fan of all the language.  Every swear word was covered in this book.  Not a fan of that.  This book did not need it.

The other thing I'm not a fan of is the sex between the characters.  I didn't think it was necessary.  It was sometimes a bit creepy (Romeo is like seven hundred years old) and very lust motivated, not love motivated.  Ariel is 16.  Hum.  Not the message I would send out to teenagers.

I am a fan of the story line idea though and I'm a fan of Stacey Jay's writing style.  I loved the ending.  My heart was pounding and I was all in.  I plowed through this book like there was no tomorrow.  The ending left me satisfied and happy.  :)

My thanks to the publisher, Random House for allowing me to read and review this book.  And of course, we all love NetGalley.  Thank you!

I would recommend 18+ for this book and series.


  1. I didn't know there was a sequel to Juliet Immortal, I've been interested in the book ever since reading the synopsis. I'd love to read the book about Romeo's story. It sounds like a great read.

  2. Oh, so this is an adult book... I saw in the past Juliet Immortal but I thought it was a YA book... And yes, its kinda creepy for a hundred year old person to have sex with a 16 year old... But it's kinda okay if the hundred year old person looks young... =) Thank you for the review!!!

  3. I was just talking about Juliet Immortal.. now I know to look for this one.

  4. Still haven't read this one, even after reading Juliet Immortal. I will in 2013!


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