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Blog Tour ♡ Rose by Jewels Arthur (Review, Giveaway & Excerpt)

title ♡ rose
author ♡ jewels arthur
genre ♡ paranormal; romance
pages ♡ 165
publisher ♡ amazon digital services llc
series ♡ jewels cafe #12 (also standalone)
release date ♡ 30 december, 2019
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Meet Rosalie, or Rose for short, she is a gorgeous plus sized heroine who is about to get mixed up in a whole ‘nother world!

Rose has a night job at a bar in Silver Springs called Vee. She loves it because it gives her freedom, free drinks every night, and she gets to spend time with the 3 oh so sexy owners of the bar.

What Rose doesn’t know is that these guys have a dark and dangerous secret and the bar she works at isn’t quite what it seems.

Rose’s attraction to these guys is strong but she thinks she has no chance. The guys are drawn to Rose but they know they could never date a human.

Insert one magical PSL then Rose’s world is flipped upside down.

A nightclub, three attractive men and one plus-size beauty. Throw in vampires and you have Rose.

This book was almost definitely a jump out of my comfort zone. I don’t tend to read a lot of paranormal books anymore because I found that I outgrew them after my teens. So realising that Rose included a supernatural world focusing around some sexy vampires, I was a little thrown off at the start. Though the book wasn’t completely my cup of tea, I know that anyone who tends to enjoy paranormal romances will probably really enjoy this book.

It took me around an hour to finish and the book has a total of 165 pages. It’s not a very big read and is probably ideal if you either (a) need to read something to pull you out of a book hangover or (b) don’t have a lot of spare time on your hands to read a 400-page plus novel. There is a very good pace to the books and I didn’t find myself to be bored while reading it either.

The plot was incredibly different to what I was used to. This book isn’t a young adult book, I’d say its more women’s fiction/borderline erotica. Of course as it is paranormal, there is a huge focus on the fact that they are vampires and the book also focuses on polyamorous relationships. I have never come across these in books before and initially found it a little strange to enjoy. By the end of the story, I was used to it and enjoyed seeing it unfold but I will admit that it did at first, put me of the story.

I liked Rose, though she fell a little flat. There wasn’t too much depth to her personality – we simply met her in that moment the story was being told. There was not history to her and though her thoughts and feelings were very real and valid, they didn’t feel all too easy to relate to. Rose was a spunky character though, and I adored that she was a plus-size woman. It is easy to imagine that more female protagonists are skinny; and the book deals with the stereotype that ‘fat girls can’t be love interests’ quite well.

The Whitaker boys are a treat and the story is also told from their perspective in different chapters of the book. Sometimes I felt like they could be a little too arrogant, but their overwhelming love from Rose meant that I liked them as characters. I’m not entirely sure I would want to meet them in real life and all, because you know, they have fangs.

As much as I enjoyed this little read, it wasn’t really something I would choose to pick up for myself again. That’s not a reflection on the story, but rather on my uniform style of book genre. I don’t tend to stray from it much as you can tell. The characters were interesting and fun, the story did have a few action moments and I was overall pleased with the ending of the story. While I wouldn’t buy this for myself, I think lovers of paranormal romance and mild erotica will really enjoy this story. After all, it’s short and sweet, but still quite sexy.

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dee x

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But don’t just take my word for it! Every one on the internet has an opinion, so please remember to check out a few others before you decide to buy or discard this book!

Myriam @ iramyriam says “This was an incredibly cute and sweet story, and I loved it so much that I inhaled it in one breath.”

Charlotte says “I loved how the main character Rose is a sweet, curvy fun and with her guys its also a sexy one too. Hot!! Just great.”


“Good evening, Rosalie.” I hear the silky smooth voice before I see him, and I can already feel the butterflies in my stomach—Finn.

“Hey, Finn. How are you?” I reply in what I hope is a sultry voice. I normally just end up sounding nasally, and I know my cheeks are probably reddening. Just being around him and his brothers makes me lose any confidence I have.

“Living the life,” Finn answers with a chuckle, as he leans across the bar toward me, his hand inches from mine. “You look beautiful tonight. Anyone special coming in?” I hear a note of jealousy in his tone, but shrug it off as my imagination. I’ve made it clear that I think he’s hot, so if he’s interested he would have made his move by now.

“Everyone that comes in is special, silly,” I respond with a laugh. “I just wanted to dress up tonight. Sometimes it’s fun to get all cute, even if you’re just going to work.”

“I don’t think you need to get so dressed up to tempt the men here.” His words and the smile that graces his face make my cheeks burn, and I tilt my head forward to cover my embarrassment with my hair, using the opportunity to clean the bar top with a rag.

“Are you swooning over our beautiful bartender, Finn?”

I bite my lip as I take in Dean, who’s approaching from the back. I scan his body, barely suppressing the moan it evokes from me. He’s wearing dark jeans that are tight in all the right places, paired with a slightly tight black band t-shirt, making him completely droolworthy. He catches me staring and clears his throat with a chuckle. “You look gorgeous, Rose. Why are you wasting your time with my pitiful brother?”

“Uh, hi, D-Dean,” I stammer, dropping the rag to the floor. I take a step back, planning to pick it up, causing my heel to catch on the stone tile floor and snap. I squeak loudly as I fall backward, straight onto my bottom, sending shooting pains up my back. “Son of a bitch!” I groan, looking up to see Dean staring at me in surprise.

“Rose! Are you okay?” Dean crouches down and puts his hand on my shoulder.

Tears burn my eyes as I use all my willpower to suck them back into my skull. I can already feel that my ass is going to be bruised, as well as my ego. “Yes, I’m fine. Just bruised and embarrassed,” I say as I stand up. I’m immediately lopsided due to my broken heel, and groan at the thought of working barefoot all night.

“Well, that’s broken,” Finn notes, as he bends over to pick up the heel of my shoe.

“I know. Fuck, these are new,” I mutter under my breath.

Dean sets me on a barstool and begins taking off my shoes. I immediately feel goosebumps erupt on my skin as I look down at the way too sexy man. “Uh, thanks,” I murmur, summoning a smile to his face. I feel my cheeks heat with a blush at my reaction to him and the knowledge that I’m not hiding it very well.

Dean looks back at his brother as he sets the broken shoe on the floor.

 “Finn, can you get those black flip-flops upstairs?” he asks his brother, then turns back to face me. “You’re a what? Eight? Eight and a half?”

I squint my eyes at him and slowly reply, “Yes, I’m an eight. How would you know that?”

“Lucky guess,” he answers, just as Finn reappears at the door. He tosses the flip-flops to Dean who slips them onto my feet before helping me back onto the ground. “There you go. Perfect, although it was nicer when we were closer in height.” His laughter causes butterflies to fly in my stomach again and it feels as if they are permanently there. I try to push why he would just happen to have women’s flip-flops in their apartment out of my mind, concentrating on what his proximity is doing to my body.

I open my lips, ready to say something, something cute or sexy I hope, but I’m cut off when he places a finger on my chin and smiles just before he steps away. It feels as if the breath rushes from my body in a whoosh when he’s no longer so close to me. Relief and sadness overwhelm me. They are so fucking hot. Like, unfairly hot.

For all you lucky readers who have a KindleUnlimited subscription, you can pick up Rose free of charge! To those who don’t, but still want to get your hands on a copy, the Kindle version of the book is currently retailing at £2.40 ($3.15).

Anyone who lives in the US can also purchase a paperback copy of the book for $9.99 on Amazon.


Jewels Arthur

Jewels Arthur has lived in Central Illinois her entire life, she is a small town girl at heart and is terrified of city life. She grew up on a farm with 27 barn cats, video games, movies, and books to keep her company. She is obsessed with romance and swoon.

As a hopeless romantic she wants everyone around her to be in love and wants to read about love all the time. She got married at 19 (suprise suprise) and she had a beautiful baby girl 3 years later when she finished college.

Her obsession with love led her to decide that she needed to write her own swoony books, with a bit of dirty of course 😉

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