Roses & Thorns

Roses Thorns This book was previously published with the title Knives Feathers This edition has been re edited and extended When bestselling author Chester Banning requires inside information on the life of a fore

  • Title: Roses & Thorns
  • Author: Sage Marlowe
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 283
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • This book was previously published with the title Knives Feathers This edition has been re edited and extended When bestselling author Chester Banning requires inside information on the life of a forensic pathologist, he comes across an enticing, yet unwilling study subject in the shape of sinfully attractive Dr Nicolas Sheridan After a hot and slightly unsettlingThis book was previously published with the title Knives Feathers This edition has been re edited and extended When bestselling author Chester Banning requires inside information on the life of a forensic pathologist, he comes across an enticing, yet unwilling study subject in the shape of sinfully attractive Dr Nicolas Sheridan After a hot and slightly unsettling one night stand, Sheridan turns out to be as inapproachable as he is intriguing and clearly not interested in intensifying their liaison Chester, however, is already falling head over heels in love and doesn t rest until he s succeeded in cracking Sheridan s icy shell What he discovers underneath is a man well capable of love and affection but caught up in a web of lies and domestic abuse that makes him seek punishment in self harm Refusing to watch Sheridan go farther down the road to self destruction, Chester gives him all the love and support he is capable of but then he discovers the horrifying truth about Sheridan s past Reader advisory Suitable for adult readers only Contains scenes of and references to domestic violence abuse, self harm and dubious consent in a non erotic context.

    One thought on “Roses & Thorns”

    1. The plot's pretty standard: emotionally damaged doctor rescued from himself by compassionate writer. Chester is researching for his new book, and has arranged to job-shadow Sheridan in his role as a forensic and clinical pathologist. In a Grey's Anatomy moment, they realise they've just had a one-night stand. Love and angst ensue.This could have been sweet, and god knows there's the material in there to have had me sobbing myself to sleep, but the writing didn't have what it took to lift this st [...]

    2. 2.5-3 starsI don't know how I feel about this book. I didn't like the writing and the superficial way the author handled the whole cutting problem. I couldn't believe that the MC stopped cutting without therapy.

    3. Roses & Thorns by Sage Marlowe is another example of this author's amazing writing style and talent when it comes to storytelling. He takes real life problems and issues that have a tendency to be overlooked, at times, and brings them to life and to the forefront of this story. Domestic abuse can be found in many homes. It doesn't matter if you are female or male, it does not discriminate. Sage has put a light on this topic, brought it out in the open to be seen by those not afraid to look a [...]

    4. I was all on board with this sumbitch until our fine doctor seemed suddenly all better after Chester tells him what he found out. What? That guy was seriously messed up. Yes, it was wrapped up in a pretty HEA bow but still, that guy still needed some serious therapy. This one did get some strong emotions going for me though. I was sad, angry, disbelieving, happy, frustratedwhat a roller coaster. Pretty good book if you can suspend belief for the last 30% or so.

    5. This was intense. I try to avoid dark reads as much as possible because they often leave me feeling uneasy or unsettled. The darker the read, the longer it takes for me to recover from that feeling. That said, once in a while I come across a book that is considered a dark read but the author embeds the story a rich landscape with enough light coming through that it counteracts the darkness. This was one of those books. The initial part of the story is entrenched in morbid details and parts of it [...]

    6. Knives & Feathers is the proof that Sage Marlowe is an author worth watching. Some scenes in here were painful in their emotional depth.As in most of her books, Marlowe enhances an interesting plot with a beautiful, clever writing style but above all, amazing characters. Portraying people with all their facets and quirks is where this author's true talent lies. Marlowe's characters are anything but stereotypes. They are like real people, they could be living beyond the books and, just like r [...]

    7. As someone that suffered from an abusive relationship, I know what it's like to live in your own personal hell. Thinking that, since you are at your lowest, this is the best that you deserve. That this is the best that you can get. While you are going through the motions, When things are going good they are AMAZING but the slightest eye shift, the littlest change in tone and you are now back inside your nightmare. At the time you think this is as good as it's going to get. Than by some god send [...]

    8. This is an emotionally deeply moving storyline. I have to admit to having hard time trying to figure out what kind of secret did Sheridan hide. Sure, partly I figured it out myself, but not as much I thought. And I was totally amazed by the whole written story. At the start I had so many questions, I really wanted answered, but with each page it got better and better. I was really deeply engrossed in this story. Actually I couldn't put it down till the end. Chester is amazing character.

    9. Well We almost made it. It was a bit OTT and it's not like we didn't see THAT plot twist coming from ten miles away. But. God. Damn. Was that cheeeeesy. It's something I fear, because it's quite easy to do when writing romance and HEA. And this was avoiding it well to a point. But fuck me. The last few chapters Oi.Liked Sheridan and the first 70% of this book. But yeah. Cheese factor: 8 out of 10.

    10. I agree with most of the last review, but what bothered me the worst was the quick wrap up and the unhealthy/unrealistic of some of the major issues the MC had. I didn't get why the "big reveal" changed the messed up way the MC thought, and he needed a LOT more than a few days of therapy to start getting well.Overall, just too superficial of a treatment for such an angsty situation.

    11. This is the first book I've read by Sage Marlowe and it definitely won't be the last! Beautifully written and the characters weren't overly perfect - they had depth and seemed real and lovable. I love finding a new (to me) author that has so many books already available! Will keep me busy for a while!

    12. Story plot is very simple. A guy lost his boyfriend when he was young and couldn't forget himself for being a life. So he let himself being abuse and also hurt himself on daily basis. I just have to say main character Sheridan is an idiot and we need one more guy Chester to show him the right way out of his shit.

    13. A very different story with two very different characters. One walking the line of self destruction and the other trying to save him. It's a beautiful story with a nice HEA. I enjoyed it.

    14. This was a rollercoaster that made me tear up more than once. When writer Chester meets a man in a bar for a one night stand, he has no idea what he has gotten himself into. Forensic pathologist Sheridan has a twisted past that has left him scarred in ways you cannot imagine. I was surprised by some of the twists this story took. The heat was amazing, the emotion was incredible, and I loved both Chester and Sheridan, who was so much more than I first thought he was.

    15. A bit of the story firstTake a writer, Chester. A writer makes research before or during the writing process. Here is one who needs to make research in a morgue. Ok, so, I've made funnier research than that BUT he meets there Sheridan. Actually, he met him the night before, shagging him like crazy but shush no need to tell anyone ! At first, Sheridan is really mad at him because he doesn't want anyone alive in his morgue. Yes, he has some temper, to say the least. But Sheridan is not that easy t [...]

    16. Okay, There are a lot of things I liked, and a few I didn't.I liked Sheridan and Chester. Sheridan was a mess. At first I thought it was very interesting. I kept reading because of it. I thought the background cause of his issues was a little weak. Ya, it would'a been traumatizing, but I just can't see Sheridan letting it get to that point. Also, the wrap up was was weak. But, it was still worth the read. You just have to suspend belief a tad bit. And heyat's what fiction is for.But I really enj [...]

    17. Author Chester Banning is researching the life of a forensic pathologist for his next book. He meets Dr Nicolas Sheridan who is a bit serious and closed to making friends with Chester. Chester is intrigued by Nicolas he tries to do everything possible to get to know Nicolas but he is not counting that Nicolas is an relationship Relationship in which Chester has many doubts how Nicolas is being treated. When the truth starts to come out and Chester sees for himself what is truly going on with N [...]

    18. Where do I start? This is the first (and it won't be the last) book I have read by Sage Marlowe and it came highly recommended from a firend who loaned me her paperback copy.I was HOOKED from the first page and it takes alot to grab hold of my attention much less keep it. The characters were wonderfully written and believable, in fact I would love to meet both these two for a drink and a natter. There is a dynamic between them that just works, perfet strangers who soon become so much more. Nicho [...]

    19. love heals all This story sent my emotions flying all over the place This is a love story that is hard to take at times. The two main characters, Chester, an author, and Nicholas, a forensic pathologist, cross paths, twice ~ first, because they had a quick hook up and second, because the very next day Chester is doing research for his next book at (a very surprised) Nicolas's lab. This is fate ~ there are no coincidences in life, we are put into others lives whether we realize it or not. Nicho [...]

    20. Roses & Thorns is so beautifully written. Amusing, emotional, engaging. Sheridan & Chester are two well thought out, deep characters, who pull you into their lives so quickly and powerfully. Sheridan is a mystery to Chester, a man he’s deeply attracted to from the moment they meet. Chester needs to discover what lies in Sheridan’s heart to understand him, but Sheridan is closed up, cold and unwilling to open up to anyone, let alone the nosy new man who just entered his life. Chester [...]

    21. This is definitely a darker story than some I have read recently. Roses and Thorns tells the story of Chester, a writer who shadows a forensic pathologist, Sheridan. They have a one night stand before they know who each other is, and the sparks continue to fly at work. However, there is one fly in the mix - that of Jake, Sheridan's partner. Now, they do not have a 'loving' relationship and the scenes with them in it are justifiably 'wrong'. This is a well written story, showing the actions of a [...]

    22. Wowwhat can I say.I love Sage and I think this is one of my favouritesIt's not an easy read but it is an amazing read.Chester meets Sheridan at a bar and they have a one night standwell they sleep together then Sheridan leaves.Chester meets him the next day as part of him getting information for his book and the story just takes offSheridan is not in a good place and he really needs someone to look out for him and care for him and Chester is that many problem isSheridan has a partner and he's no [...]

    23. This was a beautiful story! I loved reading Chester and Nicolas's journey together. If you want a beautiful yet raw love story then this is the book for you! The characters and the story were beautifully written. Nicolas's story is one of abuse and it broke my heart, but I am glad things turned around for him. He was a brilliant character! If you are a fan of m/m novels and you have not read this book, then you need to! Sage Marlowe is amazing!

    24. Wow. Nicolas is one really damaged and broken soul.The story was fascinating and quite disturbing to read. Honestly, I couldn't quite see why Chester was so drawn to Nicolas but I admired his tenacity in trying to help Nicolas.While I enjoyed reading this story, the only thing that bothered me about this was Nicolas' recover in the end. I found it hard to believe that he could make that much progress in so short a time.

    25. I really liked the premise of this book, therefore I thought I'd give it a try. I'm so glad I did. It was a good way to spend a few hours, and I will definitely try more books by this author.On the negative side, there is a repetitive term of endearment, sunshine, that was used 42 times and eventually became an annoyance. However, it didn't detract from my enjoyment. Definitely recommended!

    26. I do love a good angst fest and this fits the bill. My only complaints are that the cutting storyline was wrapped up far too quickly and easily, and the feather metaphor at the end didn't really fit. Otherwise, a good read with interesting MCs and a very evil villain.

    27. I am not sure how I feel about this book was good but I didn't love it. There's one thing I know for sure is that I hate Jake.

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