Review: The Roman by Sylvain Reynard

Author: Sylvain Reynard
Series: The Florentine #3
Release Date: December 6, 2016
Publisher: EverAfter Romance
Source: Author
Pages: 300
Reviewer: Marie
Rating: 5 Stars
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Raven and her sister, Cara, are at the mercy of a small detachment of Florentine vampyres, who are delivering them as a peace offering to the feared Curia in Rome.

Though she’s unsure William survived the coup that toppled his principality, Raven is determined to protect her sister at all costs, even if it means challenging Borek, the commander of the detachment.

In an effort to keep Raven from falling into the hands of his enemies, William puts himself at the mercy of the Roman, the dangerous and mysterious vampyre king of Italy. But the Roman is not what he expects …

Alliances and enmities will shift and merge as William struggles to save the woman he loves and his principality, without plunging the vampyre population into a world war.

This stunning conclusion to the Florentine series will take readers across Italy and beyond as the lovers fight to remain together. Forever.

Marie's Thoughts
Sylvain Reynard, 

Not too long ago, I was given a copy of Gabriel’s Inferno to read. I was told that I would fall in love, as it had three of my favorite things – a strong and dark male lead, an extremely passionate romance, and Dante. When I opened that book, I had no idea what was in store for me as a reader, but with each turn of the page, I fell deeper and deeper. I had to have more.

After Gabriel’s story, I was moved. I had never experienced something so touching through a romance novel, and was so sad to see the story end. But you, much like so many of your characters, are full of so much intrigue, mystery…and thoughtful romantic gestures. Which is exactly what your Florentine series was to a reader like me. A romantic gesture of epic proportions – an extension of sorts for Gabriel’s story arc, and an introduction to an even grander romance – that of William and Raven.

I devoured this series, with a desperation unlike any I’ve ever had with books. I was addicted to this incredible world of vampires that was so true to their nature, and yet, unique enough that it felt like a bright, new idea. I got lost in the history of Italian art, culture and life. I was swept up in the unlikely and passionate whirlwind of a beautifully poetic romance between Raven and her vampire protector, William.

Mr. Reynard, your stories are brilliantly penned. They are an art of their own, in their own league. The enchanting prose of your words paint an immensely vivid canvas of a world that romances me beyond compare.

The Roman was a perfect ending to such an emotional and poignant saga. It had me on the edge of my seat, my heart racing, and my nerves on end. I was an anxious mess right up until the very end, when everything I had hoped would happen came together perfectly. Beautifully.

So, thank you. Thank you for sharing this wonderful world with us. Thank you for your brilliance and your dedication to these characters and their stories. And thank you for allowing us the chance to fall in love.

I read and reviewed a paperback ARC gifted to the blog in exchange for an honest review. All conclusions reached are my own.

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