What would you do if the greatest love story ever told was a lie? In Stacy Jay’s new novel, Romeo Redeemed, the idea has become a reality. It has been over seven hundred years since Romeo Montague killed his beloved young wife, Juliet Capulet, and gave his soul over to the power-seeking Mercenaries, intent on wreaking havoc upon the world a destroying mankind. Now, with the intention of escaping the wickedness he has caused, the heart wrenching guilt he has endured, and the decaying bodies he resides in, Romeo pledges his loyalty and faithfulness to the Ambassadors, the Mercenaries adversaries that use the power of goodness and light to hold evil at bay. To prove his devotion, however, he must first accomplish a difficult task—make Ariel Dragland who, unassumingly, holds the world’s fate in her hands--believe in the power of love and trust, turning her away from her darker, more sinister side. In order to do so, he must make her fall in love with him, under the alias of Dylan Stroud. With no other options in sight, Romeo agrees. Using his charm and wit, Romeo begins to entice Ariel’s heart and restore her faith in life. His wooing starts out as an intricate deception, but Romeo wasn’t planning on losing his heart in the process……
“The friar had punished me by showing me there are worse things than forgetting how to feel. There is remembering.”
Oh. My. Shakespeare. I ADORED THIS BOOK! It was intriguing, it was mystifying, it was surprising, it was exciting, it WAS EVERYTHING I WANTED IT TO BE AND MORE! I loved the characters, the development, the plot, the setting, EVERTHING! This was the whole enchilada. In my opinion, Jay couldn’t have done better. She introduced an entirely new and novel design that was a breath of fresh air for me. The book was edgy and different, with interesting ideas. It made me think and revaluate my perspective. Jay also put of romance is this novel, but did so without being cheesy. I fell in love with Romeo immediately, even when he was being a total rogue. Be prepared to sigh dreamily in every chapter! There were plenty of unique twists that kept me on the edge of my seat. I only stopped reading when I had to eat! The one and only complaint I have is that sometimes the novel got slightly confusing because of the many subplots surrounding the main plot. Trust me; you will not regret reading this book!
“If I hope to win a place among the Ambassadors, I have no choice. Taste and touch and newfound feeling aside, I am still a slave and I must obey.”
I would recommend this book for ages fourteen and up, because of the complicated plot, infrequent cursing, and some graphic detail. There are also mild sexual references. You have been warned.
So, will Romeo convince Aerial to finally embrace the power of love and devotion and earn his rightful place upon the Ambassadors? More importantly, will he make it out with his body uninjured and his heart unscathed? Read Romeo Redeemed by Stacy Jay to find out!
Note: This novel is a sequel. If you are interested in this book’s backstory, its predecessor tells the story of Juliet and her life after her gruesome murder in Juliet Immortal by Stacy Jay.