I've always been a dancer. A ballerina. I live for the sound of music, for dancing under the bright lights on a stage. But Thorn wants to take it all away. He wants me to dance just for him. Nobody else. That means my dreams of being a prima ballerina will be truly over, and I don't know if I'm ready. Can I give it all up for him, the man of my dreams? Is our love enough to make up for giving up on my dreams? And more importantly...if I say no, will Thorn force me to stop anyway?
Harlow Granger belongs to me. She's finally legal and it's time for me to collect her. I watch her from afar. Beautiful, graceful, with a bright future as a dancer. She's going to be performing in theaters across the world. She'll be a prima ballerina, a star. But not if I get there first. Not if I kidnap her before it happens. Harlow was always meant to be mine. It's time for her to take her place.
The Rose and Thorn trilogy continues in Pure White Rose. I'm no longer Harlow Granger, aspiring ballerina. Now, I am Thorn's Rose. His newest conquest. His toy. I've fallen for the man who has stolen my life from me, and I hate myself for it. But how am I supposed to fight these feelings? Thorn is dominant yet caring, controlling yet kind. I'm falling in love despite my best efforts. But I can't let this happen. I can't become the toy of a powerful man. I have hopes, dreams. And I'm going to pursue them.
Frederic d'Estang, a stage performer with Byronic dark good looks, is famous for playing villains that women adore - the Phantom, Claude Frollo, Mr. Hyde. Facing a distressing premature end to his career due to developing Reinke's edema, a chronic voice disorder, he recalls how someone took a chance on him when he was just starting out, which launched him into stardom, and desires to do the same before his power and influence wane.