Heather Grothaus: Roman The Brotherhood of Fallen Angels #3

O he was I only knew that he was supposed to be some kind of a hero and had a roup of friends and somehow saved the heroine Isra Isra was just as unidentifiable as Roman I knew that she was a prostitute and Roman saved her But where was the love I thought Nothing could defeat his love But until 50% I was still wondering whether Isra was the real heroine They had no interaction worth noting no pull between each other and no attraction whatsoever The blurb is the most interesting thing you can read about this couple Maybe this was intended to be historical fiction If that was the case then it wasn t a poor read As a historical romance this is one of the difficult reads which I could hardly Inventing the Future get pass the first few chapters I cannot recommend this as a historical romance I also didn t think Roman and Isra had that spectacular a journey to be worthy of a book I received an ARC on NetGalley from the publisher in exchange for an honest review Having beenifted ARCs in exchange for honest opinions for each of the books in this series I must say each one is uite different especially book 2 with its unexpected magical kingdom backdropThough Roman book 3 could be considered a stand alone I highly recommend you read book 1 to et a full understanding of the circumstances that lead to this brotherhood of men and their current predicament At this point they are basically fighting to clear their name so they and their loved ones can return to normal societyIsra the Egyptian heroine was an intriguing exotic love interest for Roman However I would be remiss if I didn t relay how much I disliked Isra s previous forced occupation an enslaved prostitute to the wealthy Something along the lines of the daughter of a well off Egyptian family who was helping Roman et revenge would have set better with me At least there were no flashbacks nor was her past raphically discussed It did pop up from time to time mainly it seemed to make her feel bad about herselfHonestly I felt sympathy and compassion between this couple rather than passionchemistry Yes there was uite a bit of daydreaming about what if they wound up together But folks since they kept those thoughts to themselves and at 80% still hadn t kissed you can easily see how I would come to that conclusion It wasn t until 90% Roman finally kissed her only to have Isra pull a what the heck speech and made a decision that left me dumbfounded A huge portion of the story felt like a day in the life of a traveling circus since Isra and Roman did in fact join one Yes my fellow romance book loving friends you read that correctly They left the abbey and literally travelled with and become part of a circus act Though interesting and a clever ploy to reach their destination it definitely hijacked the storyline for some time In fact they didn t et back to their original uest until the near endMs Grothaus does write a historical romance with writing that flows feels authentic with perilous situations and definitely without a lot of steam Book 1 Valentine still remains my favorite btw likely because I m a sucker for an alpha handsome Spaniard hero It also helped Valentine actually had of a continuous romantic undertone I felt the main couple in Roman were mainly just acuaintances with the potential of maybe one day being a romantic coupleI m having some doubts I will read book 4 Constantine It will feature a heroine who immediately after iving birth has her child taken from her I am assuming Constantine helps take care of her and reunites her with her infant This reviewer is just not a fan of a storyline with with another man s baby drama As Constantine s wife and son were murdered this is likely what heals his wounded broken heart A lot of drama but little romance isn t my preference for my romantic reads folksTitle Roman Series Brotherhood of Fallen Angels Book 3 Author Heather Grothaus Pages 352 stand alone but highly recommend you read book 1 HEA some violence attempted rape scene tiger attack injuries heroine is a former prostitute series starting to feel overly drawn outBook 1 Valentine Valentine Mary Pages 352 62315Book 2 Adrian Adrian Maisie Pages 254 122215Book 3 Roman Roman Irsa Pages 284 7516Book 4 Constantine Constantine Theodora Pages 352 12616This review is based on NetGalley ARC issued in exchange for an honest unbiased opinion No compensation was made to the reviewer nor is there any affi. Ruction of his life’s work at Chastellet and the murder of innocent victims But there is no uestion of retreat; he cannot rest until he rescues his allies and warns King Baldwin of a murderous plot against him And he may need help from an unexpected ally   Isra Tak’Ahn is an uncommon beauty Part Egyptian and part English she is as brave as she is alluring Like Roman she has been marked for death by her enemies and her vendetta is fiercely personal Driven into hiding Isra joins Roman at Fallen Angels Abbey.

Heather Grothaus ´ 1 REVIEW

Definitely a buy book Five starThis is a little outside my enre so imagine me engaged in a book and not wanting to put it down anyway This author is a constant surprise to me The characters are strong and well thought out The depths of the book are completely suspenseful and keep you on edge wondering who and where and what and why The imagination takes hold and you try to not The Way Between the Worlds (The View from the Mirror, get too involved reminding yourself it is a story The elements and work make this areat read from a Inverloch Volume 4 great author It is creative it is imaginative it has passion compassion romance and love The suspense and the plot made it even of areat read to me While this is indeed outside my normal taste I loved the book I was The Good and Beautiful God given this book in return for an honest review Regards Anna Swedenmom This is the third book in the Brotherhood of Fallen Angels series and easily the best so far After reading Adrian I didn t know if I could continue the series but Roman certainly was betterRoman is off with Isra to deliver a message to King Baldwin about those who plan on killing him On their way to Baldwin the join a travelling circus which includes a tiger names Khan who Isra befriends and ends up showing in the circus Roman does Roman is the 3rd book in The Brotherhood of Fallen Angels series penned by Heather GrothausRoman is not your normal historical romance where you have a Soldier involved in a historical event that the author wanted to romanticize about But a historical we didet and in this story romance took a back burnerRoman wasn t your standard soldier andor warrior You probably asking what was he then Roman was an architect who built Chastellet But circumstances beyond his control made him throw down the pen and pick up a swordRoman has witnessed personally the destruction of his life work be destroyed Waking up after the battle at Chastellet Roman just has one thing on his mindto save his brothers or die tryingWith an aid of a falcon a tiger and a mysterious beauty Roman must complete a mission to clear all of their names and by doing so he must first save the King that put the bounty on all of their headsBeing that this was the first book from the series and the first title I ever read written by Heather Grothaus I can t actually tell you anything other than that Roman was an enjoyable book There were a few slow parts but overall the story progressed without any plot holes that I could find The romance between Roman and Isra was lacking but then again who has time for romance when there is a Kingdom to be saved Four men form a brotherhood forged in blood their oal is to clear their names of the false accusation that has been raised against them This the third book in the series was a enuine pleasure to read It took me on an adventure from Austria to the Holy Lands and I ot to travel with Roman Isra and Van Groen s Magnificent Menagerie Roman and Isra originally met in Damascus when he was searching for his imprisoned friends Without her help he would not have succeeded in saving them from death When Isra shows up in Melk Austria she is on death s door carrying the information that an assassination attempt is oing to be made on someone the brotherhood knows Roman is the only one willing to travel with Isra back to the Holy Lands to thwart the assassins Falling in with a The Horse in Celtic Culture group of entertainers helps camouflage the two while on their journey and thus avoid being apprehended by those who have put a bounty on their heads During the trip friendships are made amazing performances areiven many adventures occur Isra finds inner strength she was unaware of and romance blossoms This book was a treat to read It allowed me to check in on how the members of the brotherhood provided Roman s happily ever after and set up the fourth book in the series Glayer Felsteppe is still the evil to be thwarted and hopefully that will occur so that all four men and those that have joined their family can live safely and happily till the end of their days Thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for the ARC of this book to read in exchange for my honest review 45 Stars Hmmmm nothing can defeat his love says the blurbI have to ask the uestion what loveRoman the hero doesn t read like any historical hero I can t figure him out What was he He was in Syria in Damascus in Constantinpole etc etc Was he a warrior then What was his profession As I read on I could t decide wh. Nothing will defeat his love Unjustly accused four daring Crusaders have banded together in the Medieval Holy Land to clear their names and protect a kingdom in peril With their uniue ifts the Brotherhood of Fallen Angels Abbey are prepared to face any challenge But are they ready for love   It is not the first time Roman Berg has escaped death and it will likely not be the last There is a price on his head and his tall Nordic bearing makes him stand out in Damascus The skilled builder has witnessed the dest.

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Liation between the reviewer andor authorpublisher Simply this is just a really ood story and addition to the series The series has been so intriguing to me as each character s story is uniue and a different style The first book Valentine which is still my absolute favorite had an adventurous and almost swashbuckling feel to it Valentine and Mary s chemistry was tangible and the unexpected humor made it a favorite for me The second book Adrian was surprisingly different and shook my expectations Adrian was a tortured literally and figuratively academic who believes in facts and what he can see To contrast him with a very likable but also magical heroine Maisie Lindsay was the perfect combination The fantasy element in the story was unexpected for me and I really enjoyed how it played out with the charactersThis is the 3rd book in the series and about Roman the Every Boys Dream giant Norseman who Valentine found in the rubbles of his village Itoes back to of an adventurous style as he and Isra are traveling to warn the king of a betrayal and plot to kill him The story focuses on their journey as they adapt and are forced to Starflight Zero give up their carefully plotted plans and preparations I love the side characters they meet along the way and how they are incorporated with other misfits into a real family view spoilerIt s not a big spoiler but just in case they join a caravan ofypsiescircus performers I now have a new favorite side character Asa He s the leader of the menagerie and I hope we see him again andor he A Succession of Bad Days gets a story for himself hide spoiler I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review35 starsI have to agree with another reviewer where was the love story This book wasood and furthered the ongoing story of the 4 men it was well written moved at a decent pace had some excitement but there was no steam whatsoeverRoman has been found by Isra the same woman who helped him rescue his friends from prison she comes to him in Melk with news that there is a plot to kill the king the only man who can clear Roman and his friends of being traitors and restore their former lives She begs Roman to come back to Syria with her and stop the assassination she has her own reasons for wanting this but she also knows that Roman and his friends want it as much if not What ensues is a medieval road trip Roman and Isra set out and soon join up with a traveling circus They spend a lot of time together and I The Multi-Orgasmic Man guess they fall in love I saw the friendship between them but I really didn tet the love aspect of the story In fact Roman thought about another woman in the troop just as much as he thought about Isra And he stated on than one occasion that Isra was not his woman it wasn t denial it was just a factI did like the ending and I am looking forward to Constantine s book I would recommend this book to anyone following the series and those who prefer romance books with little to no love scenes For a novel where the characters don t really do what they set out to do I found it a very interesting read Unfortunately because they don t really do what they set out to I had moments where I felt like it was a waste of time If it wasn t for the interesting travelling circus that takes up the majority of the novel I probably would have put it down within a third of the novel This is the third in the Fallen Angels series and this one is about Roman He is a handsome blonde and isn t really a warrior type to me He is found by a woman in Melk who wants him to accompany her to try to forestall an assassination attempt on the King s life She is the same woman who helped him et his friends from prison a long time ago Her name is Isra who is a prostitute at the time and she needs Roman s help in stopping this There is a lot oing on during their travels in which they accompany a The Great Passage gypsy caravan in route I really like this book but there wasn t much romance between the lead characters I mean Roman has not really discussed his feelings with Isra when it comes to love He supposedly keeps all his thoughts inside which was a bit daunting Now Isra is a strong woman who has come from adversity in her life and has her own agenda She comes to love Roman but not sure he would believe herLike I said earlier this was aood read but I m hoping a bit in the next oneI appreciate net Galley for this ARC title in which I The Beast House / After Midnight gave an honest revie. Within the walls of the centuries old sanctuary on the Danube they plan their daring return to Jerusalem and discover that theirreatest asset may be each other But passion has no place in these dangerous times and Roman and Isra must fight their feelings while the future of the kingdom hangs in the balance  Praise for Heather Grothaus’s Valentine“Readers will enjoy etting to know these characters and look forward to finding out about Valentine’s three friends in future installments” Library Journ.

Heather Grothaus has published twelve novels since 2006 which have been translated into several foreign languages She fell in love with historical romance after reading a Kathleen E Woodiwiss novel when she was far too young to be doing so and has since built a reputation for crafting twisting adventures laugh out loud dialogue and heart wrenching emotion When she’s not writing she spends