The Dark Rose had a little bit of everything. It was a love story but not over the top, fluffy, kissy kissy love, but instead a love that was dark and passionate. It is definitely also action packed and filled with twists and turns. The flash backs did keep my interest right through the book till the end. At the end of each chapter there were little cliffhangers which made me want to carry on finding out what happened next so I couldn’t put it down.