To most people, princes, princesses, counts and dukes are found only in the pages of the most famous of fairytales. Crowns, priceless jewels and gilded thrones belong only in childhood dreams.
But for some, these frivolous fancies are truth.
For some, they are real life.
On Manhattan’s Upper East Side, people have always treated me as someone special. All because of my ancestral name and legacy. All because of a connection I share to our home country’s most important family of all.
I am Caresa Acardi, the Duchessa di Parma. A blue blood of Italy. I was born to marry well. And now the marriage date is set.
I am to marry into House Savona. The family that would have been the royals had Italy not abolished the monarchy in 1946. But to the aristocrats of my home, the abolition means nothing at all.
The Savonas still hold power where it counts most.
In our tight-knit world of money, status and masked balls, they are everything and more.
And I am soon to become one of them.
I am soon to become Prince Zeno Savona’s wife…
… or at least I was, until I met Achille.
And then everything changed.
“He breathed. I breathed. The heat between us soared. Yet neither of us moved away. There was no urgency to separate, only an unspoken eagerness to stay close. Magnets.”
“Something had happened in the universe the day we had met. There was a cosmic shift, some destined alteration to the very fabric of who we were. The sun and the moon had aligned and cast us into one another’s hearts, never to be torn apart.”
Lately for me, Tillie Cole has been one of my go-to authors for dark and intense romances. So, when I first picked up this book, I wasn’t too sure what to expect. Could this author pull off a fairy tale romance? I wasn’t sure, but I had to find out. And I gotta tell you, am I ever glad I decided to pick this book up. This book was beyond my wildest expectations. It was intense in a completely different way. A Veil of Vines was exactly what a sweet and swoon worthy romance should be. It was a tale of star crossed lovers and one incredible and unforgettable love story.
A Veil of Vines is one of those unexpected, sweet romances that is just filled with so much heart and so much so soul. I never saw this book coming and I can not say it enough, how glad I am that I took a chance on this story. I literally could sit here and just gush about this book all day long and tell you why I think this is some of this authors best writing. It is so different from anything I’ve ever seen from this author. The story was incredibly well written and captured my heart from the very first page. From the moment I picked up this book, I was dying to know more about Caresa and the life that she was destined to live. And the more I got to know her and her story, the more I fell in love. Her story not only captured my heart, but it made me open my eyes and see the true beauty of love.
A Veil of Vines is a story of star crossed lovers and a love that was never meant to be. And while this love was never meant to happen, fate had other plans. Things were not easy for our star crossed lovers and they had to fight for their love. But, every obstacle, every fight, every moment was so worth it. And in the end, their love was meant to be. They were two halves to one whole. Soulmates sharing a love that will last a life time.
This book was incredibly beautiful and it just warmed my heart. The writing is just magical and will take you on the most emotional journey. This book is exactly what a sweet, swoon worthy romance should be. The characters, the story, the setting, all of it is impossible to not fall in love with. I was swept away by this romance and could not get enough of it. Simply put, I just adored this love story…
*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*
As my papa’s G5 began its descent, I looked out of the window beside me and waited for the plane to break through the clouds. I held my breath, body tense, then suddenly the burnt-orange remnants of daylight flooded the plane, bathing the interior with a soft, golden glow. I inhaled deeply. Italia.
It was the most beautiful place on earth.
I would meet Prince Zeno.
After graduating from Newcastle University with a BA Hons in Religious Studies, Tillie followed her Professional Rugby player husband around the world for a decade, becoming a teacher in between and thoroughly enjoyed teaching High School students Social Studies before putting pen to paper, and finishing her first novel.
Tillie has now settled in Austin, Texas, where she is finally able to sit down and write, throwing herself into fantasy worlds and the fabulous minds of her characters.
Tillie is both an independent and traditionally published author, and writes many genres including: Contemporary Romance, Dark Romance, Young Adult and New Adult novels.
When she is not writing, Tillie enjoys nothing more than curling up on her couch watching movies, drinking far too much coffee, while convincing herself that she really doesn’t need that extra square of chocolate.