Summary (from Goodreads):
“Seductive companion to the popular Juliet Immortal, in which former lovers—Romeo and Juliet—meet, not as true lovers, but truly as enemies.
Cursed to live out eternity in his rotted corpse, Romeo, known for his ruthless, cutthroat ways, is given the chance to redeem himself by traveling back in time to save the life of Ariel Dragland. Unbeknownst to her, Ariel is important to both the evil Mercenaries and the love-promoting Ambassadors and holds the fate of the world in her hands. Romeo must win her heart and make her believe in love, turning her away from her darker potential before his work is discovered by the Mercenaries. While his seduction begins as yet another lie, it soon becomes his only truth. Romeo vows to protect Ariel from harm, and do whatever it takes to win her heart and soul. But when Ariel is led to believe his love is a deception, she becomes vulnerable to Mercenary manipulation, and her own inner darkness may ultimately rip them apart.”
It took me a little longer to fall in love with this than I did with Juliet Immortal, but eventually I did. (It’s easier to sympathize with Juliet than with Romeo and—spoiler—we learn early on that the happy ending in Juliet Immortal didn’t exactly stay happy, which made me very sad and annoyed.) I even ended up liking Romeo, but it took me a long time. ;)
But Ariel is a great character (even when she’s not possessed by Juliet) and it was so easy to cheer for a happy ending for her because God knows, she deserves one.
One of my favorite things in the world is when people realize how strong they are. It took most of the book, but it’s a lesson that Ariel finally learned.