The Black Rose (Love Spell futuristic romance)
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The Black Rose (Love Spell futuristic romance)

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A marriage between a noblewoman and an aristocratic spy yields a passion hotter than a thousand suns.
Mass Market Paperback, 368 pages
Published June 13th 2000 by Love Spell
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Adriana Bookologist
The Black Rose by Jan Zimlich

I liked this story.

The description of the book I am listing below is from the back jacket of the book. I'm adding it because I believe the one on the Goodreads page does not depict this story.

Though Lucien Charbonneau was born a noble, he'd implemented plans to bring about galactic revolution. He wore two faces, that of an effete aristocrat and that of someone darker, more mysterious. He had subtle yet potent charms, and he played at deception with the same skills t...more
It's strange, the premise is frankly a little offputing to me, but the shapeshifting thing really finds the loophole of the heroine never having had sex with anyone but the hero before they get married while still allowing her to get it on with dudes in spaceports.

That's all that's really stuck with me about this book. I read it twice though, and it's sort of made me always be on the lookout for romance of the sci-fi persuasion when I'm in bookstores.
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Still updating my shelves with past reads. This is another book read and reviewed for All About Romance, the review is archived HERE .
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