is a weekly event that was originally hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. This meme is a place that spotlights upcoming releases that we´re eagerly anticipating with pure joy. There are a lot of new books coming out each year and some of them catch my attention and will get a spotlight in my Waiting on Wednesday post. While some of them will finally end up here at my place, others won´t. I am joining Tressa at Wishful Endings and her meme Can´t-Wait Wednesday.

To be honest, I am not happy with the cover design of the German edition of Blacklist or the new title. I am a cover girl; it matters to me how it is designed because it is the first thing, I see that either grabs my attention or not before I read the summary or anything else that gives me a hint of what I can expect from the story itself. This cover looks a bit too cheesy for my taste *sigh* But, it is the story between the two bookcases that is important, right? Right. From time to time I like to read a Geneva Lee novel. I loved the first book of her Royals Saga and am eager to find out if this one is in the same style or a tad different.

Black Roses
Author Geneva Lee
Original Title Blacklist
The Rivals #1
Publishing Date January 17, 2022
Publisher Blanvalet
Format Paperback

Adair MacLaine was sunshine and the storm. Emerald-green eyes and attitude, I fell for her the moment we met and hated her just as quickly. Five years ago, tragedy brought her to my door and sparked a love that consumed us like wildfire - hot, unpredictable, and impossible to control. We raged together until her father made her choose between me and the family name. I left. She stayed. I’m no longer the poor kid that lost her. I’ve made myself into a man that won’t be ignored. Now her father is dead, the MacLaine empire is crumbling, and Adair’s inheritance depends on the company’s largest investor: me. My whole life changed the night I met Sterling Ford. Brilliant and intense, he came to Valmont with nothing but a scholarship and a chip on his shoulder. He was a grenade and I wanted to pull the pin. We were doomed from the first kiss. I’ve waited for my chance to seize my freedom and now it's finally in reach - until the last person I ever wanted to see again walks into my father’s funeral: him.

The cover was first published in 2020 as "Blacklist"

And what are you waiting for? Let me know your thoughts about this one or leave me the link to your WoW and I check it out.

Happy reading & waiting on



  1. I agree about the cover looking cheesy. The story itself sounds really good though so I hope you enjoy it.

    1. I had hoped, that the German publisher would be able to use the cover of the English eBook that shows some black leaves with a rosé background. Ah well...

  2. "He was a grenade and I wanted to pull the pin". Love that!

    Sounds fun :)

    1. It does, indeed. A sentence like this is typically Geneva Lee *smile*


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