Take Me To The Start is the thought-provoking story of Sophia, who meets Benjamin King, an enigmatic British scientist, on one of the worst days of her life. Benjamin is everything she ever wished for, and understands her in ways no one ever could. But then he disappears, and Sophia is more heartbroken than ever…
Until she makes the decision to go on a missoin to find him. When she does find him, she discovers that if they want to be part of each other’s worlds, they will have to deal with their dark pasts… Pasts they’ve both worked very hard to hide.
They can’t be together until they face their fears. But can they find the courage to do so?
This was a very relatable book, with a heroine who is both complex and intriguing but also the kind of character you feel an instant connection to. The plot was unique and suspenseful, and although I could sometimes anticipate what would happen next, other times I couldn’t anticipate that at all.
An engaging read for people who enjoy reading thought-provoking, moving books....more
The Killing Game is the first book in a crime / detective series, and it starts off the series with a bang. Ives Andrich, Special Agent of the New York Division of the FBI, is forced to investigate the woman who he has fallen in love with, Allina. More so, the Bureau asks her to infiltrate in the internal organization of a crime lord / mob boss, and when she does and becomes dangerously entangled in the web closing around her, Ives puts everything on the line to save the love of his life.
The book was quite long, at about 500 pages, so I had to read it in a few sittings, but nevertheless, it never felt like a long book. The pacing was fast, the writing excellent, the characters engaging, and I was drawn into the story from the start. The author did a stellar job turning Allina and Ives into well-rounded, three-dimensional characters with actual personalities. While each character, even the secondary ones, is crucial, has an unique personality and brings something of their own to the table, Allina and Ives are the two most intriguing characters.
There were so many twists I couldn’t even begin to describe them if I wanted to – which I don’t, because I don’t want to spoil things for you. But let’s say, this book has a lot of surprises! I’m looking forward to reading the second book....more
S.H.A.Y is science fiction romance at its finest. Shay, our protagonist, has just turned eighteen, which means she has completed phase one: developmental, and that she no longer requires assistance of her optional human parent. She’s a synthetic hominid assumed youth (S.H.A.Y.) created by science… but that doesn’t mean she wants science to define her. She has morals, she has feelings, and when phase two : experimental, means she has to experience loss, in the form of losing Darla, her parent, she is determined to make sure that doesn’t happen.
Shay has formed an escape plan, but it all goes south very soon. She crashes into an island off the coast of Florida, and is rescued by E.R.I.C, a boy whose adaptation skills she’ll need if she wants to keep Darla safe – but he is created by the same scientists who want to kill Darla. Can she trust him?
This was an amazing read. The story was so original, and so fast-paced and thrilling that once I started reading, I couldn’t put it down. Since this is a novella, it’s a short read, but an intriguing one all the same. I’m excited to learn more about the characters in the second book....more
In Destination Mexico City, Jena Hughes has the perfect life: succesful career, beautiful home, handsome husband… except lately, she doesn’t find joy in any of it. She complains about the tiniest things, she’s unhappy about her life and job which keeps her on the road for week after week. She barely spends time with her husband.
Her husband too is a goal-getter, focused on his career, his job, and the two of them seem to be drifting apart.
Then destiny intervenes, and a wrong turn in the airport leaves Jena with the opportunity to leave her cares behind for a week, and reflect on her life, who she is, and what she wants. But in questioning that, she and Justin might start to question their relationship too…
This was a fast-paced, inspiring read about self-discovery, struggles, and love. It’s a very true to life account of how romance works, especially with people who have been together for a while.
Justin and Jena are both very intriguing characters, and their interactions were engaging. The author did a good job bringing both characters to life, and making them sound realistic.
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good romance novel; it offers an inspiring story and realistic characters....more
DeMatteo Santiago is the Alpha of one of the largest prides in North America. He’s young and successful, has a large family, and a devoted lover, but his lion side is worried with finding his perfect mate. When he finds his mate on opposite sides of the courtroom, it’s like a dream come true. He’s finally found his mate! But when ex-lovers, siblings, hunters, all come into play, he realizes finding his mate was the easy part: living long enough to be together is the tough part.
I enjoyed the whole lawyer/attorney angle. DeMatteo is a divorce lawyer, and his mate Sean turns out to be a lawyer too. Being a lawyer too, I thought this was very intriguing, and I loved the whole side of it. Lawyers don’t usually work well as couples, but they did so here. Sean and DeMatteo are very intriguing.
The plot is rollercoaster-fast, and a few of the twists took me by surprise. I can’t wait to read the second book....more
A traumatized girl with a dark past. A traumatized guy with a dark past, which made him cold and distant (yet he’s also incredibly hot). Roamnce happens, but there’s also a love triangle of sorts, and while the plot is okay but not that original, the writing was annoying. The story was filled with so many awkward situations, immature humour, and things that were so over the top they were impossible. Most of the characters were idiots....more
In Running to Stand Still, Jamie Benson is eager to leave town and start a new life in Chicago. In seven months, that’s a plausible reality. But while working at her father’s bar, she meets Collin, a boy who is honest, sincere, and all the things she’s longed for and never knew. He makes her feel safe. He gives her a reason to stay. But with all the sins of the past still haunting her, can she get past what happened, and move on?
Collin and Jamie both tell the story. The POV switches every chapter, but it works well that way, and allows the reader to connect to both of them. Jamie certainly had a tough life, and I felt for her. She was easy to relate to, despite the hardships, and despite often distancing herself from others. Their romance was very sweet and heart-warming, and I was cheering for both of them.
A book about second chances, about love blossoming against all hope, about believing in yourself and others, and about the past, and how it can haunt people, and how hard it is to let go of the past. An amazing book, and I recommend it to anyone who enjoys the genre....more
Loveable characters, lavish parties, excellent writing, and an amazing plot line. The characters are damaged, flawed, certainly far from perfect, and that made them very interesting. While fake boyfriend/girlfriend turned into love affair is a plot often played out, I still enjoy it. Excellent summer read....more
An intriguing ghost story and gay romance mixed in one. Finlay was an interesting ghost, and his background story made me compelled to understand him better. All characters were realistic, and the writing was very gripping....more
In A Sprint To His Heart, Bailey Meyers dreams of being a professional cyclist. Her dream becomes jeapordized when she falls for Piran, a drop-dead gorgeous Fae artist.
Although Bailey’s coach has a strict no-dating policy, Bailey feels an attraction toward Piran that she can’t deny. But when she discovers he’s not who she thought he was, and when she’s kicked out of her cycling team and has to join a new team a thousand miles away, can their love last?
Bailey and Piran had a real connection. As a reader, I enjoyed getting to know both of them. The author did a good job of establishing their personality bit by bit, revealing their secrets, background, and keeping things interesting for the reader. The chemistry between them was undeniable, and I rooted for them from the get-go. Bailey was my favorite of both characters, though.
I also liked the focus on cycling. It’s not often I get to read books that focus on that. Both my cousins are cyclists, so it was great to read about the world of professional cycling.
A fast-paced, thrilling new adult romance that I would recommend to fans of the genre....more
I don’t get the hype about The Winner’s Curse. Seriously, I don’t. I wish I could find one thing, just one thing, that intrigued me about this book, or that I thought was even remotely interesting, but I couldn’t. The writing is bland, the world building is bland, the characters are bland, and I kept on hoping for something, anything, to happen that would make me care about Kestrel, about Arin, and about all the secondary characters. It didn’t.
Let me start with the plot. Kestrel, daughter of a general, sucks at fighting but is apparently a strategic genius. I say “apparently” because although it’s mentioned a few times, she portrays no such skills for the duration of the book. Instead, as soon as Arin pops into the picture, she turns into a mumbling teen who can’t make one comprehensive thought. So Kestrel goes to the market and buys a slave, Arin. Buying a slave is a big deal for her, since she’s never done it before and she paid way more for Arin than she should have, and now there’s gossip and what not, bla bla, boring. Anyway, she takes Arin home, makes him the blacksmith for her father’s household, and then hides in her room for a number of weeks because reasons.
The rest of the book focuses on the blossoming relationship between Kestrel and Arin which is laughable at best and I-want-to-pull-my-hair-out at worst. There is no relationship. They barely talk, and if they do, Arin is rude, bosses her around (yeah, Arin the slave, bosses his mistress around, and it’s allowed because…reasons), and is an all-around jerk. He’s also, spoiler alert, plotting the demise of the Valorian Empire (which is basically Rome, and Aarin and his fellow slaves could be considered the Greeks).
Anyway, Kestrel’s whole personality shrinks and eventually vanishes the more time she spends around Arin. I liked her for the first chapter, and then hated her for the rest of the book. Arin…well, him I hated from the start.
So Arin doesn’t like to be a slave. Of course not! Who would? But despite him not liking it, I do expect him to behave like a slave most of the time – after all, what would the punishment be for disobedience? Death, maybe? Or at least a whipping? Here, the punishment is nothing. Arin says what he wants when he wants it, he’s downright rude, arrogant, and probably the worst spy in history. Based on his behavior, I’d know he was a spy in all but two seconds. There’s also no reason why he falls for Kestrel because he treats her like crap 100% of the time.
It’s all so unrealistic. If you want to feature slavery, at least make it realistic. If you want a romance between a slave and his mistress, at least make the characters behave in these roles! Here, it seems like Kestrel is the slave and Arin the master. It’s so weird and annoying.
Also, the world building. There isn’t really any world building – it’s basically just Rome vs. Greece, now put into a dystopian future (or past? you can’t really say). There’s barley any mention of the world itself. Not much originality there.
The writing was bland, the relationship unbelievable, the characters annoying, childish and acted out of character most of the time, and really, I don’t understand the hype at all. Obviously the book appealed to most people, so I guess I’m the exception, but I can’t recommend this book to anyone....more
In Irina’s Cards starts with Irina Proffer seeing strange visions, inspired by a deck of tarot cards. To get answers, she travels to Victoria, where she quickly discovers a world dominated by genetic science and supernatural mystery, mixed in one. She starts working for Innoviro Industries, where she meets other ‘variants’, people who are like her – different from everyone else. But not everythign is as it seems, and Irina struggles to figure out who she can trust and who she can’t trust, all the while keeping check on her emotions, as she finds herself at the heart of two overlapping love triangles.
The book starts out slow, but once it finds its pace, it becomes an enjoyable read. The story is complex enough to be entertaining, and it boosts an impressive host of characters, Irina in particular. She’s a brave, intelligent heroine, and I could easily relate to her.
An excellent start to a new series. I would recommend this book to fans of series like Divergent, or just of scifi romance in general, and I look forward to reading the sequel....more
In Bright’s Passion, Bright is the God of the suns. He makes the suns rise every morning, and makes them set every night. Meanwhile, he watches time pass by, he is a witness to wars, to people starving, thievery, rape, murder. He can’t help, because if he does, humans tend to take something from him. They destroyed his family, and he has no doubts they would like to destroy him too.
Adonya is a witch with powers that make her as close to a goddess as a human can be. Bright longs to be with her – he wonders what it’s like to be with a woman, considering all the goddesses are dead. But despite her powers, Adonya is still human, and she’s as dangerous as the rest of them. Can a human and an immortal fall in love?
I enjoyed how the book focused on Bright, the immortal, rather than on Adonya, the mortal, as most fantasy books seem to do. It was an interesting read, and I enjoyed getting to know Bright. Writing from the POV of a God isn’t easy, but the author did an admirable job pulling it off.
If you enjoy fantasy romance, I would recommend Bright’s Passion....more
In Enchanted, the first book in the Summer Solstice series, Katrina ‘Kat’ Summer moves in with her grandmother, after her mother’s recent and tragic death. Apollo Beach, hometown of her estranged and mysterious grandmother, Rose, is a strange, magical place, filled with legends of Kat’s ancient Greek ancestors. But as the secrets of her heritage are exposed, secrets her mother kept hidden, and the lives of everyone she knows are put in danger, Kat meets Alec Stone, her gorgeous new neighbor, who seems to be her sole solace in this world of myth and legend…
The author did a great job focusing on the Greek mythology, and interweaving it with a contemporary story. Kat is a loveable, engaging character. She’s smart, witty, resourceful and brave, especially considering everything that happened to her. The mystery part worked well, and the romance did too. I loved Alec, and how he tried to be there for Kat.
If you love YA fantasy, you’ll adore this book....more
In Aveena: The City of Gold, Michael sees a light in the sky, and thinks it’s a shooting star. Turns out it’s a princess from another world, Aveena, but as if that isn’t thrilling enough, Michael ends up in a completely different world than his own: Raluza. He also has no memory of ever meeting the princess.
Five years pass, and now Michael is part of an organization of skilled fighters who want to overrun the palace, and restore Raluza to the way it was before. This organization orders him to kill the princess.
The author did a good job on the world-building. Raluza was a vibrant, ineresting world, similar to earth yet very different. The characters were interesting, in particular Michael, who went through a lot of character development by the end of the book. The writing was fluent, and fast-paced....more
In The Venus Cure, we meet with two characters who are at two different ends of the spectrum. On the one hand, there’s Torrance Monroe, who landed her dream job as a botanical scientist. She’ll have to focus on the conservation and study of the Venus Fly Trap, one of the native plants that has fascinated her for as long as she could remember. Dominique Black however, Wildlife Officer, isn’t too pleased with the scientist showing up. She has no experience in the field, and he fears she’ll be a liability more than a help. He’s worked day and night to keep the Venus Traps from poachers, and is very passionate about it too.
Although both characters are very passionate about the Venus Fly Trap, they’re quite passionate for each other too. I particularly loved how the book focused on this plant – I thought a book that brought two characters together based on their mutual love for a plant wouldn’t be that enticing, but I’m proved wrong. As Tori and Dom learn that they aren’t so different after all, and they learn to rely on each other, they form a mutual connection.
I’m not a fan of insta-love, so I enjoyed how the romance wasn’t that spontaneous here, but how both started off at odds. I liked both characters. They were three dimensional, especially Tori, and I felt like I could really connect to them.
The book had several erotic scenes. Those are tough to write, but the author did an admirable job. If you enjoy romance with a touch of mystery and suspense, then I would recommend The Venus Cure....more
What I particularly enjoyed about Time on her Hands was the time travel agency, The Lineage, and how it’s involved with everything. Derek Massey is the head of The Lineage, but having to make the tough choices has isolated him from everyone. Sarah James is an experienced Lineage agent, but quite secretive.
When the timeline is betrayed, Sarah and Derek have to solve an anomaly that threatens to destroy the world. As they fight to save the world, Sarah and Derek grow closer together, but when they’re forced to make a terrible decision, they’ll have to decide between love and duty.
I really liked Sarah. Although she hid a lot of secrets from Derek, especially at first, I felt like it was easier to connect with her than Derek. She was capable, intelligent, independent and knew how to handle tough situations. Derek did too, so they were actually quite similar. After a while, when you got ot know their vulnerabilities, they become more and more interesting, kind of like friends you’re just getting to know.
The writing was good, and I really loved the plot. It was fast-paced, and once I started reading, I couldn’t put it down....more
In On The Run (Big Mike and Minnie #1), Minerva – Minnie – is on her way to become a supermodel. When she goes home to the west coat, her father’s outlaw motorcycle club is embroiled in a war. Minnie is more than just a pawn in this game, and her brother asks an old army friend, Big Mike, to protect her. Minnie has her doubts about Big Mike: he’s too big, too muscled, too tattooed, and he certainly doesn’t fit into the life she envisions for herself. In fact, he’s the embodiment of everything she tried to escape from. Mike isn’t exactly enamored by the fashion model either, but when she shows she’s more than just good looks, he starts finding it more and more difficult to take his eyes off her.
The book has tons of humor, making it a delightful read. Big Mike and Minnie are off to a rocky start, but they both change and develop throughout the book, growing closer together.
A very fast-paced read with the characters stumbling from one situation into the next. A fun read, and I would recommend it for anyone in the mood for something light and witty....more
Incredible. Amazing. Superb. No amount of superlatives would do this story justice.
Celaena Sardothien is the most notorious assassin of Ardalan. She is kick ass awesome, trained under the King of Assassins, and managed to become the stuff of legend by the time she was a young adult. Then she spent a year in the mines of Endovier, and now the Crown Prince shows up with an offer she can’t refuse. If she goes to the glass castle and participates in a contest of assassins, one of which will be chosen as the King’s Champion, she will win her freedom.
The plot was hands down amazing. The writing was beautiful. From the moment I started reading, I couldn’t stop. I had no idea where the story would go next, and even in the spots where I did, it still managed to surprise me. I also liked some of the more mythical/magical elements that got added as the story progressed.
Celaena is easily my favorite heroine ever. She’s sassy, arrogant, vain, but somehow it all connects and in her heart, she’s actually quite a decent person – which is a weird thing to say about an assassin but is true all the same.
The love triangle was the best ever. Seriously. I usually end up having a slight preference, but here? Nope. I love Dorian. I love Chaol. Both are decent men, and both are awesome in their own way. Dorian has that allure because of being a Crown Prince and thus a relationship with him would be almost impossible. But Chaol is mysterious and charming… I can’t choose! How the heck will Celaena ever choose?
If you enjoy fantasy, I totally, wholeheartedly, utterly recommend Throne of Glass. It is the best fantasy book I’ve read in years. In fact, I just finished it and already want to reread it, AND I ordered my copy of the sequel late last night, that’s how addicted I am to this series....more
When reading Trapped, I could barely believe it was the first book I read by this author. Alison Aimes has an unique imagination, and she manages to craft gritty, but believable, scifi worlds. In Trapped, Bella West crashes on Dragath25, a penal planet where a person’s life isn’t worth much. It’s a harsh world, where survival is the only thing that matters, and in order to survive, Bella has to make a deal with 673. He is ruthless, a criminal, but there’s another side to him too.
I liked Bella. She’s always taken care of others, and even on Dragath25, she’s still putting others’ needs in front of her own. She wouldn’t leave without her friends, for example, no matter how dire the situation ahead of them. Throughout the book, she went through quite the development, and the Bella at the end is a more mature and stronger version than the Bella we encountered at the start.
673 started out as rather unlikeable – he cared about no one but himself, or at least that’s what he liked to believe. But soon enough, he starts opening up to Bella, becoming more of the person he was before he was brought to Dragath25, and then he becomes more likeable, and by the end, I really felt for him. He’s actually a decent person once you strip away the layers of guilt he’s felt for all this time.
With excellent world building, great writing, and a lot of hot, sizzling chemistry between the main characters, I recommend this book to everyone who enjoys scifi romance....more
In A Hard Days Night, “girl next door” Abbey receives an unexpected gift that brings her face-to-face with the man of her dreams. This man, Maxwell, is a bad boy rock star. The two of them are as unlikely as Cinderella and her Prince. Maxwell has everything a person could ever dream of: fame, fortune, success, and he can get any woman he wants. Despite that, he feels like something’s missing, and maybe Abbey will be able to fill that void.
Despite their many, many, MANY differences, Maxwell and Abbey have a lot of chemistry between them, and their relationship just…works. Not that there are no ups and downs, but it’s believable. Some parts of the book were really humorous, and the writing was excellent. The author team did a superb job making the characters feel alive, like actual living people, and the plot was never dull – in fact, it had quite a few surprises.
I would recommend this book to all fans of erotic romance;...more
While the idea of Choirs, angels with the gift of music, is an excellent and original plot idea, the book simply was too confusing at times. It didn’t explain things enough. On top of that, Madeline’s personality makes it almost impossible to connect with her. The love between Madeline and Damascus is forbidden, yet she keeps leading him on. Damascus reads like an angel version of Twilight’s Edward. So while the plot had original elements, this didn’t completely do it for me....more
I haven’t read the previous books in this series, but I don’t think it was necessary either considering I could follow the plot just fine. Five dead bodies are found in a sweat lodge in the woods of Washington State. Mort, our protagonist detective, has been put in charge of the case. Meanwhile, he has to deal with his daughter becoming the leader of one of the largest criminal enterprises in the world, and threatens his family once more.
My favorite part about the book would be The Fixer. I don’t want to spoil things, but think female Dexter and you’re on the right track.
Larry was an interesting character too. He and Mort have been friends for years, and they have an interesting dynamic. My favorite character was Mort, though. He’s not your typical detective, and it was heartbreaking to see him struggle with what happened to his daughter.
This series definitely has a lot of kickass females, but it also has a fast-paced plot that kept me guessing....more
Degrees of Control is an engaging, fun romance story. We have Charlotte Bell, a yoga teacher, who is sassy, honest, and has a kinky side she’s spend a lot of time hiding, but doesn’t want to hide them anymore.
The love interest, James Hunter, is a rich executive who doesn’t mind schooling Charlotte (nicknamed Charlie, so I’ll refer to her as that from now on) in the harsher side of sex. And although their erotic play tends to be edgy, the two also form a geuine connection between them that’s deeper than what either of them could’ve thought.
I liked that even though Charlie is submissive in the bedroom, she’s not submissive all the time. She knows how to stand up for herself and what she believes in. And although James is a dom, he does care a lot for Charlie. I find that too often in erotic romance, the submissive tends to have a submissive personality all around, which isn’t always the case in real life, and that the dom tends to be dominant in all aspects of life, which isn’t always true either.
The writing was great, and it was easy to connect to both characters. I enjoyed their romance, and would recommend it to all fans of erotic romance....more
In Echoes of the Past, Isabeau Munier cast a spell to flee her hometown, and escape burning at the stake back in 1692. The spell backfired though, and now she’s trapped by a curse. Whenever she wants to leave the town, the curse tosses her through time. Now, having opened a curiosity shop, she’s finally found her place in time. And with her landlord’s sexy nephew, Grayson Wright, moving in, she suspects she might have found her love as well.
Gray is interested in Isabeau too, but he worries she might be a gold-digger.The two of them will have to set aside their differences and the assumptions others make about them if they want their relationship to work.
The best part of the book was the concept of Isabeau’s spell/curse keeping her locked in town, and forcing her to travel through time when she tries to leave town. It’s one of the most original ideas I’ve read about in a long while. The romance was okay. I liked both characters as individuals, so I didn’t mind when they started a relationship. The writing is decent too, and it’s an enjoyable, fast-paced read....more
Sometimes you come across a book that has a plot so awesome you wish you wrote it yourself. No Trouble At All is that kind of book. Sophie Carter’s today starts off as usual until she runs into a dead body in the woods. The suspected murderer is Old Leather Man, a mysterious killer who was never caught, whose last homicide dated back to the nineteenth century and who should be long dead. Did someone resurrect him from the dead, or is a copycat at work?
In comes Detective Jackson Lynch, one of the greatest love interests I’ve read about in quite a while. He asks Sophie for help in solving the murder and how it’s connected to the legend of Old Leather Man. Sophie falls head over heels for the sexy detective (and who can blame her? I certainly can’t).
I loved the serch for Old Leather Man, and how the characters struggle to keep fact from fiction. This killer is reminiscent of Jack the Ripper: elusive, never been caught, the stuff of legend. And while that’s creepy, it also added an extra layer to the book. The romance was sizzling, and both characters had a lot of chemistry. I read this in one sitting and loved it. I’d recommend it to anyone who enjoys a solid thriller with lots of romance....more
In A Right to Love, Michael is a teacher in college, where he meets Polycarp, a refugee from Rwanda who lost his entire family. Michael travels to Africa to find out if any of Polycarp’s family memebers are still alive. While journeying through Africa, he meets a Muslim man, Ibrahim. The two of them fall in love, but their journey isn’t always easy. They both have a different religious background, and the religions have a different outlook on homosexuality.
This was an amazing read, heartwarming and eye-opening. I loved the different characters, especially Michael. The relationship is genuine and caring, and Michael and Ibrahim make an interesting, loving pair....more
Fate’s Betrayal is a tough book to review. It starts out hopeful, and touching, with Riley and Brooke meeting each other – a meeting that doesn’t go over so well – and slowly developing an attraction toward each other. Brooke has an illness that troubles her, and Riley cares so much for her throughout all that. They really introduce each other to another world, and they’re there for each other when they need to be.
I don’t want to give away any spoilers but the end just about killed me. And while I enjoyed the book immensly, it was crushing at the same time. I experienced so many different emotions while reading! And while that shows it’s a great book, it might not be for everyone.
This is heart-warming but also devastating, and very well written. If you want romance that is atypical and stands out from the others, I would definitely recommend this book....more
In A Brooklyn Love Affair, Vixen has suffered through a great deal. Worst of all, she’s done so at the hands of her parents. And when her mother resurfaces, all those childhood memories come back to haunt her. I could have nothing but respect for her. She survived a whole lot and she’s strong, intelligent, and caring. Despite all that happened, she still manages to care for people, and I found that astonishing, and very brave too.
Gino is quite different from her. He’s cold, locks others out, and he’s afraid to let anyone in. But he too has suffered, he too has dark demons hiding in his past. Together they form an unique, unlikely, but intriguing pair. I loved how their relationship slowly developed, and how we got to see more of both of them. Each of them is interesting in their own right, but together…Let’s just say I couldn’t put this book down.
The ending was a surprise for me, and I can’t wait for the sequel. This is an amazing start to a new series, and it’s about more than love – it’s about people, their past and future, and how they’re struggling to come to terms with demons of the past....more
Kellynch follows the story of Anne Elliot and Captain Wentworth, two characters who were facing happily ever at the end of “Persuasion”. Kellynch picks up three years after that, focusing on the young couple who just secured the Kellynch estate. Unfortunately life is not all that “happily ever after” made it out to be, friendships are tested, support comes from those least expected and love is tested one again.
It’s brave to write a sequel to a Jane Austen book, and Kwen D. Griffith doesn’t only take on the task, he succeeds at it too. He managed to make the characters believable, both as a continuation of the characters in “Persuasion” and as people living in the 1800s. The settings are described in detail, the writing is solid, and overall, it’s a very enjoyable experience to read this book.
The first chapters are a little slow, but then the pacing picked up and the rest of the story flowed nicely. Would recommend this to all Jane Austen fans....more