Immortal Billionaire - Jane Godman
Initially, I had difficulty getting in to the story. At one point, I thought of giving up on it, but I placed it aside for a while and read other books in the process. Eventually I picked it back up, and realised it was not all bad.
When I took up this book, I thought I would be reading about vampires, oh boy was I wrong. The story explored the concept of reincarnation, immortality, curses and time travel.
What I liked
I found the story unique It is my first time reading a romance where reincarnation combined with time travel and immortality was a major theme. I thought the author handled the concept well.
The suspense/mystery thread kept me on my toes. Honestly, I never expected that much intensity, but I found myself on edge as I tried figuring out who was behind the attacks on the island. As the story progressed so did my suspicions about the stalker’s identity. The author tried to throw me off the scent, however another attack happened, which led me to I was correct in my initial assessment.
I loved how the story played out for the most part. The writing is exquisite. I was fascinated by the vivid descriptions of the island and the detailed history of the protagonists’ past lives.
At first I thought this would be another insta-love romance, but as the story developed, I realised it was not the case. Instead their love spanned several centuries, so when Connie came to the island, his soul instantly recognised her. It was easy to buying into Sylvester’s the instant connection with Connie
What I did not like
The slow start to the story is a challenge. It took me a while to warm up to it.
I did not connect with the characters. They lacked depth, which is surprising given all they went through. Since her attack, Connie had been looking over shoulder and living in fear. However, I did not get the feeling she was scared. Her actions were contrary to her experiences. Sylvester did not fare any better for me. For someone who has lived many lives I did not expect him to get caught off guard by the events on the island.
This was not a favourite read. There were some enjoyable moments, but it was not enough to wow me. This is my first time reading the author’s work, but I am not averse to giving her another shot.
The purpose of this review is not to deter you from picking up this title. It is my perspective and it is possible your experience will be different from mine. That being said if you enjoy suspense, romance, time travel and reincarnation then you may enjoy Immortal Billionaire.