I really enjoyed this unusual romance. I received this for free and I voluntarily chose to review this. I've given it a 5* rating. The heroine has mixed feelings about doing proxy wedding vows for her best friend but the hero doesn't. There are a lot of twists and turns in this that keeps you wanting to turn those pages. This is a pretty clean read but some of the thinking of the characters isn't. So don't know that I would want under 17s or younger reading. It left me with a good feeling at the end.
I really enjoyed this romance. I received it for free and I voluntarily chose to review it. This is about two older people who have lost their spouses at a fairly early age and they are both realizing it is about time to move on but where to start to date again. These two are almost thrown together and I love how it ended. Not for the under 18 readers. It really touches the heart in a most realistic way. I gave this a 4.5* rating and will be reading more of this author's work.
This was my first venture into the Modern Fairytale Collection series and I really enjoyed it. Truth be told, I didn't quite get the feel of the Cinderella story but I can see how they're related. This book is not for the lighthearted romantic there's a lot of dark sinister themes going on behind the scenes.
The slow reveal of the family secrets using Tig's diary is such a unique way for Ashley to learn about her mother's life. There is so much heartache and struggle, it really paints a vivid picture of what life was like for Tig under Mosier's thumb. Finding love in the hardest of circumstances is a theme I can always appreciate.
Ashley as a character is heartfelt and naive, I was rooting for her and also sad for her. The burdens of the life she had already lived and the potential life ahead of her were hard to feel excited about. Julian was a breath of fresh air after their initial awkward meeting. The slow budding friendship and romance was perfectly aligned with the story. It was heartfelt and real and kept the pages flying by.
The only reason this story isn't a 5 star for me is that the ending was a bit predictable. I still really loved the story and would recommend this readers who enjoy a suspenseful story with a happy ending.
My name is Cassidy Porter...
My father, Paul Isaac Porter, was executed twenty years ago for the brutal murder of twelve innocent girls.
Though I was only eight-years-old at the time, I am aware - every day of my life - that I am his child, his only son.
To protect the world from the poison in my veins, I live a quiet life, off the grid, away from humanity.
I promised myself, and my mother, not to infect innocent lives with the darkness that swirls within me, waiting to make itself known.
It's a promise I would have kept...if Brynn Cadogan hadn't stumbled into my life.
Now I exist between heaven and hell: falling for a woman who wants to love me, while all along reminding myself that I must remain...
At first, the narration took some getting used to, especially for Cassidy's voice, with his Maine accent. Eventually, I did get used to it, which is probably due to the insane amount of love that I had for this guy. The feels, OMG! (Maybe, I was partial to Cassidy because I really love that name, after all, I named my daughter Cassidy.)
Seriously, I loved these characters, both Cassidy and Brynn pull at the heartstrings, and I was totally rooting for them...and then the twist at the end comes about and I kind of felt like it was a little too much to believe. But all in all, I couldn't let it take my love for this story away.
☆4.3☆STARS - GRADE=A-