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- Publication Date : July 18, 2015
- File Size : 876 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print Length : 416 pages
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- Simultaneous Device Usage : Unlimited
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- Language: : English
- Screen Reader : Supported
- ASIN : B011ZDA5KK
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- Best Sellers Rank: #506,683 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Sure India sounds on paper like a great heroine, but she's a broken shell at the start of the book who broods and mopes better than Angel from Buffy. I was sick of that 20 years ago. Then we get to the hero who is completely unlikable. Yes he's got amnesia (or not as the case may be!), but because of where the story started I didn't care. In my mind he didn't deserve India ad nothing that happened changed that view.
We needed to have a reason to care, show the characters happy before putting them through the conflict. Oh sure, we got told it in a seemingly endless number of flashbacks, but it didn't have the same impact. The overall story line was predictable. I could point out each and every beat and knew what trope was going to happen next. It was formulaic. Too formulaic. Even the inevitable twist was predictable and overused...especially in romance. And it's unbelievable every bloody time.
The only reason this gets three stars is for the minor characters especially the grandmother and the writing is solid and well edited. This isn't what I would expect from such a well known and respected author and it makes me leery to read her other works.
And, by bog down, I mean too much drawn-out detail/info. Or, could it be too much dwelling/refresher?
Whatever it is, it is the only thing I don't like about the author's style.
I preferred Book 1 to this Book 2, and am still interested to hear Ian's story if and when it gets published.
Perhaps I should try reading a Roberta Helmer novel for comparison purposes.
It's a spicy, slightly steamy love story between a strong independent heroine who we met some years before in book 1, she's now 20 and has met our Hero, the man of her dreams only to lose him to war.
Until he reappears alive but without his memories, but of course there's more to the story and in this case the story includes orphaned children, missing jewels, eccentric families and political spy rings, along with the reconciliation of our lost lovers, really what more could you ask? Oh yes, pirates! And ghosts! There are also pirates and ghosts! Yet somehow it all works and builds to an enjoyable and charming conclusion.
The characters are well drawn and entertaining and the situations are clever and though often outlandish are still enjoyable reading.
This is the second book in the series but can definitely be read as a standalone. I haven’t read the first book yet but I have already purchased it and will be reading it very soon. I am thoroughly looking forward to reading the next book in the series as well as more stories by this author.