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Her Sweetest Downfall Paperback – May 7, 2015
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Historical Romance, Ugly Cry, Alpha Male
The notion of giving birth in the middle of war didn’t appeal to her, nor did the thought of conceiving a baby with him.
This was a great historical read. It is a story of love, pain and heartbreak during a war.
At the height of the London Blitz, Viola Craft, a sexually repressed young woman is trapped in a loveless marriage to her God fearing husband Vernon. She spends her days working in her mother's dress shop while Vernon pulls the dead from the rubble with his rescue crew.
Their marriage is turbulent and Viola feels pressured to bear a child. After failed attempts, Vernon believes she's barren and alienates himself from their marriage.
One night during an air raid, she meets alluring German born Kristoff Richter. They make an in-stant connection. He's young, good looking and emphatic. They embark on an illicit affair that leads to tragic consequences.
Viola seems to be stuck in a marriage with a husband that falls short in the love and caring department. Her husband is pressuring her to have a child and she refuses with the war going on. He accuses her of being barren and makes her feel terrible.
During an air raid Viola finds herself being protected by a stranger, Kristoff. Viola ends up falling for Kristoff because of his compassion and kindness.
Will Viola finally get the loving husband and family that she has always desired?
The longer this war goes on, the weaker we become. We do things we shouldn’t, love people we shouldn’t. You act foolishly to keep them close, only for a second, all the while war rages on, and people around you lose loved ones. In the end, you have to stop and think if it’s worth the risk.”
I was pleasantly surprised with all of the unexpected twists and turns. My emotions were all over the board. The ugly cry may make an appearance. This is my first read from Kellie Wallace and I loved every minute of it. She draws you in with her writing. 1-Click Her Sweetest Downfall today. If you like Historical Romance with twists you will love this.
ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review. Reviewed by MAustin from Alpha Book Club
Her husband and mother don’t respect her emotions or body. They only see what they can get from her and nothing more. That leaves you wondering why she stayed so long and suffered in silence. Even though it’s the 1930’s I still felt she had choices, she just feared truly being happy. And by the time she has no choice but to change her world; happiness is ripped away from her.
Some will say this story ends with an HEA, to me it’s more of an Okay Ever After. I understand not every book will have an HEA but Viola DESERVED one.
Now, did I like this story? Yes.
What I didn’t like is the ending. I kept hoping and praying her Soul mate would come back to her.
Even with my feeling hurt, this is a 5 star read. You won’t be disappointed!
Her Sweetest Downfall was a beautifully written historical romance set in London in the WWII era. I loved the way the story actually made you feel like you were there walking the streets and ducking into shelters when the sirens went off. Feeling the pain, fear and uncertainly that only a war could give you.
Caught in the middle of all this turmoil is the heroine, Viola. Stuck in a loveless and abusive marriage she spends her days working in her mother’s dress shop until one faithful day she meets the dashingly handsome German, Kristoff. The city is weary of the German as you might would suspect but Viola finds him charming and refreshing different.
Vernon, her husband, is pressing her to have a child. She refused to bring a child up in the middle of a war so he goes and finds other ways of having one. In the arms of a woman named Beatrice.
Don’t get me wrong I loved this book with it’s epic love triangle but even for me there was OMG WTF? times lol.
After reading the story I really can see how Viola fell for Kristoff. He is quite the opposite of Vernon. Where Vernon is strict and bitter, Kristoff is kind and compassionate. He adores Viola. Yes it’s wrong but hell her husband is doing the exact same thing!!
Vernon starts suspecting that Viola is being unfaithful to him so he sends Beatrice to spy on her…messed up I know right?
”You’re cheating on her too, remember?” she said. Vernon nodded in agreement. “That may be right, but I want to know if she’s seeing someone else. If she falls pregnant, that child is mine.”
It’s sad to say I really cant disclose much more than what you can find out in the blurb. Let me just say that this book surprised me more than any I have EVER read. Just when you think you know what is going to happen…BAM…the author spins it on you.
Favorite Scene: The first time Kristoff and her get it on lol. The build up was freaking killing me!
“So what makes you two so special?” Viola sighed and gazed out the window. Sunrays filtered through a half constructed building, throwing grotesque shadows onto the road. “I guess we’re birds with broken wings, unable to fly away.”
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