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Renata would seem to many to be a very independent woman, but much of that is a facade and the truth is she is very damaged and fragile when the book first begins. Still reeling from the deaths of her parents several years previous, and still pining for the true love that dumped her, it is fairly quickly made clear that she is a woman in need of much healing. That healing can only come by confronting her fears and facing her guilt and finding a way to overcome them so they cease to have power over her. Indeed, her very life will come to depend on her being able to do so. She is not, however, the only character that needs to do these things.
Of the two lovers that Renata finds herself torn between, we come to learn much more about Hugh than we do about Finn. A sensitive, compassionate man in life, he too came to be crippled by fear and guilt until eventually he found himself trapped in a heinous state between life and death, forced to prey upon innocent woman and drag them down with him. Finn too must deal with some inner demons, though in many ways his seem to not be as dire or debilitating as Renata and Hugh's are. It's entirely possible, however, that we simply aren't shown the extent of his, or that I missed or misremember it.
As my comments above would indicate, the overriding theme of this book is one of overcoming one's personal demons in order to be able to fully live life and to claim the sort of life that you want for yourself. For some this might mean discovering or re-discovering faith, for others it might mean forgiving oneself for shortcomings or failings and seeking to make amends where necessary, or it may mean absolving oneself of guilt for things that weren't really your fault. It takes courage, and not everyone is equal to the task, but the payoffs can definitely be worth it.
Fans of paranormal romance will certainly enjoy this book, though it is a bit hard to categorize exactly as I noted. Many aspects are similar to contemporary romance, while the paranormal aspects are relatively unique and definitely a departure from the shifters and deities that Leo is better known for writing about. As much as I love her other series and eagerly look forward to new entries in them, I'm also excited to see her branching out into new areas and testing new waters. Give this one a look. You won't regret it.
A break comes for Renata and she gets to leave life as she knows it and move to sing as a soloist in a large music festival in England. She doesn’t find out until later that her conductor is Finn Mackenzie, her former true love who has matured, is yummy and so kind. He becomes concerned along with Renata’s best friend Lizzy over Renata’s state of mind and physical health. And at this point, Renata surprisingly learns that the identity of her mystery night indulgence is Hugh Dawlish from the 19th century and that this music festival is at his family's manor.
This was another completely satisfying read by Rosanna Leo! I was on the edge of my seat to know how this would all work out to end this “not your regular” love triangle. I loved being transported back in Hugh Dawlish’s journals given to Renata by Mrs. Margaret Cummings, the tour guide of Dawlish Manor who had witnessed the effects of Hugh’s ghost on other soprano soloists throughout the years. The flavor of this book was like having a bit of an historical romance within a modern romance which was great!
I grew in concern and perplexion along with Finn and Lizzy as Renata seemed to find consolation in her dark steamy encounters with Dawlish. What started as a fascination was becoming a consuming force in her life. She grew feelings for him and the torment for her was at times incapacitating and soul wrenching and yet she continued to escape to Hugh Dawlish’s possession when he came to her.
As the story unfolds, the pieces thankfully come together for Renata to realize the truths from the relationships Hugh had that were brought to light in the journals. She reads about what had happened to Hugh Dawlish in his love pursuit of soprano soloist Claudia Sebastiano and the terrible spiritual influence of Count Ignazio. Maybe she could help Hugh, but is she strong enough? At the same time, her rekindled flame with Finn grows, she finds some spiritual footing and growth, and her hope of peace and triumph begins to rise. This book was just so well done and has an epic ending. I got teary and hopeful and loved the “fight” that came forth from Renata. Great 5 star, good vs. evil read!
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I thoroughly enjoyed Night Lover, another one of Rosanna Leo’s well told paranormal romances.Read more
I just recently discovered Rosanna Leo and her books. I have read couple others and loved them.Read more