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Stormswept Mass Market Paperback – June 28, 2016
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"A fast-paced historical romance that not only delivers all the boldly sensual passion Jeffries' readers have come to expect but also makes wonderful use of its refreshingly different Welsh setting." ---Booklist --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.
About the Author
Sabrina Jeffries is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of several Regency-set historical romance series, including the Royal Brotherhood, the School for Heiresses, the Hellions of Halstead Hall, the Duke’s Men, and the Sinful Suitors. When she’s not writing in a coffee-fueled haze, she’s traveling with her husband, caring for her adult autistic son, or indulging in one of her passions: jigsaw puzzles, chocolate, music, and costume parties. With more than nine million books in print in twenty languages, the North Carolina author never regrets tossing aside a budding career in academics for the sheer joy of writing fun fiction and hopes that one day a book of hers will end up saving the world. She always dreams big.
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This book is a re-issue of a Deborah Martin book that has been re-vamped and is now being published under the author's current name, Sabrina Jeffries. I did not read the original book, so I cannot say what was redone for this edition.
I loved this book - it is a story of betrayal, deception, love and redemption. It does have a little bit of the old school bodice ripper feel (also a little bit of a Count of Monte Cristo vibe) - but since I like that type of story - you will hear no complaints from me :)
The story is written in two parts, the first part is about when Juliana and Rhys meet and fall in love. The second part is about when they are reunited after 6 years apart.
Part one is sweet and I really felt the connection between them. They are betrayed and torn from each other. Each of them being lied to by the villain. Juliana waits for Rhys for years and then is told that he is dead. Rhys has been impressed into the navy and told that Juliana betrayed him and wanted to end their marriage. Rhys survives by sheer will and the desire for revenge.
Part two opens with Juliana becoming betrothed to Lord Devon and Rhys appearing at the party to contest the betrothal and claim his wife. He refuses to let her go and demands that she leave with him. What follows is two people relearning each other. Rhys believes that Juliana betrayed him and will not listen to her side of the story - he is firm in his belief and will not be swayed. Juliana is desperate to reconcile, but knows that unless they confront the past and have faith and trust in each other, that they will never be truly happy.
I loved watching these two interact and fall in love again. Rhys was stubborn and at times cruel to Juliana, but he did love her and when he finally accepted the truth and believed in her - I was in tears. I seriously wanted to smack the man several times throughout the book - he was such a jerk - but he totally redeemed himself and while he didn't grovel nearly as much as he should have (IMO) he did ask for her forgiveness and laid his heart in her hands - SIGH!!!
I would definitely recommend this book and look forward to more in this series.
Stormswept felt familiar but at the same time it felt like something new and exciting. Written under the pen name Deborah Martin in 1995, this new edition is revised, and the cover redone beautifully. The end result was passionate romance filled with lust, love, betrayal, and heartache that was done just right for my tastes.
For me what helped set the mood for Rhys and Juliana’s second chance romance was the care and attention that was given to the beginning of their romance. Their first meeting (At a political rally of sorts), first impressions, first kisses, and that impulse decision to marry after quickly falling in love, followed by the disastrous events that lead to them being parted not 24 hours after they married. All of that really sold me on the heartache and angst that was to come six years later.
Definitely more conflict ridden than what most Jeffries’ fans might be used to, Stormswept was an uphill battle for Juliana because Rhys was just so darn stubborn and blinded by his hurt and anger that he refused to see that Juliana had suffered too. I love that neither of them was completely innocent in their actions, but neither was a villain either. Some might argue that Rhys was horrible to Juliana for most of the book and I’ll agree but only to some extent.
Because Rhys was a Welshman and Juliana English, they already had a big obstacle in their way. Add in the bad blood between Rhys and Juliana’s family and well, it was just a matter of time before he started wondering if his wife was any different from her family. Especially after what had been done to him in the time they were apart. He needed to lash out at someone and Juliana was a handy target. Yet, she didn’t take his crap either. She acknowledged that she messed up (Which Rhys didn’t acknowledge his own mistakes until way later) but she had such complete faith throughout the story that the man she fell in love with was still inside the bitter beast that dragged her home with him that she persisted and fought back not with equal hatred and anger but with love and patience mixed with a bit of sass and logic.
I liked the tension between them too. I felt it pushed both characters to face up to their mistakes and the choices they made. Rhys and Juliana had both changed a lot since they last saw each other so it wasn’t just tension from the situation, it was sexual tension, and the tension caused when two people with different personalities are forced to live together. All of it just pushed both characters to their limits and showed their weaknesses and their strengths. Everything combined made me keep turning the pages just to see where Rhys and Juliana were headed next. I do love an angst ridden romance and Stormswept delivered without overwhelming other elements of the story.
Juliana’s brothers were interesting supporting characters as well. Darcy and Overton were both villains and victims in my eyes, with Darcy suffering because of his high handedness. I felt sympathy for him in the end and I would have liked for them to get their own stories.
Final Verdict: Rhys and Juliana’s years apart following their quickie marriage could have been a disaster in the making but Sabrina Jeffries handled their second chance romance with care, consideration, and charm. I definitely loved these two characters enough to do a re-read very soon.
* A copy of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley for the purpose of an honest review. All conclusions are my own responsibility and I was not compensated for this review.