Reviewed by Heather C
Author: Kristen Callihan
Series: Darkest London #6
Hero & Heroine: Adam & Eliza May
Genre: MF Historical Romance, Paranormal
Length: 384 pages
Release Date: February 24, 2015
Available at: Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Once two souls are joined . . .
When Adam’s soul mate rejected him, there was more at stake than his heart. After seven hundred years of searching, his true match would have ended the curse that keeps his spirit in chains. But beautiful, stubborn Eliza May fled-and now Adam is doomed to an eternity of anguish, his only hope for salvation gone . . .
Their hearts will beat together forever
No matter how devilishly irresistible Adam was, Eliza couldn’t stand the thought of relinquishing her freedom forever. So she escaped. But she soon discovers she is being hunted-by someone far more dangerous. The only man who can help is the one man she vowed never to see again. Now Adam’s kindness is an unexpected refuge, and Eliza finds that some vows are made to be broken . . .
Raise your hand if you were confused. *hand raised high* I was very confused for much of this book. It has only been a few months since I read Evernight (I adored that book), but with this book picking up three years after Eliza May died on that London street and nearly as long since Eliza was freed from Adam’s side, all kinds of stuff happened between Mab and Eliza that I felt like I was constantly trying to fill in the holes. Plus, I am having trouble following how everyone is related in this seres…a visual family tree would be much appreciated. *hint hint*
What did I love? I loved the romance. I’m a total sucker for enemies to lovers and most of the time I can totally forgive when the characters are absolutely horrible to each other. It makes the sexual tension all that much hotter and the giving-in all that much sweeter.
What did I like? I liked the complexity of this storyline, even though I was confused by a lot of it. There are so many pieces of the puzzle that seem to be coming together, yet the puzzle keeps getting better. I just hope for more resolutions in the near future.
What disappointed me? I wanted to see the hand fasting scene! I know it didn’t mean much at the time, but I WANTED it and I feel cheated that I didn’t get it…or that it seemed insignificant enough to not make it onto a page.
What annoyed me? Eliza and Adam lead me to believe that their escape from Mab was a time sensitive issue, but I felt absolutely no urgency throughout the story. Also, Eliza and Adam seemed to be running around town and waiting for someone else to make a move…when I thought they actually had a real plan beyond running and hiding.
What bored me? ALL of the fae stuff. I’m just not that interested in the fae anymore and I couldn’t even make myself love-to-hate either of the villains.
Who do I want to know more about? Lucien! He seems to have a sad story and everyone around him has been falling in love lately leaving him behind. And then there is Augustus! I’ve been curious about him since the second book!
What am I looking forward to? Sin! Damn that poor guy has been through hell and he deserves a HEA. I’m not quite certain I will like his love interest…if it’s the lady that has been heavily hinted, but we shall see!
Overall Impression: I Liked It
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*