Genre: Historical Paranormal
Series: Darkest London #3.5
Format: ebook via Netgalley
Length: 368 pages
Publisher: Forever Yours (November 5, 2013)
Eamon Evernight has always lived in his older brother's shadow. While his brother is fair of hair and lithe in body, Eamon sparks fear with his fiery locks and massive frame-and rumors of a mysterious power. But when his brother has the good fortune to be betrothed to a beautiful stranger, it's Eamon's help-and quick wit and romantic heart--that he needs. Eamon agrees to write the noble lady...a generous offer that will forever leave him a changed man.
Lady Luella Jane Moran has no interest in an arranged marriage and tries valiantly to dissuade her betrothed from afar. Though her own letters plainly state her case, the words her husband-to-be writes her leave her aching for his touch. Will Lu give in to the desire the missives have kindled within her? Or will desire turn cold when she discovers their true author?
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Entwined is a novella following the story of Eamon and Luella. It has a little bit of everything in it – Regency, Paranormal, Mystery, Steampunk … loads of stuff to interest people despite its short length. In fact, this story is enchanting no matter the label put on it. It is impossible not to root for poor Eamon, to hope that even against the odds he’ll find a way to be with his love. As for Lu, she is also likeable, even though her first letters would lead one to assume otherwise.
It’s hard to talk about many of the plot elements without crossing into spoiler territory, but I can say that there are several tests the couple must face and ace before a path to their happiness can be cleared. As each test arose, I was worried for them and couldn’t see an easy way around. The author did a terrific job building suspense. With each trial overcome I was more invested in the story and in seeing these two together.
While the book does not rate high on the steam factor, there is at least one fully described love scene. It was not what I expected, and I loved it more for that. It was one of the things that tipped this book into 5-heart territory, as it is difficult to surprise me these days. This book is a terrific quick read that will pull at your heartstrings and engage your mind. Enjoy it!
“P.P.S. You appear to fancy long, pedantic words. Try this one: honorificabilitudinitatibus. Should you divulge its meaning without cheating, I might gain a modicum of respect for your intellect.”
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