"My imagination has always topped anything a movie could come up with"
-Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning
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This book came to me at just the right moment. You see, I felt in desperate need to read more historical romance books after finishing The Luckiest Lady in London .
Historically wise, this book is very accurate and there is lots to learn from it. It is quite obvious the author, Isabella Bradford, paid great attention as well as research.
The whole story of Harry's recovery was very realistic and I appreciated that, as well as the way Harry and Goose fell in love. Even if, at times, I felt like he didn't deserve her.
This is a good brain candy to pass the afternoon. However, I'd like to point out that this book's fort point is also it's weakest. You see, Harry's recovery is the hardest thing that happens there, the longest one. I dare say the conflict is all about Harry's recovery and his feelings toward the fact that his leg will never be the same.
Even though that is all nice and good. I'm sad to admit that, well, this book lacks in any other conflict.
Yes, Goose's and Harry's relationship has some ups and downs. But each one of them is solved within a few paragraphs…5 pages top!
On the one hand, one might say their relationship is so solid it's good. And it is the little challenges in life that are the real test.
On the other hand, one might claim that many times you read romance book to see a relationship evovlving. Including some uncertainty.
It is a good book, but it lacked in drama and scandal so very much so that I felt a little disappointed. Had it been funnier, or more witty I probably wouldn't care. But it wasn't.
I would recommend it for rainy days, I think, when you want a stress free brain candy that will make you lips curve into a smile and forget you had a bad day. :D
In case you were wondering, I think the next book will have more scandal and conflict to it. I sure do hope so.
A review copy was kindly provided by the publisher through NteGalley. Thank you!