My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I recently got the chance to read an arc of this book and I must say that I’ve enjoyed it immensely. Virginia Lee pens such an enticing, heart-wrenching tale that it’s hard to put the book down once you’ve started reading it.
At the beginning, I didn’t like Simon Montieth that much when he decided to try and have his way with Lady Leigha Clairemont. At times, I wanted to reach into the book and tug on his hair to make him see reason. Yet I am glad that he was not the cold, heartless man that he seemed to be. Seeing him blossom into the gentleman that he is was very endearing.
As I continued reading, and envisioning the world that Virginia lovingly painted for us, I found myself drawn to the lives of each of her characters. I detested Camille’s treachery. And felt deeply when Leigha was wrenched from Robert’s grasp. Even more so, when she was taken from Simon’s side. I confess that I was irked at Turk for what he’d done to Leigha after spiriting her away from under Simon’s nose, but was able to understand that it was born out of desperate need rather that a necessity.
Nearing the end of the book, I felt the loss of Robert as if it were the loss of a true friend. Yet knowing that Simon was waiting in the wings, so to speak, made the ending all the more moving.
Virginia pours so much heart and so much feeling into her story that it’s hard not to feel for the characters, and the world, that she’s penned. I’ve truly enjoyed every moment of her story and hope that all those who get the chance to read it will love it just as much. I’m truly looking forward to more of her future works. This book is quite a marvelous read! Read on »