Welcome back everyone, we’re moving from historically accurate Viking times all the way into present day London. I decided to give this book a go since Rachael addressed a sensitive topic so well last time that I was interested to see if she’d be doing something similar again.


Writing Style

Overall Rachael has an engaging style that I enjoy reading. The main difference between Unshackled and this one was that this one follows two character not just the one. I’m not sure if this is a new thing for Rachael or not, but there were a couple of times when it felt like we’d start off a section following Marcus. Yet somehow it switches to Jennifer when he’s thinking about her?

There were obvious breaks throughout the book to show when you switched point of view. But those unexpected ones threw me a little and made me go back and reread the start of the section to make sure I hadn’t just read it wrong.

Compared with the last book I read (I actually read No Place Like Home directly before this one) Rachael’s writing style is definitely character driver rather than location driven. There’s hardly any descriptions of the places, other than to set the scene (e.g. a penthouse with a view over London or a cosy, fancy restaurant) Rachael focuses her efforts on describing the characters thoughts, feelings and emotional turmoil.


Initial Thoughts

First jumping into this I thought the focus of the book was going to be on the sex, or erotica, of Marcus and Jennifer’s relationship. But it turned out it wasn’t. Like, yes, the book did start off with some heavy sex scenes. But it felt like the focus was on their emotional rather than their physical needs.

In all honesty, I didn’t have much else to think to begin with because I mostly read this book while half asleep on my way to work. And I kept getting distracted by the people around me because I’ve almost run out of data so can’t stream music to listen to while I read.


Final Thoughts

Overall, I enjoyed reading this story. But I felt like there was an opportunity to explore the way our past haunts us more. Rachael touched on it, but it felt like it was only done to give the characters some depth rather than exploring and unpacking something most of us experience in one way or another.

Compared to Unshackled I felt really let down on this front. But then again, if Rachael never wanted to focus on a topic like it felt like she did in Unshackled then it makes sense. I guess it’d be hard to come up with new issues to explore and unpack for every book you write in a meaningful way.


Thank you for reading and I hope you enjoyed this review, next week I will be reviewing Spring Skies Over Bluebell Castle by Sarah Bennet. Continue to read further down to find out about the author and any extra giveaways available.


Author Bio

Rachael Stewart adores conjuring up stories for the readers of Harlequin Mills & Boon and Deep Desires Press, with tales varying from the heart-warmingly romantic to the wildly erotic.

Despite a degree in Business Studies and spending many years in the corporate world, the desire to become an author never waned and it’s now her full-time pleasure, a dream come true. 

A Welsh lass at heart, she now lives in Yorkshire with her husband and three children, and if she’s not glued to her laptop, she’s wrapped up in them or enjoying the great outdoors seeking out inspiration.

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