Sunday, February 1, 2015

Alisa's Review: Forever Mine by Monica Burns

Published December 2nd 2014 by Maroli SP Imprints

Her future lies in the past 

When a bomb explosion thrusts Victoria Ashton backward in time to 1897, she’s forced to impersonate the Countess of Guildford. Despite Victoria’s attempts to convince the earl she’s not his wife, her counterpart’s infidelity, lies, and ill-tempered personality makes the task almost impossible. Worse, Victoria finds herself falling in love with a man who loathes her. Only when the earl learns to trust her does she realize her future lies in the past. But love always comes at a price, and she must make a painful sacrifice in order for them to be together.

Her love is what will save him 

Nicholas Thornhill, Earl of Guildford has been searching for his missing wife for three weeks. Rumors of him being guilty of murder make him unwilling to believe his wife’s latest in a multitude of lies. But the changes in Victoria continuously surprise him. Despite his best intentions, he finds the contempt he once felt for his wife turning into something deeper and stronger. But when danger threatens to separate them forever, he must forge a bond with her that crosses the boundaries of time.

A passion to last forever

I love Monica Burns' work, but I wasn't 100% in love with this book.  Don't get me wrong, like all her other work this book was beautifully written and was in theory a great story.  
I guess, maybe I am not a time-travel reader.  This book goes back and forth between present day and the past with the main couple, after the heroine has an accident.
Again, Mrs. Burns writes a wonderful story.  But I just didn't fall in love with the book itself.  I did continue reading, not just to get through the book, but I did want to know the story and find out what happens.  I know not much was happening in the present day during this story, yet I kinda wanted a few more "updates" during this time.  Most of the book did take place in the past, until near the end.
In present day, the story was only like 2-3 weeks, yet in the past it was almost a year.  I guess that is what made it feel weird for me.  Loved the characters, loved the actual writing; but not a huge fan.  
I received my ARC from netgalley for review.

An award-winning author of spicy historical and paranormal romance, Monica Burns penned her first short romance story at the age of nine when she selected the pseudonym she uses today. 

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Her historical book awards include the 2011 RT BookReviews Reviewers Choice Award and the 2012 Gayle Wilson Heart of Excellence Award for Pleasure Me .

She is also the recipient of the prestigious paranormal romance award, the 2011 PRISM Best of the Best award for Assassin’s Heart .

From the days when she hid her stories from her sisters to her first completed full-length manuscript, she always believed in her dream despite rejections and setbacks. A workaholic wife and mother, Monica believes it’s possible for the good guy to win if they work hard enough.

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