Let me start by saying I really enjoyed the other books in this series. In fact, that last one had me in begging desperation for this one and I scanned the webpages weekly for a publication date. But I have to say I was disappointed. The writing quality is the same, the characters are the same, but the big pulling romance just twanged. In the last book we left Perdita and Nathan released from the curse. Supposedly, their obsessive connection had disappeared and we were given the impression that their love was the curse and nothing but the curse. However, in this book, from almost the beginning, we are disabused of this idea. The couple are still soulmates and as the book progresses it discloses Nathan’s desperate feelings which made me ask ‘Whaaa..?’ when it came to the scene on the patio. Seriously? ‘Could he do this?’ Why would he want to? Why would he even ask the question? That moment there, when I’d been desperate for more <em>connection</em> just destroyed the anticipation. Then, as a sucking counterpoint we get few measly paragraphs of togetherness.
Then, there is the big
abduction and we are left hanging once more. Their connection, the compulsive adoration, the long looks and heart-wrenching avowals of affection made the books for me.
Also, and this is my final negative comment, the ending – talk about draggggggg. If you’re going to have a long ending in a series like this please make it about the couple. We needed more. I needed more! Feeling seriously short-changed in the romance department. Perhaps if I’d left it a day before reviewing I’d have given it 4 stars, but I’m feeling glum and pouty.