I really liked the first book in this series, Forsaken Dreams, so I was looking forward to this book in the hope that it would live up to the last one.
This is definitely a problem exclusive to me, but I found it really, really weird to read a book with the hero’s name being Hayden. Because it’s my own name, I just think of it as feminine even though I know that it was historically a boy’s name. Still, it was a little strange for me!
It was hard to like Hayden and Magnolia at times, because they were both so selfish. However, the most annoying aspect for me was the fact that the romance was totally grounded on physical stuff. The author must have mentioned dozens of times how attracted the characters were to each other, even when they supposedly hated each other’s guts. Half the time, it just seemed like the author was repeating what she had already mentioned earlier.
What I did like was the spiritual aspect- it was the most unusual part in the book, as you don’t normally find spiritual warfare in a historical book like this. Still, the mushy-romance aspect of the book was just too much for me at times, so that gave my rating a bit of a hit.
Rating: 5 ½
I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.