Author: Rebecca Connolly
Series: London League #5
Genres: Historical Romance
Format: eBook, Print
Date: Phase Publishing
Publisher: Phase Publishing
Gone, but not forgotten…
Alex Sommerville should have been dead. To the world, he had been dead for almost five years, and with him, the secrets he had carried as Trace, the most elusive member of the London League. When a chance to escape finally comes, Alex finds just enough life left in him to take it, and races off to return to the woman he loves.
…Back, but at what cost?
The last person Poppy Edgewood ever expected to see suddenly falls into her life again – literally. Alex is a shell of the man he once was, and on the brink of the death she thought him already lost to. What answers will he have for her when he recovers, and can she even bear to hear them?
This book is well written and a good story but way too violent for me to totally enjoy. I probably would have given it 5 stars or at least 4.5 if I could have enjoyed it more. I read it over a 24 hour time period but kept having to take breaks because the descriptions of the torture Trace endured were just too horrible for me. I typically avoid anything more than mild violence that might happen in a brief period of a book. This was pretty much the entire book. Most of it was reliving what had happened previous to the book timeline through PTSD but there was also a violent section in the end of the story. The story is exciting but yucky too if you are at all squeamish.
The romance is kind of violent in nature too. Lots of anger and ghosts and angst. Not much is what I would call sweet though there was some. But even when they finally get their kiss that begins their happily ever after, it is intense and forceful, not tender.
The story deals with PTSD which Alex suffers from, quite understandably. It could possibly be a trigger for someone who deals with that.
I think if I had to describe this book in one word it would be intense which I know will appeal to a lot of people. I liked that we got to see a female spy. Will she get a book? I have enjoyed this series and will continue to read them. I just hope the next one isn’t quite so violent.
Sex: Intense kisses, marital innuendo
*I received a complimentary ARC of this book and voluntarily chose to review it.