I love Adrian, and I love Isolde. I love their connection, and I love their character transformations in this second book. There was so much more back story in this second book, and I thoroughly enjoyed learning more about each character and what makes them tick.
Killian was not my favorite in the first book, but he holds a special place in my heart after this second book. I cannot wait to continue to follow his story. I will say, that while I loved Isolde’s flashbacks into her previous life as Yesenia, sometimes I felt like the transitions were not as obvious and I would find myself being confused for a second on what was happening. I think there could have been a clearer separation between past and present. It definitely did not take away from the fact that I loved reading Yesenia’s memories though. My heart broke for her, and for what she and Adrian went through under Drago’s reign. The fact that their love was able to transcend over centuries makes it impossible not to route for their story.
What made me rate this book slightly lower than Book #1 in the series was the fact that I felt like the overall story of their relationship seemed like it was on repeat. Fight, sex, bigger fight, sex, more fighting, sex, etc. I missed seeing any happy scenes with them. My heart felt so full when he took her to the clearing and they laughed and made love, and I wish it could have just continued like that for a little while longer, but then immediately they were met with another tragedy. I think that is why I enjoyed when they recalled their past life together, because it was more personal and a representation of their true, undying love of each other.
Even though I did not rate this book as high as the first, it does not take away from the fact that I LOVED it, and I will anxiously be waiting for the next part to their story. I have no doubt Isolde will continue to be unapologetically herself, and I only hope Adrian can be free of Dis, and love Isolde in the way he so desires.
Favorite Quote: “There was no comfort for this- not even in revenge- because trauma was a nightmare that clung to its victims with an iron first.”
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