|Beautiful Cover by the way!! :)|
My rating: 5 spankings!!
Let me start off by saying THANK YOU for granting me an ARC!! :)
Georgina Guthrie, your writing had me swooning exactly like that throughout the book.. *Sigh* :)
In my opinion I believe this story does deserve five stars because with every page turn I was always going through some sort of emotion with the characters. For example, In the beginning I found myself getting pretty mad at Aubrey. Let me explain myself here. She was falling for someone that wasn't even paying any attention to her affection. While this was all occurring she had a perfectly handsome roommate named Matt that was more than willing to have her. Did I mention that he was a hunk of a roommate? Yeah...But I understand there wouldn't have been a story to write if she got with Matt. In the end of the book I found myself saying, 'Matt who?' And I have Mr. Grant to that for that. ;)
Daniel Grant... The love interest in Aubrey's life. That man is the new book boyfriend! He definitely joined my group of Book Boyfriends. At first I was a bit iffy about him. I didn't get what she saw in him, especially when he acted so strange towards her. However I did a whole 360 when he confessed his love for her. He was completely different after their love was blossoming. Oh the way he talked, without a doubt it was in the swooning level. He was like ice cream on a hot day. I could go on and no, but I rather you read it to discover the wonders of Daniel Grant.
Another thing that I found very neat was how William Shakespeare was being incorporated into the story. It fitted so well with Daniel and Aubrey; There was always a quote from Shakespeare's plays that fitted great with their relationship throughout the pages. It made the story that much more interesting to read.
To wrap it nicely, If you loved Gabriel's Inferno by Sylvain Reynard as much as I did (If you haven't read his books I suggest you go out and buy them) then you will definitely love this book. I recommend everyone to read this novel (of course only for mature audiences only). The characters were so well developed and I did see change and progression within them towards the end. Georgina Guthrie is one of those authors that you must keep an eye out because their destined for greatness. She is excellent and so is her writing. I look forward to reading the rest of the series.