Top positive review
When tragedy leads to love
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on November 25, 2019
Will a woman betrayed by the man she loved and a man finding himself bordering destitution be able to see past their own deception...
The opening chapters felt like a grand tragedy, as both main heroes find themselves in dire if not tragic circumstances.
Then I do not know how, Mrs Collette Cameron plays her magic and words and situations reverts everything to set a different pace.
This story is a bundle of emotions, from sadness and hurt to anger and rage but also laugh and joy.
Be warned the first two chapters are sorrowful as Angelina and Flynn get their dreams shattered to piece.
Even if it is not named, while Angelina was willing and anticipating her “wedding night”, the way her husband treated her, it was simply a rape.
There are so many twists and turns, it is nearly impossible to summarize everything, still as a first in a series, it introduces aplenty of characters which will have their own story in the books to come.
And now I want to read their adventures too.
Then, what about Angelina and Flynn, both surprised me. They didn’t take the road I would have expected, they never let their anger get in the way of their wits, they ponder before acting.
Oh they are far from flawless, and it is what make them awesome characters.
Angelina is an impressive strong woman, when she could have decided to hate the life growing inside her womb and leave it behind, she instead choose to make a living for its sake, refusing to abandon her child to come. She is overprotective and thinks ahead.
But it does not sum up all her strengths, she has also a wild side, and some humor.
Yet she lacks of self-confidence as the men around her blatantly feasted on hers, destroying the trust she could have had.
Flynn as a man enjoyed his life with no restraint, until everything went crashing down. His reaction to his near destitution shows the real Flynn, not the social animal but the man who cares for those he loves, a man does his best to right the wrong done, and a man when he should hate the person responsible for his dear situation, he chooses to weigh his options by agreeing to the trap set for him.
He is also not one to judge and dismiss Angelina because of her predicament. He is a protector, and a defender is what she really needs.
Their most important trait is their willingness to discuss and be straight, with time, it might help them form a truce, and even move forward.
Mrs Collette Cameron gave her characters a true voice, they express their struggles and doubts, but also the shift in their feelings, it makes them more blood and flesh than paper and ink. She champions their actions and helps them to forge ahead.
One last word about the vilainS, as there is not one but two, while I disliked the cunning cheater, Angeline fell for, the Duke is probably one of the most awful characters I have read for long. There is no blood nor torture but the way he tricked Flynn’s father and how he reigns on his household, shows the true monster housed in his soul.
5 stars for this awesome tale of acceptance and resilience
I was granted an advance copy of the enhanced rerelease of this book, I also own the first version.
Here is my true and unbiased opinion.