Written by Lindsay Marie Miller
Young Sweet Romance….
This book is set in the year of 1899 and is mostly written in the young “hero’s” point of view, Henry Rochester. Henry and his friend Charles set out on the adventure of a lifetime with 24 other men. A few months into their trip there is a storm and Henry is the only survivor.
Henry drifts at sea and lands on a tropical island where he is attacked by a panther and then is knocked out by a beautiful woman with beautiful green eyes. This is where we meet Elaine, who come to find out was also a survivor of a shipwreck many years ago.
I really, really wanted to love this book. I liked it, don’t get me wrong. I don’t know if it is the fact that I am grown with children of my own or what, but I honestly at times felt like I was dealing with children. The way that these two characters act towards each other seemed very adolescent in nature and not the way you would think a 25 year old man and a 21 year old woman would act. If the author’s intention was to see the growth of each of the characters at the end of the book, then I think she did a fairly good job. I had a hard time liking Henry for a long time. I felt that he was spoiled, and honestly acted like a ninny. He was always using Elaine as a shield and I know in my preference in “Hero’s” I prefer an alpha male,and sadly Henry just didn’t do it for me through almost the entire book. He got a little better towards the end but I guess we will see how he does.
Ms. Miller did a fairly good job in writing the story. There were times in the book that were a little choppy for me and I had to re-read a few places to see who was “talking” as she switched the inner dialogue between the two characters at random spots in the paragraphs. The characters are pretty well developed, I think that there is more growth that we can get from them.
I did however enjoy the twist at the end of the book. Ms. Miller has intrigued me in checking out the next book in the series which in my opinion is a good thing for an author. I look forward to reading more of her work in the future. I think that if you read this story with an open mind that this would NEVER happen, then it is a good read.
***I was given a complimentary copy of this book by the publisher***