Things that fall apart can never be put back together. We can try, and we do, but the cracks will always be there no matter how good a craftsman we are.
Brooke Sivendra ( The Secrets of Their Souls, Chapter: 22)
Zahra Foster is good at keeping secrets.
By day she is a high-powered hustler with an enviable career, while at night, in her dreams, she plays a deadly assassin. Tormented by the crimes she has witnessed, Zahra doesn’t tell anyone about her nightmares. But, when she meets her new boss, Mr. Jayce Tohmatsu, she soon realizes that they have more in common than just the company they work for, and that her dreams are the storytellers of her long-forgotten past.
Unable to resist the magnetic pull between them, Zahra and Jayce embark on an all-consuming and passionate affair–one that is built on love as well as lies. As Zahra’s dreams intensify, she will discover that she is not the only one keeping secrets, that the past is never truly forgotten and that all debts must be paid, one way or another.
Strangely enough, protagonist or antagonist are the same person in this novel as this story revolves around reincarnation. Centred around strong characters with intricate weaves of past & present into the story line. One can find romance, thrill & suspense all in one here. I’d have personally preferred it to be a standalone storyline but it’s not apparently. Onto the second book in series to find out the truth of these characters..!
From the day she was born, Rita Baxter’s mother encouraged her to follow her heart. Filled with innocent dreams and faith that her hard work training to be a Prima Ballerina on New York’s bright stage will lead to fortune and fame, Rita is crushed when she loses her mother and must take a job dancing in a burlesque chorus line to keep a roof over her head. Witnessing a brutal murder is the last straw. The police promise to keep her safe, but Rita has learned to be a realist. Determined to escape the Irish gang that wants her dead and start a new life for herself, Rita heads to Colorado Territory as a mail-order bride.
Jack Colton struck gold in his Central City mine, but the dark recesses of the mine mirror the lonely, dark places in his heart. He longs for a wife and family, but the only women in town interested in a hard former soldier like him aren’t really interested in him at all. Tired of being pursued for his newfound wealth, Jack decides to take a chance on a mail-order bride from New York. She’s supposed to be petite and beautiful, a dancer who will bring color and warmth into his cold life.
Sparks fly when they meet, both hopeful for a bright future. But murder is a poison and it followed Rita all the way from New York. Jack thought his killing days were over, but when an assassin arrives to destroy everything Jack will stop at nothing to protect his new wife…no matter the cost.
Are you bored with slow-moving story lines?
A turtle which surely wins the race, but can’t help the pace it moves!
It happens so many times that the concept is great but exhausted with excessive narration.
If you would like a storyline which moves at a good pace & one which doesn’t beat around the bush. Then this one is for you.
The plot revolves around a “mail-order bride”. A good travel read.
Descended of the legendary sons of MacAlpin, Iain MacKinnon refuses to bow to the English. When his young son is captured by a minion of the English king, the fierce Scottish chieftain vows to stop at nothing to secure the lad’s return. Retaliating in kind, he captures the daughter of his enemy, planning to bargain with the devil.
FitzSimon’s daughter has lived her entire life in the shadow of the man she called father–yet never would she have imagined he would forsake his only daughter. Even as Page blames her captor for welching on a contract with her father, she suspects the truth. But the shadows hold secrets … now only the love of her reluctant champion can save the MacKinnon’s Bride.
Just finished this book last night. It was a good read, to me it felt more like short story stretched into a novel with lots of narration.
I liked the fact that this story reveals the kinder side of barbarians, as we know them to be brutal, cruel, warlike, and insensitive person. The protagonists were good-natured which is the sole reason that drives the story.
I liked how author introduced humour into serious and dull situations to lift them up. Overall a good story if you need distraction from daily life and need something to read in your spare time.