About the Book
From the moment I laid my eyes on the front page, I knew that I would love this book. In fact, although this book is definitely a contemporary romance, there are moments it is as though the reader has stepped through a time travel door into the world of Jane Austen. Why do I say that? The conversations are not full of modern slang, and the women like to get dressed up. We are transported to world of opulence, and the only thing that reminds us of where we are is the cell phone and other such modern conveniences.
Favor is everything wonderful including her unusual name. I kept hoping that her name would be explained, but oh well, that is just my curiosity going wild. She and Ethan were often quite maddening. There are times I just want to knock their heads together!
As I considered any criticisms, my only complaint was the profanity. But here is the thing. Lana Long’s writing style is so stellar that I often found myself overlooking the profanity. Sometimes I had to go back and think to myself, “Was that actually a bad word?” That may sound funny, but it takes an author who is a cut above the rest to cause me to overlook this.
I am pleased to report that there was no sex. In fact, there are scenes that occur in the bedroom, and guess what–nothing happens! Go figure!
I am also glad that the book had a lot of reality in it. Not everything fits into the normal romance, fairy tale scheme. I don’t want to spoil any of the story line, but I appreciate it when authors are not afraid to let truly tragic things happen to characters. It keeps the romances from becoming cheesy, and it makes the readers want to finish the book.
I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.