My rating: 5 of 5 stars
A stunning conclusion to what has been an outstanding paranormal historical romance series.
The pacing in this book is exceptional, taking the reader as it does on a tension-edged journey not only in America, but across the Atlantic to London and Paris.
The enemies are ever more threatening, and the powers they wield put all of our band of happy adventurers at risk.
Arthur and Rory are still dealing with the disparity of their social classes as well as the laws of the day, while the Baron’s henchmen seem to be surrounding the paranormals’ search to destroy the mind control relic.
As with the previous two books, there is zero on page steam outside of a couple of kisses and fade to black inferences of what they’re doing behind closed doors.
And it still disappoints me a little, especially given the additional magical connection which is now binding the two men together.
We are again told of their passion and willingness to put their lives at risk for the other, and we get to see them do that when it comes to physical danger, but we don’t see it when it applies to their physical intimacy and, for me, it’s a shame.
This concluding narrative still pulls together all the loose ends with skill, but I think it could have been even more powerfully emotional if we’d seen what they have to lose physically expressed on page.
But I have zero qualms about the plotting, it’s a brilliant and totally satisfying build up to the final battle.
The threats feel absolutely real, I wasn’t at all sure how they were going to pull themselves out of the predicament they end up in.
And I would never have guessed at the solution, although it is sneakily hinted at in the plotting earlier when I look back with hindsight, very cleverly executed.
A bit of a bittersweet experience, as I say goodbye to these wonderful characters and the world Allie has created, but also a firm knowledge that I look forward very much to seeing what comes next!
#ARC kindly received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review.