Sunday, March 31, 2013

Review for With This Kiss : Part Two by Eloisa James

Title: With This Kiss: Part Two
Author: Eloisa James

Description: Lady Grace Ryburn has accepted another man's proposal after the love of her life, Lieutenant Colin Barry, asked for her own sister's hand in marriage.

But when Colin returns home from the wars, injured in body and spirit, will she be able to turn her back and marry another? Or will she throw away every rule her mother taught her and try to seduce a man who has shown no interest in her kisses?

Author's Note: Be sure to read Part One first! You need to know the story of how Grace fell in love with Colin . . .

My Thoughts: Following Part One nicely, Lady Grace has been being courted by Lord McIngle, who has showed interest in her since Part One. She never gave it much thought, but threw herself into making a connection once she found out Colin had asked for her sister’s hand. Lord McIngle asks for her hand and she agrees, becoming engaged. Colin, who is realizing that he made the worst mistake of his life and hasn't received a letter from Grace in weeks, is wondering if he lost her to the Scotsman. Colin winds up getting injured and knows he will never be able to try and right his wrongs half a man. So in his laudanum, he dreams he is finally with Grace in all the ways he wished he could have been.

Discharged and returned to England, he visits the Ashbrook's home first before heading on where Grace sees him. She comes up with a plan, tossing all the rules her mother taught her out the window. One carriage ride and laudanum dream later, Colin is in for the awakening of his life and Lady Grace is convinced that it was the drugs, not love for her that makes her doubt their connection once again.

Holy cow Eloisa!!! It's about time Colin as well. Who would have thought you could pack such a punch with 62 pg installments. Yet, I am eating them up and craving more. The passionate encounter had me going ‘oh my’! I do not envy those who must wait for each installment. I was so happy Lady Grace decided to follow her heart. Sure, she might have broken a heart, but when it's true love, you go after it. Once she saw Colin again injured, she knew she hadn't stopped loving him. The heat and unrequited love burst to flames in the back of the carriage. There might have been some misunderstanding on if it was the drug or love, as well as questions, but now that Colin had her where he wanted her, he was keeping her. James, you engage the readers with this couple. I see all three installments as must reads where one might end you will anxiously want to jump into the next. I can't express how much I adore these short installments, even if I think it is cruel and unusual punishment to those who have to wait for the next one.

5 Out Of 5 Stars 

You can purchase it here: Amazon / B&N

You can find Eloisa James here : Author Facebook Page

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