Wednesday, December 3, 2014

BLOG TOUR REVIEW & EXCERPT - Forever Mine by Monica Burns

Book Blurb:

Her future lies in the past 

When a bomb explosion thrusts Victoria Ashton backward in time to 1897, she’s forced to 
impersonate the Countess of Guildford. Despite Victoria’s attempts to convince the earl she’s not his wife, her counterpart’s infidelity, lies, and ill-tempered personality makes the task almost impossible. Worse, Victoria finds herself falling in love with a man who loathes her. Only when the earl learns to trust her does she realize her future lies in the past. But love always comes at a price, and she must make a painful sacrifice in order for them to be together.

Her love is what will save him 

Nicholas Thornhill, Earl of Guildford has been searching for his missing wife for three weeks. Rumors of him being guilty of murder make him unwilling to believe his wife’s latest in a multitude of lies. But the changes in Victoria continuously surprise him. Despite his best intentions, he finds the contempt he once felt for his wife turning into something deeper and stronger. But when danger threatens to separate them forever, he must forge a bond with her that crosses the boundaries of time.

A passion to last forever

Release Date: December 16, 2014

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Author’s Bio: 

A bestselling author of spicy historical and paranormal romance, Monica Burns penned her first short romance story at the age of nine when she selected the pseudonym she uses today. Her historical book awards include the 2011 RT BookReviews Reviewers Choice Award and the 2012 Gayle Wilson Heart of Excellence Award for Pleasure Me. She is also the recipient of the prestigious paranormal romance award, the 2011 PRISM Best of the Best award for Assassin’s Heart. 

From the days when she hid her stories from her sisters to her first completed full-length manuscript, she always believed in her dream despite rejections and setbacks. A workaholic wife and mother, Monica believes it’s possible for the good guy to win if they work hard enough.

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It's been a while since I've read a historical romance. Like 11 years been a while. Mix in time travel with it and the last time I read a historical time travel romance novel was almost 30 years ago (that book will forever remain in my brain because how much I loved it).

It was easy to get pulled into this story fairly quickly and stay with it until the end. You get the bare minimum at the beginning of the story, enough to figure out the key players so that they're easy to recognize throughout the rest of the book.

We never get to meet the original Countess, but from what Victoria has learned about, she was a certified Grade A Bitch and trust me, there is no love lost for her. But of course Nicholas believes not one word that comes from Victoria's mouth, no matter how much she tries telling him she's not who he believes she is; she does end up with at least one ally who immediately knows most of the truth about Victoria.

No matter how much Nicholas tries to steer clear of Victoria, he can't help being drawn to her, even if he is disgusted with himself for the feelings towards her he's developing. He even begins to realize something truly is different about Victoria whenever she has one of her "fainting" spells, which I thought was a cool way to bring the reader back to the present day to see what was happening with Nick Barrows during this time.

I will say, that out of the characters that we meet in this story, my favorite, hands down in Edmund, Nicholas' brother. It's never explained exactly what's wrong with him, but it really doesn't matter, because of how he sees the world and the joy he brings to both Victoria and Nicholas.

I didn't think it was going to end the way it did, a definite bittersweet ending, and I really enjoyed the epilogue portion of the story with the journal entries. This is a book I'm glad I got a chance to read.


ARC provided in exchange for honest review.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for the spotlight and review. I deeply appreciate it. I'm glad you enjoyed the book, and Edmund holds a special place in my heart.