TBR reviewer: B.H.
futures seem destined to be apart.
Her pride wounded by his rejection, and trust broken by a shocking discovery, Isabelle tries to forget him. Determined never to endanger her heart again, she finds another man to satisfy her sexual needs. Until a surprise inheritance brings her back to Salvatore.
Now named “Lumina”, she wants two things from him – the cock he once denied her. And vengeance.
Salvatore, now a free man, has other ideas. He bitterly regretted losing her before and he’ll do anything to keep her this time, even sharing her with other lovers. Until she’s ready to
commit herself solely to him.
I noticed the pace was very disjointed. Some parts were rushed where others very slow moving. The writing itself was flawless with a few editing issue that had little impact on the story.
I rather enjoyed this book but for one thing, Salvatore. It’s one of those ‘why would she take him back’ things. He left her several times when she needed him, then he left her with her husband at the most horrid time possible. He kept refusing her and treating her beneath him. I understand, as the story unfolds, why he does this and why he can’t have her. It didn’t make what he did right and in my opinion, he never recovered his honor. Therefore, the HFN ending made no sense to me.
That said, Lumina/Isabella was a diamond in the rough and she ruled with bigger balls then the men she slept with. I really loved this character which is why Lumina has a good 3 star rating. She was a refreshing twist on a historical woman. The sex is also hot and creative.
Although Salvatore never recovered his good name in my eyes, Lumina was worth reading
this. This book was pleasant but I suggest you read Ms. Fox’s other books, they are fabulous!