I wasn’t sure what to expect when I read that MaryJanice Davidson had written a romance novel. More famous for her Undead supernatural and paranormal series about vampires this was a fairly new departure for Davidson.
It has been over 24 hours since I finished the book – not always a given that I would – and I’m not quite sure how to categorise it. In a nutshell it is Twin Peaks meets Dallas. Think money and privilege and ranches and stubborn ponies and baby piglets and sports cars and… Confused yet? I confess that I was utterly lost at various points in the book. The main characters (Rake and Blake) are both annoying and trite. One more so than the other.
Their mother was a cocktail waitress who became pregnant by very wealthy man. He acknowledged his relationship to twins and left them everything in trust when he died. This trust fund managed by their mother Shannah until their 30th birthday.
The only advice that I can give you when approaching this book is to read the author’s forward carefully. Pay particular attention to the concept of tropes. It may well change how you view the book. At several points in the story it was the only thing that kept me reading!
Supplied by Net Galley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
U.K. Publishing date: 10 May 2016. 336 pages.
Prolific reader, enthusiastic theatre and movie-goer and ex-Olivier Awards judge who spent twenty years working in the music industry in London. I love sharing my favourite books with friends - nearly always spoiler-free as I hate reading a synopsis of the whole book in other reviews.