Entwined

Kristen Callihan
Entwined
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Publisher
Grand Central Publishing
Release Date
November 2013
ISBN
9781455577774
Genre
Paranormal Romance

SUMMARY
Eamon Evernight has always lived in his older brother's shadow. While his brother is fair of hair and lithe in body, Eamon sparks fear with his fiery locks and massive frame--and rumors of a mysterious power. But when his brother has the good fortune to be betrothed to a beautiful stranger, it's Eamon's help--and quick wit and romantic heart--that he needs. Eamon agrees to write the noble lady...a generous offer that will forever leave him a changed man.

Lady Luella Jane Moran has no interest in an arranged marriage and tries valiantly to dissuade her betrothed from afar. Though her own letters plainly state her case, the words her husband-to-be writes her leave her aching for his touch. Will Lu give in to the desire the missives have kindled within her? Or will desire turn cold when she discovers their true author?

Book Review by Ashia (reviewer)
Oct 25, 2013   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
88 people found the following review helpful
Kristen Callihan sure knows how to catch the reader's heart and keep her engaged until the very end.

Eamon and Lu began their courtship with letters, and their discourse was charming and sweet, drawing the reader inexorably forward to the next page, next scene. While they corresponded, their true selves came out on the paper, and Eamon couldn't deny himself to write the next letter and the next, for that is when he felt most alive, even as he knew he was living a lie. For Lu was his brother's intended bride, and he was only writing in his brother's stead...

Eamon and Lu came together shrouded in lies and deceit. Ms Callihan smartly utilizes certain techniques in telling the story that arouses the reader's curiosity and whets her appetite to know more. The suspense of what these characters were hiding carries much of the tension throughout the novella.

Eamon and Lu were soulmates. Despite the facades they present to the world, their hearts recognize this, and thus were they drawn to each other through the letters and even when they meet, when Lu believed it was Aidan (Eamon's brother) who had written her all those years. They have both suffered much, and I find myself rooting hard for them that they may have their HEA.

Series fans might remember Eamon Evernight, who was mentioned in Winterblaze (book 3 in the Darkest London series), where his granddaughter Holly was working for SOS. I have to admit I went back to read that particular passage in light of what I now know about Eamon and his talent.

There was some confusion with the timeline, for the characters mentioned it had been four years since they first corresponded, when by my count it was three, and there was one scene which didn't make sense (the one where Eamon had taken a blow to the head). But other than that, I enjoyed reading ENTWINED a lot, and I can't wait for Shadowdance, the next book in the series!
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