Blakewood by Sable Grey
Immediately upon opening this novel I was quickly pulled into the story. The author has a very excellent way of grabbing the reader’s attention. This immediately begins my rating at a 9. Let’s see where we go from there…
Elizabeth is a confident, headstrong woman who knows what she wants. She has expectations (even if they are somewhat…this is all I’ll get and I’ll be satisfied with it kind of feel to it) She goes into this new job as a governess and accepts her role immediately. However there are odd things, unique person’s who she can’t help but be curious about.
She meets two men, very different from each other and yet there is a very intense connection between the two that she just can’t seem to understand or shake. Of course, with all the thrills of ‘two guys and a girl’ story lines, this is very much that storyline.
However, the author adds her very own distinctive take on it and I must confess…it was very very different. Something I wasn’t at all expecting. That brave ability to attempt something new and to pull it off, not perfectly but still pretty damn good, warrants some decent marks as well.
I liked the passion in play and I appreciated that it didn’t fall over the edge and into the realm of erotica. Close….but not quite there. At least not in my opinion.
I felt the author did a decent job adding climax in her story (not sexual, duh!) LOL. I’m talking storyline and plot and climax. It was entertaining and I can’t say that I felt the desire to put it down for too long and I never forgot that I was reading it, even during the busyness of my life happening. She held my attention for the duration.
I would say there were some small scenes that almost bored me, very very few and the author pulled me back in quite effectively and with good timing. So Kudos to her on that.
Overall, I’d give this book a 9/10