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Reading Under the Willow Tree

Environmental Science student, book reader, big dreamer, Sailing/Kayak/Surf instructor, Film buff, Adventurer, Girl.

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I was sent a copy of this book for free from the publisher for review

When I started this book I thought I was onto a winner. I liked the beginning, it was strained and awkward between the characters and it really worked. It was well written and stuffed full of atmosphere. The problem was that it didn’t get better from there, if anything it got worse. This book just seemed to lose steam as it went on.

At first I really liked Minerva, she has been through a lot but came through the other side stronger for it. I didn’t like these changes in her. Asher was no better. I struggled to like him from the beginning of the book to the end. He was to head strong and refused to listen to anyone. He also is in possession of extraordinary bad judgement skills which he demonstrated when he tried to seduce Minerva just moments after she had been attacked, kidnapped and hurt.

The romance between them was bland. They spent most of their time either arguing with or distrusting each other. I didn’t feel anything between them and thought they lacked chemistry.

I did like the steampunk element in this story. Often I find steampunk hard to understand and follow but this was written plainly which I was very grateful here.

This book is not a bad effort but it just didn’t hit the mark for me.