I spent Saturday evening curled up with J. Adams' newest release The Wishing Hour. Here's a synopsis:
Celine Anderson lives an average solitary life, sticking to routine, never taking chances, and never experiencing true love. All of this changes when a handsome immortal enters her life. She has never laid eyes on the man before, but she somehow knows him and instantly trusts him completely. Placing her life in his hands, Celine is taken on an unexpected journey and learns of an ancient prophecy she is to take part in. And her immortal guardian is intent on protecting her against those who would see her fail. He has been chosen for this calling and it is his sacred duty to keep her safe–to see the prophecy fulfilled at all cost. If they fail, it will change the world as they know it.
This book is a romantic fantasy, combining some of the elements we all know make the heart go pitty-pat - element of danger, woman in need of protection, gorgeous and muscular protector dressed in black leather (oh, come on, you know black leather makes the heart go pitty-pat, and there's no use pretending it doesn't) and ties them up together in a story of deep and eternal love and bonds that can't be broken by distance or circumstance or even by death. It's a quick read - I think I polished it off in a couple of hours - and it keeps you moving from page to page at a pretty good clip. And while it was romantic, everything was presented in a tasteful way.
If I were to point out anything that I didn't like, I might have enjoyed a few pages more about Celine's life before she met the gorgeous protector. Her life is completely changed by him, and I would have liked to see more of the before so I could draw that comparison. I also would have liked it to be a little longer here and there with more explanations and details. But overall, I enjoyed it very much. The descriptions of the furniture and the countryside made me want to go traveling - or house hunting, I couldn't decide which - and the descriptions of food made me hungry. And as I have already said, it definitely made my heart go pitty-pat.
You can purchase the hard copy of this novel here and the Kindle version here.
I received a PDF file of this book from the author for review, but this did not influence my opinion.