Back of the Book:
Theirs was a love that could never be tamed, yet the whims of fate and their own reckless desires were destined to tear Virginia Brandon and Steve Morgan from the rapturous heights of reuinion – and carry them to opposite ends of the earth.
Through the fiery tumult of the Cuban Revolution to the lush prison of a Sultan’s harem, across burning desert sands and Europe’s most provocative boudoirs, the lovers pursue their separate fates.
Until, in a mounting tide of restless longing, the sweet fires of their exalted love draw them closer, burning brighter, across time, across worlds — in the ultimate marriage of lust and love!
Karla’s Review on Goodreads.com:
I guess my impression of the story is that events that should have been explored like leisurely drives in the country were instead a frantic race over a back road full of frost heaves and pot holes. My head was getting banged on the roof of one plot thread one minute and then my butt was getting slammed onto the seat of another plot thread, and then my shoulder was crashing into the door and then I got thrown across the seat to the other door. So often I was focused on keeping all the details straight that maybe I was unable to realize there was a story there. It didn’t seem seamless at all, but very herky-jerky. (read her entire review here)
Format Read: real book
The very worst thing about this book is that it’s scattered. The plot is everywhere and even though the characters are supposed to be much older, they haven’t matured. It’s disappointing.
The very best thing about this book is that, due to the lack of character development, Ginny and Steve are quite familiar and since their age is seldom mentioned you can pretend that they’re still young and will grow into their love. Also, it’s Steve and Ginny. That alone keeps the book at 4.5 stars! :-D
This book will be placed under the The TwentyEleven Challenge.