Friday, May 23, 2014

A Dream of Desire Book Tour: Review + Giveaway!

Welcome to my post for the A Dream of Desire book tour! I have a review coming up, as well as a giveaway for copies of A Dream of Desire. But, first, allow me to introduce the book:

A Dream of Desire (Daring Hearts, #3)
Release date: May 27, 2014
Publisher: Forever
Genre: Historical (Victorian) Romance
Series: Daring Hearts #3

Talia Hall has long been in love with her adventurous friend James Forester, Baron Castleford. But rather than explore their mutual attraction, James chooses a year-long expedition over Talia. He discovers his mistake when he returns to London and finds himself desperately drawn to Talia's fiery beauty. However, now the storms of their irresistible passion might be too turbulent to endure.


My Rating: 4 Roses

A lovely, sweet, delight of a read, A Dream of Desire was a wonderful historical romance. I really liked this book. From the sweet romance, to the thrills of danger, and a glimpse into the darker side of London, this book was fantastic. Loved it!

Talia was a wonderful heroine. She was strong willed, but in a quiet way that showed itself more subtly. I liked  how, rather than moping around over a rejection, she picked up her life and made something out of it through her charity works and she was determined to see it through, even if it did bring her into danger. I really liked her. I thought she was lovely.

James was also wonderful. He was very sweet and loyal to his loved ones. I loved the way he acted with Talia, when he wasn't deliberately putting his walls up. My one issue with his was that it was frustrating how he was so hung up on leaving London, and he used that as an excuse to push everyone away. And, a couple of times, he acted like an idiot in a misguided attempt to protect Talia. But, overall, I thought he was great.

The romance was lovely. Talia and James were so sweet together. They had a lot of depth in their relationship, from how far it stretched back and, even when a certain someone was in denial, their feelings for each other were always clear. And, the heat between them was sensuous, though it wasn't the focus of their relationship. I thought they were a wonderful couple.

The plot was fast paced and I was hooked the entire way through. There were a few twists as the dangers of working with the darker side of London caught up with Talia. I really enjoyed the story and the ending was perfect.

A Dream of Desire was a fantastic historical romance. I loved this book and I enjoyed every bit of it, from the romance, to the thrills. Romance lovers, this is a book worth reading. 

*I received a complimentary copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review
Up for grabs are 5 print copies of A Dream of Desire.
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About the Author:
Nina Rowan
Originally from California, Nina Rowan holds a PhD in Art History from McGill University, Montreal, with a specialization in 19th century French and Russian art. A librarian-at-heart, she also has an MA in Library and Information Sciences. Nina lives in Wisconsin with her atmospheric scientist husband and two children.

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