Hey! We’ve been on a bit of a hiatus this summer, and that’s not really going to change, but we have been reading, of course, so we thought we’d catch you up a bit on all that. Which Neva did yesterday. Today it’s Lila’s turn:
I’ve been doing some retro reading, and read The Fatal Crown, by Ellen Jones, and Wait for Me, by Mary Kay McComas , both provided by Open Road Media’s Retro Reader program. The Fatal Crown is a fictionalized account of the battle between Stephen and Maud for the English throne in the twelfth century. The premise of the book is that Stephen and Maud were not only rivals, but also lovers, an unlikely and unsubstantiated rumour, but one that makes for a great story. My review is on Goodreads, right here.
Wait for Me was written in the 1990s, just like The Fatal Crown, but was a contemporary romance set in the 1990s. Two star-crossed lovers keep finding each other through the ages, but the story is really about them finding each other now. One is a broke foster child who works selflessly for several charities, and the other is a high-finance heir and mamma’s boy. Despite their disparate personalities and circumstances, the attraction is undeniable from the start. The premise that starts the book is thin and barely alluded to and the sex scenes over-the-top purple, but the romance is lovely and the 90s allusions are fun, in retrospect. Check out my Goodreads review here.