Romantic Thursday Review: Entwined by Kristen Callihan

Romantic Thursday
It’s Romantic Thursday with Bookmunchie! So why is Thursday romantic? Because I like Thursday and I like romance! Basically, I just love romance, in YA books, in adult, contemporary, historical, whichever the genre and sometimes I’m too lazy to write full reviews but I do love sharing fun quotes or just gushing about characters. So that’s what Romantic Thursday is for! To share my love. May it be through actual full reviews, quick reviews, or just fun quotes.

Entwined - Kristin CallihanPublisher: Forever (November 5th 2013)
eBook: 40 pages
Source: Netgalley
Series: Darkest London #3.5
Add on: Goodreads
Rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

Eamon Evernight has always lived in his older brother’s shadow. While his brother is fair of hair and lithe in body, Eamon sparks fear with his fiery locks and massive frame-and rumors of a mysterious power. But when his brother has the good fortune to be betrothed to a beautiful stranger, it’s Eamon’s help-and quick wit and romantic heart–that he needs. Eamon agrees to write the noble lady…a generous offer that will forever leave him a changed man.

Lady Luella Jane Moran has no interest in an arranged marriage and tries valiantly to dissuade her betrothed from afar. Though her own letters plainly state her case, the words her husband-to-be writes her leave her aching for his touch. Will Lu give in to the desire the missives have kindled within her? Or will desire turn cold when she discovers their true author?

Review:

“Never in all my living years have I seen a sight equal to you.” He took a deep breath. “And you absolutely terrify me right now.”

A shocked laughter left her, and the tension snapped. “Well, that’s good, for you terrify me right now as well.” Oh, but she liked that he liked the look of her. His shoulders eased on a deep breath.

“Good, now that we’ve established our mutual terror, we’ve got nothing to worry about.” 

Pretty sure my face was like this almost the entire length of the book.

I think I found my favourite gif.
Definitely favourite gif.

Okay, first of all, how gorgeous this this cover!?  So pretty.

What a wonderful and heartwarming little novella Callihan has given us here. It was short but packed a power punch of great twist and turns and adorable moments.  The romance was so sweet, it probably gave me cavities.

I adored both Eamon and Luella so much! Both Eamon an Luella had their struggles to find their happiness and I’m so happy they found each other. Eamon always played second fiddle to his more handsome and perfect older brother and is treated horribly by his father. Yet Eamon still so so sweet and endearing, you can’t not love him. Luella is quite the cute and spunky girl, and very likable too. But she too, has her dark secrets to hide.

When Eamon’s brother asks Eamon to write back to Luella, there was just this chemistry between them that sets of a spark of awesome. The letters were hilarious and their banter back and forth was so adorable, and it was so cute watching them fall in love. I was a little surprised at how young they began writing letters to each other, Luella, 16, and Eamon, 17, though they don’t meet until years later. But I think that’s what made it so sweet, this almost puppy-love to a more grand and romantic love between them.

“They’d both known about the first few letters in which Eamon tried to set Lu in her place. But the had been boys then, arrogant and mischievous. Eamon hadn’t thought he’d fall in love with the girl on the other side of the correspondence.”

Like I mentioned, the story may be short, but it was still filled with a good amount of surprises and heartbreak and utterly sweet moments. Fitting in with the rest of the Darkest London series, there was of course a little bit paranormal activities and we get our connection to the series right at the end. Overall, a super cute read that left me grinning like a fool. It was a wonderful historical romance with all the necessary components for an awesome book, all wrapped up in a cute little novella. Just pick it up and read it now guys, you know you want to.

{* Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

P.S. Links of Interest – REVIEWS of: Firelight, Moonglow, and Winterblaze. (Book 1-3 of the Darkest London series)

Author: Cyn

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