My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This book begins interestingly enough with a woman trapped in an abandoned mine shaft and a man with only a bicycle to rescue her before the fall of night. I liked that. It was different.
There were a few times during the course of this book where the dialogue felt a bit stilted and not quite what I would have expected from the characters, but for the most part this was a really good book. The people the author created had histories which knit together well to make a good story and an emotional foundation for the characters to grow from as the book progressed.
I was happy with the relationships in this novel. A lot of the reason why I tend to tire while reading romance is the cookie cutter assembly of places and characters that one gets used to after a number of similar books. This story was different. I felt the author took the time to explore each of her characters and make them individuals. This was not the same as previous books I had read and I felt like the characters could have been real people.
The setting was also a good choice and the descriptions made it easy to imagine being there as well. The description was enough to make it interesting without over describing everything.
I would recommend this book to anyone who likes complex, mature characters.
This review is based off of a digital ARC from the publisher.