Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to author Danika Stone.
Blurb (from Goodreads):
Ava Brooks and Cole Thomas share a connection: one forged from the memories of another life. The unraveling web of secrets continues as Ava finds herself caught in a growing conflict between Cole and Kip. In the wake of this, revelations emerge about the death of Cole's sister, but the dark stories hidden in the Thomas household hint at a life marred tragedy. As each new dream brings this other life closer, Ava and Cole must unravel the events that once tore them apart, or risk repeating the same mistakes all over again.
My rating: 3.25 of 5 stars
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to author Danika Stone.)
This is book 2 in the ‘Intaglio’ series, and picks up where book 1 left off.
Ava and Cole pick up their relationship where they left off, trying to get rid of Kip’s interfering, and also making a real effort for Cole to work things out with his dad, leading to some dark secrets being revealed in therapy relating to Cole’s sister and mother. We also learn more about Cole and Ava’s past, and their future together.
When will Ava and Cole learn about their past life though? And will the past repeat itself?
This was an interesting second half to this artistic contemporary romance, which also gave us insight into Cole’s past, as well as Cole and Ava’s past life.
Ava and Cole continue to be a very loving couple in this second instalment, and although they have their disagreements, they work them out. The romance continues to be good, and the sex loving rather than erotic. The pair continue to express their feelings via their art, and we learn more about art techniques (such as intaglio), adding to the story.
In this book we learn more about Ava and Cole’s past life, and even though Cole struggles with this, they both eventually accept that his must have really happened if they both have these same memories. It was good to find out more about this part of the storyline, and good that it seemed this time Cole and Ava would not be separated.
This was an enjoyable end to the story, and tied the loose ends up nicely.
Overall; an artistic contemporary romance.
6.5 out of 10.