ARC kindly provided by Delilah Fawkes in exchange for an honest review.
Despite being incredibly happy that the series was to be continued and another serial being written for Lucy, I was very surprised through the short story certainly gave away the author’s intentions. I have loved Lucy’s and Maxwell’s story from the beginning and was very eager to dive into this new serial. This novella is all about what happens after ‘Unmasked’.
As always, I loved the writing. It was professional, strong and captivating. The author’s voice was always strong and present – which I greatly admired – and transported me straight away into her world.
‘Ensnare’ follows Lucy as she tries to deal with the aftermath of her breakup with Maxwell. After being kicked out of Maxwell’s sparkling house and onto the streets and with nowhere to go, Lucy must decide what to do with all the money she had earned whilst working at his beck and call. Reluctant to accept and use the generous money in her bank account she now must find a job to repay her debt to Maxwell and hopefully start a new beginning once again.
Yet a mysterious admirer invites her into his secluded club to offer her a proposition. He is in need of an assistant who will be discreet and able to put up with his busy life as a wealthy businessman. Will Lucy say yes?
‘Ensnare’ is told primarily through Lucy’s point of view this time and in first person. It was interesting to see where the author would lead with this second instalment in the serial and I can’t say that I was disappointed.
I loved the tension and intrigue that filled this novella and the mystery that surrounded Lucy’s admirer Lucas Alastair. I was in the edge of my seat trying to guess what would happen next. Lucas Alastair was also an interesting character and one that is probably a lot darker than Maxwell Pierce. Nevertheless, I couldn’t wait to get to know him and discover his secrets. I can’t wait for instalment number three!
Excellent grammar and prose filled the novella. I couldn’t spot any spelling mistakes or typing errors in my advanced reviewer’s copy of the short.
Congratulations to Delilah Fawkes on publishing her SECOND INSTALMENT in the ‘Run to Him’ serial!
1 star : Strongly did not like the book, writing and plot was bad. Idea of the book was against my liking.
2 star : Didn’t like it, didn’t find it interesting or gripping. Seemed to drag on to me.
3 star : An average book. Wasn’t bad or good. Everything else was well done. Original idea.
4 star : Like a 3 star but has potential to it as a series or the book grew on me as it progressed and certain scenes captured me. I Enjoyed it and read it in one sitting.
5 star : I LOVED IT! I stayed up late until 3 am. Author is a genius, characters, plot, idea, development, EVERYTHING was EXCELLENT. Nothing else can possibly be said except that its 5 STAR!