(I received a free copy of this book, through NetGalley, in exchange for a review).
(This review may contain spoilers).
It was quite a refreshing change to read a book that’s a paranormal romance but without any vampires. Though it was quite close with werewolves.
I always find reincarnation a really interesting concept, so it was pretty cool to read a book where it was a primary thing. I did like Stella and Roman as characters, but I did feel that there was a bit too much telling rather than showing, especially when it came to things about Stella’s past.
I would have liked to see more of Roman’s relationship with his ‘brothers’. Because a lot more time was spent on the romance, I felt that the family aspect of it was missed out quite a bit… so certain things didn’t affect me as a reader in the way they would have done if I’d been able to connect a bit more emotionally to the family dynamic.
It was interesting to see the Egyptian pantheon and I was intrigued to see how the author portrayed the gods from that… though I noticed it was fairly obvious who the ‘bad’ guys were. (I notice a lot with Greek mythology, too, that the villains are always the same…)
I can’t say I was too thrilled by the police force. It seemed to me that they were incompetent at best… and sexist/discriminatory at worst. It would have been nice to see more than the character who’s going to be the heroine in book two actually come across as one of the ‘good’ people.
I did like the romance aspects here. Although I felt the passage of time jumped a bit too much, I could believe in the relationship forming between Roman and Stella… even if I did feel a bit dizzy sometimes due to the mood swings both characters exhibited.
The book was mostly well-written, with good descriptions, but I did notice that there was a bit of scene jumping, which distracted me a bit when I was with one character grouping and suddenly with another one.
I did enjoy reading this book. I have the second one ready on my Kindle to read and it was a fairly unique plot idea. But I would have liked to see more of the family bonds and history along with the romance.