Friday, February 11, 2011

If Only For Tonight


Title: If Only For Tonight
Author: Trina M. Lee
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave Publishing
Publisher URL: http://www.jasminejade.com/
ISBN: 9781419931673
Genre: {M/F} Paranormal
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Rose Nymph

He was her mate and the love of her life but Ash had foolishly thought she could carry on without Jadyn; safe in the knowledge that her actions had saved both of their lives. How wrong she had been. It was ten years ago that she had left him waiting; ten years since she had fled to the other side of the country in a futile attempt to put him out of sight and mind, all because their packs couldn’t accept their love. Their lives had been threatened and Ash spent what seemed like an eternity hoping and praying her lover had escaped the wolves so thirsty for blood. Now he stands before her, in all his gorgeous sculpted glory, and her heart can’t take it any more. One look at the pain reflected in his eyes tells her that although he may have escaped with his life, his heart had taken a beating maybe not even she could heal.

If Only For Tonight was a very enjoyable read, with bursts of passion, excitement and drama. I love a star-crossed romance and this one didn’t disappoint. I am very impressed with how well the author evoked such emotion out of me in a relatively short space of time. I believed in Ash and Jadyn’s love completely and was desperate for them to overcome their hardships. I didn’t want to comprehend having to turn your back on the love of your life, in order to keep them safe. The pain seemed to bleed from the pages as two wonderfully strong, complex characters were finally reunited. The conflict between the apprehension of opening their hearts again after 10 years of longing and overwhelming need to be together was very engaging. I enjoyed the werewolf aspect but although there were hints of the animal in them, it took a back seat to the very human romance element in my opinion. Jadyn’s final reunion with his mate was very satisfying but for me, the one question of whatever happened to the danger threatening their relationship 10 years ago is left unanswered. This did not detract from the enjoyment I felt at getting to share in the love lives of two very passionate werewolves.

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