Synopsis: The envy of 1900s society, Darian is the rich, beautiful wife of a prominent Californian doctor—but her life is far from perfect. For years, Darian has suffered at the hand of her cruel husband and yearned for an escape—one that she knows to be all but impossible.
But when an enigmatic stranger comes to call, Darian finds herself charmed by his seductive smile and the inexplicable connection she feels. And when he makes her a thrilling—yet frightening—proposition, Darian must decide if she’s strong enough to abandon the mortal world she knows and answer the shadow’s call…
Shaede Assassin, Book 0.5
Review: Do you know I love the Amanda Bonilla books? Yes, really! This series is just amazing, so it was impossible for me to not buy this little novella as soon as it was out. Well I even throw myself on it. I was very impatient to learn more about Darian, well ok, I think I always want to know more about her. But who canblame me?
We already had some notions about her past by her memories in the two first books but it’s true that it was a pleasure to have everything in details here. Our heart is broken when we see the battered woman she was, the free woman she becomes. And when we see the person she hasmanaged to be, we can only imagine what she had enduredto get there. This novel helps us to understand her feelings and her choices now, yes, because she had a very difficult life.
I’m happy to have discovered this book after reading the two others, It allowed me to put everything in perspective and to understand what was happening. Because this story has totally turned the life of our heroine upside down, and made the person we meet in the two first books.
The author has a real talent to convey the feelings of the characters and I find myself hooked by the story by requesting more and more. How could it be different? It’s impossible! It was a wonderful novella and I can only recommend this series, I’m sure you won’t be disappointed. Some fabulous ideas, a fluid writing style, many touching characters, so what are you waiting for?