ARC Review: Adrian by Heather Grothaus

Posted March 6, 2016 by Angela in Reviews / 4 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
ARC Review: Adrian by Heather Grothaus
Adrian
by Heather Grothaus

2.5 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: December 22nd 2015
Series: The Brotherhood of Fallen Angels #2
Published by Lyrical Press
Format: eARC
 

“Grothaus took me by surprise by changing the genre of this series.  Where Valentine was pure historical romance, Adrian is also historical, but with a splash of paranormal.”
~ Under the Covers

Adrian started shortly after Valentine had ended.  Maisie, the lady in waiting to the Queen of Wyldonna, is visiting Scotland desperate for help.  Her kingdom is being threatened, and she believes, someone from the monastery can help her.  With a common enemy,  Adrian volunteers for the job hoping to get a chance for revenge.  Their romance begins during their travel, and the adventure starts when he realizes that the myths about Wyldonna are true.

Grothaus took me by surprise by changing the genre of this series.  Where Valentine was pure historical romance, Adrian is also historical, but with a splash of paranormal. The author had added a magical world full of mystical beings to the story.  I had to check if I was reading the right book.  I wish the blurb had given me a warning.  Since reading Valentine, I had my expectations for this book..mainly for the genre to be the same.  Obviously, my reading experience was altered as soon as the mystical beings started to appear.

As far as characters go, Adrian kept true to the Brotherhood persona.  Edgy yet honorable and he came through for Maise and the people of Wyldonna…a warrior to the core.  Maise, on the other hand, took longer to warm up to.  She seems so unsure of who she is or what she wants for the kingdom and that created doubt for the townspeople and me as a reader.  I just didn’t like her as much.  I will admit that Maise and Adrian’s story was enjoyable enough, and the world Grothaus had created was intriguing. She may have something here.  If you’re looking for a historical/paranormal read, this may be the book for you.  It’s best if it’s read as a stand alone and that goes for the first book in this series, or at least, know what you’re getting into.

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About Heather Grothaus

Heather Grothaus has published eight novels since 2006, which
have been translated into several foreign languages. She fell in love with
historical romance after reading a Kathleen E. Woodiwiss novel when she
was far too young to be doing so, and has since built a
reputation for crafting twisting adventures, laugh-out-loud dialogue, and
heart-wrenching emotion. When she’s not writing, she spends her time
gardening, listening to music, reading, and
watching Sherlock. She lives on a small farm in Kentucky with her family.

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Elizabeth

I am interested in reading more about valentine

Amy R
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Amy R

Thanks for the review.

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Thanks Angela for the review