Review: A Passion for Him by Sylvia Day

Posted: January 23, 2013 in Book Reviews, Books, Historicals, Reviews
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4 1/2 Hockeystyxxx

A Passion for Him by Sylvia Day

Amelia Benbridge had not been raised with the typical lifestyle.  Sequestered and hidden from even her brother, never staying in one place or with one governess long enough to make attachments.  Watching the man who was stalking her across the ballroom she was sure she had never saw a more captivating man before even with her almost betrothed, the Earl of Ware, interrupting her view.   Her phantom was gone but not the interest in him or to her desire to find out who hid beneath the mask.   She would wed her Earl someday but she could never give him all of her heart.  That belonged to Colin, the young stable boy who she gave her love to just as he gave his life for her.

Count Reynaldo Montoya couldn’t keep his eyes off the raven haired beauty.   Colin Mitchell had never forgotten his Amelia but the gypsy knew he could never claim her.  Living as a man who could blend into any situation, his disguises would allow him to at least get close to her one last time.  Left for dead after protecting her from her evil father’s machinations, he had no idea how to return from the dead and how she would react to his deceit.

Trying to stay away from her for her own safety was futile when his determined first love follows him out of the city and into the danger that awaits him.  Betrayal and a price on his head kept him from telling her who he was even after she cornered him in his room.   They make love but he keeps hidden until the morning when he is determined to accept him fate when she learns of his betrayal.  When everyone hunting them down shows up at the inn all hell breaks loose.  When the truth of their predicament comes to light and the threat following him shows his hand and they must find a place that is safe and where he can flush out the criminal who was responsible for the price on his head.  Following the group to Ware’s estate, the dangerous past Colin was trying to expose reveals even more betrayals before revealing the plot that had been instrumental in keeping him away from the woman he loves.

This book was an adventurous escape for a cold January day.  Danger, betrayal, mayhem, mistaken identities and a chaotic flight across the country all end in a dash to tie the knot with their true love.  First love.  I loved Amelia’s spunk and determination.  Ready to give up a perfect live with an Earl to have one night of passion with a stranger.  A man that drew her to him like a moth to a flame.  A man who reminded her of the man she loved and lost.  Colin was determined to find his Amelia and despite the danger following him he gave in to the need to hold him in his arms once again.  I was a little bit piqued at Ware being so non-committal towards the woman he supposedly loved, his acceptance of her putting him to the side for Colin would have been a little bit more realistic if he had put up at least a bit of a fight for her.  Another great escape from the talented Sylvia Day that is definitely worth a read.

I received an ebook copy of this book for my honest review by Net Galley and Kensington Press


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