“There is such a thin veil between love and hate.”
➦This is a story of revenge, forgiveness and second chances. The romance between the two main characters starts during their teen years, when Brogan Ramsay, the gardener’s son, becomes infatuated with Lydia, the privileged princess. Their unlikely friendship leads to betrayal and Brogan’s family is forced to leave the estate to live in poverty.
➦Seven years later the tables have turned. Brogan has worked hard, became successful and he is on a mission to get revenge. He is plotting to take away Lydia’s company, which is on the brink of bankruptcy. He wants to humiliate her and make her pay for the immature act that cost his family so much suffering in the past.
❤I really loved the revenge plot storyline. Usually I get frustrated with the behavior of the characters and end up blaming them for the actions they make. Well, not here.
❤In the fist half of the book I was sad and at times outraged, not by the characters but rather by situations. Mia Sheridan is very skilled at creating the types of situations where you sympathize with the characters while staying mad at the situation they are in.
❤The Irish component to the story was interesting, reading Brogan talk in the Gaelic dialect made me swoon 🙂 Although the word “feck” came up too many times in the second half of the book… or perhaps I just noticed it more since it’s different from the version of the word I’m used to (and probably immune to by now lol)
❤I loved the way Brogan and Lydia reconnected and worked things out. Forgiveness is a big part of this book and I was happy to see them both let go and move on.
➦The reason this wasn’t a five star read for me was because of the over the top action in the second part of the book. There seemed too be too many things going on at the same time and, in this case, Lydia’s actions made me very frustrated.
➦I tried very hard to understand the reasons behind her decisions but ultimately I came to the conclusion that she just hasn’t grown up yet and needed a kick in the butt. In fact, they both needed a kick in the butt, which they eventually ended up getting from the secondary characters of the story.
➦I recommend this book to anyone who likes revenge storylines and second chance at love romance novels. (Dual POV)