Available: Now Amazon
Type: Time Travel/Historical Romance
Publisher: Self Pub
My Copy: Sent
Her future lies in the past
When a bomb explosion thrusts Victoria Ashton backward in time to 1897, she’s forced to
impersonate the Countess of Guildford. Despite Victoria’s attempts to convince the earl she’s not his wife, her counterpart’s infidelity, lies, and ill-tempered personality makes the task almost impossible. Worse, Victoria finds herself falling in love with a man who loathes her. Only when the earl learns to trust her does she realize her future lies in the past. But love always comes at a price, and she must make a painful sacrifice in order for them to be together.
Her love is what will save him
Nicholas Thornhill, Earl of Guildford has been searching for his missing wife for three weeks. Rumors of him being guilty of murder make him unwilling to believe his wife’s latest in a multitude of lies. But the changes in Victoria continuously surprise him. Despite his best intentions, he finds the contempt he once felt for his wife turning into something deeper and stronger. But when danger threatens to separate them forever, he must forge a bond with her that crosses the boundaries of time.
A passion to last forever
Monica Burns has once again gotten me to read and love a historical romance! Forever Mine is a phenomenally written story of a love that surpasses the barriers of time.
The story in the past:
When Victoria walked into an art gallery while on vacation the last thing she expected was to end up in a coma because of a tragic accident. Yet when she awakens she finds herself not in the present but instead in the past and looking exactly like the Earl of Guildford’s missing wife. A wife who for all intents and purposes is a heinous bitch to everyone she meets. Even though Victoria is adamant she is not his wife, Nicholas finds that hard to believe. Understandably. Yet even he has to admit that the more he gets to know this woman the more drastic the change in her personality seems to be. This woman is kind, thoughtful and more than willing to admit her mistakes. Something his wife Vicki would never do. His need to keep her at a distance rules him for much of the first half of the book. It’s not until danger to her presents itself, both physically and health wise, that he admits his growing feelings for her.
The story in the present:
From the moment she walked into the gallery he was transfixed. The gallery owner, Nicholas, found himself unwilling to part with the woman who seems strangely familiar even though they just met moments before an explosion decimated his family gallery. He stands vigil by the womans side for days while she lays in a coma, fighting for her life. His sister is convinced that the similarities between the mystery woman and the painting of the Earl of Guildford’s wife that Nicholas has always refused to part with, can be no coincidence. Faced with the Countess of Guildford’s personal journals, Nicholas finds that he’s slowly starting to believe his sisters tales of reincarnation. But what if this woman never wakes up? Is he doomed to forever be looking for the woman who seems to be the other half of his soul?
I find this book hard to review because explaining it can get a bit trying. However, this book was so so good that I can’t urge you enough to pick it up for yourself. Forever Mine jumps between past/present and POV quite frequently yet Burns does it in a way that will enrapture you and confusion will be the last thing on your mind. This book had some of the best sex scenes I’ve ever read as well. They were….wow, so hot. Victoria and Nicholas together just worked so well. Her fiery spirit and modern day lingo in a time where women just didn’t act that way made me love her even more.
At the end I cried ugly, gut-wrenching tears which I rarely do. The emotional last few chapters bled through my Kindle and directly into my soul. Monica Burns has written something truly magical. Forever Mine surpassed my expectations by miles and then kept on going.
I give Forever Mine by Monica Burns 5 stars!