Author: Delilah Marvelle
Series: The Rumor, book 1
Genre: Historical Romance
Source: Review copy from publisher
“Roderick Gideon Tremayne, the recently appointed Duke of Wentworth, never expected to find himself in New York City, tracking down a mysterious map important to his late mother. And he certainly never expected to be injured, only to wake up with no memory of who he is. But when he sees the fiery-haired beauty who's taken it upon herself to rescue him, suddenly his memory is the last thing on his mind.
Georgia Milton, the young head of New York's notorious Forty Thieves, feels responsible for the man who was trying to save her bag from a thief. But she's not prepared for the fierce passion he ignites within her. When his memory begins to return, her whole world is threatened, and Roderick must choose between the life he forgot and the life he never knew existed.…”
Forever and a Day is book one in the new series The Rumor by Delilah Marvelle.
What made me chose this book was the setting. Usually the historical books I have read are set in England, but this one was set in New York City during the 1800’s. Ok, at the end the story moves to England but most of the time the events occurred in New York City.
Even though I’m familiar with the modern city of New York I didn’t know much about its history; while reading Forever and a Day it was very obvious Mrs. Marvelle did her work with the research for her book. I really loved to see how people live during those days in NYC, I also loved to see the differences and similitudes with the England of the same era.
I had some issues connecting with Georgia, she was too crude, I know this is because of her background and where she is coming from but I prefer my heroines a bit less rough.
I liked Roderick on the beginning, I thought he was charming and interesting but when he started to change his mind every couple of pages or so my love for him also started to change.
I had a problem with their romance, I think the idea behind the amnesia and the need to live together was a good idea in theory but the way it was developed wasn’t. For me is impossible to believe that after spending a bit over a day together they are madly in love, I might believe it if they had spent a week or so together, but not this short amount of time. Also the time the spent together was nothing spectacular or mind blowing or something that would have made a radical difference in their lives.
I had another problem with the resolution of the story, the end came so fast and abrupt that I thought my book had missing pages. Also there were some subplots that were left open and without resolution. I guess (hope) Mrs. Marvelle is planning to address these in future books of this series.
My final thought: Forever and a Day is a book with a lot of potential that fell short of my expectations. But, and here comes the big “but”, even though I had some problems with the story I enjoyed reading Forever and a Day, especially the parts in which New York City is the character.
This was my first book by Mrs. Marvelle but I don’t think it will be my last, I think I’ll pick up next books of this series because I would like to see the resolution to the subplots that were left unresolved.
My Verdict: 3 Paws
Other books in the series
Forever and a Day
Forever a Lady (August 2012)
Forever a Lord (TBA)
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