A Torch in His Heart by Anna Belfrage is an Adult Fantasy Romance full of tension, reincarnation, and fight.
*Disclaimer: This book contains mature content and may not be suitable for younger readers*
“In the long lost ancient past, two men fought over the girl with eyes like the Bosporus under a summer sky. It ended badly. She died. They died.
Since then, they have all tumbled through time, reborn over and over again. Now they are all here, in the same place, the same time and what began so long ago must finally come to an end.
Ask Helle Madsen what she thinks about reincarnation and she’ll laugh in your face. Besides, Helle has other stuff to handle, what with her new, exciting job in London and her drop-dead but seriously sinister boss, Sam Woolf. And then one day Jason Morris walks into her life and despite never having clapped eyes on him before, she recognises him immediately. Very weird. Even more weird is the fact that Sam and Jason clearly hate each other’s guts. Helle’s life is about to become extremely complicated and far too exciting.
ADULT CONTENT: This book contains explicit sex scenes”
This book was INTENSE!
So going into this one, there are a few triggers that I’d like to mention such as abuse, sexual assault, and emotional trauma.
Within the first few pages, we are brought into the idea of reincarnation between a modern-day contemporary and a historical fantasy world set thousands of years ago.
We meet Helle who is trying to start her life with a new job in London. Little does she know that ‘fate‘ is honing in on her when she meets her mysterious new boss.
Who turns out to be the biggest, cocky jerk that I’ve read in a long time. Not only is he beyond-extremely possessive, but he stop from finding and ruining Helle’s life.
Thankfully, her soulmate quickly discovers her, attempting to recall the memory of their past lives and, eventually, trying to free her from the strong hold this other, very annoying Prince, has on her.
Even though this was such a dark, intense read, I absolutely could NOT stop reading!
The writing style does a great job in combining a contemporary and fantasy feel. And as you can probably tell from my thoughts so far, the author does an amazing job in conveying such strong emotions present in this book.
I will say, that there were times that I wasn’t a fan of how the characters reacted to certain situations, i.e. I would’ve been freaking out A LOT more if I was in her shoes, but overall, it’s up to the author to tell this particular romance.
And the romance. It’s passionate, heartwarming, and steamy. At the beginning, I was a little iffy on them since it felt like their relationship was strung out more than I would have liked, but at the same time, I couldn’t stop until I read it all!
I gave this book a solid 4 out of 5 stars. Again, I wasn’t a fan at all of one of the characters (you’ll quickly realize which one when you read it), and I was annoyed by him the ENTIRE book. But this just means the author did a fantastic job in creating her characters.
The ending left me wanting so much more, and I can’t wait to see where the series takes us through time and love!
Published: 31 August 2018
Publisher: Timelight Press
Genre: Adult Fantasy Romance
How I Read It: Paperback from TLC Book Tours
*Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from TLC Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. All of my reviews contain my honest opinions only and are not influenced in any way.*
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