*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*
After just finishing The Billionaire Banker I was excited to be able to jump straight into the next book in the series Forty 2 days, I started this book before I went to bed thinking I will just read a few chapters, and before I knew it was 3am and I had finished the book. I have to say I really liked this one.
Forty 2 days pick up a year after The Billionaire Banker ended. Lana has never stopped loving Blake, she did what she thought was best, and now Blake is back in Lana life, and he wants her to fulfill the rest of her contract, and know his pain.
“How I had long to set eyes again on this man, and how I have missed the sight of him. How truly beautiful he is”
“I had guessed he would think badly of me, but I never imagined he would so utterly loathe me. I never realized that I had hurt him so deeply”
I loved that unlike the first book it was told from Lana’s POV, this really worked for me and I’m so glad that the author did it this way. I found that I really connect to her more, her emotions, her fears surrounding Blake’s family, and her love for Blake, which was undeniable; she would do anything for this man. I felt that even thought it was only a year later she came across so much older, and not an unrealistic sort of way. She had been through a lot during her year away from Blake.
"It's like we have never been away from each other. This is the man I belong to heart and soul. Without him I have been an empty shell going through the motions."
Although Blake’s POV wasn’t there, and there were times that I would have liked it. I found I was still able to connect to him more, and really felt his pain, as he is torn between hating Lana and loving her she has always been like a drug to him. I have to say I loved this captivating, brooding, tormented, angry and vulnerable man so much more. So Alpha… So sexy!
"I am like the drug addict who knows his drug is poison. He despises it, but he cannot help himself. So that we are totally clear- I detest myself. I am ashamed of my need for you."
“I had all kinds of humiliations planned for you, but I can’t hurt you without hurting myself”.
I really enjoy the storyline; again loved the London setting. It had a bit of everything angst, drama; trust issues, second chance love, pain, forgiveness, secrets, suspense, betrayal and romance. I devoured it. I so wanted to know what was going to happen next, what where Blake’s secrets, could Lana and Blake overcome the pain they both had, could Lana gain Blake trust again, and break down his walls. Loved learning more about Blake’s fucked up powerful family.
“Blake and I are worlds apart, and yet we are cut from the same cloth”.
The first book was hot and sexy, and this one was no different if anything it was more scorching. I loved it. The chemistry between the two is still there and off the charts. Georgia Le Carre knows how to write great hot sexy scenes. Lana and Blake are good together, love their relationship such intense passion.
“Electricity crackles between us. He holds my gaze steadily for heart stopping moments and I see the battle in his eyes. The emotions that wage for control”
Overall I really enjoy Forty 2 Days. I like Georgia writing style in this one, much more engaging. Loved the twist and turns, there was an anxious feeling as I read the ending, however, I did think that it ended a bit abruptly I was left with a few questions, but I’m hoping that they will all be answered in the next and final book in the series Besotted that I can’t wait to read as I need to know how it will all end for Lana and Blake.
One final note…. Georgia!!!….One thing I have to say as it really did bug me after reading it is that to me it’s a pavement, not sidewalk. LOL
“It is like we have never been away from each other. This is the man I belong to heart and soul.”
*I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.*
I was intrigued to learn the direction in which Lana and Blake’s journey would continue in this instalment. Lana had left a brokenhearted Blake at the end of book one and Forty 2 days begins one year later.
Lana returns home from her year in exile and of course, it is only a matter of hours before she walks right into Blake’s lair. When they first met again, it was quite hard to read as Blake was spitting mad at Lana as she’d abandoned him with no explanation. “I am in love with him and he just hates me.” I didn’t like them being at odds with each other, I wanted them to confess their secrets and admit their feelings for each other.
Blake is adamant to hold Lana to her contract; she must serve the remaining forty-two days. However, they both know no time limit with be enough. Lives were endangered, confessions were made and a whole lot of sexy time followed.
I felt with the writing we were missing a lot of it. It was as if we got the smallest amount of detail and it was assumed we would know the rest. There were some scenes that felt out of sync next to each other and then there were others that whizzed over events in a few sentences. I do think Blake and Lana’s journey has so much potential, I just felt it was rather rough around the edges and with more work and refinement, it could be a really emotional, seductive and suspenseful piece of writing.
The main bonus with Forty 2 Days for me, was changing the narrative, reading the story via Lana’s eyes enabled me to connect better with the book that the first story. However, it did highlight the fact that Blake’s POV was missing and for a man with a thousand secrets, I felt his thoughts and feelings were absolutely needed here.
From 80% onwards things started to get a little crazy and a lot confusing. Blake unleashed all of his secrets on Lana, some I understood but there were some that went right over my head as I felt they were dropped out of the blue and not fully explained. Several life-shattering events were uncovered but I felt they were rushed and told as if they were no big deal, and in turn, what had the potential to be powerful turned out to be flat.
As I don’t really comprehend the ending, I will continue on with the series as I am hoping we will get further explanations in book three. I am not completely head over heels for Blake yet but I don’t doubt he will have all the ladies swooning so check it out for yourself!
Georgia Le Carre writes contemporary and adult romance.
She lives in a little old 19th century romantic cottage, surrounded by the most magical garden, filled with fruit and walnut trees and teeming with wildlife.
Her diet includes all things chocolate and a voracious appetite for Romance reads, particularly new authors with a fresh voice.
When she is not feeding words into Amy, her precious laptop, she can be found lost in a long walk in the woods, particularly on moonlit nights; and often with the man of her dreams.
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