REVIEW FOR BOTH BOOKS
Ice Queen: 4 Stars, I loved getting to know both MCs
Mirror of My Soul : 5++++ Stars, is there anything better than Joey W Hill’s writing, not even coffee and chocolate can compare.
Hero/Tyler: All the stars in the world.
Heroine/ Marguerite: 3 Stars for book 1, I didn’t feel connected to her character.
5 Stars for book 2 Mirror of My Soul, loved her character growth, delving into her backstory broke my heart, made me cry and I totally understood her aloofness and mistrust.
You know when words are not enough to describe a book that totally consumed you while reading, where words you have used before seem so inadequate, Mirror of My Soul was that book. Don’t get me wrong, I loved both books for Tyler and Marguerite but their second book had me enthralled ( again not adequate enough). I mean the chemistry was sizzling, the writing and imagery were beautiful. Joey W Hill covers the sensual, the emotional connection as well as the physical aspects of the romance between the protagonists; as a reader I didn’t feel cheated; I loved reading about the BDSM aspect of the story.
I am looking through the dictionary to find a word to describe Tyler, but all I could find was PERFECT, it will have to do for now.
Marguerite was a complex character which I felt disconnected from in Ice Queen, but as I read Mirror of My soul, her character, strength, charisma and heart drew me in, I began to see the woman that Tyler was so in love with.
As with Rough Canvas, the author writes characters that are flawed, broken, complicated and utterly real; A story line that makes you smile, tear up and fall in love alongside the characters, I highlighted whole pages at times
“Because.” He leaned forward, his hand slipping up her back to unerringly trace the scar tissue of the design burned there, now concealed under the robe. “Someone drew you wings a long time ago and you’ve been trying to decide whether to fly away ever since.” <…> “And because when I look at you, I think you’re a gift from God.”
― Ice Queen
“We forget that sometimes there is something greater than our pain. That’s the pain of the person who loves us, who couldn’t protect us from that pain.”
I was just looking at the Joey W Hill forum and just found the Vignette for Tyler and Marguerite as well as Marcus and Thomas; Well I’m just gonna have to stop my fangirling/rambling of a review here and go read some more about Tyler and Marcus.