Series: The Thornfield Affair #2
Author: Amity Cross
Genre: New Adult/Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 8, 2016
All her life, all Jane Doe has ever wanted was a name, a family and someone to love.
She’s suffered many hardships, but none have come close to her treatment at the hands of the enigmatic Edward Rochester.
The only thing Jane wants to do is love Edward openly, but he has forced her to keep their budding romance hidden. Despite giving him an ultimatum, his will is set in stone and he refuses. His secrets run so deep they’ve driven a wedge between their hearts, keeping them apart but still longing for one another.
Driven by death, madness, rivalry, violence and love, their story inevitably intertwines once more, and they realize they cannot escape the affair they began in the middle of the English summer… but they soon learn not all things were meant to stay hidden.
When Edward’s darkest secret finally sees the light of day, will Jane be able to forgive him, or will she be forced to leave Thornfield forever?
From International Bestselling author Amity Cross, comes Paradox, the second novel of The Thornfield Affair, a modern reimagining of Charlotte Brontë’s classic Jane Eyre.
Jane Doe. One would think anyone who held that label would embody cynicism, mistrust, and a downright nasty outlook on life. Despite having led an incredibly harsh life, Jane, a young lady who merely wants to make her way in life and one day have a family she could love and be loved in return, is level-headed and appears self-assured.
After taking on a managerial position at an English hotel, she falls for the mysterious owner, Edward Rochester. After months of keeping the affair hidden, Jane gives him an ultimatum. Secrets, lies, and violence follows.
Jane is an incredibly strong individual, forged in violence with limited expectations of those she meets. One cannot help but get pulled into her story. She meets every obstacle in her path with a logic born of necessity.
Edward, tricked into an impossible situation, bears the weight of his burdens yet protects the one that would see him murdered.
I found this story to be well written with characters that keep you turning the pages. Though I normally prefer a HEA ending and without hooks, this author builds a world that holds your interest throughout and leaves you wanting more. I will definitely read the next book in line.
Four and a half stars.
Amity Cross is the International Bestselling author of wicked stories about rock stars looking for redemption, gritty romances featuring MMA fighters and dark tales of forbidden romance. She loves to write about screwed up relationships and kick ass female leads that don’t take s**t lying down.
Amity lives in a leafy country town near Melbourne, Australia and can be found chained to her desk, held at ransom by her characters.
Don’t send help. She likes it.