Saturday, February 18, 2012

When Passion Rules, by Johanna Lindsey

Book Title: When Passion Rules
Author: Johanna Lindsey
Published By: Gallery
Date Published: June 14, 2011
Genre: Historical Romance
Pages: 388
Recommended Age: Mature adults
Read & Reviewed By: Me
Rating: A/5

  "Being called a 'wench' never sounded so sexy."-Theresa

 I borrowed this book from the library.

Alana Farmer was raised by her uncle in London as part of high society. Then on her eighteenth birthday her uncle tells her he isn’t her uncle at all, or any other blood relation and she is actually a princess he kidnapped from the country of Lubinia.  She must now return to her country of birth and take her place next to her real father, the king.

Christoph Becker is the captain of the palace guards and was placed in charge of Alana because they suspect she is another fake in a long line of imposters.  Christoph keeps an extremely close eye on Alana as he investigates her story.

Theresa's Thoughts:
The characters Johanna Lindsey created was well developed, even down to the paid assassin, Rastibon, who had a change of heart and raised a princess as his own kin in a foreign land to protect her.  It was so believable that I even cried at the moment he had the change of heart.

The storyline was written in a way that it was a believable story, as in this could possibly happen somewhere at sometime. It would have been unbelievable if they believed Alana Farmer right away, because even in the real world you have to investigate everything.  

I gave When Passion Rules five stars and a grade of B, because I loved this book so much and I knew one day I would read it again.  This book pulled me in.  I cried at two spots in the book, at the point I mentioned above and at the last two pages of the book.  Lindsey had out done herself once again.  If you like romance with a twist of mystery and action this is the book for you.  I recommend When Passion Rules.

Language: The use of ‘wench’
Adult Content: A few sex scenes
Violence: A couple of shoot outs

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