The Possessive Kiss by Michelle C. Hillstrom.
First, this book is the second book in the series. As so, it’s really difficult to talk about this book without spoiling anything from the first book. So, there will be a spoiler warning for the first book.
With that out of the way, lets get to it.
This book is a bit unique as although it is a sequel, it goes back in time and explains how Wesley and Victoria first met back in the 1860. The two of them were destined to meet and fall in love, but fate had other ideas for them. When the civil war kicked off and Wesley was sent off and it changed his life forever.
What I liked:
I was really excited about this book because the civil war is one of my favorite time periods in history. When reading history fiction, I am extremely picky about the slang, jargon and expressions used. Obviously, people in the 1860 would not be using terms we coined in the 21st century. This is one of my biggest pet peeves and something I watch for very closely when reading.
Thankfully, it was not much of an issue when I was reading this book. I do think there was one or two words I wanted to challenge, but as I have stated, my internet was not working at the time and I don’t remember them now, and I can’t find them at the moment. They weren’t a huge deal.
I really enjoyed how this went into more backstory of Wesley and we learn what happened to him during the war. That was great. The characters are more fleshed out, which was wonderful.
This was huge. There is an actual reason why these two characters keep finding each other and why their love is so strong. So many times in other mediums, it’s because love never dies, or love is stronger then death or sometimes. I was expecting it too be that. I won’t spoil what it is, but I was so glad that is a legit reason!
What I did not like.
There really isn’t much. The only thing I really did want more of the actual civil war. I know it’s a romance and it’s focused on how Wesley and Victoria, but in the first one, she had more of a life outside him. I know this is a different time period and such, but I did miss that element of the book. I would of liked more of Wesley in the war.
A tiny minor thing, but the ending was given away in the previous book. I kinda wish that part hadn’t been spoiled as I did know what was coming. I think it would of made the ending more tense for me.
Overall, a great sequel. Adds a lot of depth and background to the characters, like all good sequels. I enjoyed it a lot.