ENCHANTED BY YOU is a good depiction of a relationship done right and a relationship that is toxic. The story jolts you from the start as readers experience a taste of the appalling behaviour Ines’ husband subjects her to on a regular basis. He may leave her behind in Albuquerque, but frankly, I was not sorry to see him go.
Enter Esteban Garcia, a man who treats Ines well from the start; there is a strong pull between them that is apparent from the beginning and it shows throughout their relationship. When they are together, they work so well. Their nervousness, giddiness and quiet excitement in being with one another makes for a lovely read. I was happy to be in their company and I was happy for them.
I was a tad frustrated about a few things with the story. Firstly, it took so long for them to get together! At the halfway point it’s been about three months since they met, and the had only spoken to each other a handful of times. Secondly, I felt Esteban’s “secret” created more friction than it did depth to the plot.
Summing up, I’d say there are two stories here: Ines’ journey to find herself after a failed marriage, and the romance between Ines and Esteban. Even dealing with some heavy topics, I think the author has handled them with a light touch that gives readers substance but never gets mired in deep angst. The writing is engaging and there are no loose ends when we reach the end. I liked it!
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 5113 KB
- Print Length: 279 pages
- Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B07L4FS2H9
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 9 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #370,839 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)