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Giana Darling’s Enamoured ARC Review

Thank you to Giana Darling and the team at Candi Kane PR for the advanced reader copy of Enamoured, the conclusion to The Enslaved Duet.

I have to warn the fainter of heart readers, this duet is intense. Looking at slave-master relationships, dark societies, and mafiosos makes this book extremely mature. So please be aware before picking it up.

Check out the Goodreads synopsis…

“It was the worst day of my life.
I know most people say that about something obviously horrific—a first heartbreak, the discovery of a fatal illness, or the funeral of a loved one—but my situation was a little different.
Not only was it my wedding day, but it was also the day I chose to die.
Two men.
The first, my Master, my captor, and my impossible love.
The other, his brother, a mafioso I was meant to ensnare and ruin.
If I had any hope of living a normal life reunited with my family, I had to make a choice.
End my old life as I knew it and start fresh, or take down the monsters that hunted me and haunted my Master.
In the end, the decision was never really mine to make. Because Alexander Davenport would come to claim me even in death.”

Check out my more detailed thoughts below…

  • Characters: Cosima Lombardi and Alexander Davenport are the main characters of this love story. As this is the sequel these characters were characters I thought I knew well, but in actuality the character development that both of them undergo in this story is tremendous. Cosima grows so much from this timid nineteen-year-old girl to a woman in her early twenties who learned how to use her own strength to hold herself up. While Alexander through his separation from Cosima is able to display the other sides to his character, including that of a more sensitive husband rather than a controlling master. 
  • Setting: This sequel I would argue is primarily set in New York, as Cosima and the majority of her family immigrated to New York after the events of the first book. New York represents a fresh start for all of them and is a great setting for Cosima to find her individuality in. 
  • Pacing: The pacing was super interesting. Going into this I never expected such large time jumps, and that Cosima and Alexander would spend huge chunks of time apart. It was a really effective tool to grow both their characters on their own, making their reunion so much more worth it. 
  • Romance: Going into this sequel I was unsure how much of Cosima and Alexander’s relationship would remain one of a slave and her master. I was unsure about how much Alexander really loved Cosima, and that is something I am not unsure of anymore. Alexander, especially through his development, grows into this relationship, and first-hand experiences of how sad life is without the love of his life in it. Cosima is able to have a life without Alexander through therapy and by painting their relationship as one of Stockholm syndrome, while in reality, she is heartbroken after having to leave her love. This love is so great though that the two of them and their families will fight to allow them peace, love, and happiness. 

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