Inviolate is the third book by Karen Turner with All That and Everything, a compilation of short stories, being her first. Following her second book Torn, Inviolate continues the journey with Alexandra Broughton, a young 19 year old who, after turning to her only source of hope, an arranged marriage, finds the man she married is not all she thought he would be. Struggling with her love for another Alex makes every effort possible to fit into her married life, a life that leads to a web of deceit, lies, betrayal, violence and personal loss. Against the advice and approval of others she continues to seek the love of the man who is dear to her heart.
Within Inviolate Karen Turner has once again shown her strength as a romance writer, providing all that is required with a little bit more. For myself this book was more than a romance, it was an adventure full of twist, turns, emotions and the strong will of a young lady who’s determination see’s her battle against expectations of the era. Inviolate took me on an emotional roller coaster from page to page. At times I was gripping the edge of my seat, holding on tight, willing Alexandra to leave her unsatisfactory husband behind and seek the love she so deserved. I laughed at times and I cried at the loss and pain. At times I found tears rolling down my cheeks leading me to having to put the book down and walk away, coming back only after I had composed myself.
I loved the way Karen Turner connected Inviolate with Torn yet allow’s it to stand alone. I felt as though it was only yesterday that I had read Torn yet when I looked back at the date of my review a whole year had passed. As the reader I immediately fitted snugly back into the life of Alexandra Broughton, feeling as though I was visiting an old friend. In the first instance I yet again met the old crone who instantly reopened my intrigue. I was left wondering who this ghostly lady that continues to appear before Alex was. The lady who’s warning before her wedding she ignored.
Love! Love! Loved this book! From my first read by Karen Turner to this latest my only disappointment has been that each book has come to an end. If you love a good romance that tears at your heart and offers the determination of a young lady in love who dares to follow her heart then both Torn and Inviolate are for you.
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Review: Jennifer Douglas
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