Let me start by saying that is has been a long time since I've posted a review on my blog, but it feels so great to be doing this again! I believe you will all be seeing many more from now on. I know I have said this before, but I've officially made it my life's mission!
Now that I've gotten that out of the way...
"Tessa Cosma is a deceptively sweet businesswoman who knows how to ride the wave of chaos in corrupt, post-communist Romania to maintain the lifestyle she so carefully built for herself. Her ideal world shatters when an unplanned pregnancy ends after a brutal assault. To compound her troubles, she must unravel a fraud accusation that threatens her reputation and career.
Alessandro Santinelli, the charismatic Italian banker with whom she spent an incredible, lust-filled night months ago, comes to her rescue. But Tessa refuses his help and chooses to rise above the devastating forces of death, betrayal and fraud to prove her innocence and discover her true self.
Throughout Tessa's journey towards forgiveness and redemption, Alessandro guards over her from a distance. He provides her the space and time she needs to heal, meanwhile hoping to recapture something he believes was lost and unattainable."
-Book summary, Goodreads
This is the first book I have ready by Camelia Miron Skiba, and I am not disappointed. I have to admit that there were some parts that were difficult to read as they brought up some painful memories. However, this book is still very much worth the read.
Tessa's character development was unique and enjoyable. Too many times you read about main characters who have the same boring development no matter what their stories. Their actions become predictable. Tessa is certainly not one of those. She kept me guessing throughout the story.
I did have a little trouble determining how much time was passing during parts of the book. Sometimes the sequence of events would lead you to believe that weeks or even months had passed but it had only been a day or two. Sometimes it happened in reverse. However, this was my only major qualm with this book and I still thoroughly enjoyed reading it.
I definitely recommend this book to anyone who likes romance/drama. And I hope to read more works by this author soon! If you haven't heard of her, please check out her page on Goodreads. You can find it by clicking here.
Stay tuned for more reviews - hopefully - coming soon!