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REVIEW: Absinthe Of The Heart by Monica James

REVIEW: Absinthe Of The Heart by Monica James

Mel's Thoughts....

Absinthe of The Heart was an angst filled read that had me hooked from the end of the prologue. Right of the bat I knew that this book would be filled with emotional angst. Monica James does what I think she does so very well and that’s give you those hit you in the gut feels. When a book can elicit a physical reaction out of me well I’m in book bliss and this one definitely did. The storyline has a Romeo and Juliet feel with the two main characters who basically were born to hate one another. Coming from families who consider each other enemies these two definitely emulate that hate growing up. The bickering, the verbal sparring all of it had me engaged and completely engrossed. The sexual tension at times so palpable between the two of them and all I could think to myself was oh my god please please act on it. This book takes place over a span of time and as the storyline continues I could feel my pulse start to increase as the suspense builds. It’s clear that not everything is black and white and it almost seems as though family history could very well be repeating itself in an unsavoury way. There are some things that come to light that I honestly didn’t see coming not even from a mile away while there were also other things that I think my mind thought might happen although it didn’t lessen the punch that it packs when some truths are revealed. This book will definitely grip you, it’s angsty with turmoil and moments that will have you giddy and excited. I can’t wait for the next book.

Absinthe Of The Heart by Monica James

Two households, unlike in dignity, in the City of Angels is where we lay our scene... London Sinclair was the boy my mother warned me about for as long as I can remember. His name alone has brought my family nothing but shame and suffering, so it’s no surprise we’ve been sworn enemies since the first moment we met. With his bedroom eyes and cocky smile, he has all the girls under his spell. I have one more year of school left, and then I’m home free because I’m guarding a secret, one I’m ashamed to keep. The boy who is completely off-limits is the one who drives me, Holland Brooks, wild. I want London, and I think…he wants me, too. Some may compare it to a Shakespearian tragedy, as our surnames have fated our future, but when a single night changes my life forever, I can’t leave the City of Angels fast enough. Ten years later, I have atoned for my sins and return to Los Angeles a changed woman. I’ve come home to get married. But the moment London walks back into my life, one thing is clear. Ten years can’t undo that night—that single, sinful night when I gave into temptation—because I want to do it again.

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About The Author

Monica James spent her youth devouring the works of Anne Rice, William Shakespeare, and Emily Dickinson.

When she is not writing, Monica is busy running her own business, but she always finds a balance between the two. She enjoys writing honest, heartfelt, and turbulent stories, hoping to leave an imprint on her readers. Her inspiration comes from every day life.

She is a bestselling author in the US, Australia, Canada, and the UK.

Monica James resides in Melbourne, Australia, with her wonderful family, and menagerie of animals. She is slightly obsessed with cats, chucks and lip gloss, and secretly wishes she was a ninja on the weekends.

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Instagram: @monicajames


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