(The Wanderer #2)
by Anna Belfrage
Six months ago, Helle Madsen would have described herself as normal. Now she no longer knows if that terms applies, not after her entire life has been turned upside down by the reappearance of not one, but two, men from her very, very distant past.
Helle Madsen never believed in mumbo-jumbo stuff like reincarnation—until she came face to face with Jason Morris, a man who purportedly had spent fifty lives looking for her. Coping with being reunited with the lover from her ancient past was one thing. Having Sam Woolf, her vindictive nemesis from that same ancient past join the party was a bit too much. Suddenly, Helle finds herself the reluctant heroine of a far-flung, time-transcending epic story, one in which pain and loss seem to play a very big part.
This time round, Jason and Helle are determined to make it to the happily ever after. Unfortunately, Sam Woolf will stop at nothing to crush them. That ride into the golden sunset seems awfully far away at times…
I was happy to receive the opportunity to read and review And Belfrage’s book, The Smoke in Her Eyes. I’m always on the lookout for new authors - especially when the blogs contain romance! I found these characters, Helle, Jason, and Sam, to be sick unique and fascinating characters. Each had their very distinct personalities - good or bad. Anyone who reads my blog knows that I am very character-driven in the stories I love to read and Belfrage’s writing did not disappoint. I found Helle to be my favorite - such a fantastically written female protagonist. She’s strong and Easy to relate to; at the same time, she’s flawed. The flaws are something to add to her character to make her seem more real.
This book can definitely be enjoyed as a stand-alone. However, I would definitely recommend reading the first in the series, A Torch in His Heart. Reading it completely would definitely encourage the reader to enjoy, not only the characters, but also the adventurous lives that these characters find themselves in!