Three of Swords by Willow Winters ~ Sarah A’s Review

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From USA Today bestselling author, Willow Winters, comes a seductive and emotionally captivating, second chance romance.

It’s impossible to get over what we had.
He was everything – irresistibly handsome, ruthlessly elite, and seemingly untouchable – while I was nothing.
Yet he protected me when I was at my lowest; more than that, he wanted me.
He devoured me… and I did the same to him.
Until it all fell apart and I ran as far away from Madox as I could. After all, the two of us were never meant to be together.

I never thought I’d see him again, years later. Let alone be under him in the way I’ve craved since we said goodbye.

The attraction between us still burns like fire, but time can’t change the past. And I don’t know if it’s possible for us to mend all of our broken pieces.

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I loved the parts of this story that were there. As always, I have a love/hate relationship with novellas, and this is a perfect example. I really felt like there was too much of Sophie and Madox’ story to be told in such a short period. A few things were left up in the air, and while I was satisfied with their happily ever after, I was left wanting regarding their history.

Second chance romances are usually one of my favorite tropes; you get two love stories for the price of one. There is just something special about love that endures time apart and rekindles into something profound and indestructible. We got pieces of both Sophie and Madox’ first love and second love, and I fell hard for both of their romances, I just felt like they weren’t quite complete, not quite enough to make me understand why they were so desperately in love with one another.

From the few flashbacks and recounting of their ‘before’ relationship it was evident both Sophie and Madox had grown and healed significantly in the years they spent apart. They’d both suffered great traumas they’d never dealt properly with, instead relying on the comfort of the other’s arms to delay the pain. Knowing that they’d somehow learned more about themselves and their own wants and needs while they were apart was good, though I would have loved to have seen how they’d come to those places for myself.

All in all, Three of Swords was an excellent basis of a story. I cared deeply for the characters and felt their pain and love vividly. Had I not connected so profoundly to them, I wouldn’t feel this overwhelming need to know more about them. Perhaps for that reason alone, I should rate the book higher, but my lack of satisfaction is gnawing a hole in my gut refuses to let me give it more than 3 stars.

Willow Winters is so happy to be a USA Today, Wall Street Journal and #1 Contemporary Bestselling Romance Author. She likes her action hot and her bad boys hotter. She certainly doesn’t hold back on either one in her writing!

Willow started writing after having her little girl, Evie, December 2015. All during her pregnancy with Evie she continued to read and she only wanted to read romance. She was reading a book a day — sometimes two.

In January 2016 Willow was staying up late with Evie and just thinking of all these stories. They came to her constantly so she finally sat down and just started writing. She always wanted to do it so she figured, why not? Today Willow cannot be happier for making that decision!

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