The Secret Kiss of Darkness by Christina Courtenay

Today’s review is brought to you by my mum, Rachaell
Shell is a lover of books and can often be found reading her kindle or reading to her granddaughter. She loves the fact that both her children are avid readers, something they’ve been since children and knows that books can be enjoyed by all generations

Must forbidden love end in heartbreak?
Kayla Sinclair knows she’s in big trouble when she almost bankrupts herself to buy a life-size portrait of a mysterious eighteenth century man at an auction.
Jago Kerswell, innkeeper and smuggler, knows there is danger in those stolen moments with Lady Eliza Marcombe, but he’ll take any risk to be with her.
Over two centuries separate Kayla and Jago, but, when Kayla’s jealous fiancé presents her with an ultimatum, and Jago and Eliza’s affair is tragically discovered, their lives become inextricably linked thanks to a gypsy’s spell.
Kayla finds herself on a quest that could heal the past, but what she cannot foresee is the danger in her own future.
Will Kayla find heartache or happiness?

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When Kayla is left some money she decides to buy
a piece of art, much to her Fiance’s disgust. With them both having different ideas as to what to spend the money on, they call an end to their relationship.
But Kayla must have the picture that’s caught her eye, the picture of the handsome man.
Spending more than she wanted to on the picture, Kayla finds herself in awe of the artwork. But then strange things start to happen, the picture seems to be talking to her, what is it the man in the picture wants?

Jago & Wes were wonderfully likeable characters, they were both good looking guys. Thoughtful but very deep!
The two characters I didn’t like were sir John & Caroline they were both evil in their own way.

Once I started this book I couldn’t put it down I just got so into the story that I needed to know where it was going next, I found myself turning the page in eager anticipation.

5/5

A big thank you to Choclit for sending me a copy to review.

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