Review-Lisa Valdez: Patience
It’s been 5 years in the making, but finally it’s here. The sequel to Passion and the second book in The Passion Quartet, Patience is out. I am a big fan of Passion and when I heard a date was definitely settled on the Patience release the expectation has been slowly building once again.
Author: Lisa Valdez
Series: The Passion Quartet
Blurb: Beautiful Patience Emmalina Dare is certain she will never find a man who touches her deeply — until a passionate kiss with her enigmatic brother-in-law awakens a powerful need in her. Can she reconcile her desire for him with her desire for a life that’s her own? And what will she do when he shows her a part of herself she never knew existed?
This story is about two characters that figured prominently in Passion, the first book. Mathew, who is Mark’s brother and Patience who is Passion’s sister. I would recommend reading Passion before attempting this one, but it isn’t a necessity.
Patience starts off from the night of Passion’s wedding. Mathew, who was found out to be a bastard in Passion is being snubbed by society and is now financially threatened because of it. His fiance has left him and his was to be father-in-law is determined to ruin him as he believes Mathew knew all the time he was a bastard and was trying to dupe him.
Mathew and Patience share a torrid kiss the night of her sisters wedding but then don’t see each other for another three months. In that time they have both thought of each other. Mathew is back and now determined to win over Patience and keep her forever. But Patience doesn’t believe in forever and doesn’t trust Mathews emotions.
This book didn’t work so well for me as Passion did for reasons I will state. The first being, this was set up with a dom/sub nature to it. Although Patience could of got out of it anytime she wanted, Mathew was brutal and harsh in his determination to dominate Patience. It’s not really my cup of tea either.
Another reason is the conflict wasn’t as good at the end. In Passion I could see both points of view equally and was torn for both Passion and Mark. However, in this one, Mathew deserved his revenge and Patience being against it didn’t hold conviction. Maybe that’s just me, though. I think I may be a vengeful type of person and I thought Mathew was badly done by.
Having said all that, I still liked this book. Once they got the domination stuff out of the way I loved how Patience and Mathew interacted together. They had a lovely moment when Mathew finally broke through her defenses. Of why she keeps people at bay and determined never to love.
Hopefully we won’t have to wait as long for the next book. I will definitely be getting it. I enjoy Lisa Valdez’s writing style.
I’m giving this book 3.5 stars, I liked it, but all that dom/sub stuff wasn’t for me.
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