Sunday, 1 November 2015

A Need So Insatiable by Cecilia Robert

Title: A Need So Insatiable
Series: Hearts (#1)
Author: Cecilia Robert
From: Netgalley
Genre: Romance
Release Date: 12th March 2014
Challenges: 2015 Reading Assignment Challenge, 2015 Netgalley & Edelweiss Challenge
Links: Goodreads - Amazon

Since the death of her father, Sophie has struggled through, yet now she's discovered that his debts were worse than she thought. With her sister and friends now threatened if she doesn't get the money, her life gets even more complicated when Rafael walks into it. When he was 11, Rafael fell in love with a girl named Sophie who gave him a butterfly...but now she doesn't seem to recognise him...

A Need So Insatiable was an intense read. There were times where I thought it may have ended up more of a suspense and then was slightly taken aback by the fact it was more romance inspired. The romance was complicated, which I liked, though Sophie and Rafael were a couple that was quite focused on the 'connection' which did come about pretty quickly. Their relationship also went from tentative to official quite quickly.

It was interesting having a setting that was a bit more unusual (Vienna) though there were times where I ended up slightly confused when the characters said they were speaking English naturally (when surely as Austrian nationals they should be speaking some version of German) but mentions like that were very brief and I didn't mind that too much.

When the action scenes got going in A Need So Insatiable they were fast pased and good reading, though I think I would have prefered there to be a few more of them, particularly with an organisation like the mafia being involved.

This was an enjoyable read though, I found it quite easy going!