Monday, November 26, 2018

Review: Love Covers: Elias (Leaving Lennhurst #1) by Julia David


About the book:
Two strangers hiding their own life-long secrets. Can pretending to be married...be that hard?

The town of Greenlock shuns the daughter of the mortician. Day after day, Lauren begrudgingly has to take over her father's duties creating despondence in her tender heart.

Then a voice speaks from the morgue basement. A rough and tumble outlaw who's supposed to be dead is still alive! For some unfathomable reason, Lauren agrees to help him stay dead.

Elias was raised at Lennhurst Asylum. Since he had no family or future, he jumped a half-served prison sentence and enlisted in the recent Civil War to wield explosives. From running and surviving all his life, all Elias promised anyone was loyalty. Love was out of the question. When Lauren mentions her longing to see her mother and sister in Colorado, for loyalty’s sake, he offers to take her on the arduous wagon train journey. Of course, it wouldn't be proper not to be married while traveling together. Lauren and Elias, so vastly opposite; their charade should be easy and yet they never expected it to threaten their very lives.

Loyalty versus love. Can Love Cover a multitude of sin or destroy a future?
My rating:
4 stars
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My thoughts:

When I started Love Covers: Elias I didn't have any expectations, as I've never read a book by Julia David before and didn't know her writing style. I was pleasantly surprised when right from the beginning chapter my attention got hooked and I was fascinated by the plot.

I liked the characters. I felt for the heroine and how scary it would be to have someone who was "supposed" to be dead talk to you. I liked the romance too.

All in all, Love Covers: Elias was a good read and I am eager to read the next book.

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