Monday, May 27, 2019

Review and Giveaway: "Smoke in Her Eyes" by Anna Belfrage

Synopsis:  Six months ago, Helle Madsen would have described herself as normal. Now she no longer knows if that terms applies, not after her entire life has been turned upside down by the reappearance of not one, but two, men from her very, very distant past.

Helle Madsen never believed in mumbo-jumbo stuff like reincarnation—until she came face to face with Jason Morris, a man who purportedly had spent fifty lives looking for her. Coping with being reunited with the lover from her ancient past was one thing. Having Sam Woolf, her vindictive nemesis from that same ancient past join the party was a bit too much. Suddenly, Helle finds herself the reluctant heroine of a far-flung, time-transcending epic story, one in which pain and loss seem to play a very big part.
This time round, Jason and Helle are determined to make it to the happily ever after. Unfortunately, Sam Woolf will stop at nothing to crush them. That ride into the golden sunset seems awfully far away at times…

My Thoughts:  Smoke in Her Eyes was so good!!  I read almost the entire book in one sitting!   This is the second book in The Wanderer series and I think it was even better than the first.
In the first book, Jason and Helle's relationship was all puppies and rainbows and I like that in this book, there was some conflict and they faced some real challenges.  Not just in the form of Sam Woolf but also with relatively normal relationship issues.  I enjoyed seeing the depth of their love for each other as they struggled with their own personal demons and tried to keep their relationship on track.  This conflict made their relationship seem more real and provided some more depth to the characters.
Sam Woolf is still as evil as ever and definitely creates some conflicts for Jason and Helle.  Just when I think he can't get any worse, he does.  Ms. Belfrage is a master at writing the most heinous villains and Woolf is no exception to this.  We also got to know him a little more in this book and I almost felt a tiny bit bad for him.  You don't normally get to know wha the villain is thinking and I really like that his point of view is included in the story.
We got to meet a few new wanderers in this book which added an interesting element to things.  I also liked getting to know Nigel's character better.  He's probably one of my favorites in the story.
There was so much action in the story so it made for a really exciting read.  It felt like I every time I let my guard down, something big happened.  The ending was crazy and what a cliffhanger!  I absolutely can't wait to read the next installment!  4 stars.

About the Author:

Had Anna been allowed to choose, she’d have become a time-traveller. As this was impossible, she became a financial professional with three absorbing interests: history and writing.
Anna has authored the acclaimed time travelling series The Graham Saga, set in 17th century Scotland and Maryland, as well as the equally acclaimed medieval series The King’s Greatest Enemy which is set in 14th century England. (Medieval knight was also high on Anna’s list of potential professions. Yet another disappointment…)
With Jason and Helle, Anna has stepped out of her historical comfort zone and has loved doing so.
Find out more about Anna by visiting her website,, You can also connect with Anna on FacebookTwitterAmazon, and Goodreads.
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This book is part of my personal collection and the opinions in this review are my own.

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