I recently requested to review this book from The Romance Reviews and had been given the opportunity to do so. The following is my honest opinion of what I read and what I’ve written has just been approved to be posted on their site.
If the title I’ve given to my review sounds familiar it’s because it’s the title of a song from the 1950’s by Nat King Cole. If you read the lyrics of his version of the song you’ll get some idea of how Erik Anderson feels towards Mina Castner.
Each time I look at you is like the first time.
Each time you’re near me, the thrill is new
And there is nothing that I wouldn’t do for
The rare delight of the sight of you for…
The more I see you, the more I want you
Somehow this feeling just grows and grows
With every sigh I become more mad about you
More lost without you and so it goes
But unfortunately this is a forbidden kind a love relationship, for you see he’s the grim reaper and she’s only human. Erik knows his mere touch will cost Mina her life. But her simply being in his sight has cost his years of being alone to ignite his long suppress feelings towards the opposite sex and he’s brought to her like a moth around the flame of a candle, which can become deadly if it continues for too long.
Mina sees past the cold façade Erik presents to everyone to the beauty and gentleness he actually possesses. There’s a serious affection which exists between these two, even without the holding of hands or the slightest gentle kiss, an affection which grows the more they’re in each other’s company.
I loved how Ms. Intyre ended her novella in an extremely sensual manner coupled with an unsuspected happy ending, which is why I’m giving her endeavor here 5 STARS.