Tuesday, July 15, 2014

For All Time by Jude Deveraux


For All Time by Jude Deveraux
Random House Publishing Group
Publication Date:  July 1, 2014
Date Read:  July 13, 2014

I received an advance reader edition of this book from Random House Publishing Group for the purpose of providing an honest review.

4 Stars

I feel that I must start this review by saying that this is not the first Jude Deveraux book that I have read in my life and I would count myself as one of her fans.  I have enjoyed every book by this author that I have had the chance to read and have yet to be let down.  I have read her more recent works and have yet to read her earlier work although I have heard that some of her earlier books are by far her best.   I felt that this book lived up to the expectations that I have when reading a book by Jude Deveraux.  

This book is the second book in the Nantucket Brides Trilogy.  While I think it would be most enjoyable to read the trilogy in its intended order, I do think that this book could be read as a stand alone.  

Graydon and Toby meet at Jared and Alix's wedding.  Graydon has an identical twin brother, Rory, and Toby is able to tell the men apart.  Graydon's family believes that whoever can tell the twins apart will be their true love.  Not only is Graydon polite, charming, and drop dead gorgeous, he happens to be the heir to the Lancanion throne.  Yep - Graydon is a Prince.  Graydon arranges to spend some time in Nantucket to get closer to Toby.

While Toby is attracted to Graydon, she tries to keep control of her emotions because she knows that there is no way that the pair can ever be together.  Graydon has a soon to be fiance that has been chosen for him.  The pair grow closer as they work together to plan a close family friend's wedding.

I did have a moment while reading this book that it seemed completely unoriginal.  I mean this book had identical twins switching places, a prince who wants to be with his true love,  and the commoner who does not feel like she can ever have the prince.  Things did pick up and I felt that book seemed more original the further I read.  I love how Jude Deveraux slips a little paranormal aspect into most of her books - at least the ones that I have had a chance to read.  This book was no exception.  Nothing like a little time travel to keep things interesting.

All in all, I found this to be an enjoyable romance.  I am sure that I will be reading the final book in the trilogy as soon as it becomes available.  

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