White Rabbit: The Fall by London Miller
Series: The Kingmaker Saga #2
Also in this series: White Rabbit: The Rise , Black Swan
Published by Self-published on February 22, 2019
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Karina Ashworth is willing to pay any price to be with the man she loves—a notorious fixer and the only man capable of making her walk away from everything she has ever known.
But power corrupts the soul too easily, and once Uilleam Runehart has his taste of it, there’s nothing he craves more. And when it comes to what he wants most, there is no line he won’t cross to get it.
With secrets plaguing them, and truths becoming harder and harder to tell, the things left unsaid between them might be their ruin.
How much would you sacrifice to be on top?
From Romantic Suspense Author, London Miller, comes the second book in the Kingmaker Saga following a woman with too many skeletons and the only man capable of unraveling them.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
A fast paced story packed with passion and angst. The revelations in White Rabbit – The Fall kept me on the edge of my seat. This was an emotional installment in a series that is blowing me away. The message in this book is that love is precious and can’t easily be forgotten.
He was the dream she never wanted to wake up from.
For two people who chose to be estranged from their families, family was a big influence. Whether it was through memories, shared secrets or surprise visits their presence was felt. It was hard to differentiate whether the ongoing wisdom being offered by their families’ was out of genuine love or self-interest. I am still left wondering myself. What was evident was that they were an unlikely match with an impenetrable bond and refused to be swayed by what others thought.
My feelings towards Karina’s mother and sister throughout this story were constantly challenged. It’s an understatement that Karina and Uilleam were raised within non-traditional and complicated families. I found the contradiction in the relationships Uilleam and Karina shared with their siblings interesting. If you have read The Wild Bunch series, you’ll be familiar with Uilleam’s brother Kit. However, Karina’s sister, Isla, is someone we are just getting to know
How much of Uilleam and Karina’s crossing of paths was serendipity haunts me. I can’t see how the coincidences weren’t being orchestrated masterfully at a distance. With a few more books to go in the Kingmakers Saga, it will be interesting to see how much outside influence played into their relationship.
Karina’s story is about to take off and I predict the impact she’ll have will be phenomenal. Even before she was crushed, it was as if the plot was unfolding across suspended tiered chess boards with interchanging players. The sacrifices made to win the game have come at a hefty price so far but it is far from checkmate. With hindsight, alternative choices would have been made.
From the moment the catalyst behind Karina and Uilleam’s rift was revealed, her ruthless and harsh actions in previous books all made sense. I was left without a doubt as to how and why Karina was forged into the fearless woman she became. Her final scene was a brutal, gut wrenching statement as to how she intended to continue living.
My lack of empathy for Katrina before I embarked on the Kingmaker Saga has been shaken. Interestingly, it was not at the expense of my feelings towards Uilleam. If anything, this book has placed Karina and Uilleam on an even keel. Karina’s strength and resilience placed her squarely as the one who had the ability to dethrone a king.
Karina’s story is paved with secrets, obstacles and challenges that will shake the darkest hearts. The aspects I struggled with were handled well but you would be a hard case to have not to shed a tear by the time you reach the final page of the book. Interestingly, I am invested in their story, not their final outcome. That surprised me because I thought I would be team Uilleam all the way but Karina has won a place in my heart as well. I am enjoying every moment of the Kingmaker’s Saga and I can’t wait to read the next book!
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