Series: Darkest London #3.5
Release Date: November 5, 2013
Reviewed by: Amber R.
Good god, Kristen Callihan is amazing. The Darkest London series is fantastic. I am fully enraptured by this series. Each time I read a book I think that I love it more than the one before. And Entwined is no different.
Eamon Evernight is a second son who was always berated and ignored by his father, for no reason other than being born. He's a large, red-headed man who is looked upon by the townspeople as an abomination. Because he has red hair. Yes back in the day people thought anyone with red hair was a demon/devil/evil. It's lame but it's true (trust me, as a red head I know). Aidan is his other brother who is betrothed to a girl he's never met. And because of a deep secret and the desire to never marry, Aidan pleads with Eamon to write to the girl and dissuade her from the marriage.
Luella is being forced into a marriage to someone she's never met by her father. While not unusual, she also has her secrets and she doesn't want to force them on an unsuspecting man. However writing letters to "Aidan" to try to convince him to not go through with the wedding really backfires. Because she falls in love with him, although it's really Eamon. Forced to go to the Evernight home sooner than was planned she meets the brothers and things fall south from there. Aidan is not the person from the letters. Eamon and Lu are drawn together by unforeseen circumstances.
Kristen had me from hello with this novellas with the letters back and forth. It was the sweetest thing reading the sass and wit between these two who obviously had such a connection from the beginning. When Lu finally turns up, my heart was breaking for her and Eamon because neither of them could be with the person they really wanted to be. It's a short book but such a full story. You don't feel like you're missing out on anything at all. It just makes me all the more eager to plunge into the next book in this series.