Review: Sombra by Leslie McAdam (Love in Translation #2)

Note: A review copy was provided by the author via Give Me Books Promotions.

After having read Sol, I admit that I had to temper my expectations for the second book in the Love in Translation series penned by Leslie McAdam. Fortunately, Sombra turned out to be a far better read compared to its predecessor, with both main characters sharing an honest-to-goodness connection and turning out to be truly likable people. If you've read the series starter, Gustavo de la Guerra Cantor should be a familiar character. However, you don't need to read the first book in order to enjoy this second one, although the main couple from the first one does have cameo appearances here, but both can be read independently of the other.

At twenty-two, the last thing Tavo de la Guerra has in mind is to settle down and get married. Unfortunately, family duty and pressure dictate that he become engaged to the daughter whose family the de la Guerras owe debts to. His dreams of heading to America have to be put on hold, but then a piece of America arrives in his home country of Spain--twenty-year-old Kim Brown. He knows the last thing he needs is to be attracted to this beautiful foreigner, especially since he's already engaged to be married to a woman he doesn't even like. His family's legacy needs to come first, but his body, quickly followed by his heart and mind, want Kim desperately.

I'm going to try and keep this part of my review as spoiler-free as possible. I've only read three books written by Leslie McAdam, but this is definitely the best one I've read so far. I loved the passionate love story between Tavo and Kim and how they met at a point in their lives when falling for one another would have been undoubtedly inconvenient, and I'm putting that mildly. From the beginning to end, this book had my full attention, and while the circumstances behind Tavo and Kim's romance may not have been ideal, theirs was the kind of love that demanded to be fought for because the rewards would be life-changing. Five stars for Sombra. ♥


Read my reviews for the Love in Translation series:

Sol (book one) - 3.5 stars - My Review

Sombra (book two) - five stars - My Review (posted above)


Date Read: 18 June 2018

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