Entangled, by Gina L. Maxwell is a 236-page contemporary romance novel and is the first book out of a 5-book series. I will be reading all 5 so expect to see lots of back to back from this author. It is written from a third-person POV, two-sided.
Spoilers Ahead ***
First off, I’m going to apologize now. I normally structure my reviews differently, but I’ve been underwater working on my own book so writing reviews is secondary to me so I’m quite behind in reviews. As of now, I have 12 books to review in the queue. The next few months my reviews will be short and succinct.
I’ve mentioned this before, I’m not really a lover of secret baby books, but I think it depends on the role the kid ends up playing in the book. Some authors use the existent of the child to create a “stuck together” trope, and like all things this could be done well or very poorly. In this book, I thought it was done well. The kid wasn’t the central focus, but she is the catalyst for bringing her parents together.
Skye loved Aiden Sinclair for as long as she could remember. They had a brief relationship when they were younger (she was 18, he was 26) and she ended up pregnant. Aiden, a commercial fisherman, had to leave for a few weeks for his job, but he promised to come back for her. While he was gone Skye discovered she was pregnant, wrote him a letter and left it with his family. TL;DR, huge misunderstanding. Aiden returned and thought Skye had left him, when in reality the letter she had left him told him she was pregnant and her mom was forcing her to marry some cult leader, who was also a mobster. Aiden never received the letter because his brother destroyed it, thinking that Skye left Aiden and the note was a ‘Dear John’. So almost ten years go by with that understanding between them…Skye things Aiden didn’t want her or the baby and Aiden assumed she married someone who had money.
If you’ve read a lot of romance, you get where this is going. After the misunderstanding is cleared up, Aiden wants to immediately pick up where they left off, Skye is a bit more reserved and doesn’t want Aiden think she is coming to him because he has money now. The story delves deeper and you learn that Skye was an informant for the FBI against her husband and his family, which put her life in danger and of course her daughters. This point was mentioned, because she is technically still in danger, so I imagine this story point will come up in future books.
In summary, I give this a 4 out of 5.
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