Because You Are Mine was presented with skillful turns in phrasing. It is based on classic themes, but all are fresher from the usage of brisk pacing and the author’s unique voice. The editing was well executed as I only noted a single error in the entire work and that was a homophone. Though, I have to admit, in the first few pages I was spellbound with the tale and finished it in one sitting. So I could have missed quite a bit and that would include a herd of elephants stampeding past me.
As a matter of fact, if I read one more work of hers that is just as good as this one, Lena Hart will easily land on my auto-buy list.
The book is constructed to be a mainstream and the lovemaking is on the sweeter side of the spectrum. Although with romantic trends painting a full picture in the bedroom and precious few descriptions provided elsewhere, I appreciate the concentration given to plot. But no sci-fi props or paranormal tricks needed to give the tale any additional flair, as the hero and heroine throw sparks from the moment they are introduced. There’s a bit of everything, misunderstandings, deceit, jealousy and even a spot of blackmail. There are characters that could easily be loved and others that I loved to hate, including the heroine’s mother. But just a scene or two more wouldn’t have been amiss as that could flesh the honed story out slightly.
As the ending was chuckle-worthy and left me smiling there was no complaint on that end. The only thing that got me was the fact that I wanted more. Not that there’s anything wrong with that either, it just means that like The Terminator, I’ll be back to read it again.
-Reviewed by: Jennifer
Laurel Cremant is an opinionated author and reader of romance with a wicked sense of humor. RNIC was smart (or crazy) to bring her on as a blogger. In 2016 she took over the management of this site and relishes her new title of “Overlord of Awesome”