Soothsayer by Kathryn Amurra

Rating: 3 out of 5.
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Aurelia of Rome was an independent woman who had a firm belief, that she would marry for love. Yet, after her father, and earlier than he, her mother, passed away, things happened to shake Aurelia’s foundation. With her brother being incapable of bringing herself and her aunt protection and sustainability, Aurelia soon learned that she would have to be the one to keep her remaining family alive.


So, when a governor of a neighboring province proposes marriage, Aurelia accepts. Though she believed to know what fate she signed up for, the unexpected was soon to meet her.


Soothsayer by Kathryn Amurra was a fairly entertaining book. Its setting in Ancient Rome was most interesting to me. However, this book didn’t astound me.


The story was nicely put together, it was well-written and the characters were nicely fleshed out. However, the story was too probable. The hate-to-love trope is evident from the first chapter, and poorly constructed. That being said, the characters were pretty good.


Though Aurelia was an intelligent, independent, and highly-relatable woman, she didn’t give much intrigue to the story. Overall, I must say she bored me. However, Cassius was the gem of the whole book! His personality reflected heavily of Mr. Darcy from Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice, yet with an added flair for mockery. He was endlessly sarcastic and broody; altogether quite interesting.


Triggers: Mildly suggestive sexual remarks, a close to “bedroom moment” (sexual advancements), and kissing.


Overall, this was a fairly enjoyable book. Not a favorite, but a nice, predictable romance that I’m sure many readers would be fond of. I’d recommend it for lovers of romance novels 16 and older.


Thanks so much for reading my review! Do you like the hate-to-love romance trope? Is there another romance trope you prefer, perhaps? Feel free to leave a comment down below. God bless!

Ciao.

Sometimes happy memories hurt the most.

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