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Reviewed by Gitte & Jenny
Rating: 4.0 Stars
The synopsis for this story grabbed us as did the fact it was set in London. This was a first for us by this Author but it certainly won’t be the last. The writing was flawless and the characters had incredible depth as we connected with them emotionally as well as their story.
‘A butterfly wing is a miracle, made up of thousands of tiny, loosely attached pigmented scales that individually catch the light and together create a depth of color and iridescence unmatched anywhere in nature. Our identities are like the butterfly wing, made up of thousands and thousands of tiny, loosely attached memories. Without them we lose our color and iridescence.’
Marlow Kane is a hypnotist who helps rich and privileged clients on Harley Street. This arrogant sexy American has a tragic past which he‘s still coming to terms with as it still plays out in his present life. He’s professional and innovative and you feel as if he truly cares about the wellbeing of his clients. His track record is flawless and his emotional state, though down-hearted, seems fully in control. His sexual dominance literally oozes off the pages and set our pulses racing whilst we read.
Everything Marlow Kane is used to in his routine daily work and his predictability in clients is put into question when Lady Olivia Swanson enters his office. His intentions are pure and honourable, his willingness to help and understand clear. He immediately realises that not all is as it seems with his new client. His conscience and beliefs are challenged as he questions and truly feels again.
‘I hurt as much today as I ever did and I guess I always will.’
Olivia Swanson is one damaged and emotionally messed up beautiful and sensual young Lady. No memory; no connections and no comprehension of what has been and what is after a traumatic accident. As Dr. Kane slowly begins to unlock her varying memory compartments, darkness and sinister moments and flashbacks are unearthed. Not only is Olivia awakened so is Marlow Kane.
Was it a false memory? False.
Hypnotize was not only passionate and incredibly sexy. It was thrilling, intriguing, mysterious and haunting. It felt quite exciting as well as we were one with Olivia trying to find closure and discover a past and memory alongside her. As it unfolded our only gripe was with certain tangents which remained unexplained as well as a bit of a rushed ending. For a standalone it felt a tad incomplete and unresolved. However; we really enjoyed Hypnotize and would definitely recommend it!!
**Reviewed from an ARC copy provided by the author with thanks**
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