Private Property by Skye Warren
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
A classic retelling
The following ratings are out of 5:
World building: 🌏🌏🌍🌏
Character development: ☺️🤓🥸😎🙃
The setting: Maine
The Hero(s): Mr. Beau Rochester – Billionaire that lives in a mansion on a windswept cliff side. His brother and sister-in-law drowned in a boating accident and Beau was left with guardianship of his 6 year old niece.
The heroine(s): Jane Mendoza – new Nanny in the employ of Mr. Rochester. Jane was raised in the foster system in Houston Texas after her Latino father died. Her mother’s parents wouldn’t take her in because they were prejudiced.
The Love Story: I figured I knew where this was going from the start when I noticed that the names were Mr. Rochester and Jane. I was so glad that when Jane found the attic, that there was no mad woman there. Been there done that one…
I liked the fact that Rochester, Jane and Paige are alone in this huge mysterious mansion in Maine. The first weeks Jane is there, it is cold and stormy the whole time. Rochester is dark and broody and doesn’t know how to deal with his niece. Though it doesn’t take long before he makes a move on Jane. He is dominant and super sexy.
There are ways in which this story is similar to Jane Eyre though, not just in the broodiness of Mr. Rochester. He has secrets and one of those secrets is in the attic. The ending also has eerie similarities though unlike Jane Eyre this one is a cliffhanger.
I voluntarily read & reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts & opinions are my own.
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