Book Review: Asherwick by Sarah Westill

About the Book:

Title: Asherwick

Author: Sarah Westill

Series: Gen Heirs: The Guardians of Sziveria #4

Page Length: 311

Publication Date: June 9, 2022

Synopsis: She broke his heart…

Besides work, Sylphine is the only thing that’s ever gotten under Jonathon’s skin. He’d thought she was out of his life for good, but he was wrong. When she arrives, desperate for his help, honor won’t let him walk away from her. But warring anger and desire leave him in a precarious situation. Everything would have been so easy if she’d only stayed out of his life and let him get over her.

Now he controls her future…

With her future at risk of falling into the hands of an enemy, Sylphine turns to the one person who can help—and the one person who probably doesn’t want to. Jonathon agrees, but not without conditions, compelling her to realize all her previous fears can cost her everything if she can’t learn to trust him.

Together, they discover the treacherous reason someone is desperate for her shipping empire, and the reckless measures her adversary will go to claim her. And as the tension heats up between them, Jonathon soon makes it clear he’ll be the one staking his claim… 

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My Review:

Gen Heirs: The Guardians of Sziveria is such a unique and intriguing series, so I was thrilled to receive an advanced copy of the fourth book. The book follows Jonathon and Sylphine, two secondary characters in the previous books. I was so curious to learn more about Jonathon and Sylphine and their relationship. How did they get together? Could they find their way back to each other? Why did they stay engaged so long and not fully commit to each other? All of that and more are answered in Asherwick.

Sylphine and Jonathon have been connected from the start of the series, and there has always been tons of sexual tension between the two. Their banter, the disguised flirtations, and the little ways they show their feelings are fabulous and often angsty. Jonathon and Sylphine are from two different worlds, and they don’t seem to have a lot in common. What they do have is an unbelievable amount of chemistry, and as they grow closer, they realize that they share the same feelings about family, commitment, and their ethical beliefs. I like how this pair slowly learns more about each other and fall even deeper for each other. They have a lot to work through, including things that tore them apart in the past, an unwanted union that Sylphine is fleeing from, and several other dangerous threats, but their feelings for each other never waver. And the ways Jonathon tells Sylphine he cares for her and his unabashed way of expressing himself is so swoon-worthy! They made me love Jonathon so much more, even though he was already one of my favorite characters in the story. They are such a great complement to each other, and I adored their second chance, opposites-attract romance.

Ramsey is another fantastic character, and I love the relationship she has with her brother and with Sylphine. She is so caring and thoughtful – the type of person that puts others at ease. Ramsey lives such an isolated life, yet she learns a lot about herself and her growing abilities over the course of the story. I have a feeling Ramsey will be an integral part of the plot as the series progresses, especially considering some of the revelations about the man she helped put behind bars.

The story also goes more into Jonathon’s work and the unbelievable amount of time he dedicates to it. Jonathon is so committed to helping others, and his devotion and compassion endear him to Sylphine even more. Their journey ties into the overarching plot that began in the first book. This layered story continues to intrigue me! It’s suspenseful and action-packed, and it seems like for every answer the characters get, more questions arise. Attempted kidnappings and murder, daring escapes and rescues, illegal operations, smuggling, deadly substances, and more wreak havoc over Jonathon, Sylphine, and the rest of the characters, which makes for a really intense and engrossing read.

Speaking of the other characters, many of the protagonists from the previous books in the series have secondary roles in this book, and there are a few delightful surprises revealed. I loved this! These characters are all tied together because of the investigations they are involved in, and I love the scenes when they are together. They form a bit of a found family, which is one of my favorite tropes.

Westill’s books never disappoint. They’re suspenseful, romantic, sexy, and mysterious, and the writing pulls you into this unique and captivating world from the first pages. And after that ending and the shocking revelations about a prisoner connected to Ramsey and the other characters, I can’t wait to read the next book!!

Rating:

Favorite Parts:

  • The romance.
  • The intrigue and suspense.
  • The world-building.

Recommendations:

I would definitely recommend this book and series to readers who enjoy romance, romantic suspense, or paranormal romance.

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