When Nina Grey meets the mysterious Jared Ryel, she senses there’s something strange about him. For one thing, he seems to know more about her than she’s ever told anyone. As she begins to uncover the truth about Jared, however, Nina learns that her late father left behind some secrets of his own, and these secrets could prove fatal for everyone concerned.
Providence is slightly unusual in the sense that I found Nina to be quite hard to like, yet I felt that was the author’s intention. It was kind of difficult to see what she saw in Jared, who didn’t really have any qualities to distinguish him from the brooding males who populate most fantasy novels. At the same time, however, the mystery of Nina’s father kept the book plugging along and ensured that it remained interesting until the climax.
There’s no doubt that Providence is a very well-written book, and it’s head and shoulders above many similar books in its genre. Nina and Jared manage to keep the plot going along, but with a few added twists to their characters this could have been a much more interesting story. Still, recommended for fans of the paranormal romance genre in general.
Star rating for Providence: 3.5 stars.
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