Talvi Marinossian has slain maenads and fought off vampire attacks, but nothing has prepared him for getting involved with one of these forbidden ‘Modern Girls’. When he finally tracks down Annika it’s obvious that she’s changed since her recent adventure in his homeland. It’s also clear that she’s not ready to embrace the next chapter in her life. He tries to persuade her to open up to him, but she finds it difficult since he won’t even explain how he earns a living, why he has a secret cell phone, or the reason he keeps another woman’s handkerchief in his pocket.
Instead of relying on Talvi to help her adjust, Annika delves into her music and her job, and it isn’t long before the new lovers find themselves completely out of sync with one another. Just when they start to find their rhythm, Talvi is called away on business and whisks Annika off to Paris for what is supposed to be a working vacation. But one bad decision leads to another, and the chaos that ensues may cost someone their life.
Genre: Romantic Fantasy
Title: The Silver Thread
Series: The Annika Brisby Series #2
Author: Emigh Cannaday
Publisher: Silver Poplar Press
Source: Emigh Cannaday
I really liked this book. The first one blew me away and succeeded in making me a forever fan, but this book was a little different. Totally great all the same, but instead of dealing with adventure and epic shit and constantly finding something new and exciting in Earth’s twin world, this story zooms in a little more and goes for the relationship.
We were left with Annika finding something amazing and being ripped away from it, but now that her husband’s found her on the other side, you’d think they could resume their happily ever after.
This book deals with what happens after the HEA, because God knows reality is a far cry from the fantasy world she’d had to say goodbye to. Talvi, her sexy Elvin husband lover, has spent months trying to get back to Earth to be with her, but when he finally finds her, it’s not exactly the welcoming he was envisioning. He knows it’s a change for her, to go from journeys to a daily job, and let’s face it: he was a part of the world she never thought she’d see again. How do you mesh such two completely different worlds together?
And let’s not forget that during those long months back home, everyone thought she was a psycho for telling them the truth.
So I had my hesitation with this book. I went from exploring and meeting so many magical people, to being told that in this book, it’s back to reality, and they’re gonna have relationship issues. In the first book, I fell in love with everything, especially these two. I didn’t want to see them fight only after putting a ring on it 😦
But at the same time, I couldn’t say no. I mean, okay, it took me like half a year to pick it back up after Annika started getting scary with the suspicions of another woman, but picked it up I did, and I’m so glad I waited cause it gave me time to immediately read the third book (which I’ll review later) but yes…
I am so annoyed with this, but I’m so confused??? Because I loved it all. A lot of different things were introduced, things I can’t tell you, but because of what goes on and what becomes a part of the plot line, it’s now made things a hundred times more complicated.
Talvi’s always my #1 for Annika, and one of the reasons why I love them so much is because she brings out a good thing in him, something no one else really sees. He was a total manwhore in the hundreds of years that he’s lived, but ever since he met Annika… she’s it for him. Yes, he’s still a total flirt, and there are some things that I’m not used to seeing from a married guy, yet despite the fact that I dislike guys like that, Cannaday makes it work for Talvi. She makes it a part of him, let’s you know he doesn’t take it seriously, that it’s just his personality, and gladly it’s something Annika accepted. Well, she did… until she got all psycho and decided to pick and choose when it was okay.
I’ll stop lol I don’t want to ruin anything with this book, but I will say that I loved the drama and anticipation of their relationship. You don’t ever really see what happens after the fairytale ending, so I enjoyed this a lot. Annika them were actual people, people I found endearing all around. Ani was a little crazy in this one and I don’t deal with insecurities well, but it all worked out in the end and really tied it up. Now if only I could understand what was going on with their enemies…
A definite recommend.