Every once in awhile, I don’t connect with a book on its surface. I can see the merit, and I know the story will be wonderful for someone else, just not for me.
However, if I take a moment to look at the story in a deeper context, it resonates something powerful. The work becomes more than the sum of its words. So it is with Inherited, by Freedom Matthews.
To be fair, romance isn’t my go-to genre. Actually, I never read pure romance, and I’m far too cynical to believe in the “true love at first glance” trope. Picking up the novel, I hoped to connect as an author and learn about the mechanics of storytelling in a genre that grossed $1.8 billion just three years ago.
Overall, the story is very well written. Matthews has wonderful command of language, and her voice captivates the audience. In exposition, the protagonists go through violent emotional sw...