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Book review: The Dungeon Master’s Wife – Kate Messick (@KateMessick)

Aaron had been the love of her life, she had waited years for them to marry and they had been happy. She had moved her whole life for him. Moving away from the home she loved and leaving behind her friends only added to the loneliness beginning to settle over her like an all too familiar shroud. Where once passion raged, now she felt invisible, as if there was something always more important than her. No matter what she tried her attempts to rekindle their passion fell shy, so when his brother, Greg, started paying her a little more attention than normal she told herself nurturing a friendship with him couldn’t hurt, of course, the fact that her in game character was falling for his didn’t help, nor did the accidental touches, or the way he seemed to see her, making her feel anything but invisible. Her marriage is in danger, can she keep her two worlds separate, or will temptation and the need for companionship put more than just her marriage in danger?

The Dungeon Master’s Wife is a gripping and involved romance by Kate Messick. I am going to have to be really careful what I put here, because there is so much to the unfolding plot that I don’t want to spoil major and surprising developments. It takes a lot for an author to surprise me, I can normally see some things coming a mile off, well not here. I picked this book up late last night and I could not go to sleep until I finished it, I just had to know what happened, which meant it was around 5am when I finally put it down, and it was worth every minute. I have read a few books by this author, and this is by far my favourite because the characters are so perfectly imperfect. They are real, believable, and flawed, their emotions and actions are perfect and whilst the fact the main character is married may be a touchy point for most readers, life is not always black and white, so why should characters in a book be? Everything that happened was realistic for the situation and Rachael’s feelings. I loved the building tension between her and Greg, and literally felt the vibrant emotions. There is so much to love about this story, especially as it progresses with some unexpected twists and exciting developments, and I have only just touched on the real world plot, there is an entire second story in this book in the world of D&D an epic and gripping fantasy story. I really can’t wait for the second book to come out.

I read this on Kindle unlimited, but enjoyed it so much I ended up buying a copy. It takes a special kind of book to make its way on to my exclusive recommended read list, but this book has ticked all my boxes, I was invested in the characters, engaged by the author’s writing style, and captivated by both the real world and D&D plots. Gritty, emotional, thrilling, and engaging, this is not a book to miss.

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