HER FIRST AND LAST SECRET ADMIRER
Independently Published (2019)
Reviewed by Sheri Hoyte for Reader Views (07/2020)
“Her First and Last Secret Admirer” by Timea Tokes is a spell-binding stroll where dreams and reality, and the past and present collide for a paranormal encounter readers won’t soon forget.
Lia has dreams about the perfect man. Her perfect man. The dreams are so real it’s as if they really happened. How is that possible? When she meets her perfect man in person she feels like she already knows him – but they just met! Or did they? Did they meet in another lifetime or is Lia going completely bonkers? My tip for readers – once you start this voyage you won’t be able to put it down so clear your schedules!
Timea Tokes takes readers deep inside the head of her protagonist, Lia, as she exposes her secrets and vulnerabilities from the very first sentence, “I have a secret.” From there, you have no choice but to keep reading, each sentence building off the last for a seductive, twisty, visceral connection. I love Tokes’s writing style – it’s emotional and torrent, and I could almost picture her at her desk, pounding away at the computer keys as she fervently tries to capture each thought running through her head. The writing is feverish and captivating, contemporary and haunting, all at the same time.
Lia is a character that readers, if they’re honest, will relate to as she shows different sides of herself through the complexities of her inner thoughts and emotions, which often contrast with the image she shows to the world. I say, ‘if they’re honest’ because Lia will compel you to take a look deep inside yourself. Even though it’s fiction, the authenticity of her character is amazing. I can’t tell you how many times I thought, “I’m glad I’m not the only one who does/thinks that…”
Do you have a recurring dream where you wonder if it’s just a dream or a memory from your past? Is it so real, it has to be more than a dream, yet for the life of you, you can’t remember any details? Yet it’s also so vivid you just can’t believe it to be a mere figment of your imagination? Love romance with a twist? If so, this book is for you. I highly recommend, “Her First and Last Secret Admirer” by Timea Tokes for an enchanting, romantic, paranormal experience.