Seasons Pass (CrabbyPatty’s review)

Title: Seasons Pass (Enlightenment #3.5)
Author: Joanna Chambers
Publisher: Self-Published
Buy link: (Second Edition)
Release Date: May 19, 2017
Genre(s): Historical Romance
Page Count: 17
Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty
Heat Level: 1 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5


It’s April 1822 and two years have passed since Lord Murdo Balfour was last in Edinburgh; two years since he met low-born lawyer, David Lauriston. Back then, Lauriston’s naïve idealism and self-loathing provoked Murdo’s scorn, yet Murdo has not been able to forget him.

When Murdo is asked by his father to return to Edinburgh for the King’s forthcoming Scottish visit, his memories of his last time in the city are stirred up again. Frustrated by his inability to forget Lauriston, he decides to seek refuge in an anonymous encounter at Kit Redford’s discreet establishment. But will Murdo find the oblivion he seeks at Kit’s, or something else entirely?

Note: Seasons Pass was written as a bonus story for readers and is intended to be read after the full trilogy – it contains spoilers for book 3.

Seasons Pass is chronologically between Provoked and Beguiled in the Enlightenment Series. But don’t read this until you have finished the series! It contains something that is a central plot point revealed in Enlightened. And it introduces the main characters of Unnatural – the newest Enlightenment series book.

Seasons Pass is the only book in the series told from Murdo’s POV and this delicious little story is like that final odd puzzle piece that completes the entire picture. Murdo abruptly realizes he hasn’t been enjoying the life of the unashamed hedonist he once claimed to be and it’s because he has unfinished business with David Lauritsen. 5 stars!

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