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Review: Right Kind of Wrong by Chelsea Fine

July 31st, 2015 @ 12:02 am
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Right Kind of WrongTitle: Right Kind of Wrong

Author: Chelsea Fine

Genre: NA Contemporary Romance

Series: Finding Fate (Book #3)

Publication Date: September 2, 2014

Format: Paperback, 320 Pages

ISBN-10: 1455583197 (Forever/Hachette)

ISBN-13: 978-1455583195 (Forever/Hachette)

Reviewed by: Bridget

Synopsis:

Sometimes wrong can feel oh so right . . .

Jenna Lacombe needs complete control, whether it’s in the streets . . . or between the sheets. So when she sets out on a solo road trip to visit her family in New Orleans, she’s beyond annoyed that the infuriatingly sexy Jack Oliver wants to hitch a ride with her. Ever since they shared a wild night together last year, he’s been trying to strip away her defenses one by one. He claims he’s just coming along to keep her safe-but what’s not safe for her is prolonged exposure to the tattooed hottie.

Jack can’t get Jenna out from under his skin. She makes him feel alive again after his old life nearly destroyed him-and losing her is not an option. Now Jack’s troubles are catching up to him, and he’s forced to return to his hometown in Louisiana. But when his secrets put them both in harm’s way, Jenna will have to figure out how far she’s willing to let love in . . . and how much she already has.

Quick & Dirty: Fun, sexy read that I really enjoyed. The main character got a little on my nerves, but overall this was a great read!

Opening Sentence: “Look at you.”

Excerpt: Yes

The Review:

Jenna likes to have control in every aspect of her life. For the millionth time her loving grandmother is claiming to be dying, so Jenna decides instead of paying for an expensive plane ticket she is going to drive from Arizona all the way home to New Orleans. On the morning of her departure the sexy Jack Oliver decides he’s going to tag-a-long on the road trip. Jenna and Jack used to be really good friends until one night a few months ago when things got a little out of control. Ever since that night Jenna has been trying to avoid talking about it with Jack. Of course she’s crazy attracted to him, but Jenna has a plan and that plan doesn’t include any kind of relationship.

Jack has had a thing for Jenna ever since we first laid eyes on her. He knows they have a crazy connection but for some reason Jenna doesn’t want to admit it. Jack claims that he is tagging along with Jenna on the road trip to protect her, but he is actually needing to go home to try and fix some family problems. His hometown is only a couple hours away from New Orleans. He left home years ago to get away from his past and start over new, but the past always seems to have a way of catching up to you.

I struggled with Jenna’s character, but ultimately ended up liking her. She is a very head strong, independent woman that has a plan for her life. She didn’t want anything or anyone to change her plan in anyway so she stayed away from relationships. I was fine with her being independent, but she was just too extreme for my liking. I felt like she would take one step forward towards progress and then take two giant steps back. She went back and forth so many times it started to really grate on my nerves. I just wanted to shake her and say wake up and stop being dumb. With that being said I still thought she had some great qualities. She is a sweet girl and she is very honest about who she is. She will avoid certain things if she can (especially when it comes to Jack), but for the most part she is blunt and open. It took me a while, but I did eventually connect with Jenna and ended up liking her.

Jack is hands down the best thing in this story. With his hot tattoo’s, and teasing personality I couldn’t help but fall totally in love with him. He is sweet, smart, and charming. I also really admired how he changed his life around, and made something of himself. His relationship with Jenna is very hot and cold which got a little frustrating, but I still loved them together. My favorite thing about him was how determined he was to make Jenna see how great they are together. He never gives up on her, even when she is being a pain in the butt. He will bait and tease her to try to get her to open up to him, but he really is very patient with her. He was the perfect love interest and I totally adored him!

Right Kind of Wrong is a sexy contemporary read with great romance, a suspenseful plot, and fun characters. This is the third book in the finding fate series and I have really enjoyed all three books in the series. The one thing I do wish this book had was more of the humor that the other two books had. While there were a few funny moments, for the most part it was a lot more serious. I did find the plot to be very intriguing and full of suspense. The romance was very steamy and full of great tension. While I did struggle a little bit with Jenna’s character, I ultimately ended up loving all the characters. Fine has such amazing writing that captivates you and makes you want to read more by her. I’m sad this is the final book in the series but I can’t wait to see what Fine comes out with next. I would highly recommend this series to anyone looking for a fun, engaging, sexy new adult romance!

Notable Scene:

“Ahh!” I jump back, startled and pissed, then thwack my open palm against the gigantic body of pure muscle seated in the passenger seat. “God damn you, Jack! You scared the shit out of me!”

Okay, so maybe hitting him wasn’t very mature but I couldn’t help myself. My nerves are a little on edge and, honestly, Jack’s just so… big, anyone in their right mind would be terrified to be caught off guard by his presence.

“What the hell?” I snap, throwing him some serious stink eye.

He grins. “Good morning.”

“What are you doing in my car?” I glance up through the windshield at where my cousins still stand on the landing, captivated by Jack’s sudden appearance.

Great.

“I’m going with you,” he says.

I whip my eyes back to him. “What?”

“To Louisiana.” He points to a large duffle bag in the backseat.

I blink. “Uh, no you’re not.”

“Uh, yes I am.”

“Like hell.”

He crinkles his brow. “I’ve never understood that phrase. But okay. I’ll go with you ‘like hell,’ whatever that means.”

“Get out of my car.” I point to his door.

“Oh, Jenna.” He clucks his tongue and his eyes flash. “This will be good for both of us.”

Finding Fate Series:

1. Best Kind of Broken

2. Perfect Kind of Trouble

3. Right Kind of Wrong

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FTC Advisory:  Forever/Hachette provided me with a copy of Right Kind of Wrong.  No goody bags, sponsorships, “material connections,” or bribes were exchanged for my review.

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Review: The Heart of Betrayal by Mary E. Pearson

July 31st, 2015 @ 12:01 am
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The Heart of BetrayalTitle: The Heart of Betrayal

Author: Mary E. Pearson

Genre: YA High Fantasy

Series: The Remnant Chronicles (Book #2)

Publication Date: July 7, 2015

Format: Hardcover, 470 Pages

ISBN-10: 0805099247 (Macmillan)

ISBN-13: 978-0805099249 (Macmillan)

Reviewed by: Bridget

Synopsis:

Intrigue abounds in this hotly anticipated sequel to The Kiss of Deception!

Held captive in the barbarian kingdom of Venda, Lia and Rafe have little chance of escape. Desperate to save her life, Lia’s erstwhile assassin, Kaden, has told the Vendan Komizar that she has the gift, and the Komizar’s interest in Lia is greater than anyone could have foreseen.

Meanwhile, nothing is straightforward: there’s Rafe, who lied to Lia, but has sacrificed his freedom to protect her; Kaden, who meant to assassinate her but has now saved her life; and the Vendans, whom Lia always believed to be barbarians. Now that she lives amongst them, however, she realizes that may be far from the truth. Wrestling with her upbringing, her gift, and her sense of self, Lia must make powerful choices that will affect her country… and her own destiny.

Quick & Dirty: An action-packed sequel that was just as good as the first book! With amazing characters, epic romance, and a captivating world this is one series high fantasy fans do not want to miss!

Opening Sentence: One swift act.

Excerpt: Yes

The Review:

Please note that this is a sequel and it is impossible to not spoil some things from the first book. If you haven’t read the Kiss of Deception yet I strongly suggest you go and read it because it is amazing, but you shouldn’t read this review.

Princess Lia has gotten herself into a bad situation. She is being held captive in the dangerous city of Venda along with prince Rafe. Venda is not known for taking prisoners, and the chance of either of them getting out alive is very slim. They have weaved a web of lies to help buy them time while they try to come up with a plan to escape, but their odds aren’t looking very good.

As Lia explores the city of Vendra and gets to know the people, she comes to realize that they aren’t the barbarians she thought at first. She’s not sure who she can trust. Rafe lied to her about who he was, but he has risked his life to try to save her. Then there is Kaden, the assassin that was assigned to kill Lia, but instead he saved her life. He wants to protect Lia, but his loyalty to the Vendran leader runs deep and Lia is technically the enemy. Loyalties will be tested, hearts will be broken, and blood will be shed in this highly entertaining adventure!

Lia is such a wonderful heroine that I grew to love and respect even more. She is extremely intelligent and very capable of taking care of herself. With her sharp mouth and head strong personality you never know what to expect from her. She was constantly surprising me with how well she could deal with any situation thrown at her. She is very compassionate and will do anything for the people she cares about. She is also very stubborn and there are times when it would be better if she would back down but refuses to due to her pride. She’s not perfect, but that just makes her more realistic feeling. She is a very well rounded character and she has become one of my all time favorite heroines.

Rafe is just as wonderful as ever. He is loyal, ambitious, smart, and charming. I love how his relationship developed with Lia. They have crazy chemistry but they also both have tempers. I loved watching them hash out some of their issues. The parts where they are all lovey dovey is great, but the tense moments when they fight with each other were even better. It made them feel like a real couple to me because let’s be honest, all couples fight, even the ones that are perfect for each other. They give each other strength and bring out the best in each other. Rafe is the perfect package and I adore everything about him.

It took me by surprise how much I fell for Kaden. You learn a lot more about him and his past, which I found very interesting. I understand him so much better now and while I don’t agree with all of his choices it makes sense why he made them. The way he treats Lia is so sweet. He does whatever he can to protect Lia and he always treats her with respect. With his position he can’t afford to appear weak, but he does show kindness when he can. I don’t see him ending up with Lia, but I really want him the get a happy ending!

Komizar is the brutal leader of Venda. He is a very interesting villain and I felt drawn to him. He is cunning, dangerous and power hungry. But he also has a compassionate side and deep down I do think he cares about his people. To become the Komizar you have to kill the previous Komizar, so you have to be pretty ambitious to want the job. If you don’t surround yourself with loyal people and win over your subjects, you won’t live very long. I came to respect the Komizar and kind of fell for him. He is one of those redeemable villains and that’s always been my favorite kind of villain.

The Heart of Betrayal is an epic high fantasy that you don’t want to miss. This is the sequel to the Kiss of Deception, which was my favorite read last year. I had really high expectations for this and luckily it did not disappoint. The story picks up right when the last book ended and from page one I was hooked. I instantly reconnected with all the wonderful characters from the previous book, and gradually fell in love with all the new characters introduced. The word that comes to mind when describing the romance is perfection. The world that Pearson created is captivating and so easy to get lost in. You are introduced to a new city and I could easily picture everything from the vivid descriptions Pearson provided. The pacing of the story is spot on and there was never a dull moment. I actually tried to pace myself while reading this because I wanted to savor it for as long as possible, but once I started reading I just couldn’t put it down. I ended up finishing it in one day. Once again there is quite a cliffhanger ending, so of course I am dying to read the final book! This is one of my all time favorite series and I would highly recommend it to all young adult fans!

Notable Scene:

“You act as if it happened ten years ago! You have such an interesting way with words. Your life isn’t complicated. You’re the blazing crown prince of Dalbreck! You call that a complication? But you went on and on about growing melons and tending horses and how your parents were dead. You shamelessly told me you were a farmer!”

“You claimed you were a tavern maid!”

“I was! I served tables washed dishes! Have you ever grown a melon in your life? Yet you piled on lie after lie, and it never occurred to you to tell me the truth.”

“What choice did I have? I heard you call me a princely papa’s boy behind my back! One you could never respect!”

My mouth fell open. “You spied on me?” I whirled around, shaking my head in disbelief, crossing the room, then whipping back to face him. “You spied? Your duplicities never end, do they?”

He took an intimidating step closer. “Maybe if a certain tavern maid had bothered to tell me the truth first, I wouldn’t have felt that I had to hide who I was!”

I matched him step for angry step. “Maybe if a self-important prince had bothered to come see me before the wedding as I had asked, we wouldn’t be here now at all!”

“Is that so? Well, maybe if someone had asked with an ounce of diplomacy instead of commanding like a spoiled royal bitch, I would have come!’

The Remnant Chronicles:

1. The Kiss of Deception

2. The Heart of Betrayal

3. The Beauty of Darkness (2016)

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FTC Advisory:  I purchased my own copy of The Heart of Betrayal.  No goody bags, sponsorships, “material connections,” or bribes were exchanged for my review.

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Release Day Launch & Giveaway: Lukas by Carian Cole

July 30th, 2015 @ 10:51 am
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carian-225x300Today is the release day for a book I am really excited about! The Ashes and Embers series by Carian Cole is a contemporary romance series that I have raved about in the past. The third book in the series, Lukas, is being released today in eBook or paperback! I am super excited and will be picking up my copy today. Want to know my thoughts on the first two books? Read my reviews by clicking on their titles, Storm and Vandal.

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About Carian:

I have a passion for the bad boys, those covered in tattoos, sexy smirks, ripped jeans, fast cars, motorcycles and of course, the sweet girls that try to tame them and win their hearts. My debut series, Ashes & Embers, follows the lives of rock band members as they find, and sometimes lose, the loves of their lives.

My first novel in the Ashes & Embers series, Storm, published on September of 2014. Vandal, the second novel in this series is publishing in February of 2015. I currently have approximately nine books slated for this series, as well as an MC series in the works, and a few stand-alones coming in 2015 onward.

Born and raised a Jersey girl, I now reside in beautiful New Hampshire with my husband and our multitude of furry pets and spend most of my time writing, reading, and vacuuming.

You can visit Carian around the web here: Facebook | Website | Pinterest

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Lukas Excerpt

He leans his head down closer to mine. “You looking at me like that, and saying my name like that, just makes me want to kiss you even more.”

I swallow hard, unable to tear my eyes away from his. “You really shouldn’t be saying things like that,” I breathe, my voice quivering. He’s got my nerves in overdrive. Hell, who am I kidding? He’s got my entire mind and body in overdrive right now.

He moves his hand to cup the side of my face. “Close your eyes, Ivy. Let’s make our wishes at the same time.”

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Lukas is a wizard, and I’ve quickly fallen under his spell. My eyes flutter closed, and his lips touch mine, so softly that we are barely touching at all, but it’s enough to make me see even more shooting stars, this time behind closed eyes, in that place where magic happens. His kiss is completely unexpected but way too perfect to break away from. I drop my bag to the ground and bring my hands up to rest on his shoulders. He kisses me a little harder, his tongue gently touching my lips, silently asking permission for more. Parting my lips, I let him kiss me deeper, his tongue slowly meeting mine, caressing in enticing circles. The feel of his tongue piercing and lip ring is so strange to me, yet incredibly erotic. I think I like it. His hand goes to my hip, pulling my body possessively but gently against him, as his kisses grow more passionate and urgent. My legs begin to shake with timid desire, my hands squeezing his muscled shoulders, hanging on to him in this sudden dizzying realm he’s led me into. Did a first kiss ever feel like this before? Has any kiss ever felt like this before? No. Not for me. Not ever.

He oozes skilled sensuality; every touch, every breath, every kiss is measured in perfect timing and depth. This is not an awkward, clumsy, rushed and horny boy touching me for kicks. Not by a long shot. He’s savoring everything. And I don’t want him to stop.

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Grasping my waist with both hands, he effortlessly lifts me up onto the hood of my car, bringing me closer to eye level with him. He moves between my parted legs, guides my thighs around his jean-clad hips, and covers my mouth with his again, kissing me long, deep, and tantalizingly slow as he gently holds my face in his hands. It’s the kind of kiss that brands complete want and ownership. He leaves no doubt that he wants me. The logical part of me is telling me to stop him, but the lonely, aching part of me takes over, and I slide my hands up his chest and over his shoulders to clasp behind his neck. My fingers tangle in his long silky hair, and I love how new and different it feels. Everything about him is so different, like tasting an exotic food for the first time that quickly leads to crazy indulgence. That magnetic pull I felt the first time I laid eyes on him is a force to be reckoned with right now. It’s controlling me, taking over every part of me, squashing my fears and reservations, and paving a very clear path that leads directly to this man. I cannot even begin to understand or make the tiniest bit of sense of this attraction. But it’s there, and it’s stronger than anything I’ve ever felt in my life.

Suddenly, he stops kissing me, his lips just a whisper away from mine, and stares into my eyes for a few moments, before letting his dark eyes slowly close as he pulls me closer against his body, his hard cock pressing against me through our clothes, sending a hot surge of raw desire through me.

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What I glimpsed in his eyes shook me even more than his kiss.

Passion.

Care.

Desire.

All feelings that carry the ability to give immense pleasure and pain. Neither of which I am ready for.

I slowly try to pull myself away from him, but he holds me close against him.

“Wow,” I say breathlessly, leaning my head against his shoulder.

“Come upstairs with me, and let’s see if we can upgrade that to a holy shit,” he whispers, his hand resting on the back of my neck, gently squeezing.

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Available July 30, 2015 from Carian Cole

About this Book:

Storm’s younger cousin.

Vandal’s little brother.

You’ve met him in the background.

The sweet one.

The nice one.

The one they can all rely on.

The good one.

He’s a tattoo artist.  He plays metal and classical music – on the violin.

He’s got a body built for sin.

He’s 24.

In comes Ivy. She’s a 36 year old single mom who hasn’t dated in 18 years.

All she wanted was a tattoo.

She got a helluva lot more  :)

Being good has never been so bad.

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Review: Drowning in Fire by Hanna Martine

July 30th, 2015 @ 12:02 am
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Drowning In FireTitle: Drowning in Fire

Author: Hanna Martine

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Series: The Elementals (Book #3)

Publication Date: April 1, 2014

Format: Paperback, 352 Pages

ISBN-10: 0425267539 (Berkley/Penguin)

ISBN-13: 978-0425267530 (Berkley/Penguin)

Reviewed by: Roxanne

Synopsis:

Hidden in the Hawaiian islands, there is magic pure enough to heal a broken heart.

In his last audience with the Senatus, Griffin hoped to establish a connection between his water-wielding race and the other elementals. Instead, he found himself drawn into a forbidden affair with the Chimeran general Keko. When it ended in a storm of fire and ice, Griffin was banned from the Senatus and Keko was stripped of her status.

Just as Griffin is given a second chance to prove himself worthy of a Senatus seat, he gets a call from Keko. Despite how it ended between them, she wants to hear his voice one last time before embarking on a suicide mission to save her people and redeem her name.

Despite her good intentions, members of the Senatus want her stopped—and Griffin volunteers to go after her. As he tracks his former lover through the untamed Hawaiian wilderness, she leads him straight to the source of all fire magic. But will the intense power they discover draw them back together or destroy them both?

Quick & Dirty: Forbidden love, elemental magic and race to save her people.

Opening Sentence: “I’m not a damn babysitter.”

Excerpt: Yes

The Review:

For the record this is the first book in this series I read. That being said, I felt like I only missed a few things that I might not have if I was current with this series. My only dislike is the insta-love; I am just not nor will ever be a huge fan of it. This was set in Hawaii and the main character was Hawaiian. Keko is Chimeran, which basically for those not familiar with the books they wield fire. Griffin is a Ofarian and he wields water magic. In the beginning of the book Keko is to babysit Griffin in his first Senatus meeting and report everything back to her people. They have sex like ten minutes into meeting each other and admit it’s more than that like a day later. That first meeting ends with Griffin battling a friend of hers and him injuring her friend badly.

Fast forward three years and our couple have been separate that whole time, in fact recently Keko was sprung from jail after leading a failed revolt. Griffin is about to win a seat on the Senatus when he volunteers to go after Keko. Keko learns that her people are suffering from a disease that is killing their magic. In her culture it’s such a stigma that everyone hides it and keeps everyone from finding because trusted friends fuel their fire. Literally… so Keko embarks on a journey to the source in order to save her people. What she doesn’t know is fire feeds fire and if she actually makes it there it could destroy the world.

Griffin catches up with her and they reconnect eventually. He hides the fact that he was sent to stop her from herself. That of course does blow up in his face in the book. When she explains about the disease he decides to help her and that’s all you’re getting from me. (spoilers) This was a pretty good read, I wasn’t wild about it but that could have been from not reading the first two. It’s different from a lot of what is out now which I almost always enjoy! I mean we all love vampires and werewolves and the Fae but not everything has to be about them. So I always appreciate something different that is done well.

The elemental magic is probably not that new but the world building and cultures are definitely not something I have seen a bunch of. Oh, and I totally forgot to say that their love is forbidden because they are different elements! Although I can at least understand why she doesn’t burn him, water does put a fire out. The diversity is really rich in this book, almost every main character is Hawaiian and there are some secondary gay characters as well. All in all, this a great easy read and if you are looking for something other than vampires I would definitely give this one a try!

Notable Scenes:

“Massive destruction that the children of Earth would have no way to counter.”

“And now Aya had sentenced her first true friend to die.”

“She did not want to walk away from Griffin, but she just might have too.

The Elementals:

1. Liquid Lies

2. A Taste of Ice

3. Drowning in Fire

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FTC Advisory: Berkley/Penguin provided me with a copy of Drowning in Fire. No goody bags, sponsorships, “material connections,” or bribes were exchanged for my review.

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Review: Earth Bound by Christine Feehan

July 30th, 2015 @ 12:01 am
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Earth BoundTitle: Earth Bound

Author: Christine Feehan

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Series: Sea Haven (Book #4)

Publication Date: July 7, 2015

Format: Paperback, 384 Pages

ISBN-10: 0515155578 (Jove/Penguin)

ISBN-13: 978-0515155570 (Jove/Penguin)

Reviewed by: Roxanne

Synopsis:

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Air Bound returns to the mysterious coastal town of Sea Haven where six sisters of the heart are bound by the elements, and one is stalked by an inescapable past…

After escaping from a cult, Lexi found refuge with her sisters on the farm that more than sustained her body—it nurtured her soul as well. But she never forgot the terror she left behind or the always present fear that the cult would find her again, and claim her. Then her nightmare came true.

Lexi was discovered and threatened—only to be suddenly saved by a stranger. He is Gavriil Prakenskii, and he’s awestruck by the woman he’s rescued. She is destined for him. He can feel it in his soul. But how can Lexi find happiness with a man steeped in secrets and shadows, one intimately acquainted with violence, and whose very love could be the death of them?

Quick & Dirty: Can two broken people find love?

Opening Sentence: “Pain was a strange entity.”

Excerpt: Yes

The Review:

I haven’t read any books in this series, this is my first. That being said, it was definitely one that while you may be missing some of the backstory you don’t feel completely lost reading out of order. So for me to fill that backstory, I am going to definitely go back and read the first three books. Lexi is a survivor from a cult; she has joined her sisters on their farm and is in hiding from the cult. Gavriil is an assassin who is on his way to the farm to let his brothers know all of them are on a hit list. That was one of the few things that I want to find out more and I am hoping by reading the first three books that will be explained to me. Why are they on hit list? All of them seemed to have experienced tragic lost and horrible childhoods.

Gavriil was separated from his brothers after their parents were brutally murdered and forced into a brutal assassin program. So at the age of 37 he is a harden killer. Lexi was taken under duress at age 8 and forced to marry cult leader, Caine. She experiences all kinds of sexual, physical and mental abuse before escaping at 17. It was a little unclear how long she had been on the farm and how old she is now, so there is a bit of an age gap between her and Gavriil. They first meet after he saves her life when Caine and a couple of followers attack her outside the farm. They are immediately drawn to each other, especially since in his family some kind of itching on the hand indicates they have found the one! Okay seriously…that happened!

Lexi is earth bound and can make earthquakes and use the ground to swallow people and give her calm. From all the abuse she is isolated and hates being indoors and suffers from panic attacks and paranoia. Gavriil of course is the least likely mate for her, but she senses the pain inside and hopes to help him. I do like that while there was major instant love, the author really took her time with their love story and intimate relations. Gavriil showed major restraint and understanding with Lexi because of the abuse she has endured.

The cult despite Caine’s death is still stalking Lexi, so they do have to deal with them. I really enjoyed the fact that the sisters were the ones who really kicked butt and took names. I did enjoy this book and it wasn’t a struggle to read. I just didn’t quite connect as much as I hoped I would with the main characters. I am not sure if it was me or what, but I did feel the loss, with two broken individuals I really felt this could have been a powerful coming together. That is really the only thing bad I can say about the book, and more likely it’s more a me thing than something that is wrong with the book. It’s also not enough to deter me from reading more in this series.

Notable Scenes:

“She was the one person who never betrayed me.”

“That was it took, and she had his heart in the palm of her hand.”

“Determined to rise like the phoenix from the ashes of her past.”

Sea Haven Series:

1. Water Bound

2. Spirit Bound

3. Air Bound

4. Earth Bound

5. Fire Bound (2016)

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FTC Advisory: Jove/Penguin provided me with a copy of Earth Bound. No goody bags, sponsorships, “material connections,” or bribes were exchanged for my review.

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