Six years after a shocking tragedy left her emotionally and physically scarred, Ember Jones lives a life of quiet isolation in Barcelona. Determined to keep her troubled past a secret, she keeps her head down and her heart locked up tight. Until the day a beautiful, mysterious stranger walks into her life, and her carefully controlled world is shattered forever.
Christian McLoughlin is unlike anyone Ember has ever met. Wealthy, cultured, and utterly charismatic, he also has dark secrets of his own. They succumb to the undeniable pull between them and embark on a passionate affair, but things turn explosive when the truth about Christian and the reason he came to Barcelona is exposed. As their dark pasts collide, the two unlikely lovers find themselves caught in a web of danger and deceit that neither of them might survive.
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By the fourth book in most series, I feel I have to finish what I started, but am no longer engaged. At least until this book four. Wow! Now I can't wait for the next book
"Great read.. Slight SPOILER.."
Another sexy read.. I finished this this morning at about 1:30 and started Darkness Bound, hopefully the last book in the series. I don't know about anyone else but I'm really tired of so many cruel and depraved bad guys. And now we find out that Caesar's father, grandfather and great-grandfather were just like him? Whew, I'm sure glad they're all dead. AND we have Thirteen and the Albino, along with Caesar as bad guys. Geez, enough already. I'm thinkin' Darkness Bound will be my last book, whether it really is or not, as I'm tired of the horrible and disgusting things done in these books.
With all that's going on all the time I'm surprised the author would go into Ember having such a serious case of "survivors guilt." Her thinking was a little screwy sometimes but she was still really likable. As was Christian. The Ikati are so wonderfully described as being beautiful in human form and in panther form too, the author does a great job in the telling.
Asher has become one of my favorite characters. He does love Ember and is very protective of her. He's a great friend.
Also likable were Dante, Clare and Corbin.
As to the narrator: Another great job by Angela Dawe. I know most of her men sound the same but at least they sound like men. There's nothing worse that a love scene where the female narrator just reads the book and the hero and heroine both sound like woman. As long as the men sound like men I'm ok with them all sounding alike.
I really enjoyed this book! I'd normally read J.T.'s books a whole lot quicker then I did this one but life got in the way more then usually the last couple of weeks. I love Christian though and was so happy to see him find the happiness that Leander and Jenna found! I love the little updates we got on a couple of series favourites through him as well!
I adored Ember even if she made me want to slap her sometimes for her determination to run from Christian and many of the judgements she made but at the same time I can really understand her cause while I haven't had the tragedy she's experienced in my life I have suffered from anxiety, depression and extremely low self-esteem so I can understand that irrational misery and self-loathing that Ember displayed throughout the book. It's not an easy thing to break and I'm glad she has a great friend like Asher to show her tough love and make her seek help as well as the fact that she know has Christian to help her get better.
The ending is a bit of a cliff-hanger and the colonies troubles aren't as resolved as they think they are! I'm dying to get the next book to see what happens and if they find a resolution and get the peace and freedom from persecution they deserve. I just wish we could have seen Ember meeting Christian's family! I know they'll welcome her with open arms cause she makes Christian so happy. I'm also glad that thanks to Jenna Christian and Ember won't be treated like Jenna's parents were!
I highly recommend this book and series!
"Grin that Melts Panties"
if you like paranormal, then yes, this heroine has spunk and great witty dialogue. Every girl would love a friend like Asher. What fun!
this did not need to be 14 hrs! a Good editor would have cut it down. This series like so many others goes on too long as editor or author does not know when to cut off the story. Think a bit like Hemingway ought to do it. I purchased #3,4,5 as they had the highest ratings, and this book seems the best so far in terms of witty dialogue.
everything A.D. does in this book is JUST wonderful. Men are as hunky as they should be.
I don't think I would buy this author unless A.D. is reading them.
"very dull and annoying story"
The characters were unrealistic and annoying. The main character especially was very annoying and dramatic. "oh I don't deserve anything and I'm going to hide." blah blah blah. Give me a break! There are ways to make a story dramatic but not have the characters be unbelievable drama queens.
I had heard numerous stories told my Angela Dawe. Honestly, her voice feels like daggers in my ears. I do admit that she does an excellent job of performing different parts. She can change her voice drastically. I just wish she read the entire story in a different voice. 1st off, the high pitch of her voice is very unpleasant and hurtful to my ears. I could get over that though, but the way she draws out her ending words just kills me. Every time she ends a sentence she draws out the ending word. The first couple books I listened to with her narrating I let it go mainly because she does such a good job on the character voices, and she usually doesn't draw out the ending words when in character. But by the 4th or 5th book I heard her narrating I just wanted to throw my phone across the room.
"Not all well"
I keep waiting for the story to pick up and since this is Christian's book I thought our heroine would be a little more like Jenna from book one but she is so weak all the way from the beginning to nearly the end. Anyway, at least Angela Dawe is narrating. Great job she did.
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