Liberated (Fractured #3) by Elle Charles

Book Description:

Published: August 14, 2015

Format: E-Book

After escaping the life that was determined to never let her go, and leaving behind the man that coaxed her from the darkness, Kara is back to living a solitary life. Hiding away, once again, she is living in isolation, forging an existence from the torn shreds left behind. Desperately wanting everything that has been stolen from her, but too frightened to take the risk, she has convinced herself that her choices are the right ones. Her absolution to stay hidden is robust, until familiar faces resurface, bringing with them heart breaking truths that she cannot ignore. Facing up to the consequence of her choices and the decisions she has made, running is no longer an option.

Facing up to reality will prove to be the hardest thing she ever does.

Ghosts from the past will return, undisclosed secrets will be revealed and lifelong dreams shall finally be fulfilled.

Warning:

Please note, this novel contains serious adult content and descriptive sexual scenes. 

Review –

I don’t know why, but I felt let down by this book, the final installment of the Fractured series. To me, it was too long, dragging out parts that could have been dealt with more succinctly.

The author did a very good job of tying up all the loose ends and getting rid of all of the demons that had plagued Kara and Sloan from the very beginning.

 

I felt like shaking Kara at times for the stupid things she did. Sloan had the patience of Job. 

I did like ending with the epilogue from Sloane’s point of view.  I like Sloan enormously and was very satisfied with tbe way the story ended. I will think of them enjoying their future together free from fear at long last. 

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Nobody’s Perfect (Rescue Me Saga #3) By Kallypso Masters

Book Description

September 17, 2012
NOBODY’S PERFECT is the continuing story of Savannah Gentry (now Savi Baker) and Damian Orlando from MASTERS AT ARMS & NOBODY’S ANGEL (Rescue Me Saga #1) and NOBODY’S HERO (#2).Savannah/Savi escaped eleven years of abuse at the hands of her father and finally made a safe life for herself and her daughter. But when her father once again threatens her peace of mind—and her daughter’s safety—Savi runs to Damian Orlando for protection. Eight years earlier as Savannah, she shared one perfect day with Damian that changed both their young lives and resulted in a secret she no longer can hide. But being with Damian reawakens repressed memories and feelings she wants to keep buried. After witnessing a scene with Damian on Savi’s first night at his private club, however, she begins to wonder if he could help her regain control of her life and reclaim her sexuality and identity.

Damian, a wounded warrior, has had his own dragons to fight in life, but has never forgotten Savannah. He will lay down his life to protect her and her daughter, but doesn’t believe he can offer more than that. She deserves a whole man, something he can never be after a firefight in Iraq. Damian has turned to SM to regain control of his life and emotions and fulfills the role of Service Top to “bottoms” at the club. However, he could never deliver those services to Savi, who needs someone gentle and loving, not the man he has become.

Will two wounded survivors find love and healing in each other’s arms?

ABOUT THE RESCUE ME SAGA: The books in the ongoing Rescue Me Saga are not stand-alone stories and should be read in order. Characters will recur in later books to deal with further issues in their lives as the saga continues and each book builds upon all previous ones. Sometimes main characters even need another book to help resolve major issues affecting their relationships.

BONUS MATERIAL in this version: Kallypso Masters has added the PLAYLIST of music that inspired her as she wrote about the first three couples mentioned in this combined volume, as well as a GLOSSARY OF TERMS and a CAST OF CHARACTERS in these books in the saga.

CONTENT WARNING: Intended for mature adult readers not offended by profanity and graphic (but never gratuitous!) sex scenes. Due to the emotional way in which the author presents the subject matter (past and present), the books might cause triggers while reading. Please read the Author’s Notes at the beginning.

Review –
Though sexual in nature this book also deals with the pain and suffering of abuse and its’ long term effect.
For Adults.
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Emergent (The Shapeshifter Chronicles #3) by Natasha Brown

Book Description:

Published: June 16, 2014

When eighteen-year-old Chance Morgan kills another shapeshifter to save his girlfriend, Ana Hughes, he contracts a dangerous shapeshifting sickness that makes him crave power uncontrollably—and without restraint he’s a threat to the person he loves most. Desperate to keep Ana safe from harm and to find a cure for himself, he abandons her in the Yucatan and escapes into the wilderness. Violent memories and voices surface in his head, creating a dangerous tug-of-war between good and evil.

Companionless and alone, Ana meets a woman who claims to have the same shapeshifting and healing abilities as her and vows to teach Ana the skills to help Chance, but as weeks pass she begins to question if her new mentor truly intends to keep her promise.

With time running out, Ana must find the power within herself to heal Chance before he loses his battle against the powerful voices inside his head.

Review –

Before Ana would leave the area to go to Lifen’s home/retreat, which happens to be in Canada, she convinces her to go back to Balam’s  mountain home and see if Chance is there. Ana desperately wants to see if he is alright. Lifen is not keen on the idea but goes along. He wasn’t there but Lifen found him when she went out searching animal form but told Ana he was too sick to be around her. They fly to Ana’s home in Idaho, where Lifen stays in the shape of a dog most of the time(fewer questions from everyone). They leave for Canada in a few days and finally arrive at Lifen’s picturesque home built on the ridge of a mountain and near a beautiful lake. The inside was more amazing than the outside and reminded Ana of a museum. There were three other Shapeshifter trainees there but at first there was a lot of tension between the boys and Ana but eventually they became friends. Ana has to learn to focus her mind on pushing energy out and back toward her,how to meditate and learn self-control and finally how to shift properly.

Meanwhile Chance meets Batukhan, who was a friend of Balam and he takes Chance under his wing. Come to find out Batukhan and Lifen had known each other, in fact, loved each other hundreds of years ago but neither one really knew what had happened to the other. While traveling together they meet up with Mac who supposedly can remove some of the bad sickness in Chance’s mind but not all. But something is not right and the evil ones in his mind are taking him over and he leaves to find Ana because it is her strong energy that the entity wants. He finds Ana and she does heal him, or at least he seems to be himself again, but it Ana herself? The book ends with Chance proposing to Ana.  The next book won’t be out for quite a while so I’ll have to try and be patient but it won’t be easy.  Great series.

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Prodigy (The Shapeshifter Chronicles #2) by Natasha Brown

Book Description

Published: November 16, 2012

In Clark Bend, Idaho, Chance Morgan’s dreams are haunted by the last moments shared with his grandfather. Memories of the fateful day when he died plague his thoughts, and without his grandfather’s council, his shapeshifting powers mysteriously fail him. Desperate to seek out a new mentor and learn more about the mystical world he was sheltered from, Chance must travel far from home to hunt for answers.

Eighteen-year-old, Ana Hughes has only known Chance for a few months, but he quickly found his way into her heart. Since being rescued from Chance’s power-hungry cousin, and coming back from death, Ana is unwilling to leave his side, and joins him on his quest to the Yucatan in search of a new mentor.

When Chance’s memories fall into place and reveal a threat from their past, Chance and Ana must fight to survive – or die trying.

Review –

Chance and Ana head to Mexico and the Yucatan Peninsula to find the mentor meant to teach him the ways of a Shapshifter but they haven’t a clue how to find him. As luck would have it they come across a woman names Sanchia, who in fact is related to Balam, the one they are looking for, and she takes them in and gives them food and shelter. After a while Chance and Ana head into the jungle and a black jaguar leaps toward them and turns out the be the Shapeshifter Balam. He leads them to his house in a mountain and thus training begins. Chance is learing the correct way to focus his energy not only in large animal shapes but also small ones, which are sometimes better.  Markus finds Chance again and a fight is on and to make a long story short Chance kills Markus and all of the bad energy(sickness) in him flows into Chance. Ana witnesses this and sees chance coming for her with malice in his eyes but he realizes his intent and turns into a eagle and flies away.

A dog that had been following Ana around turns out to be Lifen, a Shapeshifter and a healer and she tells Ana that she will train her to use her gifts so she can find Chance and heal him and so they head off together for Lifen’s home. Thus ends book two.  Wow! Great second installment. Can’t wait to start the next book.

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