Main Characters: Delilah Johnson, Abel Jin

 

Paranormal RomanceFiery Passion

 

“I know one thing deep in my heart. I will never forget yesterday, when my brother found what he needed to take away his pain.”

 

Synopsis

Abel Jin and Delilah Johnson have lived their lives with a hole in their soul, yearning for something they don’t understand.

Until one night Delilah is in mortal danger and a man who’s otherworldly strong and supernaturally fast saves her. Delilah is then cast into a world where fiction comes to life in the form of Abel, her destined mate, a vampire/werewolf hybrid who claims her at first breath as his.

But Abel knows the danger isn’t done. He’s dreamed for centuries that his mate will perish and he will stop at nothing to keep her safe.

For Delilah, she’s not only coping with fantasy come to life, but a mingling of very different families. Not to mention, she has on her hands a man who doesn’t understand his true nature and has lived his long life thinking he’s a monster.

Abel and Delilah together fills the hole that has been clawing at them for decades. But finally finding each other, it also tips their destinies as the last of The Three. They must unite with the other destined lovers, who with Abel and Delilah, are fated to save the world.

Or die trying.

Review

Before I start this review, let me tell all of you first that this book will, in no way, deter me from reading any future and upcoming releases from Kristen Ashley. That being said, it is with a heavy heart that I am rating this book two red heart. For me, one red hearts means I absolutely did not like it. I understand why some people will gush over it. But me, myself, I did not like it. It just did not work for me, and there are several reasons because of that.

First, this book became so cheesy. In the Philippines, we have a term called “OA” which means that things are over the top, cheesy, too much, unbelievable in not a good way, corny. That’s how I feel about this book. It was too forced. The love story was forced. The frienships were forced. Women called each other “babe” or “sister” mere hours from when they just met. eyeroll

Second, the heroine was a doormat. All that light, accepting, loving personality that she was supposed to be? Well, it kinda makes her a doormat in my book. She was supposed to be the best out of all of them. I super disagree with that. First, I couldn’t picture her as a smart girl. Her reactions and thought processes were bordering on stupid. I don’t know. I just could not get myself to like her.

Another thing I did not like was the fact that this book’s characters sounded repetitive with her other characters from other series. There wasn’t a stand out description of Abel Jin which would have made him unique from other KA heroes. Also, all these scenes where the women went through martial arts training and all that shit was completely unnecessary because at the end of the day, it wasn’t force that was going to win the war.

I could list down all the things I did not like in this book and I’d take all day just enumerating them and explaining my reasons. The bottom line is this book just did not do it for me. The only thing that was good about the book was the fact that the whole theme was about humanity, our salvation, our faith. Everything else just bombed.

Now, I will still remain a Kristen Ashley fan. Make no mistake. I will still wait for her upcoming books. I will still re-read all her books that I already read. However, there was a time when I believed she’d never disappoint me. That belief was shattered today, right after I finished this book.

 

 

 

Reading Order [book-series]

Book 1 – Until The Sun Falls From The Sky

Book 2 – With Everything I Am

Book 3 – Wild And Free

 

 

 

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