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JESSICA ROBERTS grew up in the San Francisco, California Bay Area where she spent most of her time playing sports alongside her six siblings. She was crowned Miss Teen California her senior year of high school, and went on to Brigham Young University where she graduated in Human Development. Her love of family, church, writing, athletics, and singing and dancing keeps her life busy and fulfilled. She currently resides in Utah with her husband and three children.
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Format: eBook ARC
Debut: November 5, 2012
I’ve previously had that in my life, but only once, briefly, a while ago. It was during the time I’d started my first year of college. My own apartment, a new old car, and a life free of deadbeat stepfathers, all of which was fulfilling enough. But if it wasn’t, I also had a best friend, soul mate, and boyfriend all in one. Yes, life was near perfect.
But one stormy night can change everything…
For many months I rested in a prolonged sleep, fighting for my life. Well, more than fighting for it, also dreaming of it. Dreaming of him. Thank goodness, the dream is over and I’m back in the real world now. And all I want is for everything to return to the way it was. But nothing’s the same; most of all, us.
Once again, I find myself at the crossroads of a ruthless battle, this time not for life, but love. Do I fight for the guy I twice fell for, or do I let her take him away?
Rogue Chronicles Entry No. 24
In the beginning, I felt like this sequel didn't get a grip on the mood of the first book all that well. But, it got better as the story processed, and once it was revealed what Heather's reaction actually was (and it was a good one, believe me! Sort of predicatble, but not if you didn't really wanted it to be), the atmosphere fell back into place perfectly and was quite like in Reflection. Thus, the arc of suspense was quite well developed, just as in the first book, a job well done.
As for the story, I have to say it was bouncing back and forth a lot, quite like in the first book as well, but here it only made half the sense, and got a little annoying at one point or another. Up to the point where one blow was dealt after another, and it got very, very emotional once again. And yet, even maybe a little exaggerated at some points, it was all so... normal and pretty realistic. Such mundane problems, and how all the characters got connected in a surprising way. Sometimes Fortuna has a weird sort of humor, seriously.
Then, I really don't know how Heather pushed through like this, she was indeed a great character. They were all great. I had the feeling that there was a little more light shone unto the always unapproachable Nick, at least in the very end. And although I can understand if many would still frown over him, I couldn't help but like him overall. He gave this "dark, tall, handsome, mysterious" not a new definition, but I have to say I acutally extremely liked that he stayed mysterious throughout, unlike many other of his spicemen nowadays.
You know, I could totally see Heather chose Creed instead, if she had the time to get over Nick properly. She would've worked through all of this one way or another, but I'm still glad it worked out like it did. This couple, although free of anything paranormal-destiny related, was truly meant for one another, no doubt about it. And since there are many endings out there, authors have to get really creative to come up with something new, or have to be really, really skillful to give a classic just the right feeling and angle. I can let you know that I really, really liked this ending. Well, before the epilogue it was the most awesome, but I didn't mind the little extra glimpse ahead.
Area Scan: Style: 3.5/5 -- Plot: 4/5 -- Characters: 5/5 -- Suspense: 4/5 -- Romance: 5/5 -- Drama: 5/5 -- Humor: 4/5
Discovered: 4+ Hoods