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by S.M. Olivier
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
medium burn rh, na urban fantasy
Available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited
Down and Dirty
A worthwhile series that belongs on your TBR list.
Read my review of Gifted Connections – Book 1 Here!
What is it about?
Blake’s sacred, if tenuous, connections are shattered – lost to the vortex of time in a diabolical move played by Horatio’s lackeys. Yet not all is lost, at least not yet. Though the world has turned back and the memories made, forgotten, Blake still retains her recollections. Not only does she know who her connections are, she knows where they are. Now she just needs to figure out how deep this rabbit hole goes, uncover the unknown players, find her sister and finally forge the connections her power – and her soul – crave.
We get answers then a thousand more questions! At the end of book 1, we saw Blake waking up in a strange apartment, without her connections and housed with a man she has no reason to trust. Ella’s predictions came true… but Blake has a plan.
This novel carried everything forward, from the connections to the deepening intrigue spawned by Horatio. It’s a great addition to the series and definitely worth reading – though I did not find it quite as compelling as Book 1.
I started this book with some reservation – the idea that the guys, and pretty much everyone else in her life, would forget Blake felt a bit farfetched. I knew they had gifted individuals who could manipulate memory, yet it still felt like too much. What I forgot was a scene in the previous book that talks about a gifted who could control time. THAT talent explains everything – and sets this book up in a remarkable way. It was clever and made me grin.
First Person, single POV
- Genre bending.
- Blake: Once again younger, but no less badass.
- Plot it intricate and wide sweeping
- The guys are even more intriguing this time around.
- Forgiveness plays an underlying role here, in the quiet background – but it is ever present.
- That Cover! So pretty.
- Editing issues throughout. Starting to distract and detract.
- Felt it could have been edited for content more, there was “filler” that could have been left behind.
- Characters are not always clear.
- The sheer character count is rising, I need a spread sheet!
Everyone experienced grief differently. No two scars of death left the same mark. (60%)
This is a great book that earns a recommendation from me, despite some editing issues and unneeded scenes. Put it on your TBR list.
Published: January 31st, 2018
Please note, this is a Reverse Harem Novel and features sexual content more suited to mature audiences.
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