Jenny: 5 stars
Please note: To fully understand the Prophecies and the flow of the story and characters, it is our strong recommendation that you read Book #1 Until the Sun Falls from the Sky before proceeding onto Book #2. You will enjoy the experience so much more!
Gitte: Oh Jenny…I was like a kid at Christmas when we got this arc. Kristen is one of my all-time fave Authors as you know, and she has not written one single book that wasn’t amazing and has the perfect balance of story and the yummy factor! Kristen is one of those few Authors that can write everything she turns her hand too and that includes paranormal. Her alpha heroes have that perfect balance of arrogance, determination, vulnerability and the sex factor! They are protectors! I have re-read all her books so many times and every new book I read of hers is like coming home. She reaches right into my heart every time with her words.
Jenny: She is indeed one of our favourite authors and a new book by Kristen Ashley is indeed a cause for celebration. Gitte, you’re so right. It was funny that we commented and agreed when we started reading this that “reading a KA book is like coming home” and it really and truly is. Somehow Kristen seems to release a book when I need it – does she have ESP? Her alpha males are spot on for me and she always seems to get the balance just right.
Gitte: How much did we love Callum, Jenny?! He is perfect, his cockiness is endearing despite being trying at times, and yeah he really did test me at times. He is a yummy hot powerful wolf, the King of the Wolves. He is so controlling and dominant yet he has the biggest heart and wow does he LOVE. And Sonia, I absolutely loved her. Her story broke my heart, such tragedy of loss and such a tough life, not quite knowing who she is, why she is different almost hiding in the shadows. I knew from the start that this was going to be quite a ride and Callum & Sonia sure took me on quite an emotional and sexy journey. And yeah….I cried Jenny!
Jenny: Gitte, I don’t think there are words to describe how much we loved Callum! This man/wolf has stolen my heart and left me breathless that’s for sure. What a wonderful mix he is. Alpha, possessive, loves with intensity (oh boy, does this man LOVE!)says it like it is, and isn’t afraid to show his emotions and ummm “love” for Sophie (more on that side of things in a minute…is it HOT in here?). I was the same Gitte. Absolutely loved Sonia. My heart broke for her and what she had been through and being “different” and having to cope with her loneliness just did me in. Oh you can bet I cried…..I cried buckets for her!
Gitte: I loved how Callum and Sonia’s story as life-mates started…how they met, how it began as such sweet innocence for Sonia. The symbolism of the wolf. It was so emotional having their story almost from day one. “My Puppy” awww which then turned to the lush “My Wolf” *swoon*…..
It was clear in the beginning that duty came first with Callum after all he is the King. However, it was the fact that there was a lack of the instant connection for Sonia, I suppose Sonia being human and a total contrast to his she-wolf “conquests”. However for Sonia, her dreams of “her wolf” kept her going despite not making any connections to Callum in his human form, yet she felt the bond that exists between them. The journey of their relationship was quite funny at times, Callum had me in stitches at first…seriously this guy is such a cock at times…but I love him!! I have to say that he had my heart right from the get go. Sonia bless her, kind of just followed after a while…followed and accepted. Don’t get me wrong Jenny I really loved her but at times I kind of wanted to shake her and say: just sort him out. I wish at times she had more guts to say what she wanted but then again what happened wouldn’t have been as emotional and epic! And let me tell you…the last bit of the story. I was CRYING…
Jenny: As you know GG I went off paranormal for a long time. It just seemed to be done and redone but I read Until the Sun Falls From the Sky (Book #1 The Three Series) and it was so different from the norm that I was hooked. I wondered how this book was going to stack up to that one and I have to say this one excelled for me! Kristen has a way of putting such a different slant on paranormal tales and this Werewolf story was no exception.
How Kristen crafted the story from the very beginning – from the life mate angle right through the story had me so captivated and engrossed that I didn’t even realise until I got to the end that I had forgotten to highlight my favourite bits. That’s how much I loved their story!!!!
Callum was hysterical at times! He was a cocky bastard but oh god I never once wavered in my undying love for him. I agree that were a couple of times I did want to shake Sonia as well but then I had to stop and think about the situation she had been placed in, the confusion surrounding her and I got her. Oh you warned me about the last bit. You said I’d cry and you weren’t wrong GG! I sobbed!!!!
Gitte: So yeah I thought this story was FAB Jenny. I love my paranormal but sometimes find them a bit too heavy and confusing. This story really wasn’t. Yes it had a plot full of twists and action with lots of conflict but ultimately it also had a gorgeous romance and really…Kristen is still the Queen of epilogues for sure no doubt…no contest! I loved the whole pack of hot randy wolves…each and every one of them! I kind of wish they could all have their own story told. Especially Ryon!!
And seriously I cannot say how much I am gagging for book #3….that short glimpse we got, I know without a doubt the guy is going to be AMAZING!! Cannot wait….
Jenny: Absolutely LOVED this one GG! It came at the right time and was exactly what I needed to read. I didn’t find the story confusing either – Kristen has a way of never losing the reader with confusing plot lines. They are involved and intriguing but never confusing and I love that.
This story had it ALL for me….A hot, to die for alpha hero, who was the right blend of dominance and assertiveness, humour and emotion, fantastic in bed (was he ever!!) oh the list is endless. A heroine who will steal your heart and a great cast of supporting characters and a story that will captivate you from start to finish.
Book 3!!! OMG I can’t wait for that – both Gitte and I agreed that the sneak peek of this book had us sold and this book is going sounds amazing! Hope we don’t have to wait too long, I don’t think I ould stand it! Oh and the guy in the third book??? Oh yes…he owned us with one word !! You’ll see!
ARC supplied by author for a fair and honest review