Expected Release Date: February 26, 2013
Author’s Website: http://www.joss-ware.com/
My Source for This Book: Edelweiss
Part of a Series: Yes, Book 6, Envy Chronicles
Series Best Read In Order: Yes
Steam Level: Steamy
Pet Peeves: Magic Peen
Favorite Tropes: Secret Identity, On The Run
His family lost forever in The Change, Wyatt is a man with nothing left to lose. But just when he thought he’d never feel anything again, Remington Truth came into his life. Knowing the bold beauty would face unimaginable dangers on her quest to safeguard the mysterious crystal in her possession, he joins her on her journey, never expecting her to find a way past the wall he’s built.
Remy’s a woman with everything at stake. While protecting the powerful crystal that is her family’s secret legacy, she dares not trust anyone. Yet once she recognizes the ravaged heart beneath Wyatt’s stony facade, she’s willing to risk it all. Together they battle the forces of darkness, their very survival at stake.
Until Remy is forced to make a terrible decision that could destroy them…and the rest of the world.
What Worked For Me:
- I loved Wyatt’s power. Just wow. Not only was his power amazing in its own right, but just experiencing the way it was discovered was simply brilliant on the author’s part.
- I actually liked Remy. It’d been a while since I’d read this series, and so I only vaguely remembered her from earlier books, but I enjoyed her character a lot more than I thought I would.
- I loved getting Wyatt’s story of his family prior to The Change, as well as an explanation for why certain people survived and certain people did not.
- I loved the progress of the overall series’ story arc. Holy wow! Fans of the series are going to be on the edge of their seats at the end of this one, because that ending — just wow.
What Didn’t Work For Me:
- Oh, the dreaded “magic peen”, that makes it okay for a woman who has been brutally raped to be seduced into having glorious orgasms. *sigh* Okay, so it wasn’t as bad as some romances tend to be, and her assault was addressed, but it still felt… convenient.. that things went so smoothly with Wyatt.
- While I realize that it’d been over a year for Wyatt, and the very good point had been made about guilt and moving on and so forth, I honestly didn’t care for his relationship with Remy. I think, if anything, it was the relationship between Wyatt and Remy that pulled my rating down in this book — I simply didn’t care for them as a couple.
I’m a big fan of this series, and as such, it scored high marks for the progression of the series’ overall story progression, as well as the individual characters. I loved Remy, with her closely guarded identity and trust issues, and Wyatt is probably my favorite male lead from the entire series so far.
The only problem is, I didn’t really care for them as a couple. I think there was just too much fresh grief for Wyatt and too many fresh scars for Remy for me to buy this magical romance between them, and I found myself dreading the love scenes rather than looking forward to them, even though they were written with Ms. Ware’s trademark skill.
Even so, I still enjoyed the book as a whole, and as a fan of the series, am quite pleased. I can’t wait for the next book in the series.