Rise of Hope

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Rise of Hope

This is a spectacular start to a very promising series. The Vadim have no history (that we know of) and are just now discovering themselves. So far we’ve met Seth, Micah, Christian and their leader Noah. Noah seems to know the most but isn’t sharing. He sends Seth to retrieve Devon Monroe from an organization called The Assembly. Devon is also Vadim but doesn’t know it. She’s also something very special to Seth, if he’ll open up and accept it. And her.

Devon has been raised in a vacuum her whole life. A prisoner in an invisible cage she’s never been allowed touch, either to touch another or have them touch her. She doesn’t know why, either. Sensing something is going to change she uses her annual hike in the mountains as a means to escape her prison, and finds herself captured in a much more dangerous manner by Seth. He holds her heart in no time, and those he stands with are her people. A lot to absorb for a woman who has been isolated her whole life.

OMG. I wanted to take a bite out of Seth. Surly, sarcastic and hot. He’s got armor so thick around his heart he seems impenetrable, yet Devon quickly starts to get under his skin. As they run from their pursuers, and each other, the closer they get. When the pressure gets too much Seth cracks and Devon finally finds out what it means to be touched. The first half of the book is foreplay and the remainder hot sex and ripping emotion. Teasers galore about the other Vadim and four more books planned by the author. She can’t write them fast enough for me.

Book Blurb for Rise of Hope

A secret ancient race of humans with fantastical abilities, the Vadïm are on the brink of extinction. Many of their women are imprisoned by an organization known as The Assembly, their history all but lost...

Devon Monroe has been a prisoner her entire life. She's determined to make sense of the strange markings on her body, to learn why no one may touch her, to find where she belongs. That means escaping into the unknown, where she has no choice but to trust her self-appointed protector.

Soldier-for-hire Seth Eastman has a job to do: deliver Devon to safety. When Seth discovers the markings on Devon's body, he's stunned at what they mean. And at how she awakens his long-suppressed needs. As they struggle to escape detection and search for the truth of the Vadïm, can he ever hope to claim her for his own? 36,000 words

Night Owl Reviews Oct, 2012 4.50