by Morgana Phoenix
Genre: NA Paranormal Expected Release Date: Feb. 23, 2015 Hosted by: Lady Amber's Tours
Gideon's Promise (Book 2)
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This book revived my love for the PNR genre. It was riveting and I was instantly sucked into this fantastic story of love, honor, loyalty and sacrifice. Immersed in the spellbinding world that Phoenix has created, I didn't want it to end, and with an ending that held so much heartache but so much promise I cannot wait for the next installment in this exciting series.
Phoenix's characters are kickass and so freaking lovable, even the those in leather with daggers strapped to them. I absolutely love the name Valkyrie. I've always been fascinated by the myth, but I never imagined anyone with that name - it is stunning and was so perfect for this strong female warrior. There was so much sexual tension between Val (Yeah! She'd probably kick my ass for calling her that) and Gid, and my heart was in my throat every time they were near each other. The anticipation of their first touch drove my crazy, and Phoenix set the pages ablaze with the teasing and torturous pleasure that these two shared even though they were never able to take in any further. When things finally spilled over and it felt like the ultimate betrayal and devastation for one character, I was in tears; my heart breaking for all concerned.
I loved the many subplots within this story, as well as the many twists and turns. I was thrilled to go along for the ride as the characters battled an unknown evil, while having many other curveballs thrown their way. They proved that a strong family can get through anything, and although their story is far from over I have every confidence in their success.
This book was an absolute delight to read. It was at times shocking, heartrending and soul-crushing, but at others it was light, and fun - with hilarious quips for certain characters, and a sarcasm that only people who are close and love each other dearly can share. By the end of the book I felt like I belonged at Final Judgment and I never wanted to leave.