Book Review: Stay by Alyssa Rose Ivy

November 14, 2014 New Adult Book Reviews 1 ★★★

Book Review: Stay by Alyssa Rose IvyTitle: Stay by Alyssa Rose Ivy
Series: The Empire Chronicles #3
Published by: Self-Published on October 20, 2014
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal Romance
Source: The Author
Format: eARC
Pages: 219
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Nothing could possibly get worse. Everything and everyone that could be in jeopardy already is, and Jared knows that he is The Society's only hope. If he doesn't find a way to escape he fails everyone including Vera, the bear shifter he can't seem to get out of his head.

Casey and Toby are in love. Head over heels in love, but is their love strong enough to survive a magic so powerful that Casey's mind is no longer in her control?

Vera will do anything to help her sister, and unfortunately that means she is well acquainted with Jared, the most frustrating man she has ever met. Now she has to find a way to fight her annoyance and growing attraction long enough to help save Levi and Allie.

Racing against the clock, all four must face their greatest fears to save The Society and all the people they love.

I received this book for free from The Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Also in this series: Soar, Savor
Also by this author: Soar, Search, First & Forever, Dire, Savor

One Line: Love me some Toby and Jared action!

In My Opinion: Add to cart!

Stay is the third installment in the Empire Chronicles and after that crazy ending in Search, I was eager to see what would happen to Casey and the gang. So many secrets are revealed in Stay and the truth of Casey’s past and family comes to light. This book focuses more on the bears and you don’t see as much Pteron action as before, but that was fine. Learning about the bears and their way of life was pretty fascinating. As far as bad guys go, I kind of suspected who it was, but I just didn’t realize how deep or how long it went on. Alyssa did a great job with her twists and turned and definitely kept it interesting for me.

Easily the best parts of this book revolved around Toby and Casey. I really love them as a couple. Toby cares so much for Casey and I liked that he could offer her that sense of security and stability, especially now when her life is filled with such chaos. Some might think he comes on pretty strong, but I think that’s just par for the course with these Pteron boys. They love and live fiercely. It’s part of their charm. Toby and Casey pretty much make a decision on the fate of their relationship in this book and I liked the direction that Alyssa took it in.

Alyssa left the ending of Stay pretty wide open and I’m dying to know how things turn out for Vera and Jared. I was hoping to get more of their relationship in this book, but I guess Stay was more for Casey than anything else. My poor Jared! He may be a jerk most of the time, but he has a good heart. I just want to see him get his HEA. As usual, I breezed right through this book. Alyssa’s writing just does that to me. While this wasn’t as captivating as the rest of her books have been for me, I still enjoyed it and am looking forward to seeing how it all ends.

About Alyssa Rose Ivy

Alyssa Rose Ivy is a New Adult and Young Adult author who loves to weave stories with romance and a southern setting. Although raised in the New York area, she fell in love with the South after moving to New Orleans for college. After years as a perpetual student, she turned back to her creative side and decided to write. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and two young children, and she can usually be found with a cup of coffee in her hand.

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