Series: The Empire Chronicles #4
Published by: Self-Published on April 30, 2015
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal Romance
Source: The Author
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Jared is Vera's perfect man—until he opens his mouth. An incredible body and set of wings can only go so far when everything he says seems designed to make her mad. Still, she can't deny her intense attraction or the fact that he is the closest thing she has to a friend.
Jared doesn't go for bear shifters, especially ones that are related to his ex, but he can't resist Vera's charm or the way she understands him better than anyone else.
As suspicions build and loyalties are tested, Vera and Jared realize that they may not be able to trust anyone but each other.
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, Stay
Also by this author: Soar, Search, First & Forever, Stay, Dire
One Line: I’m more of a Pteron girl rather than a bear girl, but I still love this series.
In My Opinion: Worth a try!
Savor takes you away from the Pteron world for a bit and dives deeply into the world of the bears. Vera and Jared explore the island of the bears. Vera learns about her role in her society and Jared learns a few secrets they’re keeping as well as some things about his family. Along the way, these two develop a mutual understanding and trust, as well as act on their growing sexual tension. While I still get a kick out of Alyssa’s writing, this book didn’t wow me like the rest of the series has.
As much as I think Vera and Jared are great together, I just didn’t connect to them as much as I have with the other couples. Usually, I love the back and forth banter and dialogue, but with them I felt like it was too much banter. It was overkill. Sure, Jared is his usual edgy self and Vera is strong-willed and snarky. I honestly did like them both separate and together, but the way their story progressed just didn’t flow right with me. I also thought there wasn’t much overall story progression, just more focus on Vera filling her role as heiress to their society and everyone wanting her to choose a mate. I just wasn’t as engaged as I usually am with Alyssa’s books.
Maybe it’s because I’m just not interested in the bears as much as the Pterons. I didn’t care for Vera’s parents and I felt like a lot of the characters were too pushy and too many secrets were held for too long for reasons that weren’t good enough for me. I’m not a fan of the “I’m going to tease with you this secret, but I’m not going to tell you until ‘the time is right'” plot point. I’m still interested in this story as a whole and this upcoming battle between the shape-shifters and the witches is turning into a very intense one. I’m eager to see how it all turns out and I’ll still be checking out Storm.