Wednesday, 26 April 2017

REVIEW - Esperance (Heart Lines #3) - Heather Hildenbrand




TITLE - Esperance (Heart Lines #3)
AUTHOR - Heather Hildenbrand








(Released 27th April)





BLURB:

She is his only hope. If only he wanted to be saved.

Alex is cured... sort of. After letting the mysterious Indra work her magic, the venom is gone but so is Alex’s ability to feel. He’s not dead, but he’s not really alive either. Numb inside, he turns his back on Sam and everyone else. The only person he’ll really listen to is his new master…

Sam’s angry and lost. Her destiny was to heal, but so far, all she’s done is hurt herself and others. When Alex chooses another woman’s healing over hers, Sam’s doubts and fears become the very thing that separate her from her true potential. Despite Sam’s broken heart, she is determined to make her magic work, no matter the cost. No price can be higher than the one she paid watching Alex walk away.

Sam will do whatever it takes. And she’ll never stop trying to change Alex’s mind—and his heart.

But Alex has his orders and he doesn’t care who they affect. Love hurts. But in this case, it just might kill…

Book 3 in the Heart Lines Series.

Reading order:
Remembrance
Inheritance
Esperance
Imbalance (available for pre-order now)




REVIEW:


This series just keeps getting better. I love each book,  but Esperance has got to be my favorite so far.  I love the plot twists, mystery, and all the wonderful drama. If you haven't started this series yet, you are missing out!

This book keeps following the plot of the series as a whole. Man the plot twist in this one caught me by surprise. I really thought I knew who the bad guy was. Boy was I wrong. Who knows though, maybe another plot twist will be thrown and I'll have been right.  I love how this author doesn't hold any punches.

The characters in this book have been developing throughout the series. I believe that this book really tested their strength and loyalty, even more than the others. It is hard enough getting to know and trust someone normally. Throw in a supernatural bad guy and lots of danger and it just adds to the complexity. I love these characters. I am invested til the end.

This book was very interesting. There was heat in this book, but it was different from the others. Due to a specific situation, the dynamics of the characters were drastically changed. This added some tension between the characters, which I believe added to the heat between characters. 

I have always loved the writing style of this author. She writes in an easily understandable way, even when introducing a new world. The pace of her books, including this one, is always steady. She is able to develop her characters in a way that the readers become invested and have to know what happens next. I love this about her.

In conclusion, this is a wonderful book. I loved learning more about what is happening in this universe and with these characters. I have recommended this series to others. Can't wait for the next book.


Star Ratings:
Plot: 5/5
Characters: 5/5
Heat: 5/5
Writing style: 5/5
Overall: 5/5