This series…what the author has put me through in my mind and with my emotions…I’m not sure I can describe.
Just like with book 2, I wasn’t thrilled with the direction of the book…well, that’s not totally true…I didn’t like how things were going. I almost put the book down because I felt so much about books 1 and 2 that I didn’t want that ruined by book 3. I knew there was more to Soren than what he was showing to everyone but I didn’t really like him all that much at the beginning of this book. I didn’t like Donny. I didn’t like Ashton. I didn’t like the situation at all. And as Remy uncovered my eyes, I wasn’t thrilled with the way Abel treated Soren either and that was the most surprising to me.
Soren, and all the guys at The Escape, were basically sexual indentured servants. What they suffered through – most of them since they were teens – was deplorable. And we don’t know about all the men that worked there but Soren ended up there because of his parents, which disgusts me even more. Soren was never accepted by his parents, especially his father. They made him feel worthless and stupid and never supported him. He honestly felt like he had no other choice but to end up where he did. Even with all the horrible stuff he endured, he was exuberant and full of life. He is sassy and snarky and really sweet.
Remy basically had my heart from the beginning of the story. He was instantly drawn to Soren and was absolutely PERFECT with him. He is sweet and caring but became a rattlesnake when anyone tried to hurt Soren. He was able to reach Soren when no one else could. His OCD was almost debilitating and I believe he really needed Soren’s chaos in his life so he could finally, truly live. They balance each other perfectly.
Just like the last 2 books, this book is not easy to read but so worth it – an absolute must read. I loved seeing Abel and Kieran again. I think (hope, actually) we’ll see AJ again. I suppose this could be read as a standalone but I highly recommend books 1 and 2 (see my reviews for those if you have doubts).
Read Christina’s 5-Star Review of No Regrets here.
Read Christina’s 5-Star Review of New Beginnings, Abel’s Journey here.
Nicky James lives in the small town of Petrolia, Ontario, Canada. She is mother to a wonderful teenage boy and wife to a truly supportive and understanding husband who, thankfully, doesn’t think her crazy.