Morgenstern's first book, The Night Circus, continues to be one of my favorite books, so I was eager to see if her next book would live up to that promise. It did not disappoint. Given what I consider to be an extraordinarily high bar, this is a terrific accomplishment. My biggest dilemma reading this one was trying not to savor it without racing through it; but, in taking my time, losing some of the thread of the complicated story. When I picked it up, I tended to do a bit of rereading to get me back into the action. This is not a criticism, maybe just a warning. If you have a comfy couch, a lot of free time, and enough snacks, I would definitely recommend binging on this book.
Let's start off by saying that this is a first time author for us and we really enjoyed our first read by them.
The story drew you right in from the very first moment and kept you turning the pages right to the very end as it was intriguing and suspenseful and a heart felt emotional read.
Evander/Doc/Patch was one of my favorite characters right from the onset of the story.Patch is a real-time doctor and also a patch member who has suffered unbelievable loss in his life which has affected his life daily as he carries around unbelievable guilt that ways him down but, he was also about healing and justice most of all has a great big hug heart .
Alaska was a amazing mom mother to Grace and was a women who was strong and determined had a bit of sass but, she was also a survivor who did what was necessary and the best she could to take care of her little girl even through dire circumstances she did her best.We loved Alaska from the onset of meeting her she never let life beat her down .
Grace was another character you could not help but, fall in love with.Being deaf from birth the girl melted hearts whoever she came in contact with and after years of heartbreak she did the impossible she made Patch feel something again and is melting that ice around his heart and he was not only falling in love with the mother he was also falling in love with the daughter as well.
We really enjoyed the story from beginning to end.One of the things we loved the most about the story was it was its characters as they were awesome and funny and specially Willow Priest their Presidents old lady these badass bikers were afraid of her sass .lol
The story had suspense and intrigue and love but, it was also about healing and moving on and showed us the lengths one would go to protect those they love and now call family.The road to love for both Patch and Alaska was not and easy one but, for Patch it will be worth it in end the as he tries to put his past behind him and who new that fate would put Alaska in his path once again to right a wrongs done to her so many years ago.
For us overall it was a well written tale that we loved beginning to end and can't wait to read Bullet's read next as it is going to be and interesting one.
This was another great read in this ongoing series.I love a story that has strong female characters and this story had just that.Roxanne has grown up in a military household and her father and brothers made sure she was able to protect herself so its not surprising that she takes it upon herself to solve the murders of her parents and a foreign military dignitary in their mitts.
I loved Roxanne from the onset of the story as she was a strong character also smart and clever as well as sassy and a women who grew up in a home with tons of love.
Hawk Delaney was a character who is all about getting the job done and a man who is definitely haunted with his past after 10 years of guarding his heart one slip of a girl has shaken the man to his core.
I loved the story from beginning to end and everything in between and I have to say I think Roxanne rocked throughout the whole story with her working with the team of GHOST members she was finally getting the answers she had been wanting and was a big part of solving her own mystery and we just loved that.The story drew you in right from the very beginning as it was action packed and intriguing to the very end .One thing we also loved is that the story has a really great cast of characters that make you laugh and they all have a wicked sense of humor and even the slightly broken ones start healing when they meet the one meant for them.
We can't wait to see what happens next !
This was such as an amazing read as it was heartfelt and emotional and makes you realize we should live our life to the fullness each and everyday.
I have to say I felt the pain that Amanda was living with the author made it feel real and you were right along side her experiencing the loss and heartache she was.
Amanda was a character easy to love and it was apparent from the onset of the story deeply in love with her husband and her heartbreak and loss overwhelming at times.
A chance meeting between Alex and Amanda puts both of them on the path of healing and letting go of ones past and moving forward.The courtship of you could call it between this couple was quite endearing and heartfelt and a little bit scary for both of them.
Alex was a character that you could not help but fall in love immediately and him beginning an ex military soldier himself understood her feelings and what she was experiencing with the loss of her husband but, also admired her for her the strength and determination that it takes to love a military man.
A beautiful story and and even more beautiful ending of a story that definitely tugged at the heartstrings of this reader.