Series: Revelation #2
Published by Self-Published on expected August 2014
Genres: Paranormal, Romance
A FORBIDDEN LOVE WILL BECOME DEEPER.
A LOYALTY WILL BE TESTED.
AND ONLY DARKNESS WILL REMAIN.
One revelation changed everything, turning Eve Collin’s world upside down. Now, she’s left to struggle with her identity and allegiance. Haunted by grief and tempted by her increasing attraction to her protector, will she ever truly be safe from enemies that refuse to give up?
Restraint is an addictively spellbinding continuation of Eve’s journey of self-discovery, love and sacrifice that will change everything.
Readers captivated by Revelation will eagerly devour Restraint.
*An E-ARC was supplied to me by the author*
I really enjoyed reading Revelation, the first book in the series, but I LOVED Restraint!
Whilst there was a lot of laying down the groundwork in the first book, this book hit the ground running and was all about the story. And what a story it is! The connection between Asher and Eve is getting stronger by the minute, and the tension between them was electric. I felt like I would spontaneously combust waiting for them to ‘get it on’! I wasn’t too sure about Asher in the first book, he seemed to blow hot and cold with Eve, so she didn’t know where she was at with him, but oh boy, she knows now. He wants her. And he makes his intentions known. But there’s a snag. Isn’t there always!
He’s her sworn protector. And she’s human. He is not. They also just happen to be preparing for a war between Heaven and Hell. Their relationship would be frowned upon on more than one level, but these two are just perfect for each other. He pushes her to explore her boundaries, to push herself further than she would go on her own. And she tests him to his limits too. She’s not afraid to challenge him. He’s used to being treated reverently and deferred to in his position as… (you’ll have to read it to find out!)… And so when Eve stands up to him he finds it refreshing.
Asher has me hooked completely, he’s so protective of Eve and he can talk the talk AND walk the walk. He certainly gets me all hot and bothered, so I can understand how Eve finds it hard to resist the ‘Sexy One’. Alas, the title of this book is Restraint, so that’s what they must use – lots of it. There were moments were I was like ‘oh my’ and needed a cold drink, because Randi Cooley Wilson has really built up the attraction and tension between Asher and Eve, and I could feel the heat coming off them!
I love Callan and Abby, Callan makes me laugh, especially with his need to bake when he’s *ahem* frustrated, and Abby is a great friend to Eve. I don’t feel so much toward Keegan and McKenna just yet, but there’s still time – who knows what will happen in book three.
Gage is still there, adding to the mix. I thought he was a bit too cocky and aloof in Revelation, but there’s more insight into him in this book, we get to know a bit about his background. I felt really sorry for him, and understood a bit more about why his allegiance is to himself primarily and also why he owes Deacon a favour.
Randi has really pulled it out of the bag emotion wise – there’s passion, anguish, jaw dropping heart-stopping moments, and heart-breaking scenes too. I found this story to be really fast paced, it was one of those books where ‘just one more chapter’ leads to another 3. Which is all well and good when you don’t have other commitments, but when it makes you late for the school run…. you get the idea! Before I knew it I was at the end, and I wasn’t ready for it to be over. I loved how it finished, I didn’t expect it, so I can’t wait to read what happens next.