Thursday, January 16, 2014

Review & Giveaway: Forsaken by Jacquelyn Frank

I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for a review.
I’m so excited to be a part of the Forsaken Blog Tour! Paranormal romance is one of my favorite genres and I love books with interconnected characters. Thanks to the tours generosity I have the first three volume of the series and i planned to read them in order, but life and the Holiday’s intruded. So as I started Forsaken I knew nothing of what had come before. I was very impressed with how quickly Jacquelyn was able to catch me up with the characters and the mythology that lies at the center of her stories. Once the foundation of the story was in place the narrative firmly turns to Leo and Faith.
Leo is a great guide in this story for those who are new to the series. Leo has barely recovered from a vicious attack from an entity called Chatha, when his best friend Jackson is attacked in the home he shares with his love Marissa. The attack puts Jackson’s life and spirit(s) in serious danger, so Leo joins the Night Angel Faith in a rescue mission.

What I loved

The combination of Leo and Faith works on so many levels. Leo is wounded at his core and though his quest with Faith keeps his mind busy, his heart is in desperate need of healing. He is extremely attracted to Faith who as a Night Angel has the intriguing combination of strength and compassion. She also radiates the ultimate sexiness with her body confidence and delicate wings.
For Faith her ordered life of a Night Angel is disturbed by Leo’s presence. Her healing nature is drawn towards Leo’s wounded state but she also finds herself shaken by the intense attraction she feels towards him. I also really enjoyed the diversity of the two leads. Jacquelyn does a great job with portraying Leo’s Latin background with her descriptions and Leo’s dialogue. Because she is a supernatural creature, Faith cannot truly be seen as an African-American, but I loved that she is black, or has midnight skin and snow white hair. It’s not something you see a lot of  in mainstream paranormal romance.
Sexy Times!
Ah the chemistry between these two! I was immediately intrigued by the fact that Faith is completely nude the first time she meets Leo. It is rare in a hero that he spends an equally amount of time trying to keep Faith clothed despite his intense attraction to her. The couple also manage to have surprising instances of humor despite the overwhelming pressure they are under to save Jackson. The romantic scenes are very hot! Yet their emotional connection builds at the same rate as their physical one.
This book can definitely work as a standalone read but for the full experience its wonderful to step into the other two books. I really loved this series and I’m so glad there is an opportunity for someone to experience the books for themselves!

To learn more about Jacquelyn visit her official site HERE
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Texas Book Lover said...

I'd love to read these!

Thanks so much!
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bn100 said...

Never read this author before

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Carol L. said...

I have read a few of her books and they were amazing reads. I'm going to have to catch up with all her series books. Please count me in if they are Print books. Thanks for the chance.
Carol L
Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway. I would love to read this series. It sounds really good.

Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

Looks like this is one HOT series!

Thanks for being on the tour. I'm featuring your review on TLC's Facebook page today.

Carol L. said...

Thank you so very much. I look forward to reading this series. She's awesome.
Carol L
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