~5 Unforgettable Stars~
~The Bellator Saga~ is a stunning series. Full of political intrigue, passion, romance, and mystery. It is unique and unforgettable! I simply cannot say enough about the intensity of this roller coaster ride! I enjoyed every single second!
“My Monty. I love you so.”
is an action packed thriller with suspense, romance, and passion. It is the first book in the Bellator Saga. As the action shifts between flashbacks of the past and scenes in the present, Dissident
is sure to hold you captive until the very end.
Through the flashbacks, we experience Caroline and Jack coming together. Caroline Gerard is a passionate Democrat making a name for herself on the steps of the Capitol. As a widow, she has spent time pouring love into the lives of her two precious daughters. She has a great support system of friends, and her life seems to be complete. However, when Republican playboy Jack McIntyre makes his way into her life, everything changes.“Would you consider yourself a sex fiend with a sentimental streak?”Although the two sit on different sides of “the house”, together they form a friendship that quickly develops into so much more. Jack and Caroline have an intense attraction to one another, and when they come together, Caroline finds that there is still time for her yet to experience passion and love with another man. However, the road isn’t smooth sailing as Jack and Caroline have much to discover.
“Just hold on to me.”
Meanwhile, in the present Caroline is battling the aftermath of a government uprising. Will she have the strength to persevere?
“This is bad. This is really bad.”
“I want you to be happy. Joyful. I want to give you everything you’ve ever wanted.”
Told in mostly Caroline’s POV, Dissident
has a perfect blend of action, suspense, and passion. The dialogue is witty, and the characters are complex. As the first book of the Saga, the main focus is to establish the conflict brewing in the government and to mark the beginning of the epic romance between Jack and Caroline. The tension from the present kept me on the edge of my seat. At every moment of horror, I thought I was going to break from the harshness of the present. And then, magically the story shifts to a flashback where love and tenderness are in full bloom. This twisted combination had me on a constant swing of emotions!
“You and me. You’re my heart Caroline. Nothing else matters.”
Conscience is the second book in the Bellator Saga. You must read Dissident to fully enjoy this read. Told again through flashbacks and the horrors of the present, Conscience turns up the passion, increases the pain, and the mystery of the corrupt government begins to unfold.“One day you’ll pay for everything you’ve done.”As Conscience begins, Caroline wakes up in the Fed’s Prison where the stakes are high. She is subjected to continuous interrogation and is forced to maintain control over her body and mind. As the physical pain increases, the emotional pain engulfs her like a virus.
“They were going to tear her apart, smash her and break her bit by bit, bone by bone and day by day until there was nothing left.”
“Any harmless gnat can turn into a monster when granted access to power he doesn’t need or deserve.”
It is only the reprieve of her memories that bring her comfort and a sliver peace to grasp onto.“I would do anything for you.”The memories of Jack and Caroline together left me breathless. Their relationship has matured and strengthened into an unbreakable force. The intimacy shared between the two is explosive, and the tenderness of their love had me swooning at every turn. Jack is quite the dominant in the bedroom (my kinky reading friends need to experience JACK!), and Caroline is happy to submit to any and all of his demands.
“When we get back to our room I’m going to fuck you so hard you’re going to feel me with every move you make tomorrow.”
Told in mostly Caroline’s POV, Conscience most definitely brought more. More love for Caroline and Jack (and their sweet girls), more fear of the twisted government, more passion for exploring, and more intrigue. To state it plainly, this writing is smart! The plot is complex, and every piece of the puzzle is important. The relationship between the characters remains at the forefront as the backdrop of torture continues to develop. I simply could not put it down.
“She wanted him inside her. Forever. She dreaded the thought of being without him. Without his touch, his voice, his smell.”
Sojourn is the thrilling third book in the Bellator Saga. The action and terror have increased, and only one question remains, where is Jack?“There were times when she was so blinded by pain that she’d almost forget the reasons behind it.”Caroline is in trouble. The mounting pressure is pressing her down, and it is questionable if she will be able to survive. The Feds have put her through torture and the emotional combat warring in her mind is starting to take a toll. The memories of her past, which had previously brought her so much joy, now serve as a weapon of mass destruction.
“She’d never be okay. Not with the ghosts of the past dogging her every step.”
“Her memories had no rhyme or reason. No order, no predictability. They’d engulf her, choke her, pull her under.”
And yet, hope still remains. Caroline’s determination to remain true to herself and stand firm as a patriot of the United States is what keeps her grounded throughout the terror. As the story shifts from the present to the memories of the past, we grasp onto the love between Jack and Caroline. Their sexual desires are explored (and enjoyed) while the government is falling all around them.
“What do you say I suck your clit for a couple of hours while you practice calling me Mr. Governor?”
Sojourn is like a roller coaster ride. In one moment you are holding your breath from the pain Caroline is experiencing and then in the next Jack and Caroline are acting out their sexual desires that make even that “shade of grey” book pale in comparison.
“How about Fucking your Wife on the Dining Room Table?”
Yes! Yes, please! I think I would like that! And you will too!
“Whether he was angry or sad, joyful or indifferent. He was hers and always would be.”
Told in mostly Caroline’s POV, Sojourn
was a nail biting addition to the series. I was utterly terrified of what was to come (or more accurately stated, what might not come!). The complexity of the plot continues to amaze me. The characters are developed more thoroughly through each book in the series. As each layer is revealed, my love and devotion to Caroline and Jack increased. My heartbreak for the terror they experienced became my personal terror because of the close connection I felt to them both. Additionally, there are some secondary characters introduced in Sojourn
which brought, even more, depth to the plot. I have no doubt they will play a pivotal role as the series continues to develop.
Sojourn is by far my favorite in the series to date. It truly brought me to my knees. There were moments of tears, laughter, and heartbreak all mixed to create an unforgettable blend! Every character is critical. Every moment is unforgettable. Every choice matters. I am simply hooked on this series. My only complaint is that I have to wait a few more weeks to read the next installment. Thankfully, Phoenix will be released soon! I am on pins and needles waiting to see what happens next. I cannot recommend this series enough to my book buddies that enjoy a challenging read full of dark twists and turns and super sexy scenes! Bravo Ms. London! Bravo!
The Bellator Saga was such a surprise! I had been looking forward to reading it and yet, I had no idea how much I would truly adore it! It is, by far, one of the most complex plots I have ever read. If Ms. London is writing, my Kindle will be ready! Phoenix, I am ready and waiting! To Ms. London, I say, bring it!
***The Bellator Saga***
*ARC graciously provided via author in exchange for an honest review!*