Author: Jewel E. Ann
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Type: Book two of a duet
POV: First Person – dual
Published: April 9, 2018
Without interruption in the timeline, Swayze Samuels is conflicted with her present and past. Still searching for answers in hopes of a greater good, the risk is high as Swayze can lose what she loves the most.
“I don’t want to lose him. It’s not fair to ask him to share me with another life. It’s insane to ask him to understand. And I’m tired of feeling ripped down the middle.”
Told in multiple POVs, the emotional impact is felt by every character, as each has their own needs. Having to make decisions, even if its in best interest of another is painful and yet they make such sacrifices.
“What if we all carry something to the next life? It’s possible we just don’t recognize it. Wouldn’t that be the purpose of the soul? Random knowledge. Déjà vu moments. Hidden talents. Oddly familiar faces.”
In this book, the author successfully creates a world where life isn’t a predictable or easy path. With Swayze, I empathized with her plight and felt the emotional loss when she ultimately decided to forge ahead. Griffin is one sexy character but he also grounds Swayze and ultimately acts in the only way he can. As for Nate, he is in his own category. In spite of his loss, Nate is stronger than he thinks.
“I think a part of you will be mine to love in every life.”
Overall, this duet is an incredible story that delves into the possibility of the unknown and how fate might be larger than we think. With emotions high, these characters remain true to themselves despite the pain during the process.
Epoch offers a unique and hopeful story about second chances. I highly recommend!