Series: Bellator Saga #2
Published by Principatum Publishing Release date : August 17th, 2015
Genres: Adult, Political Thriller, Romance
Source: The Author | Format: eARC
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An escape plan foiled….
A determined woman….
One last tiny sliver of hope….
Jack will find me.
The Fed wants answers. And Caroline is determined not to provide them. They pull out all the stops, testing her sanity, testing her strength, testing her humanity.
Jack will find me.
Subject to cruel and merciless treatment at the hands of a government she once trusted, Caroline clings to her sole lifeline, her only chance at maintaining her tenuous hold on reality: her memories of her husband, Jack, her children, Marguerite and Sophie, and the friends who mean the world to her.
Jack will find me.
But what happens when hope starts to fade? How long until her interrogators cross over into the unspeakable sadism she fears ? How long before she finally breaks apart?
I received this book for free from The Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Well. I am honestly at a loss for words right now.
Not only that, there is so much going on in Conscience that it’s hard to figure out where to start and what to say, without spoiling anything. Therefore, my review shall be of the vague variety. Because, you don’t want to be spoiled.
Conscience starts off right where Dissident ends. And it starts off with a bang. Literally, since someone is shot within the first 5%!
Following the same formula as the first book, Conscience is told in the past and present; alternating between the two. The events of the past unfold, in detail, to give us an understanding of what is happening in the present. Yet, there are so many holes that need to be filled. Not in a bad way — but because Cecilia is holding out on us on a few small, but significant pieces, that we just don’t know about yet. Cecilia’s writing is one to be reckoned with. The tone in both the past and present are so different, it’s like reading two different books. How she does it is anyone’s guess.
In the past, we see Caroline and Jack’s relationship go to another level and see how their relationship develops and how deep their connection goes. There are many sweet moments, and their scenes are so much more steamy than the last novel! I loved their interactions and seeing how much they are willing to sacrifice for each other. We also see the start of how the Country collapses and how… wrapped up Caroline and Jack are in trying to stop it.
In the present, Caroline is being held (somewhere) and people from the past are there as well and it’s not pleasant.. It was so much harder for me to read these scenes, put bluntly — they are gruesome, brutal and often times, heartbreaking. Nothing was held back and it’s not for the kind at heart. If you catch my drift.
I know I didn’t really talk about much — but this isn’t a book –series rather — that shouldn’t be spoiled. It’s full of sweet, tender moments, romance, beautiful and loving friendships but there is a darker side to it as well. And let’s not forget the political aspect, lies, deceit and the brutal parts. There is something for everyone in this series. After that ending, I am anxiously waiting for the third book! If you haven’t started this series, I highly recommend it!
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