Thursday, August 25, 2011

Abandon the Night by Joss Ware

Title:  Abandon the Night
Author: Joss Ware
My Rating: A+

Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: Envy Chronicles #3
Main Characters: Quent & Zoe
Release Date: March 2010
ISBN: 978-0061734038
Publisher: HarperCollins
Links to Purchase:
Amazon- $7.99
Sexual Intensity: spicy

Story Overview:
From the raging fires, five men emerge with extraordinary new powers. They are humankind's last hope . . . but they cannot survive this dark, ravaged world alone . . .
Quentin Fielding had everything. Money. Power. Women. But now that civilization is all but annihilated, Quent wants only one thing: revenge. Harnessing a strange new "gift," he embarks on a deadly mission to find the man responsible for the chaos and destruction, the man he should have killed years ago: his father. Only one thing stands in his way—a mysterious, arrow-wielding beauty . . .
Zoë Kapoor is on her own quest for vengeance, searching for the monstrous fiends who murdered her family. Soon she and Quent join together, journeying through the ruins of the world they once knew as a desperate desire builds between them. Drawing closer to an enemy they never imagined, Zoë and Quent must abandon all fear, abandon all regret, abandon the night . . .

My Review:
How can these books continue to get better and better when they started out phenomenally?!?! Quentin was an original part of the group that had been hiking in Sonoma when the apocalypse happened. He was a billionaire playboy trying to escape the shadow of his father's overwhelming dominance. The book starts when Quent was 17 being beaten by his father with a riding crop. At that time, he had the means to kill him, but chose not to, not knowing that his father would be instrumental in the destruction of the world 13 years later. Now it's been 50+ years and Quent's entire goal is to make his father (who is an Elite/Immortal/Stranger) pay for his crimes. That is his only goal. Having grown up as a billionaire playboy, he feels that he has nothing else to offer this new money, no influence, no skills. He feels completely and utterly useless in this new society. 

His one and only bit of happiness is Zoe. Zoe & Quent have been scorching the pages since book one, but that is all they have...a booty call, which is slowly killing Quent. He wants so much more.
Elliot turned to the door and wrapped his fingers around the knob. "I've known you for ten years- not counting the fifty we were sleeping- and I've not seen you this worked up about a woman. So it's either an ego thing or she's the one."
Quent gave a sharp, short chuckle. "Kind of a leap, from ego to soulmate, don't you think? Can't it just be that she's awesome in bed?"
But Elliot was shaking his head. "Nope. I don't think so. Not the way that you're looking."
He wants more, but is not willing to drop his shields to let Zoe know that he needs more. This is a man that has lived his life hiding behind a fake facade so that no one can damage him and it's so hard for him to drop that.

Coincidentally, Zoe is very much the same way. She lost her entire family at the age of 15 and has spent all her time since alone and focusing all her energies on revenge for the man responsible for their murders. She honestly doesn't even know how to deal with people anymore and is perfectly happy that way, but Quent has gotten under her skin and she can't stay away.

This was a gorgeous love story, watching these two learn to trust one another when neither one of them even know how to do that anymore. There are so many barriers between them, but they gradually tear them all down. It makes for such a beautiful book. I loved Quent. I loved Zoe. I think that they are my favorite new couple of this series...just so damn perfect together. LOVE THEM!

1 comment:

Paperback Daydreamer (Deanna) said...

I can't wait to start this series. So happy to see you're still enjoying it! :-)