Friday, March 29, 2013

Eternally Devoted by Stacey Kennedy

Title:  Eternally Devoted
Author: Stacey Kennedy
My Rating: A-

Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: Frostbite #4
Main Characters: Tess and Kipp
Release Date: April 2013
ISBN: e-book
Publisher: self-pub
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Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:

Tess Jennings, who has been gifted with the ability to see ghosts, struggles to help the Grand Master of the Animus, Alexander, cross over. She might even have discovered who murdered him, but she has no way to prove it.
Adding to her pile of failures, Tess must accept a harsh reality—she has officially run out of time. The closer she gets to an answer to save her ghost lover, Kipp McGowen, the more she’s realizing she’s been searching for an answer she didn’t want to find.
Tess will have to make difficult choices, and her decisions will lead to consequences she cannot predict. Will Kipp finally take a living breath again, or will Tess take her last and join him in the Netherworld forever?

My Review:
The final book in this series. As I was reading the book, I honestly didn't think it was going to happen, but I was wrong....I cried. Finally, the happy ending we've been waiting for through the four books in this series....and it was good. Everything I hoped for and even a bit more. *sigh* I love Kipp....he's even better alive.

This was the final installment in the book and as such, I knew what was coming. Honestly, that made this book such a hard read...simply because I wanted "that" moment that I knew was coming. We did finally get there, but it was a journey filled with a lot of introspection by Tess about her abilities, fate, and how exactly she got to this point.

At the beginning of the series, Tess hated her the point where she flat out ignored the ghosts around her...until Kipp. He wouldn't allow her to ignore him. This book delved in to how exactly she got that gift and what happened to her family at the same time. Poor girl...I can't imagine facing such extreme loss AND having to deal with a new ability like this at the same time. She didn't necessarily handle it well, but she did the best she could without anyone there to guide her.

This book was a lot about family...the one she lost, the one she gained with Kipp and the cops, and her new one...the Animus, who can help to support her with her gift. It brought the entire series full-circle and those ending chapters were AMAZING. I had a hard time staying patient through the first 75% of the book, but the last 25% made all of that waiting worth it. The book ended the series perfectly. I'm going to miss these characters. It was definitely a series that I thoroughly enjoyed.
I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.

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