Saturday, March 7, 2015

Wicked Reads Reviews – Saving Kenna by D.L. Raver

I knew from the first moment I saw her, Kenna Campbell would be my undoing. I've done my best to stay away from her, but I fail at every turn. Now, she's been taken from me, and I'll stop at nothing to get her back.

Irish born, Sloan Sullivan is a man with a past he can't escape. Everything about him, from his identity to his profession, is a lie.

Until he met Kenna, he didn't think twice about his fraudulent life. Now, his past is threatening his future and preventing him from saving the woman he loves.

I've loved Sloan from the moment I saw him. Though he pushes me away at every turn, and his alpha male tendencies frustrate me, I never leave. I always give him a second chance.

Kenna Campbell fell in love with Sloan Sullivan when she was sixteen. Throughout the years, she's stayed true to him even when it hurt her to do so.

In a heartbreaking turn of events, Kenna falls prey to Marcus Xavier's evil game. Though she's physically survived the brutality she suffered at the hands of two men, her emotional and mental scars refuse to heal, and she wonders if she's broken beyond repair.

Is love enough to keep these two together, or will the monsters from both their pasts destroy them forever?

Saving Kenna is an erotic stand-alone novel with a paranormal twist, a bunch of second chances, and a sweet happy ever after set in the Indulging series world. It is not necessary to read Indulging in Irelyn or Being Zolt, but I hope you'll want to after reading Kenna & Sloan's story.

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Book 3
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

I have grown to love the Indulging series. I feel deeply invested in all the characters and if they get their happy endings or not. I adore the author’s ability to stay true to so many characters. With that said, this book threw me for a loop. All of a sudden there are supernatural elements! A guaranteed way to make me go WTH? Although the author made it work, I still feel betrayed with a twist in this book.

Sloan is hiding his real life from everyone, including the woman he loves. Kenna first met Sloan when she was 16 and knew he was the man for her. After years of stolen moments, Kenna wants more but Sloan can't tell her about his past. It would put her life in danger. When she is kidnapped, Sloan realizes just how much he loves her. What Marcus and Joe put her through was hell and she didn't think she would ever get her life back. Will Sloan be able to help her heal or will what happened to her destroy them both? This story is heartbreaking, dark, and even suspenseful. I loved it and can't wait for more.

I have read both the previous books in this series, and although this is billed as a standalone, the previous characters do feature. I couldn't wait to read more by this talented author. She has a habit of writing from both the leads' POV, which worked well before, and is very effective here. The desire to get into the book and make them talk to each other, not just reveal their feelings to us, was strong!

This is quite a dark tale, but I think that the back story gives us enough of an understanding that it is manageable. But all flowers and poetry it is not. It forces Sloan and Kenna to dig deep into their reserves of resilience, and at times it is difficult to be optimistic. That said, I trust Ms. Raver and once again she does not let the reader down. There is clearly more to come – for which I am grateful.

This can be read as a standalone but I feel it is better to read after reading Indulging in Irelyn and Being Zolt, considering these characters play such a big role in Saving Kenna.

I have enjoyed this series from the beginning. I love being able to see everything from Sloan and Kenna's POV. To see how much she really went through when she was kidnapped. How Sloan fought to get her back. When his secrets are revealed will Kenna stay by his side? I found it to be an emotional read. My heart broke for Kenna.

I was worried about the paranormal aspect but it really played into the story nicely. I was definitely left with more questions than answers. I'm interested to see where Ms. Raver goes with this, hopefully all my questions get answered in the next one.

Also Available in the Indulging Series

Books 1 & 2
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“Smart ass by nature, writer by accident.”

D.L. Raver
didn’t always want to be a writer, but now the voices in her head won’t shut the f**k up and the stories keep coming.

She’s an Amazon Bestselling Author of new adult erotic romance and new adult romantic fantasy (under Dawna Raver). The Indulging Series was her first new adult erotic romance series, and is proud that Zolt Hamil from this series was voted in top ten list of Fictional Boyfriends’ top Fictional Boyfriends.

When she’s not spending time in her fantasy world, D.L. Raver loves NFL football, reading, and pretending she’s a top chef in the kitchen—even though experiments often lead to ordering out.

Oh, and fawning over her dogs and husband, sometimes in that order.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Saving Kenna (Indulging #3) by D.L. Raver to read and review.

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