Dissident (Bellator Saga, #1)
on April 27, 2015
I was gifted this book by the author in exchange for an honest review. The first thing I will say is that I would have paid triple+ the price listed for this book. Cecilia London has an incredible writing style and this story is amazing. I was grabbed by the heart with the prologue and my involvement with the main characters just got deeper from there. I found the story to be very intriguing, a little suspense mixed in with some political background. I began to understand that the general premise of this book might not be a far fetched story but rather a glimpse into the current state of our government. I don't like to give away much in any of my reviews so I will try to give you something without ruining the story. You will meet Caroline and Jack along with some surrounding friends and relatives. The story is told in a series of memories, some around 5 years ago and some current. Sprinkled in with the memories are glimpses into the current day events surrounding the main characters. I loved the intelligent, well educated characters who can banter back and forth in amazing fashion. There are some very well written sex scenes in this book. I am usually an erotica reader, so the sex scenes were a different take for me, but they fit this part of the story perfectly. These sex scenes are not crude, use intelligent language and are not overdone. It's been a very long time since I read a book that I would lay down on my desk, only to pick it back up a few minutes later and say "just one more chapter"! I literally could not put this one down. There is a cliff hanger at the end, but not an angst filled cliff hanger, just a good place to stop the story for now. I am anxiously awaiting part 2 of Caroline and Jacks story.