Published by Josie Litton Books on May 31st, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Amelia and Ian's story comes to a stunning conclusion in Book Three of this erotic retelling of "Sleeping Beauty" set in the near future. Escaping deadly danger in the glittering city of Manhattan, the lovers find refuge on an island sanctuary where beauty disguises lethal intent.
As they seek to bridge the chasm of lies and half-truths that threaten to destroy them, they discover a new, far deeper love that opens the way to healing and redemption.
But when a deadly enemy threatens to strike again, Ian and Amelia have no choice but to return to the world beyond the island. There they must confront their ultimate fears and together find the means to save everything that matters most.
Amelia and Ian have had a fast and turbulent ride towards each other. TheyÔÇÖve tried to stay apart, but there is no denying they belong to each other.┬á┬á They are like gasoline and a match, a dangerous but hot combination – potentially combustible, but worthy of the possible burn.┬á┬á And, I guarantee Josie Litton brings the same explosive heat in Book 3 we have felt since Book 1.
Amelia is written as such a dynamic woman. ItÔÇÖs hard to believe she was just born to this world. Her ability to rationalize, process, and adapt to all that is befalling her is quite amazing. Rather than being a helpless foal, she stands strong. Throughout all three books, I would waffle between feeling anger at what she has experienced (or her lack of external life) to being amazed at her tenacity. For someone who should be weak, she is certainly is the opposite.
Ian has been cloaked in darkness for so long, broken to pieces. AmeliaÔÇÖs strength and light is what penetrates the darkest aspect of his character. Though their relationship is a borderline co-dependent and highly sexual, you are drawn into their passion without reserve.
There are some interesting and controversial themes and undercurrents to this story: same sex relationships, artificial intelligence, the elite vs. working class struggle, reforming society, and the like. The way these subjects are interwoven into the storyline is amazing. The stance Ian and Amelia take to fight for change (and their love), well, itÔÇÖs darn right admirable and quite parallel to certain issues faced by society today. I think this made me like the books even more. ItÔÇÖs a hot story with a strong female character and dark, brooding male (whoÔÇÖs schmexy!) and a plot I can sink my teeth into.
This book has substance, incredible thought and smoking hot sex scenes. Keep an eye out for the upcoming novella to get another dose of Amelia and Ian.
~Review by Loredana
(Previously posted on TBE)