11.17.2017

ARC Review: SAVAGE by L.A. Fiore


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They call him a monster.
Pale blue eyes as cold as ice that see right through you.
He’s hard.
He’s damaged.
He’s dangerous.
He lives in a castle fit for a fairy tale, but he’s no prince.
He’s savage.
He’s brutal.
He’s a killer.
By an act of fate, our worlds collide.
They call him a monster, but he is my salvation.


My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book should really be titled The Awakening of Lizzie and Brochan. Seriously. Because these two people came to new realizations as the story unfolded. They both suffered traumatic childhoods that shaped them into the people they were and unfortunately, the pain they suffered left something broken in each of them. But they were classic. Perfect in their imperfection. And in my opinion, these two were absolutely perfect for each other.

Both characters grew up unhappy, unwanted, and unloved by their parents. Well, for the most part (one parent did the damage to each). Circumstances, fate or kismet if you will is what led them to finding one another. Lizzie was an artist, a painter. Brochan was an artist as well, in a way. An assassin by trade, there was a certain art to what he did. Their chemistry was INSANE!! But what really grabbed me about this couple was the fight within them for and against each other. And when the battle was finally won, the beauty that was revealed was unparalleled.

I laughed so many times. Brochan has an adorable quirkiness about him that helped win my heart. I cried. Oh man, did I ever cry. Okay, I’m kinda lying. I don’t cry so no real tears fell, but I definitely felt some stinging on the backs of my eyes. But what I got out of all of this was a full heart. You know when you read a book and your heart is so happy it feels like it wants to expand right out of your chest? Yeah, that’s how I felt in the end.

One of the things I most admire about L.A. Fiore, one of the main reasons why she is at the top of my list of fave authors, is that each and every one of her books takes you on a real journey into a world of the unknown (hey, I got a free trip to Scotland out of this). Not one of her stories is like the other. Each is original, insightful, and profound. Each story has touched me in so many different ways and I’ve been able to identify myself in each one of her characters. Go figure that I could see a bit of me in a killer such as Brochan, but I did. That’s the power of Fiore’s words. She’s a master storyteller. A magician of literary spells. I’m a captive of her artistry and I’m not interested in breaking my chains.

Release Date: November 17, 2017
Genre: Romantic Suspense
POV: Dual POV - 1st person
Heat: 4 out of 5
Type: Standalone

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