Opal (Lux Series #3)

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No one is like Daemon Black.

When he set out to prove his feelings for me, he wasn’t fooling around. Doubting him isn’t something I’ll do again, and now that we’ve made it through the rough patches, well... There’s a lot of spontaneous combustion going on.

But even he can’t protect his family from the danger of trying to free those they love.

After everything, I’m no longer the same Katy. I’m different... And ...

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Overview

No one is like Daemon Black.

When he set out to prove his feelings for me, he wasn’t fooling around. Doubting him isn’t something I’ll do again, and now that we’ve made it through the rough patches, well... There’s a lot of spontaneous combustion going on.

But even he can’t protect his family from the danger of trying to free those they love.

After everything, I’m no longer the same Katy. I’m different... And I’m not sure what that will mean in the end. When each step we take in discovering the truth puts us in the path of the secret organization responsible for torturing and testing hybrids, the more I realize there is no end to what I’m capable. The death of someone close still lingers, help comes from the most unlikely source, and friends will become the deadliest of enemies, but we won’t turn back. Even if the outcome will shatter our worlds forever.

Together we’re stronger... and they know it.

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"Armentrout keeps the momentum rolling with her third Lux entry. [Fans] will be enthralled from beginning to end. Katy and Dameon's heat sparks as the intrigue increases, too. Friends and enemies take sides, and the ending will leave [fans] yelling." —-RT Book Reviews
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781620610091
  • Publisher: Entangled Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/11/2012
  • Series: Lux Series , #3
  • Pages: 452
  • Sales rank: 28,651
  • Age range: 15 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Jennifer L. Armentrout lives in West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. Well, mostly. When she’s not hard at work writing, she spends her time reading, working out, watching zombie movies, and pretending to write. She shares her home with her husband, his K-9 partner named Diesel, and her hyper Jack Russell Loki. Jennifer writes Adult and Young Adult Urban Fantasy and Romance. She can be found ‘brainstorming’ on Twitter or stalking Goodreads while fighting her never-ending addiction to caffeine.

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  • Posted December 5, 2012

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    Better than the corner piece of birthday cake!

    When you slice up a birthday cake you usually scrape the knife off between each slice otherwise the pieces look messy and unappetizing when you serve it. By the time you're finished there's a pile of leftover frosting and cake bits on the plate that a lot of people throw away, but not me. That happens to be my favorite part of the cake, right behind the corner piece, you know, the one will all the frosting? If you're wondering what any of this has to do with Opal, just hold your Luxen, I'm getting there. *winks* I was so.very.excited to read this, I mean, it is Daemon Black we're talking about but you add Dawson to the mix and it's like scoring the corner piece of birthday cake AND getting to lick the plate it was served on. (Now I want cake.) I thoroughly enjoy Jennifer's writing style and she has a way of giving readers what they want, maybe not at the exact moment they want it, but just when we need it. Opal picks up where Onyx leaves off and while it didn't move as quickly as the previous books that was totally OK because it lent some much needed time for adjusting to life with Dawson, healing, preparation for the fight ahead, and of course, kissing. These characters learn hard lessons about love, loss and exactly what it means to "keep your friends close, and your enemies closer." Dawson rarely speaks but it's painfully obvious he's racked with guilt and wants nothing more than to get Beth back. *hugs Dawson* Dee is harboring anger and hurt over Adam as well feeling betrayed by Katy and Daemon and her inability to be in the same room with Katy, let alone "friends" is hard for everyone. Daemon is torn between his feelings for Katy and his need to protect both she and Dawson and there are some truly heartbreaking moments for him. *clutches Daemon* Katy struggles with the changes that have happened to her over the past few months and the guilt she feels about being responsible for it all. She even begins to question her own humanity but Daemon does a great job of supporting and encouraging her. Now, if he would just say those three little words, you know, in English. *shakes him* Their scenes are definitely steamier than before *fans face* but as always, Jennifer keeps it classy. Everything builds up to this ending and while I had an idea of what would happen (there are a few clues scattered about) and I knew we wouldn't get another "calm" ending like with Onyx, I still...well, let's just say the Source really hit the fan and left me feeling all the feels. I can't wait to see how this all ends! Btw, If you don't fall in love with Daemon by the end of this book then I think it's safe to assume, you're either an Arum or a Zombie. And yes Dee, I know what happens when you "assume" things. ;D

    39 out of 41 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 7, 2012

    Best book in the series yet. Can Not Wait For Origins. What a

    Best book in the series yet. Can Not Wait For Origins. What a cliffhanger at the end. My only complaint is the cover models. They don't match up the characters in my head.

    15 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2013

    Cliffhanger

    Oh my god! The cliff hanger at the end was huger than any other book ive ever read! I need the next book. The end left me crying! I reccomend this book 100%!!!

    11 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2012

    AMAZING! How could it end like that though? The book was fanta

    AMAZING!
    How could it end like that though?


    The book was fantastic--just plain awesome, but I hated that Dee was more distant and acted NOTHING like herself. It was weird. But it rocked that Dawson was in this one and he actually became more normal slowly and gradually. I hate Blake--always have, always will. Nothing he can do will EVER change that. EVER.

    9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 16, 2013

    OMG, I¿m so glad I started the new year with this novel! Opal wa

    OMG, I’m so glad I started the new year with this novel! Opal was amazing and intense – like you would never believe. And if I thought I couldn’t love Daemon any more than I already had, I was dead wrong!

    Of course, after reading Opal, I know understand why so many people have opted to wait for Origin (Lux #4) to be released before reading this novel. It has a killer cliffhanger! One that left me in both in shock and in tears! And dangling like this, waiting to see what happens, is murder. I need the next book! And I need it, like, yesterday!

    So as you can tell, I’ve become completely addicted. Unfortunately, I can’t go into much more detail about my obsession without possibly giving something away from the plot, but let me just end this by saying YOU HAVE TO READ THIS SERIES!

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2012

    What an ending!


    What an ending! Like wow! Very unexpected but very good clifthanger.

    I love this series and very glad I stumbled on this book a while ago. The book was slow at first but definitely made up for it between the juicy scenes and that ending! I didn't know there was going to be another book and very relieved when I found out there will be.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2012

    OMG!!!!!!!

    This book is the best one in this series,by far!!!! Daemon is a big star in this book and is hot as ever!!!! He and Katy are so cute together in this book. There are HUGE surprises on every page!!! The ending will take your breath away and you want be able to wait for the next book!!! This book will make you laugh so hard, cry, scream, and every other emotion possible. You will NOT be dissapointed with this book!!!! Two words: BUY IT!!!!! <3

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 12, 2013

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    If you read my other reviews, you know that I hooked to Daemon B

    If you read my other reviews, you know that I hooked to Daemon Black. And after reading this book,
     I can. Not. Compute.




    I'm going to start with the ending of the book cause my mind simply does not know what to make of it. Seriously?! What in the world just happened? I had to re-read the last paragraph a few times just to make sure I read what I read. And then I took a deep breathe, slamming the book to the floor. No. Just no. It can not....*smh*




    Alright, now that I got that out of my system I really loved this book. Despite the desperate emotionally ending,  I'm officially in love with Jennifer Armentrout. Her writing is phenomenal and always on target. The plot of the book is so awesome, once I started the book I would finish it till the last page. 




    The love interest is of course freaking awesome! Daemon is back and better than ever. Katy and Daemon love blooms to an enticing level you never want to get out of. I adore Katy's loyalty to Daemon and his family. She goes out of her way to make sure she does her part. Their fights make their relationship real. They don't sugarcoat stuff or lie to each other. They are a team, working together for the same cause.




    Back to the ending, it was awesome. In those small moments of change and declaration, my eyes teared up. I felt everything rushing back, the first time they met, the first kiss, the first fight, all for it to come down to this. 




    Opal is an expertly woven tale of action and adventure. It's set the goals higher than ever for the next book. It creates a deeper depth of emotion that set me on overload. Even days after reading it, I still can't believe it. An indescribable story that keeps getting better and better, Opal is compelling.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 11, 2012

    This left me so hungry for more.  I can't imagine waiting six mo

    This left me so hungry for more.  I can't imagine waiting six months for the next book.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2013

    The Series Just Keeps Getting Better!!

    I hadn't really done my research very well when I started these books. Normally I look into them if they're part of a series. Try to figure out how many books there are, and how many of those are already written and published. Mostly because...well...I'm impatient! >.< If I am really into something it's agonizing thinking I may have to wait to find out what's going to happen next. Sometimes I'll read them anyway and then just reread when I get the latest installment. But if it's coming close to a final book I tend to hold off and then dive into everything at once. I had noticed there were 2 others so my brain stupidly told myself, "Hey! Sweet! Trilogy! Go! Go! Go!"

    I'm reading Opal and oh so much is going on and I'm in that "book high" zone and it's getting closer and closer to the end and I'm starting to get worried. It doesn't seem like there's going to be enough time to end the series properly. What a disappointment that would be, after falling in love so deeply with these books! I know, I know I'm slightly obsessed :P

    I keep trudging on and on. So many things are happening and it's incredibly stressful. Everything is riding on the event that takes place in the last few chapters. I'm holding my breath cheering for them in my brain, I mean it's almost at the end, there has to be a happy ending!

    And then I finally get to the end, those last 4 words that form the last sentence of Opal and... and I swear my heart broke just a little. There were probably a few tears as well. I might have even said a few curse words ha ha! Talk about cliffhangers! Trust me July cannot get here fast enough!!!

    But torturous cliffhangers aside, this book is yet again another amazing installment from the Lux Series. Aliens...who'd a thought? Obviously the brilliant mind of Jennifer L Armentrout! I really need to check out her other books. But I digress, back to this one.

    I swear this book has one of my all time favorite scenes from this series, so far..it's just so..Kat and Daemon and I adore their banter:

    I took a deep breath. "But if you two don't knock
    it off, I'll kick both of your asses."
    Now everyone was staring at me. "What?"
    I demanded, cheeks flushing.

    A slow, wry smile teased Daemon's lips.
    "Simmer down, Kitten, before I have to get you a
    ball of yarn to play with."

    Annoyance flared deep inside me. "Don't
    start with me, jerk-face."

    I heart Daemon and Katy so very much :) And this is when they're in love, just think back to all the taunting and tension back from Obsidian and Onyx!

    Anyway if I don't stop now I'll probably wind up posting the whole thing. Like I said major cliffhanger but seriously so worth it. Now to go twiddle my thumbs and count down the days til Origin.. *Sigh* :)

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2013

    The entire book is slow paced and then you get to the end and.....BAM!

    What the?!.... I think my book is missing some pages......it cant be..thats it?! Thats the end of the book!?! I dont why im being punished this way but it's cruel and unusual. I loved this book! Even though it was basically just a set up for the cliff hanger ending, it certainly did not disapoint. Now i'm going to eagerly await Origin until it comes out.....in june....(sigh)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 17, 2013

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    I¿ve been a huge fan of the Lux series since the moment I read t

    I’ve been a huge fan of the Lux series since the moment I read the first novel in the series and have been highly anticipating Opal after reading the first two novels in the series. After eyeing Opal on my bookshelf, I was ready to get more Daemon, more aliens and more danger. After reading the premise of Opal over and over again, I was almost nervous to begin reading. The fact that there were risks being taken and Katy and Damon finally being in a real relationship, I was worried about it all falling apart. Sadly, things do begin to fall apart while a few others manage to get fixed right up, but in the end I didn’t care because Opal is definitely my favorite novel in the series so far and has left me dying for whatever sequel it will bring.

    Opal continues right where Onyx left off, every Luxen that Daemon spends his time with is mourning the loss of Adam—especially his sister Dee. Dee who is heartbroken by Adam’s death breaks off her friendship with Katy which leaves our main character feeling sorrowful while also dealing with the massive list of problems on her plate: 1) Daemon’s brother Dawson is back in the picture and he will do anything to get Beth back 2) big bad agents have been have been popping up all over the place 3) Katy’s mom’s creepy boyfriend may or may not have survived his… mutation and (the not really a problem problem) 4) Katy and Daemon are finally together for real this time. When Dawson continues to threaten to leave and save Beth and Blake comes back into the picture Katy and the group find themselves caught up in a dangerous plot to save Beth from Daedalus. All the while Daemon and Katy take their relationship to a whole other level.

    A big thing that I’ve really been disappointed with in the past with the Lux series is how my hunger for action would never be fully sated. I’ve loved the alien smack downs that I’ve seen in the past as well as the bullets vs. Luxen scenes, however there was never a constant flow of legitimate fighting and that would always leave me a bit irked. Definitely not the case with Opal, not only are the stakes raised in this novel, but there’s also tons of action in the plot. There were more than just a few fight scenes and finally Katy becomes the badass that we all secretly guessed she would become. With Blake returning (and after killing Adam, shame on him!) everybody wants nothing more than to kill him and (after mourning Adam’s loss) Dee is at the top of that list. Personally, I liked finally getting to see a darker side of Dee since she was always the ray of sunshine in the series.

    Romance plays a big part in Opal mainly because Daemon and Katy are together. In the last novel we saw Daemon try to prove to Katy that his feelings for her are real and now that they’re in a relationship he plays the role of a perfect boyfriend… almost. He does slip up a few times. But other than that, Daemon does show a much softer and more protective side than we’ve seen in the past novels. Did I enjoy that Daemon was being nice for once? Yeah. Did I like that their PDA left Ash jealous? Yes I did. So what did I have a bit of a problem with? The sexy times. There were a couple of scenes that left me uncomfortable and I’ll admit that I skimmed over them because Daemon and Katy finally do a few things that start with the letter before T, has a vowel and ends with the first letter in xylophone (and give it a moment, you’ll figure it out). All I’ve gotta say is that I was quite uncomfortable during those times, but everything else was cute.

    As for the ending of the novel, Armentrout has done it again. Throughout the novel I had a hunch on what the ending would result in and what actually happened left me with a jaw hitting the floor. I cannot wait for the sequel after that cliffhanger ending and cannot wait for what comes next for Katy and Daemon. I’d recommend the series to fans of science fiction, readers who want an epic romance and those of you who want a series that you will never want to see come to an end.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 11, 2013

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    ~Reviewed by ANN & posted at Under the Covers Book Blog The

    ~Reviewed by ANN &amp; posted at Under the Covers Book Blog

    The big cliffhanger at the end will probably give you heart palpitations but I LOVED IT! ~ Under the Covers

    Annnnd the obsession continues! In the third book of the Lux series, we find everything slowing down for a moment. Blake is gone, Daemon and Kat are together and happy and Dawson is alive, but distant. That they are working on. Dee…well, Dee isn’t quite the same but she is coping. In the world of aliens, everything is somewhat peaceful.

    It isn’t until Dawson tries to find Beth that the real action starts. My heart completely bled for Dawson. The things he has been through have completely wrecked him and he has lost what he holds dear. Seeing Daemon and Kat madly in love reminds him of his time with Beth and he wants that back. I don’t blame him.

    This scene broke my heart:


    Dawson glanced down at his hands. “Daemon…he loves you too?”

    I blinked, brought back to the present. “Yes, I think so.”

    “He told you?”

    Not in so many words. “He hasn’t said it, said it. But I think he does.”

    “He should tell you. Every day.” Dawson tipped his head back and closed his eyes.

    As I mentioned, Daemon and Katy are happily seeing each other and trying to reach home base without being interrupted. Funny thing is, as happy as I am that Daemon and Katy are together, something feels …off. They have become too complacent. After the events of the last book, things have changed so much that I’m surprised the gang are still trying to maintain normalcy. Going to school seems too normal and boring for the aliens and the hybird, which is why for most of the book I felt a little bored.

    As expected, Armentrout doesn’t pull her punches and knocks you a good one. The big cliffhanger at the end will probably give you heart palpitations but I LOVED IT! I thought it was the perfect way to end a mediocore book and everything leading up to it definitely gave me an idea of what was to come. It bumped the rating up from a 3.5 stars to a solid 4. I love the direction Armentrout is taking with this cliffhanger ending. It was exactly what this book needed. I felt that Katy and Daemon were too comfortable when they were alone together, seeming to only want to participate in a heavy groping contest. I wanted to see more from their relationship. More conflict and more tension.

    In some ways, I thought that Katy was getting in the way of some scenes. She hasn’t really reached her full potential and powers so they often push her aside when things get dangerous. Katy doesn’t back down, but compared to the others, she doesn’t feel like an important piece. Since she is the eyes in which readers see, I wanted her to get into the action more and develop herself outside of her relationship with Daemon. This cliffhanger ending allows for that time to bloom and I am so very excited to see what Katy is made of!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2013

    Love this series!

    These books are one of my favorites! Its roller coaster which makes me see unexpected things! I really like these books a lot i can wait to read this one :)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2013

    OH MY GOODNESS.....mind blown!!

    Definitely a huge fan of this series and Opal was no exception.... I stayed up wayyy too late reading it and bawled my eyes out at the cliffhanger ending. I am in love with Daemon and Katys relationship and cant believe how this book ended!!!! I might die from anticipation waitng for Origins to come out. DEFINITELY BUY AND READ....YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 2012

    Wow!!!

    I love this series. Just when you think you could not love Daemon more. Some inconsistent things though. That annoys me. Who proof reads and does not catch those things?

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2012

    Best books

    These books are the ones that when they come out i will put aside the book i am reading and read and lux book. They are the best i have ever seen. Better than the twilight saga and harry potter and i am a twihard.

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  • Posted April 15, 2014

    Warning: slight spoilers ahead for Obsidian, Onyx and Opal (Lux

    Warning: slight spoilers ahead for Obsidian, Onyx and Opal (Lux #1, #2 and #3)

    Since I've finished Onyx, the second book in the Lux series, it took a while for me to start the third book. It was not like I expected it to be, and that's what made me curious about what this one had to offer. Everything was left on a rather hectic point in the story. This one, however, was so much better! Though I did have little issues, Opal surprised me in a very good way.

    The romance has to be one of the best things out of the entire book. The relationship between Katy and Daemon first started off in a unusual way, you can't not admit that. Yet with each book you feel their connection growing, and it has reached perfection. They're finally accepted their love for each other and their passion is there.Their dates and sweet moments are to die for, everyone wants a relationship like that. At least, I do. Oh, I just loved how their relationship developed and all their sweet moments. They're both so caring for each other. The romance showed Daemon's soft side, and I loved it. I love it. I absolutely love it.

    What I also loved about Onyx was what it did to the characters. Some disappear for a while, as others come back as a whole new addition to the story. This definitely made the plot very interesting. I loved how the book built up to their big mission. It was something that kept me excited and at the edge of my chair, especially when I got closer to the end. I loved how their first attempt falls apart, and even the second one. It proves in what of a situation they're actually in. It's dangerous and full of suspense and mystery. However, talking about their big mission, I feel like something was off about that story line. One moment they're there to fix everything, and a few chapters later they're training again. The training and first try in general fell flat and were a little bit too easy too look over. I can't put my finger on it, I just, I feel like there's something missing with that story line. Talking about other crucial parts of the plot, I don't think there's anything that feels less well done. There's a really good balance between deeper scenes and other, more light-hearted ones. This book always had an amount of suspense, and I loved that.

    Despite what everyone else thought, I didn't feel like I was missing pages at the end. I don't have mixed feelings, because I thought it was so well done. It left on a perfect climax that doesn't make it impossible to not start Origin, the fourth book in the series, although she left it at a pretty difficult situation. It feels like I can jump right into it, without having that stupid pressure after a book with a cliffhanger. That is something I loved about this book. It opened up a whole new plot for the next book, and I can't wait what Armentrout has in store for her readers. Right now I'm in need to start typing like a crazy fangirl, but I'm just going to keep those feelings to myself and say that the ending was just heart-pounding and crazy. Be warned.

    Another issue that was noticeable while reading, was the pace. It has always been a little issue I had with this series, and after Onyx I must admit: I was scared for this in Opal. It seems like a pattern throughout the series: first the book starts off at a rather slow pace, but as it progresses it gets better and better until the end where it crushes your heart. This was the case with the previous two, and I'm kind of sad to admit that it was the same with this book. The only difference here was that the pace built up to the so-called climax, to completely fall and to start slow once again. It has always bothered me, and right now I'm crossing my fingers in the hope of a difference with Origin.

    There are quite a few new characters introduced in this book. An as I said earlier, every character brought along a story line. Looking at the overall crew of new characters, I like them all. They're all unique and have something to add to the story. I'm really looking forward to seeing more of them in the future. The changes in the regular cast, however, are palpable. While Daemon was the most likeable character in Opal, Katy managed to annoy me at times. I'm not all too crazy for her new I don't care, I love it-attitude, because it brings along recklessness, and look at where she is now.
     I adored a certain death, but was sad about others. With others, I just mean the relationship between Katy and Dee. What happened? I really don't like where this is heading. I didn't like it because the sweet moments between the two just weren't there. At times I was in need of one of their moments, and instead I got a fight with arguments that made no sense. I don't understand why Dee is acting like this. Sure, blame it all on the grieving process, but I needed that girl.

    Opal was definitely a surprise for me in a really good way. Although my stupid little issues, I did love where it ended, I certainly loved the romance. and I can't wait to pick up the sequel!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2014

    Loved it!

    From the moment I began the series I was hooked!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2014

    Great read!

    Great book, couldn't put it down!

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