by Janet Nissenson

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The final book of the Splendor trilogy – the conclusion, but never the ending, to a love story for the ages All of luxury hotel heir Ian Gregson’s dreams are finally coming true. Soon he will be able to claim the beautiful woman he longed for from afar for more than two years, and she will belong to him for all time. But as their wedding day approaches, long hidden secrets from Tessa’s past will surface and stir up all of her old fears and doubts. And Ian will once again need to convince her that their love is more than strong enough to conquer all - a love that’s destined to last for all time.

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ISBN-13: 9781483579627
Publisher: BookBaby
Publication date: 11/01/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 1,111,344
File size: 522 KB

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Claim 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Hazel_G More than 1 year ago
4 Enchanting Stars! Claim is the final book in the Splendor trilogy. I have enjoyed this trilogy since the opening sentence in book one. It’s different from a lot of the romances I read. The story of Tessa and Ian covers a lot of ground and takes on a gradual build to their sweet romance. Ian waits years to be with Tessa, all the while, longing for her from afar. Tessa’s life is anything but easy and we experience that right alongside her as the author takes us on her emotional journey. This romance was a gradual build to passion between two people who deserved the absolute best life could offer them. Ian grew up in riches, with a family devoted to him but he longed for a deeper connection to someone he could share his life with. When the stunningly beautiful Tessa entered his life, he knew there was no other that could compare, so he bides his time and when he finally had her within his grasps, he held on tight and treated her with such kindness and tenderness, it was heartbreakingly beautiful. In this book, their deep connection only intensifies and they finally come to the happily ever after part, but not before more trials and emotions are thrown their way. But watching these two overcome their adversities, find solace and passion with one another and enjoy life to it’s fullest was a wonderful thing to experience. Through the author's beautiful and enchanting writing, we get that full range with every page. I will say that there were a couple of times I wish the story progressed faster. The author takes her time with scenes and chapters, and has a wonderful, descriptive voice, but sometimes I wanted to get to the meat of the scene quicker. And I wanted more drama, more twists and more angsts. Tessa and Ian’s connection was so strong, I knew they could handle anything life threw at them and I wished their bonds had been tested a bit more. Regardless, there’s plenty of passion between Tessa and Ian. These two had amazing chemistry and the author gives us those feels and sexy time in spades. Tessa got the fairy tale life she deserved and Ian was the one making sure it happened. I’ve said this before in previous reviews of this trilogy. These books aren't a quick and dirty read. It’s a slow build to something beautiful and it needs time and attention to fully enjoy what the author is offering. I know I’ll be coming back to these books again for a reread. Ian and Tessa’s love story is going to stay with me for a long time to come!
xxBianca More than 1 year ago
To put it simply, this book made my heart beat. An entire week later as I write this, just thinking of this story brings me chills. How do you explain that you’ve read the most deeply rooted love story about a man that wants to give a woman his forever? “In all the little ways you take care of me, I’ve never anyone who loved me the way you do- completely, unselfishly, and joyfully.” Ian and Tessa are now settling into their lives preparing to finally become husband and wife. Their time together has certainly changed the both of them for the better. Ian was the type to be married to his work. But his time with Tessa has shown him that the trajectory of his life has forever changed. She is simply gravity. Tessa has found a new confidence within herself, not just as a lover, but as a woman. Ian’s love has given her the courage to find herself. But the past has its way of creeping back in. Past insecurities arise and Ian and Tessa must face them head on. And they do. In the only way they know how. “You and I- we’re like two halves of the same person, two halves of the same soul.” When I say this is easily one of the best love stories I’ve ever read, I say it with all sincerity. Their love is a testament to the beauty in surrendering. When you give your heart and soul to the one that has the power to destroy it but trusting them not to. Their love is selfless. They wrap themselves up in each other to the point where you cannot tell where they end or begin. Their love is simply unyielding. Ian loves with a ferocity that can barely be described with words. His love protects. His love is brave. His love is tender, but bold. His love consumes and overwhelms. His love slays demons and darkness. Loneliness forgotten. He loves Tessa through her past and insecurities. His love conquers. Tessa is every dream Ian could ever want. She opens a place in his heart that is only reserved for her. Only meant to love her and all the joy she effortlessly brings into his life. “Or I could just call you my beloved, so that everyone would know how much you mean to me.” This story was told with a grace and honesty that only Ms. Nissenson could authentically deliver in a romance. The writing is just perfection. She writes with such a precision that is unparalleled. The story is crafted in a way that your heart beats with every declaration of love. The execution is flawless in its delivery. There are books that you read and then there are books such as Claim where you live and experience. The author has this innate talent in allowing her characters to tell you their story through their own eyes. You feel every emotion. The words are heart-stopping, authentic and genuine. The moments of passion and love are hot yet endearing and will have you feeling just how deeply these two love. “The way you take care of me, make me feel safe, and cherished and protected. You have slayed every dragon, banished every ghost, chased every monster…” Claim is the romance that every author aspires to write. It’s a romance that easily stands apart with its compelling storyline, poetic and spellbinding prose and its unforgettable characters. What a privilege it is to experience a love like Ian and Tessa’s. I loved every moment of being in their world.
MaryJoMI More than 1 year ago
What a wonderful series that takes you full circle with Tessa and Ian. In this final installment, we get the conclusion to this beautifully erotic romance. Reading the complete series is like living Tessa and Ian’s life as you read. Getting to experience the joys of what happens after you find your prince truly satisfied me with this story. There are struggles along the way as they both have to face life changing decisions as a couple while keeping their independence but Janet Nissenson gives us their complete journey with this final installment of Claim.
MBurton More than 1 year ago
This was a beautiful conclusion to Ian and Tessa's love story. It was more of a fairytale life, a Cinderella story. A very low angst book that had nothing but complete love and devotion. You'll find very little conflict in this book and what little there was, was quickly resolved. I would describe it as very unrealistic, but also a dream that I imagine most woman wish for in a man and the life they would provide for them. Where there were many opportunities the author had to add in drama, she kept it focused on Ian and Tessa's love. It was beautiful and a nice escape from the stress of life. The book expands over seven years of their married life to see the beautiful family they create and the friends they bond over. I must admit the author snagged my attention on two people in this book and was very happy that the author revealed she has plans on a book for Sasha, Tessa's friend and Matthew, Ian's business associate. There was only one scene of these two in the book and it was enough that made me instantly want more. ARC provided by NetGalley.