Wantin

Wantin

by Truth Devour

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BN ID: 2940152062458
Publisher: Truth Devour
Publication date: 03/05/2015
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 366 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Truth Devour is the pen name of an Australian born author who has published works available through various online stores. The pen name Truth Devour was created from the authors life philosophy of devour thy own truth. It stood as a reminder that in a world filled with deception, misleads and lies one should consider ensuring never buying into a false portrayal of themselves. Lie if you must but never to yourself. Devour thy own truth ~ embrace it ~ live it ~ love it. Truth Devour has been telling stories, writing them, dreaming about them before she could crawl. She has immersed herself in all elements of life that stimulate the imagination and inspires her creative expression. Writing, reading, music, poetry, photography and painting are just a few of the spaces she tends to dabble within. Its her passion & a joy.

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Wantin 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 35 reviews.
VoluptuousBDiva More than 1 year ago
This is the first book I've read written by this author and I was pleased. The writing style is different to others as it is indicative of someone with a free spirit. The plot is interesting and we get a feel for the places that Talia traveled to. I also loved the growth that this character went through. I had no expectations going into this book and I am happy to say that I look forward to reading the next book.
Kissablysweetone More than 1 year ago
Talia was a world traveler at age six. Her parents work took them to remote places. It's in one of these places, they die. Talia is sad but she has the woman who watched over her. Before she knows it, an aunt and uncle come to take her to live with them. Her life will change forever and not always for the better. My favorite part of this book is Talia. She remains true to her own beliefs and rules. Talia is a powerful woman. This story takes chances and it's exciting. The story is well written and the characters complex. You will embrace Talia right away. There are a couple areas some people may object to, but keep reading. You'll see it's not as "bad" as you thought. I can't wait to read more by this author. I didn't find any issues. I gave this one 4 cheers out of 5 because of the one area some may object to. ~Copy of book provided by author in exchange for a fair review~
eternalised More than 1 year ago
Wantin is the first book in a series about Talia, a young woman who spends most her time traveling. Confronted with a terrible loss, she travels to make sense of the past, to find her true self, and to shape a future for herself. From heights to lows, Wantin follows her journey as she looks desperately for love. The author did an amazing job describing the different cultures Talia comes across throughout her journey. The book is very character-driven. Talia undergoes a lot of growth and change as she turns from a young girl into a young woman, and as she deals with heartbreak, loss, and also with happiness and learning to love herself. I look forward to reading the next book, and finding out more about Talia’s journey.
TravelBooksCoffee More than 1 year ago
I decided to read this book because the cover catches my attention. It's simple but colorful. A face of a young girl surrounded be different colors that makes me think that the girl's life must be so full of life and adventure. The first chapter has nothing to do with the rest of the book. I thought it's just a peak of what's going to happen later in the book. "I don't want you to go." "I don't want to go but I have to. My mom and dad are heading home and I have to go too." "If we did it once, we can do it again," "I know, but it's not fair. I only just found you." It's surprising that a six year old girl could remember everything that happened to her so vividly. It could make more sense when Marlee, her nanny, is the one narrating the first couple of chapters of the book. I found Marlee a little creepy because of her paranormal stuff. I think she’s mysterious but when she brought Talia to her relatives and proceed with the paranormal ceremony to Talia, I realized that she only meant safety for Talia and I understand. But for a six year old child to see those kinds of rituals, it would definitely creep the hell out of me. When I was at that age I don’t remember any memories from that time. All I know is that I go out and play with my friends, eat sweets, full of energy, and throwing tantrums. It’s kind of a relief when her Aunt Ruth and her family came to adopt her so she can live a normal life growing up. But I don’t feel any connection with the family. They just let Talia do whatever she wants and never question her or get angry. Good thing she had Brad to take care of her as a cousin and as a best friend. In the black of the night he held my hand and had his head resting on my shoulder as we walked. It was unlikely other times we had held hands. This time, it was arousing. And I was like "WHAAAT?!" I didn't saw that one coming. That part got my attention and makes me want to read more, curious about what's going to happen next. "I feel like I'm inlove with a ghost" She's been to different relationships but she's still the same Talia who's clandestine, independent and living in her own world. Nobody knew anything about her. Not even her family, friends or boyfriends. Talia is traveling around the world but she can't settle for a place she can call home. Meeting different kinds of people in different places to explore and discover herself more. "Does anyone ever know anyone, Talia? Most people do not know themselves." The request Brad asks for Talia is heart-breaking. They've been inseparable since forever and I think it's a sweet gesture. "If it feels so good loving the wrong person, imagine how wonderful it is going to be when you love the right one." When I read the last chapter of the book, the first person she felt to have connection came to my mind. I'm still waiting for them to meet again. And I guess they will meet in the next book, and I'm excited!
WolfFaerie17 More than 1 year ago
Book exchanged for an honest review~ Talia Jacobs is no stranger to tragedy losing her parents at a young age. Talia sets herself apart from everyone except Ben Parker~her cousin. Talia doesn't believe herself capable of love or having a relationship. Talia goes through life keeping everyone at arms length and thensome. Yet it seems the more she tries to keep to herself others pull her into their emotions something she doesn't want or need. Talia is happy being single even while she cares for others. Talia just wants to be left alone yet no one is listening. Can Talia get what she wants? Will Talia always keep people at arms length? Your answers await you in Wantin. This new to me author really proved to me she had a story to tell. At first I was put off by female lead character but as the book progressed I came to realize that this was what the character was all about and thensome. I'm curious to see where this character goes from here. I'm looking forward to diving into the second book very soon.
dhouse1321 More than 1 year ago
I was given a free copy in exchange for an honest review. I read Wantin in one sitting, it was such a quick little read. I have to admit that I was pleasantly surprised when I read this. I saw it listed as erotica so was hesitant to read it but it wasn't at all graphic as I guess I expected it would be. I had also read some of the other reviews that called it erotic but chose to try it anyway. I loved the story line. I felt sympathy for Talia at times when she felt like she didn't really fit in as we've probably all experienced that at some point in our lives. The beginning was a little slow going through her early nomadic childhood with her parents' love of travel and adventure. But once she started out on her own journeys and adventures to find herself things really picked up. She is a very free spirit who does what she wants when she wants with no apologies or regrets. She encounters several different men whom she has an impact on but she has no interest in settling down. I believe she is a good person and not out to intentionally hurt them but I guess they all feel as though they can "tame" her. She feels as though she may not be capable of being in love with someone even if they are in love with her. In addition to the men she meets, she impacts the lives of others along the way too. Her dynamic personality seems to draw in everyone around her. I do hope there is a part 2 of this book as there were some things left unresolved
TheChuckster More than 1 year ago
I was given a free copy of this book in return for an honest review. Wantin by Truth Devour is one of those books that leaves me with mixed feelings. Overall, I liked the book, but in my opinion there were a few drawbacks. First, I have discovered that reading romance-type novels in the first person is a bit disconcerting, especially when from the point of view of someone I am not. I am not sure why, but especially during the “intimate” scenes I found it more difficult to immerse myself in the story than I normally would had it been written in third-person. Second, there are differences in language that don’t necessarily “translate” well. Yes, it’s written in English, but Australian English and American English are two different animals, and some of the phraseology used in the book didn’t quite make sense. Despite my personal setbacks, I liked the plot. It was interesting, and fairly fast-paced, although there were a few places that seemed to lag. Talia is a likable character, although very closed-off to others due to circumstances from her past. I would hope to see more personal growth in the following books in the trilogy. There were bursts of great development, then huge setbacks, and I hope that as the rest of the story unfolds, she continues to grow. I was not hugely fond of the ending- although I realize this is in part due to the fact it is a trilogy, and must leave some loose ends- otherwise, why read the next book? It did leave on a mostly happy note, but there are still so many questions left unanswered. I am certainly curious to see what happens next!
Anin_Carino More than 1 year ago
Wantin by Truth Devour, being the first book of the trilogy, has already impressed me by the way the plot of the story has built. The story talks about Talia's life right from her childhood to womanhood. The transformation of the character as the age pass by is very well captured. The adultery portion described in the book gives the story a very romantic touch. Though Talia seems to the story revolver, other characters like Brad, my personal favourite, made a huge impact in the story. The best part of the book for me would definitely be the climax which was heart melting. The pain of true love and the way Talia and Brad struggles to over come the pain is very well addressed. The narration had the same pace throughout the book which kept the story interesting. The language used was kept simple so as to make readers enjoy the read with no breaks. The editing was well done and there seems not much mistakes noted. I have no defects found and really enjoyed the read. Having read the first book of the trilogy, I'm eager to read the other two books expecting the same kind of result from that of Wantin. I rate 4 out of 5 for this book and i strongly recommend the book for those who want to experience the story that heals the pain of one true love. " If it feels so good loving a wrong person, imagine how wonderful it is going to be when you love the right one "
Nina_K More than 1 year ago
I was given a free copy of this book in return for an honest review. I started off with an image of flowers on bed, romantic pursuits and complex characters involved in many adventures after reading the description but I was a bit disappointed. As for the language - the book has a certain simplicity to it and as for the story...It may share some similarities with Eat Pray Love theme-wise, as it was initially described, but the main character has a very twisted personality. Monogamy is certainly not promoted here; it's all about erotic conquests and bad behaviour. The main plot line starts off with an explicit love making scene and then goes back in time, where the female protagonist is 6 years old. The contrast is strikingly unpleasant, which sets the tone of the book already. It seems at times that she is stuck at the mental age of 6 as she grows old - she does everything on a whim. She comes into money, doesn't do anything meaningful with her life, ditches her passion for animals, horses namely, and that gives her power to treat people with utter disrespect. How can you desire to have a healthy relationship and grow old with someone without deciding not to talk and share? That is just one of the many examples. The book is written from a first person perspective so that gives a lot of unwanted extra details - erotic moments being very crude and not necessarily sensual. That tells a lot about the main character. She is so self-absorbed that other characters are shoved to the background. There is really not much going on; Talia does not develop as a person, her travels have no purpose and most of her actions don't pertain to any motivation which is explained fully to the reader. I wouldn't recommend this book in all honesty. Most books under the "erotica" label are complex to present in an appealing way but this book doesn't have a pleasant ring to it.
DauntlessDaffy More than 1 year ago
The colorful cover attracts the readers most and is one of its positives. Wantin by Truth Devour is an interesting book which is categorized under erotica but has many more things to deal with. Talia, the main protagonist, through whom the story is being narrated, is the only child of parents who travel around the world. When she was six years old, her parents left her with her nanny and went for a vacation and soon after she heard that they have drowned. With no other option she had to move with her uncle and aunt to proceed her life further. Without their parents, she was dull and didn’t take care of her health itself until Brad her cousin befriended her. Talia’s life changed from then as they became thick friends then lovers. Once she grew up her uncle and aunt handed her over all the assets her parents have left for her. Knowing her relationship with Brad will no longer be taken forward, she follows her parent’s steps to roam around the world. Most interesting fact is that all this way I have read only a guy travelling around the world without informing any friends and relatives with hefty money in his bank but here it is just the opposite, Talia does it. What she does during her travel, whom she meets, does she find herself in her adventure? Read it to know the answers for all your questions.  The foreplay and the other erotic scenes have lucid description. The storyline is engaging and the writing style of the author is unique. Throughout the book I didn’t find any mistakes which also mean good editing. The author has given so much of information about different places, cultures and their lifestyle which is applauding and also shows the author’s dedication and hard work for this story. A little more details on Talia’s parents, their profession and how they got those assets would have made the story even more wonderful. I congratulate Truth Devour for this wonderful story and for winning LA book festival. I rate 4 for 5 and I look forward to read the other two stories of this triology.
Gaby_A More than 1 year ago
"Wantin" is the first book I read written by Truth Devour. I was given a free copy of this book in return for an honest review. It was an interesting read for me. The main character is named Talia and the book describes parts of her life and her adventures around the globe starting from her childhood. The beginning was very strange for me with a love making part and then a jump afterwards into Talia's life at 6 years old. To me it seemed unrealistic that a 6 years old child can remember so much, so many details and also that she can fell and describe everything so deeply, it sounds more like an adult. I have to mention that I am not a big fan on reading about the bodily functions which the author seems to enjoy describing them. Throughout the book the writing style is good, simple and gripping. There's plenty of action and descriptions that can put the reader easily into the book's world. The main character has quite a habit in leaving people for some shallow reasons, in my opinion. At times I did not emphasize with her or understand her reasons for all her actions. The main love story is a bit or perhaps quite unnatural or not normal, although I suppose it does happen in reality. I think like that because for me there is a big difference between coming into the house as a child and growing up compared to coming as a teenager or a young adult! The "Erotica" genre is a bit too much to classify the book as such; it's just slightly erotic, more foreplay than action. Overall it's an interesting story with some romance and adventures, self searching of independence but I cannot say that it's a brilliant one, some parts from the book are treated briefly and many things remain inexplicable or just weird compared to reality.
M-Ch More than 1 year ago
I’ve always enjoyed romantic stories whether they are represented in the form of a movie or a book and that’s why It was a big pleasure for me to read the first book of the trilogy. But I would like to notice that Talia’s character didn’t appeal to me very much. She seems somewhat irresponsible and harebrained.  Despite the idea of the difficult life because of her parents’ death, she still gets to live with a good family of relatives who surround her with love and provide her with a pretty good life. When she grows up she leaves her home because of her forbidden love with Brad and embarks on a journey instead of putting some goals in her life, like obtaining education. Later on in her relationships with men it seems to me really odd that every time she meets a guy, he falls in love with her straight away and she basically doesn’t have any feelings at all. But what’s even odder is the way she left Ethan just because he wanted to learn something about her past which she didn’t want to talk about, and then she didn’t mind sharing with a total stranger. And most of all I can’t seem to understand how a woman would go travelling abroad all alone, without contacting friends and relatives and then go living with total strangers. If it was a guy behaving that way it wouldn’t give e that strong impression, but for a girl it seems a little out of place.  And yet Truth Devour, of course, is the one who decides who are her characters and what they are like and I would like to congratulate her for the interesting and exciting way she described the life of Talia Jacobs. I would recommend the book to everyone, and even the whole trilogy, because I’m sure the other books are just as good as this one. 
emz331 More than 1 year ago
I was pleasantly surprised with Wantin. This is the story of a girl's journey to find herself. Talia loses her parents at a young age and is sent to live with relatives. While she loves her aunt, uncle, and cousins, she feels a little out of place. At 21 she is given the money her parents left her and this is where she begins her journey. She travels around Asia, Europe, and Australia. At first I wanted to eye roll how everywhere she goes a guy wants her, but she is a free spirit and there is something attractive about that. Sadly for the guys she is on a mission all about herself. I really enjoyed all the interesting places she went and the very interesting people she met. I am excited to continue her journey in the next book.
mdavidson7616 More than 1 year ago
I was given a free copy of this book in return for an honest review. I really didn't care much for this book. I liked the premise of a strong women in control of her sex life and independent of men. I didn't care for the execution. The beginning set the book up quite well. We  understand that Talia lost her parents at a young age and had to move in with family she didn't even know. After that, the story started to  creep me out. The first cousin romance wasn't the real problem for me. The problem was they had lived in the same house since she  was six. It reminded me of a brother and sister relationship. After that she meets Ethan, who is absolutely crazy about her. She never  seems to open up. It seemed like she was very guarded, but the author kept insisting that Talia had nothing to hide. I also thought she  changed her mind quite quickly. In one point, she is uncomfortable with the idea of sex in public. In the next instance, public sex is a  turn on. Also, I just couldn't relate to a very wealthy, globe-trotting young women. I suppose for some women this book would be a good  example of erotica. There are no noticeable spelling and grammar errors. The sex scenes feature vivid descriptions of foreplay and the act itself. But, for me, the novel just didn't strike a nerve. I really couldn't relate. I also didn't enjoy feeling uncomfortable about the relationship that is suppose to be the main love affair. I am glad that Brad got married in the end though. This book is definitely something different and unusual from my normal reads.
Jamie15 More than 1 year ago
I was given a free copy of this book in return for an honest review. After the first erotic scene, the book goes back to 6-year-old Talia Jacobs as the narrator. I have a lot of trouble with that. I don't understand why the initial erotic scene was used and then going back to a 6-year-old POV. The clash between the mindsets was unsettling for me. Talia at six is either extremely unusual and precocious or potentially she is looking back at those times through an adult lens, not truely what her 6-year-old self thought. The book is short so it progresses quickly away from that to Talia in her early 20's.  I have some trouble with Talia, I didn't much like her at first. I had trouble relating to her viewpoints. I tried to understand and put myself there but every time I started to succeed, I was jolted out of it. Fate or destiny, divine intervention, voodoo and vivid dreams twine through her life. Happiness is there to be found but it's never quite enough for her. That I can relate to a little but not to that degree. She's looking for a level of perfect fit that I'm not sure it's possible to find. She gets easily involved with people and just as quickly moves on. She does that in pursuit of what she feels is her destiny and some higher love that awaits. She does grow and change throughout the story and I eventually started to like her more but she really seems like she has to do things the hard way. Sometimes those types of people can never be happy. The book may appeal to some readers more than it appeals to me but I have no desire to read future books in this series. I would probably purchase based on the cover copy/synopsis because it sounds like a good story but it just wasn't my taste.
Jennydm More than 1 year ago
I received this book from the author in exchange for a honest review once finished. I normally only read paranormal books, so this was a change for me. The story focuses on Talia, it starts when she is a child and goes to her early 20's. We learn about her life, feel her emotions and become invested in her future. I enjoyed this book and will read the other two in the series to see what becomes of the character. This would actually make a great movie!
Ralitsa_Ch More than 1 year ago
The first thing that made me an impression in this book was the cover. The idea of it is good and it’s definitely catchy with its beautiful mash of colors but I feel that the face should be changed just a bit. Personally to me it looks like a face of a child which makes it a bit creepy because it doesn’t quite match the erotic genre of this book. I would recommend it to be slightly altered (unless of course that was the original idea) – maybe some make up to make it look more feminine and a different expression. I don’t feel very comfortable with the Present Tense as well but it’s just a minor distraction, although I don’t quite understand why the switch of tenses was necessary.  The plot is absolutely captivating and I read the book almost in one breath, craving for the next one. There are so many things that happen so fast and there are also plenty of emotions. Talia is a very confused and afraid of sharing young person. I was very sad when that led to the break up with Ethan and the way she left him, but eventually it turned into routine for her. The story with Brad was truly heartbreaking but I am happy he finally found his happiness.  Talia went onto numerous adventures and this brings a lot of diversity and excitement to the book. All of the places she visited had their charm and uniqueness and I was very curious to read about them. A couple of things surprised me though – going to the “Lady bar” (very unordinary for a girl); meeting Pom and Boon (rather naive and careless BUT pretty interesting); going to a random birthday party (again a bit dangerous); and the most surprising was the world of Lena (as Talia stated herself – not everybody would accept it). Anyway it is good every time when the author is unpredictable and right now I feel that the author could take us anywhere! I am extremely curious to see what happens next and if Bodhi will be The One.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was given a free copy of this book in return for an honest review. First, let me say that the romance genre isn't generally my favorite genre. But this book seemed to be very popular and had good reviews, so I decided to give it a go and I have to say, I'm glad I did. This is a novel that features a strong, independent female for a main character, and that I really like. The writing style was also well done and everything flowed nicely, in my opinion. It held my interest pretty well throughout and the book is also very well edited, I did not catch many, if any, typos, which deserves a mention as way too many books these days are filled with typos, which throws me off when reading. The experience of progressing through Talia's life with her, from childhood to adulthood, really made you feel like you were experiencing her life with her and made you feel like you were immersed in the book, which I find to be a really cool experience. The cover art is also well done and very eye catching, with a good amount of colors, but not so much that it's overwhelming or too busy looking. I give it 4 stars. It's very well done but for me, I'll only give 5 stars if it completely blows me away and I can't say that this book blew me away to that level. Again, that could be because this genre isn't my favorite. But I do think it deserves 4 stars and I can certainly understand why some have given it 5. I would definitely consider this book to be worthy of a buy if I saw it in a store or on Amazon or someplace.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I received this book for honestly reviewing it from inkspand.  Wantin by Truth Devour is the first book of the series. It depicts the journey of Talia in 3 phases in my opinion.  First, Talia as a kid. Little Talia is extremely shy, lonely to some extent as she has only her nanny Marlee who takes care of her in every best possible way because her parents are always travelling.  Talia, finds a best friend in Bodhi who is the first one to welcome her in her school. This first meeting is described by the author in innocently best possible way.  I also found the entire scene extremely superb where it is revealed to Talia that her parents are no more. The entire setup was something new to read. Another, touching moment was when Talia's aunt and uncle (her mother's sister) came to take her with them. And, left me amazed for authors writing skills and creativity.  Next phase starts from where Talia starts living with her aunt Ruth and her family. Her bonding with Brad was something hardly seen normally. Not anybody has a friend like Brad who would know how to easily buy you into eating when you were planning to go on a hunger spree for forever. When both Talia and Brad enter into their early and late 20s their cousin friendship takes an expected romantic turn. However, both are responsible enough to not commit the sin! Brad leaves the house and Talia decides to start the journey to know who she is and who her parents were. She meets Ethan in the process and I thought she would settle with this guy because he looked quite sorted out. But Talia's drifting spree takes the better of her and she turn down Ethan as she is afraid of commitment. This is the main turning point of the story as it gives way to the blasting 360 degree turn in Talia's character.  Next phase starts where Talia turns into a sex hungry lady. She sleeps with every man who shows interest in her.  Talia's meeting with the couple in Thailand was heart warming. It was so extraordinary and yet so genuine. I didnt like the previous birth connection part as it was too OTT for me. But that part was a mixed bag of emotion. You feel proud that Talia is a natural in martial arts, you laugh when Talia's potty woes are discussed (ROFL!), you get all emotional when Talia leaves and the couple and their son is all emotion and grateful for her little help.  Doug's part was totally crass still I read through it to be able to keep connected with the story. Then I loved the little phase that Talia shared with Darren. This guy seemed even more awesome then Ethan but Talia had to part ways because well they were not destined to be together.  The peek in into the life of Lena and Jeal Paul was another gem in the story. Author described it so well without making me cringe.  Re-entry of Brad in Talia's life gave me hope that finally two soulmates will unite. But life isnt so easy. LOL! All in all, I enjoyed the writing style which kept me engaged throughout. There were no flaws in story, and left me wondered as to how it is possible for an author to depict so many shades, culture, and life style of people. Respect to author for her dedication and hardwork in the research she must have done to complete the story. Overall a nice read!  Recommend - Yes definitely! This story is a complete package of action, drama, romance, comedy!
Lennette More than 1 year ago
This book takes you on a journey along with Talia, who searches for who she really is as well as for a love that can fill the longing within her heart. Talia’s parents never stayed in one place for long, so she really had no sense of permanency until her parents left her with her nanny as they continued to travel the world. Talia seems to be fine with this way of life until her heart opens to the friendship offered by one boy beginning on her first day of school. He was a constant in her life and they were as thick as thieves until one day he tells her that his parents are leaving the country. Heartbroken, she grieves by resorting to her room, and during the last moments the two spent together, the nanny performs some type of ritual, guaranteeing that they will find each other again in life, if that is their desire. After the loss of her friend, Talia learns that her parents are dead. Suddenly she is torn from her nanny as her aunt and uncle come to take her to their home. Her cousin Brad takes her under his wing, and with his patience and the love from the rest of the family she blossoms into a lovely young lady. At this point she knows little about her parents until she comes of age and finally reads their will, learning that she is wealthy with properties in several countries as well as various other assets. Follow Talia as she wanders from place to place trying to find herself after she realizes that the greatest love of her life is a forbidden one. She drinks, parties, and leaves broken hearts as men fall in love with her at every turn. She is still empty; however, as these men only offer temporary relief for her physical desires. Talia remains locked up within herself and allows no one to truly know her, resulting in several broken relationships. Almost every decision that Talia makes is tied to that one forbidden love. Even when it seems that she can have the one that she truly loves, it turns out not to be so. It takes a gypsy along the side of the road to set her heart and soul on the road to peace. To me this book gave meaning to the sacrifices made for pure love. The author does entertain with quite a few of Talia’s experiences, so that I understood, and some that I did not. Her journey to Thailand is one that I did not quite grasp, but I am thinking that the nanny somehow reached into the unknown and ordered the steps that her life would take. I was pleased with the fact that Talia judged no one and was generous with her wealth. She never set out to hurt anyone but was truthful to the point that she hurt several people anyway. I did not really like that she was so free sexually, but that just may be the prude in me. The story begins with a pretty involved sex scene, but the people in that scene are never addressed again in the book. I am thinking that this may be the young boy from Talia’s school days and that they discovered each other again after Talia’s realization that her forbidden love, indeed, will never be. Overall I enjoyed this book. I wanted to see the first chapter tie in to some portion of the book, so I am hoping that the next book will offer some explanation. There are also a few typos that need editing but they did not affect the context of the book at all. You will experience love, a bit of stalking, loyalty, honor, and even a peek into a sexual world that many do not understand. I recommend it for anyone who still believes in love. It will definitely touch your heart.
MsTheraOh More than 1 year ago
I decided to read this book because the cover catches my attention. It's simple but colorful. A face of a young girl surrounded be different colors that makes me think that the girl's life must be so full of life and adventure. The first chapter has nothing to do with the rest of the book. I thought it's just a peak of what's going to happen later in the book. "I don't want you to go."  "I don't want to go but I have to. My mom and dad are heading home and I have to go too."  "I know, but it's not fair. I only just found you."  "If we did it once, we can do it again," It's surprising that a six year old girl could remember everything that happened to her so vividly. It could make more sense when Marlee, her nanny, is the one narrating the first couple of chapters of the book. I found Marlee a little creepy because of her paranormal stuff. I think she’s mysterious but when she brought Talia to her relatives and proceed with the paranormal ceremony to Talia, I realized that she only meant safety for Talia and I understand. But for a six year old child to see those kinds of rituals, it would definitely creep the hell out of me. When I was at that age I don’t remember any memories from that time. All I know is that I go out and play with my friends, eat sweets, full of energy, and throwing tantrums. It’s kind of a relief when her Aunt Ruth and her family came to adopt her so she can live a normal life growing up. But I don’t feel any connection with the family. They just let Talia do whatever she wants and never question her or get angry. Good thing she had Brad to take care of her as a cousin and as a best friend.  In the black of the night he held my hand and had his head resting on my shoulder as we walked. It was unlikely other times we had held hands.  This time, it was arousing. And I was like "WHAAAT?!" I didn't saw that one coming. That part got my attention and makes me want to read more, curious about what's going to happen next. "I feel like I'm inlove with a ghost" She's been to different relationships but she's still the same Talia who's clandestine, independent and living in her own world. Nobody knew anything about her. Not even her family, friends or boyfriends. Talia is traveling around the world but she can't settle for a place she can call home. Meeting different kinds of people in different places to explore and discover herself more. "Does anyone ever know anyone, Talia? Most people do not know themselves." The request Brad asks for Talia is heart-breaking. They've been inseparable since forever and I think it's a sweet gesture. "If it feels so good loving the wrong person, imagine how wonderful it is going to be when you love the right one." When I read the last chapter of the book, the first person she felt to have connection came to my mind. I'm still waiting for them to meet again. And I guess they will meet in the next book, and I'm excited!
MistyBear More than 1 year ago
Review for Wantin by Truth Devour !!!Spoiler Alert!!!  (I tried not to give too much away and feel that even if I did, it still wouldn’t compare to the experience of reading it all yourself.) You know how you start to read a book and after a few paragraphs you just know you’re going to love it? Well for me, this was one of those books! I mean I had to go back and read the first chapter twice! The reason being… it started off with one heck of a sensual scene! What I didn’t know at the time was how much more this book had to offer. Wantin is about the story of Talia. In this book Devour takes us on and emotional, sensual and adventurous journey as Talia grows from a child to a woman. Beginning in Haiti and spanning multiple continents, the rich tapestry of scenery, experiences, and characters keep you hooked on following Talia’s journey through life. Talia suffered loss at a very young age. At the age of six, living in Haiti, she not only experienced the beginnings of her first love, but the loss of it and the loss of her parents. Talia’s nanny places a bond on Talia and her young love Bodhi that will allow them to find each other in the future if they both still desire it. Talia suffering from the losses is moved to live with her aunt on her deceased mother’s side. While residing with her aunt and family in Australia she continues to grieve deeply until her older cousin Brad befriends her and draws her out of her sorrow. The two of them form and unbreakable friendship and affection for each other that lasts long into adulthood causing them to need to part ways.  Talia then spends years journeying from place to place afraid of being unable to love another. Having had numerous relationships that resulted in the men loving her and wanting more than she wanted with or loved them furthered this notion. As her journey from place to place continued it at times is seemed as if she’s trying to lose herself, and at other times as if she’s trying to find more of herself. As Brad comes back into her life things begin to change yet again for her. In the end, inspired by a wise gypsie fortune teller, she realizes that it is time to seek love. As I said before, I knew at the start I was going to love this book.  I followed Devour’s story about Talia experiencing a range of emotions from loss to pure delight. As this story comes to a close I find myself looking forward to continuing with Talia on her search in the next installment of the series.  (I received this book in exchange for an honest review from the author.)
MihailP More than 1 year ago
Life has taken so much from Talia Jakobs… and has given her so much! Her parents died when she was just a child, her first love was taken away from her too and the only love she could feel now is forbidden, because it’s towards her cousin. So now she can’t let herself love anybody or share anything with anybody – not space, not feelings, not memories. But there is also something extraordinary about her. She is a strong and independent woman who manages to get what she wants at all times. Men become slaves with just one look at her and there are popping marriage proposals on every step. And on top of that she becomes very rich when she inherits her family’s fortune. I can’t say I don’t envy a person who has the money and opportunity to travel around the whole world and has such a great charm and influence on people. There are so many wonderful places that Talia takes us to and my favorite is probably Thailand. Although the meeting was quite unordinary and maybe even unrealistic, the whole experience brings a lot of peace.  The story with Brad is very sad because they were always just a breath away from real happiness together. And when he asked Talia to give him away on his wedding I kept thinking till the very last moment that he’s going to do something stupid and ruin it all. I hope that his new family will last and he will finally be happy. As for Talia I’m wating patiently to read about her next adventures and the search of her true love.
mtnhickss More than 1 year ago
I was hooked from beginning to end. I am hoping I can read the second book as soon as I finish this review rather than be put on a wait list. Talia is an amazing woman. She is hurt. She has issues. She should have a blessed life, she is set for life and never has to work. She is a natural warrior. She has a family that loves her. She has men following her and wanting to be her only. She is not happy. She has so many issues and cannot find a way to be happy. She has the luxury to travel wherever she wants, but cannot find a place to call home. Talia is able to meet her father's parents, people she had never met after adulthood. For years the only family she had known were her mother's sister's family. She didn't even know her real name. I got to the last page and realized this book is finished. I was left with the feeling of, "Aaaaggghhh!!! I need the next book NOW!" I know things may not be over with some of the men who are interested. I am still waiting to discover if she does end up in a long term relationship or stays single forever as she has claimed. Anticipation! I can highly recommend this book to my friends that like romance stories and stories of strong women. I would purchase this book in ebook form with no hesitation! I was gifted Wantin by Truth Devour in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
From the title, I'll admit that I was cautious. "Wantin" at first glance seemed to me to be either a lazy shortening of 'wanting' or a misspelling of 'wanton' as in wanton behavior meaning sexually unrestrained, lascivious, or lewd. I was worried that it didn't bode well for the editing in the book. Thankfully, I was wrong about that so future readers can be assured that the editing was done well. I was somewhat surprised by the graphic erotica in the first chapter that may have been meant as a teaser. It seemed a little out of place and if it is a teaser, there might be a better way to handle it than making it the first chapter. It was well written erotica at least so I decided to continue. From the second chapter, the story caught my interest firmly and as the tale unfolded, I stayed glued to the pages. I was sorry the book ended so quickly but a lot happened in those pages. The first person narrator, Talia Jacobs, seemed very well rounded and grew like a real person. She has experienced a lot in her life and has strong emotions that may remind some readers of their own lives and will capture their attention from the start. I am definitely interested in reading the next two books, "Unrequited" and "Sated."