*I received a copy of this book in exchange for honest review*
Fervent is the 3rd book in the Condemned series by Gemma James. It picks up where Rampant ended. Things have gone from bad to worst for Alex and Rafe with both being kidnapped, and not knowing why.
I have to admit I was a little surprised when I found out that it wasn’t going to be the final book. As I was sure the way, the last book ended that Alex and Rafe had one last fight on their hands until they get their happy ever after.
It's not that I didn't enjoy this book because I did. I loved that it was still dark, intense, painful and twisted. It was another quick read that packed a punch, and once I started, I didn’t put it down. Loved the deep connection that Alex and Rafe have for each other, and with all that was happening their love for each other never waived.
“I’d die before leaving him to face this alone”
"That's what I love about you. I love you for your strength, because I have none. I love you for the way you make me feel, because I feel nothing when I'm not with you."
We do get a few new interesting twists, especially regarding those connected and involvement in Alex and Rafe’s kidnapping. We had insight into what happen to Rafe while in prison, and learn more about Jax.
Overall as I said I enjoy this installment, but I enjoyed the first two more. I was just slightly frustrated because I was originally expecting them to get their happy ever after, but obviously from the cliffhanger ending they still have a way to go. However, with that being said, I’m looking forward to reading the last book I can’t wait to see what Gemma has in store for us in the final episode of the Condemned series. I just wish I didn’t have to wait till August.
If you love this series, then you won’t want to miss this one. But if you haven't started, it I would maybe wait until August so that you can read all four books back to back. So that you can fully immerse yourself in this crazy, dark, angsty, twisted, edgy, violent and raw romance series.
*I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.*
I must admit, shortly before I started this book, I was convinced part three was the final instalment so it was a complete surprise to discover there was in fact going to be a fourth part. I did worry Fervent was going to be a “filler” and in some ways I felt it was. Perhaps because it was the calm before the storm or not as much happened in this book compared to the first two, whichever the reason, it didn’t evoke the crazy range of emotions this series previously has for me.
Rafe and Alex are up against a new unknown enemy and when all is revealed, they learn no one can be trusted. Alliances are tested and help is found in the unlikely of places. Through all of the craziness that goes down, Alex and Rafe’s love never falters and that appealed to the romantic in me!
It had been a while since I read the first two parts of the story so at times I was confused as I couldn’t recall Rafe’s treatment of Alex and what he could and couldn’t remember due to his memory loss, so there were a few blind spots in the story for me. But with that being said, if you are a fan of the series so far then you will want to continue on this crazy path.
I’m really hoping Gemma pulls it out of the bag for the final instalment and it’s just as crazy as the series is famous for.
Series order. . .
Gemma James is a USA Today and Amazon bestselling author of a blend of genres, from new adult suspense to dark erotic romance. She loves to explore the darker side of human nature in her fiction, and she’s morbidly curious about anything dark and edgy, from deviant sex to serial killers. Readers have described her stories as being “not for the faint of heart.”
She warns you to heed their words! Her playground isn’t full of rainbows and kittens, though she likes both. She lives in Oregon with her husband and their four children–three rambunctious UFC/wrestling-loving boys and one girl who steals everyone’s attention.
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