Release Blitz: Captive Potential (Phasms #2) by Barbara Garren- Bianca's Reveiew, Teaser, and Giveaway
I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.
Um. I just finished. And I am still trying to gather my thoughts. Captive Potential. If you loved book one? You will absolutely be blown away by the brilliant continuation of this series.
“...I know-but I don’t really know anything.”
That pretty much describes Captive Potential. You don’t know anything. Ok. Well you think you do. But I know for a fact you’re wrong. I can truly say that this is the most unpredictable story I’ve ever read. And I loved every single minute of it. I gripped my kindle the entire time. I held on to every single word.
"Sometimes, just sometimes, my love for him was so fierce it hurt. It became a physical pang, heart and lungs pressed into a space ten sizes too small, and I lost the ability to breathe."
Aiden and Kelsi are irrevocably in love on a level that is beyond words. But like any other new relationship there is still so much they don’t know about each other. While their love for one another is not even a question, they must learn to trust and that itself can be challenging when you feel someone may be hiding something. They go through a lot of ups and downs, but their strength of their love always remains.
“I know his soul and the parts of him I can’t touch.”
Captive Potential continues Aiden’s and Kelsi’s story of dreams and their special gifts. Bryn’s nightmares are terrifying. Some truths are revealed. Unforeseen barriers threaten to become between Aiden and Kelsi and everything they believe in. Vague? I know. But I need to be. I cannot simply put into words what happens in the second installment of this series. Everything you thought was true changes. Each page brings a different revelation. As a reader you want nothing more than to lose yourself in these pages. And you will.
"To lose Aiden wasn't just to lose his love. It would be the loss of my own soul.”
Every declaration of love between Aiden and Kelsi is absolutely beautiful. Breathtaking. These two love deep down to the core of their hearts. Their souls are forever tethered to one another. And the author doesn’t tell you this. She allows you to feel this throughout the entire story. Throughout the ups and downs, their love always remains.
“My love for Aiden is a deep, red pulse, burning with a slow and steady warmth that assuaged my loss, seeping to my very core, bleeding into every pore, every fiber of who I am, until I can’t breathe, can’t move can’t be without him near.”
Let’s talk about the writing shall we? The writing to put it simply is... seamless. The author is in a class of all her own. As the synopsis indicates, Kelsi goes through different planes of existence. The author effortlessly weaves the reader in and out of these planes and it is simply brilliant. It adds so much depth to this story. The writing has to be hands down one of the best I’ve ever read in any contemporary paranormal romance. It grips you from the very first page. You are instantly inside of the story with Kelsi and Aiden. This goes beyond just reading this book. You live their story.
“I need him to know he is the blood running though my veins, the spark that fires my heart and the very essence that is my soul.”
If you are a fan of heart-stopping, all consuming paranormal romance, then this is absolutely the book for you. The author adds her own unique twist to the paranormal romance genre in that she doesn’t stick to the generic formula. She takes it to whole other level. Even if you are not usually a fan of the paranormal genre, this series will convince you that you are now. If I could give the author a standing ovation for this story and even it’s ending I would. I am still reeling over this story several hours later.
Book One: Infinite Potential
I'm a writer, a reader and a frequenter of the more charming sites in town, namely pubs. I've travelled a bit. Lived a few places. Known a few men. It all ends up in a story sooner or later.
San Diego is home these days and my life is ruled by Charlie the Dog, a Valkyrie muse named Prue and a husband who buy me scotch. What more can a girl ask for?
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