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"Children of Blood and Bone"
Tomi Adeyemi conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger in her West African-inspired fantasy debut. Learn more
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Nine years later, Xander is talking us through his most recent fight in the cage. This last part of the prologue felt like a metaphorical punch in the guts for me, as Xander describes the last and devastating knockout punch of his fighting career – where he kills a man in sport.
Present time, we meet Eden, who 5 years ago, suffered the most horrific of injuries in rescuing her younger sisters from a house fire, and is left with debilitating burn scars, both physical and mental, as society doesn’t know or care about the treatment they inflict on the once beautiful and promising Eden. In the years since, she has shunned society.
Xander, meanwhile, hasn’t set foot inside the cage since the fight, and now owns a very successful MMA dojo where Eden’s two younger sisters train under his tutuledge. It is through them that Xander once again has a chance to approach Eden.
Both carry scars. Whether they are carried on the inside or the outside, it was still intense pain that put them there. He knows her history, still sees her as his definition of beautiful, and although he doesn’t quite understand why, he wants to make her whole again, breaking every rule regarding women, that he’s imposed upon himself over the years
She’s trying, it’s hard, but she’s trying a little at a time. Then, what was almost a devastating event happens. Xander calls her on it, and it’s the break through that her councillor has been waiting for.
It’s her time to fight – for herself
Not only is Xander helping Eden but as their relationship develops, she’s there for him as well. And when a chance for a grudge match comes up, it’s Eden who tells him to practice what he preaches.
It’s his time to fight – for himself.
This is an intense book that continually held my attention. It’s not an angsty book, they’ve been through hell. This is their journey back, and I just wanted to see them win, and to celebrate that with them. It’s the type of tension when you are watching your kids compete in something and you try to will all of your best efforts in their direction.
Big win to Len Scott as Xander’s dad. What a guy! His unconditional love for his son, and for Eden is stuff of dreams. In fact, all of the secondary characters in their corner are awesome, and feature in Books 2 and 3 in this stand-a-lone series. It is also the first MMA romance novel that involves more technical descriptions of the fights and I absolutely believe that it enhanced the tension of the Xander’s POV.
I highly recommend Brave to anyone who loves positive and uplifting messages wrapped up in a beautiful relationship where each partner struggles individually with their demons, but realises their strength lies in their togetherness. Awesome 5 Stars!
Eden Sommers had just signed her first modeling contract when tragedy struck. While saving her younger sisters from a house fire, Eden becomes badly burned. After facing almost a year in the hospital and countless surgeries, she feels she must hide away from the world because of her scarring. She chooses to limit her dealings with people and the outside world, spending time only with her family and her therapist.
Xander Todd, a rising MMA star is about to propel himself to superstar status when one punch changes his life. While deemed an accident, killing a man in the ring changes Xander’s life. Instead of being a professional fighter, he opens his own dojo to teach and train others while remaining out of the spotlight and trying to deal with his survivor’s guilt.
While seemingly from different walks of life, both Eden and Xander are beautifully scarred. When brought together through Eden’s sisters, their relationship immediately blossoms. Xander sees much more than Eden’s scars . . . he sees her soul and how brave she must be to deal with things, such as being seen in public, that most of us take for granted. Eden also sees through Xander and how he has avoided what he truly wants in life by pretending to be something he is not in order to hide his emotional scars.
Natalie Gayle created such amazingly strong characters. Yes, they are flawed. Yes, they struggle daily. And together, they seem to be a couple that stands no chance. However, Eden and Xander build each other up and become what the other needs in ways that cause them both to grow individually and as a couple. This story had so many emotional ups and downs and incredible moments that is sucked me in and kept me reading chapter after chapter, needing to know if Xander and Eden would be able to heal one another and have the relationship they both deserve.
Beautifully done, Ms. Gayle! I can’t wait to continue with this series! 5 stars.
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Xander and Eden were so well developed that I felt every emotion they portrayed. I laughed with them and cried with them.Read more
I loved Eden, Xander's story.