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- Book 3 of 3 in Gideon's Riders
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- File size : 2071 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Publication date : March 28, 2018
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B07BNVGCVX
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Print length : 378 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #384,414 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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In the newest book in the Gideon’s Riders series, not only did we get to watch Ivan’s and Maricela’s relationship grow and develop, but, all the while, we learned more about the other Riders (whose stories I can’t wait to read). I enjoyed the various perspectives in the book – in one chapter, I could look into Maricela’s thoughts and understand her reactions, then in the next chapter, I could do the same with Ivan. Interspersed in their story were chapters viewed from the perspective of other characters, so not only did I learn about Maricela and Ivan from their own perspective, but I also learned about them from these other characters…along with the added bonus of learning a little bit about those characters themselves (which will make their stories that much richer when they get told).
As for the story itself, Maricela and Ivan are both weighed down by the expectations people have of them (and that they have of themselves), and this book is all about them learning how to reconcile their own happiness with those expectations. I love the realness of their feelings and their interactions with the people around them. I love the sense of family and that ultimately, even though it isn’t always easy, their happiness is what is most important.
I seriously love this world.
It’s not complicated in any way, it just feels so real to me, like it’s an actual place I’d want to visit and play in, and I love being able to spend a few hours hanging out with the characters ~ no matter which series they come from ~ and learning new things about it and boy do some new things come to light in Ivan!
But first...Ivan and Maricela.
It was hard not to love these two, separately and together. They both struggle with the expectations that are placed on them simply because of the blood that runs through their veins and while it does weigh heavily on both of them, they actually want to live up to those expectations. They respect their positions in the Sector and understand why things are the way they are...and yet they wish there was a little more wiggle room at times.
But that version of Ivan and Maricela are those of the Rider and the Princess, the man and woman who live beneath the titles, aren’t necessarily all that different, but a little more relaxed and their true personalities come out to play as their relationship grows and becomes more than either expected. They fight the good fight for awhile and I really enjoyed the slow burn aspect because I got to see that they were friends and truly cared about each other on a deeper level than simply physical attraction or because of their positions. But once they finally gave in, and not only in the smexy sense ~ though that was hot ~ all bets were off and there was only one outcome could work for both of them. Of course certain issues do spring up in the course of their journey, but I loved how everything worked out for them in the end.
Now, I know I’ve said this in every review I’ve done for the Beyond series and the Gideon’s Riders series, but it has to be said. I love the family dynamic that is always present in this series. The bantering, snarkyness and just all around being up in each other business is something I totally enjoy and this one has it in spades. I also liked getting a better idea of the political side of Sector One and all the little intrigues that go on when it comes to the royal and noble families. As far as the Riders are concerned I don’t have a clear favorite because they are all so intriguing to me (though Ashwin is still all KINDS of awesomeness), but I loved spending more time with Laurel (Six is still my absolute fav when it comes to the women in this world, but Laurel could give her some competition) but there was one little section that had me sitting up and going “Ooooohhhhh” I need more of that backstory, like, yesterday!
So, needless to say, I loved and adored Ivan as a whole. The romance was well done, the angst was low, and I loved spending time with all the characters and cannot wait to get my hands on the next book in the series!
~ Copy provided by the author & voluntarily reviewed ~
How much did I love this book? And how much did I love this book cover?This series has the hottest book covers, and each one gets hotter....This one (book 3 of the series)is obviously about Ivan, but I love how Kit Rocha interweaves into the book, the other characters from past and future books,so we can “catch up” with their lives...❤️🌼🔥
IVAN is the perfect Rider to be Princess Maricela’s bodyguard...The Riders sign their lives over to the protection of the Rios family, and are expected to forgo a family of their own....Ivan is the strong and silent type, and is not only willing, but in his mind, expected, to die for the Rios family. Maricela is wide eyed and innocent, because she has been so sheltered, but she grows up right before our eyes, and Ivan has everything to do with that...Having to guard someone you are falling in love with, 24/7 is tricky,if not torturous for Ivan, and these two both have to overcome familial, as well as, public obstacles... She is a princess, after all....Watching the woman you love being expected to let men in the sector “win her favor” and then pick a husband (who isn’t him) is also torturous for Ivan, but Maricela is not the child her family treats her as, and she wants to break the “business arrangement marriage” tradition which is expected of her...and they are both willing to give the other up to do what was best for their true love..❤️🌼🔥
Only thing I missed was Whitney Houston singing And I Will Always Love You!!!❤️🌼🔥