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- Print Length: 264 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: May 11, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01FK7LICQ
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,333 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Salvation (The Protectors, Book 2) Kindle Edition
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Ronan, god...this man. So broken from his past that his mind is almost...ALMOST one track on his mission. Can anyone break through to this man, make him see? Can he ever know that he CAN be loved and love someone again? Is he so broken that he's unable to? But god...his NEED for Seth....
Seth....bless this boy's little heart. All the pain and heartache he has endured have led him to live an almost reclusive/secluded like lifestyle. But god, his love for Ronan...
They are both so broken, but they can't stay away from each other even if they think they should or want to, they...just....can't
I absolutely love Sloane Kennedy. The story, the writing, the way I was drawn into this book...this series. it's rare for this to happen. Not every author can make me cry, and if you do, then you have written a very moving story.
I highly recommend this series, this book. I cannot wait to carve out some time to be able to devour her other books as well.
Where does Salvation rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
It's up toward the top for certain. But, with Kennedy's writing and Leslie's narration, that's no surprise.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Ronan. At first I thought he was just pushing Seth away because he was the little brother of the man he once loved that had died. I thought it was some self inflicted punishment or something. Closer to the end of the book, you learn the truth and it was both enlightening and infuriating.
Have you listened to any of Joel Leslie’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
I have listened to almost all of Joel Leslie's works, hell, I purchase audiobooks not knowing what they are about simply because he narrated them. This book was some of his best work yet.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
Oh yeah, most definitely. As I mentioned briefly above I think I felt just about every emotion on the spectrum with this one.
Any additional comments?
Oh but I have a lot to say about this one. I'll start with the one thing I didn't enjoy, the two steps forward, five steps back. Regardless of the fact that Seth would never truly move on, even if Ronan had actually told him to, regardless, Ronan's come here. No, wait, go away. Okay, come here, no no, hang on a sec, go away. Oh alright, come here, but don't touch me, and then go away. It nearly made me mental. Now, thankfully Kennedy chose such an amazing narrator cause had it not been for Leslie's utterly fantastic ability to bring a story and characters to life, I would have DNF'd this one an hour in.
That being said, I'm so very happy I didn't. As the story unfolds and you slowly get to know more about Seth and Ronan, your heart will break but you'll also understand why they are playing this game of push and pull. What these two men have been through is more than enough to not only break a man's spirit, but to hollow out their soul. This is why Ronan is such an insufferable *insert appropriate 7 letter word here* more often than not for about 2/3 of the book. And Seth, oh my god, horrible. But then you have the balance to all the anger, hatred and pain that has wrapped itself around these two men like a boa constrictor, sucking the life out of them.
Oh but then you have the sexy, steamy, erotic, toe curling scenes where Ronan lets his guard down and lets Seth in. There are a dozen or so such encounters throughout the book, each one that much more emotional and what is happening you learn is that another brick is falling from the tower Ronan has built to guard his heart and his emotions. Suffice to say, by the end, Seth is standing in front of him with his arms wound around him refusing to budge. These two are so perfect for each other, but lord they fight it so hard.
I was also happy to get a brief glimpse of how Jonas, Mace and Cole (book 1) are doing and there is a sneak peak at book 3 at the end of the audio and I'm starting that one tomorrow, I simply cannot wait. Overall this book was so amazing and I urge you to look past Ronan's stubborn side and the angst of the back and forth so you don't miss out on such a great story.
These poor men, they are so damaged. My heart broke over what happened to them. The 'profession' that Ronan chose took a real toll on him. I was glad he was able to put his grief (and money) to good use but the emotional damage was heartbreaking to read. I think I may love Ronan and Seth more than Jonas, Mace, and Cole from Absolution!
Wonderfully written, full of action, angst, suspense, and HOT sexy times!
POV... multi-first person
Standalone or series... book 2 in a series but can be read as a standalone
Did it give me a hangover... yes
Would I recommend it... yes
Would I read it again... yes
Seth & Ronan's story was heartbreaking. It's a story of love lost & found, of friendship. Two very different men, both equally broken men in their own different ways trying to keep it together. I love both the book & the audio & definitely recommend it.
I loved the teaser at the end & look forward to listening to Retribution & hearing Hawk's story.
I was gifted a copy of the audio from the narrator.
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