Dark vampire lord Luther Davin has been obsessed with capturing Olivia so he can use her special gifts for his own reasons. As Caleb and Olivia try to make a new life together with their coven, the Nightwalker’s attempts to capture her only intensify and inadvertently bring an unwelcome visitor from Caleb’s past barging back into his life.
She is Caelestis—Celeste to the modern world—and she claims to be Caleb’s first and rightful mate. Although Olivia has grown confident and secure in her relationship with Caleb, she soon realizes that Celeste sees herself as no less than a goddess among mere mortals and will stop at nothing to get Caleb back—which means Olivia herself must die!
When these two threats collide and fate steps in to pull Olivia away from her new family, will she be ready for her darkest hour and her greatest battle?
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to author Christine Wenrick.)
This is the third book in the ‘Charmed’ Trilogy, and kicks off 9 months after the end of book 2 ‘The Charmed Souls’ **Warning – some unavoidable spoilers for books 1 & 2**
Olivia has had nine months to learn some self-defence techniques, and to get used to mated life. The threat of Davin still hangs over them though, and Caleb is determined to end Davin, so that Olivia can begin to live her life freely.
Olivia isn’t happy about Caleb’s schemes of finding and killing Davin, but she has her hands full just keeping them to herself when Celeste, the vampire who turned Caleb, turns up and keeps trying to seduce him.
Will Olivia ever be free from Davin? Will Caleb ever be free of Celeste? And is there a happily ever after in store for Olivia and Caleb?
I enjoyed this book, and it was a great end to the trilogy.
Olivia has grown in the time between books 2 and 3, she’s learned more about herself as a dhampir and has improved her skills in defending herself. She loves Caleb though, and trying to deal with Celeste and her hold over him is a little too much for Olivia. Being forced to spend time away from Caleb is also difficult for her, especially after what happens to Gemma! (not telling what that is though!)
Caleb once again shows how determined he is to both care for and protect Olivia, even when Olivia doesn’t exactly agree with his methods. Caleb really is a bit of a catch, and the ‘love’ scenes between Caleb and Olivia were toe-tinglingly sexy.
I liked the storyline in this instalment, and there was plenty of it! Caleb’s relationship with his sire Celeste is covered, as well as Olivia’s powers as a charmer, and Davin’s unending pursuit of her. Things are also happening to the other characters as well, with big changes in store for Gemma, Jax, Maya etc.
Overall; a great end to the series, and a very sexy read.
8 out of 10.
About the Author:
Christine is a graduate of Washington State University where she received a BA in Interior Design. And true to form of using mostly her ‘right brain’, she splits her time between her commercial design career and her imaginary world of writing. She lives in the scenic Pacific Northwest where she enjoys hiking, camping and photographing many of the wonderful places that served as inspiration for her Charmed Trilogy. Her biggest reward in life is any given day when one of her books connects with a reader because she herself is such a lover of reading. Some of her favorite authors include Lisa Kleypas, Julia Quinn, and Kimberly Derting.
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