11 March 2015

Loyalty (Mark of Nexus #3) by Carrie Butler

Loyalty (Mark of Nexus #3)
by Carrie Butler.
Audience/Genre: New Adult, Paranormal Romance.
Publication: March 7th 2015.
Rena Collins should be busy planning her happily-ever-after. Instead, she’s working for the enemy—or so they think. With the help of her fiancé Wallace and his unscrupulous brother Cole, she’s been struggling to hone her powers in secret. If they can stop Faye, the leader of ERA, the prophesied end to their war could be within reach...

Too bad they don’t get the chance.

The human experimentation project has moved forward, thanks to the help of an outside group of supernaturals, and it’s about to explode across the country. With lives on the line and a violent clash of wills suddenly at hand, Rena, Wallace, and Cole must decide where their loyalties lie. Now. Is the future of humanity worth dying for, when they aren’t even a part of it? Just how far are they willing to go?

Reviewed by Kelly.

If you haven’t read the other books in the series, what are you waiting for? But seriously, don’t read this review because it will be spoilers from the other books.

The moment I opened the book, it was like sitting down with an old friend and catching up and hearing what was new. Carrie Butler gives us reminders in case we forgot where Honesty left off. I appreciate that because sometimes I forgot some of the little details.

As soon as you are caught up though, it is so full of action, intrigue and adventure that you can’t put the book down until you have finished it, family dinner be damned!

Wallace, Cole and Rena are not only fighting for their own lives they find themselves way over their heads and trying to figure out how to literally save the world from the evil spread by Cole and Wallace’s relatives.

I am not going to tell you so much about the story but just give you some of my thoughts….

1- Gotta love that Cole. He is so funny and sarcastic. He finds himself in love and he now owns a cute little pet that he calls his child. The pet is very unconventional. But it is so Cole! We get to see a loving side of Cole that is so sweet! I love that we get chapters with his POV so we can hear his inner monologue! He really is the opposite of his brother.

2- Wallace. He is getting used to hugging now and is excited to get married if they make it through this battle. He even has moments where he lets his inner Cole come out. It looks good on him too!

3- Rena. She channels her inner Wallace and is having way too much fun with sharing Wallace’s strength! She is looking forward to getting married too and consummating their marriage. Wallace remains afraid that he will hurt her with his strength though.

4- Clara. We don’t get to see too much of her sassy self. This book has her resolving her issues with her sister. But at the end, Clara is back to her sassy self and I love how she uses her powers of persuasion.

5- The relatives. There are too many to go through each of them but they all need to get what they have coming to them! They are way too evil and I can’t believe they come from the same genetic pool as Wallace and Cole and Clara!

6- Aiden. He makes me sad through most of the book. He is just zombie like and that is what ERA wants the world to be, without emotion.

7- Story line. Loved it! I wasn’t sure Carrie would be able to find a conclusion that would work since there was one new problem/issue that popped up. But she did it and I loved the ending! The story is easy to read, it flows easy, it isn’t hard to keep up and you can’t help but want to know what happens next with each character in the story. It was really nice having several POV chapters to know their inner dialogs and how they felt and to get a good laugh at their thoughts.

8- In the end? I am sad to see it end. It was sweet, sassy, sarcastic, funny, and sad at times and I didn’t want it to end.

9- My favorite quotes can’t be shared because they would be spoilers, but they all come out of Cole’s mouth and had me laughing way too hard!

And even though, I got a copy for review from Carrie; I still bought my own!

Carrie Butler is an award-winning author, the owner of Forward Authority Design Services, and a co-founder of NA Alley—not to mention a recovering marketer with a penchant for superhero socks and Firefly. Time away from her desk is spent playing with her rescue pup, yelling at the TV during hockey season, and indulging in target-based recreation. Otherwise, you’re likely to find her glued to her chair, discovering new ways to share her daydreams...

The Mark of Nexus series has appeared on Amazon bestselling, top-rated, and hot new release lists in various genres. It has also been mentioned in publications like USA Today and Writing New Adult Fiction—a recent how-to from Writer’s Digest. If you’d like more information on Carrie’s work, please visit www.carrieabutler.com.

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