The River of Time Series--a Top 10 Pick for over 20 YA book bloggers in 2011!
If you like romance, adventure and a dose of medieval Italian culture, you'll love
Waterfall (book 1),
Cascade (book 2)
Torrent (book 3).
(Hint: They’re not just for teenagers!)
Bourne, a novella, picks up right where Torrent left off. Find out what has happened to men returning from the battle--gravely wounded--to the Betarrinis, fighting for the men they love...
And just who is hunting them next...
Star Rating: *****
For those of you who weren't sure if Bergren could pull off another awesome, one-of-a-kind, pulse-pounding adventure in a third of the usual pages....she CAN!!! Bourne packs a big punch and an even bigger adventure!! There is one scene where a man uses Lia to get Luca to cooperate, but besides touching her, it goes no further. Bergren handled this--and Gabi and Marcello's intimate hubby/wife moments--very well, in my opinion
All the characters in Bourne--Gabi, Lia, Marcello, Luca, Greco, to name a few--are so well known and loved, I was thrilled that I could read about them once again. Luca and Lia's romance moves forward just a bit more in the novella, which thrilled me. And Luca's protectiveness over Lia was so "aww"-worthy.
And since I am such a big Greco fan, let me just say that while he is going through a lot of guilt and inner turmoil, he is still an amazing guy--and totally swoon-worthy! His guilt only makes him more noble in my eyes...if only Luca would see it, too! ;-)
The plot was awesome--lots of adventure that never ends from start to finish. And the ending promises more. All I can wonder is...when is the next one coming out?? Seriously, do NOT miss out on this next book in the River of Time series!!
I received this book from the author. It was not required that I give a positive review, but solely to express my own thoughts and opinions of this book, which I have done.