Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Rhapsody by Cecilia London (Bellator Saga #5)

by Cecilia London

My rating: 5 stars

Series: The Bellator Saga - Book 5
Publication Date: September 13, 2016
Publisher: Cecilia London
Available from: Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo
"I'm never going to stop loving you, Caroline. It's just not possible."

Major Caroline Gerard returns from a dangerous mission battered and bruised. Terrified to confront the emotional and physical gap between her and her husband, she's determined to do whatever it takes to avoid reality.

Commander Jack McIntyre has been tasked with saving American democracy, but he has to save his marriage first. He's desperate to regain the passionate connection that he and his wife once shared. And a man on a mission will sacrifice anything to succeed.

In the meantime, the rebellion is in need of a catalyst to spur international action to stop President Santos’ increasingly unstable behavior. As Caroline and Jack repair their hearts, each day brings new secrets and new challenges, and a revelation that could shatter everything they thought was true.  

 Rhapsody by Cecilia London (Bellator Saga #5)

If ever a story has tortured my heart, Cecilia London’s Rhapsody is it. I didn’t think it was possible for Cecilia London to wring any more out of me with her Bellatore Saga series, but she sure did! Less blood and torture, more emotional pain, and pure flawed humanity and gut-deep love is on the menu as Caroline and Jack battle each other, their inner demons and Caroline’s survivor’s guilt as they fight to find their way back to each other.

Caroline is no longer the politically tough woman she once was, her filters have crumbled and tact is not her forte, but it’s her raw vulnerability that her biggest tell of the destruction both mentally and physically of what she has been through.

And Jack, can you say, finally, he is 100% human, caring alive and goes beyond strong alpha leader, lover and best friend! Gone is the arrogant sex-crazed entitlement he seemed to own before, as he becomes part whipping boy, part sturdy rock and now Caroline’s biggest supporter and protector.
Yes, he is hot, he has reached legendary lover status and believe me, Caroline needs him, more than she could even know. Her biggest obstacle to dealing with the past, the present and looking to a better future is herself and Jack becomes the conduit to connecting it all.

When a captured Fed turned rebel informant comes face to face with Caroline, she knows now is the time to take action, and to make it big, global and well-known, but that also puts a big fat bullseye on her back, should she seek outside global help? She is the key to uncovering the horrors of the Fed and she feels she owes this to those who died. Can Jack let her go? Should she go?

Cecilia London is known for her powerful pen, razor-sharp tension and world-building that defies compare a she deftly blends romance, political machinations and revolution into one of the best series ever. Never shy about details that border on erotica, this time out Ms.London creates a passion between Caroline and Jack that is far from lusty and titillating, it is a soul-deep connection between the two of them in a free expression of their feelings and needs as they renew the bonds they once shared. Like I said before, Rhapsody flipped the switches on every one of my emotions and there were times I wanted to either rage or cry as the ugliness of the world and beauty of love clash and almost incinerate the pages with their force.

I received an ARC edition from Cecilia London in exchange for my honest review.


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