Friday 7 November 2014

✪ King Tomb (Forever Evermore #3) ✪ Scarlett Dawn ✪

© Janeane


From Scarlett Dawn comes the stunning, sexy, sensual, surprising, spell-binding conclusion to the best-selling first Forever Evermore trilogy.

Queen Shifter, Lily Ruckler, has found solace in brutal warfare. Her bloodied fists and bared fangs fill the holes left in her memory, the blank spaces that leave her soul aching and empty. Her only pleasure is in blood; her only salvation is the relationship she has with her infant child, the baby of unknown origins who brings her solace and stability.

When Elder Harcourt summons Lily and her protector Antonio back to the
United States, Lily thinks nothing unusual about the change of location. But a standard reconnaissance mission leaves her trapped inside King Zellers private quarters, and at his mercy. Surprise attraction rapidly turns to a battle of wills and an intense power struggle that leaves no clear victor but plenty of resentment.

They are not allowed to nurse their wounds. In order to win the war against the Commoners, the King Vampire and Queen Shifter must work together. It should be easy. The war is turning, the battle is deadly, and both Lily and Ezra love the cold cleanliness of combat. But their chance meeting has led to more than an unlikely alliance. Secrets have a way of surfacing, especially on a torn-up battlefield, and Lily and Ezra are about to re-learn all they cannot remember. If they can
t control their emotions and responses, it will be to their own ruin and the destruction of everything around them.

 Copy received via Netgalley for an honest review

I have been anxiously and impatiently awaiting King Tomb from the minute I finished reading King Cave.

And I was not disappointed!  I was curious how the story was going to go, after the shocks at the end of King Cave.  You will remember that Lily and Ezra were separated, they had been "mind raped" with all memories of each other wiped from their mind - NOOOOOO!!

The Mys/Com war is going full steam ahead and our Kings and Queens are spread across the world fighting.  But Lily and Ezra are not kept apart too long - even if they don't remember who the other one is to them.  Oh, and don't forget, Lily was pregnant with Ezra's baby at the end of King Cave so it is interesting how that all plays out!
Oh, and even better?  They soon find out who the other is and what their relationship is.  It is not drawn out till the end of the book, it is dealt with and done!
 Now, just wait till you meet Isador - Isadorable more like it!!W

Ezra is one sexy beast.  Gah, can't get enough of him, even when he is being an arse!  And when he is being a dad -  swoonworthy!

There are some real surprises in this book.  There is one particular character that has so much to do with what has happened in the last book and now, and I was completely taken back by it - though looking back maybe I shouldn't have been?

We get all the Elders back.  I especially love Antonio and Cahal (you remember, Lily and Ezra's dads?)  And even if you didn't before, you will looooove them by the end.  There is just something about them that put a big ol' smile on my dial - and it will you too!!

I wish we had gotten more of Jack and Pearl.  I know this trilogy really is Lily and Ezra's, but Jack and Pearl were such a big part of the series, especially second book that I just wanted more of them!  

The thing that kept this from being a 5 star read for me was the last 10% of the story.  Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed it, but it just seemed to wrap everything up too quickly and too easily.  I liked the conclusion and where the story ended up, but the way it all happened just didn't seem to fit in with how the rest of the trilogy went, if that makes sense?

Ms Dawn has created a fantastical, wonderful land that I just want to lose myself in over and over again.  I am sad to see this trilogy end, but I know that she will create more wonderful places for my mind to visit.

Scarlett Dawn is drawn to all things quirky and off-beat. She believes there are no boundaries for an imaginative soul. Her love of the written word started at an early age, when her grandmother would take her to bookstores every weekend. Dreams came alive within the books she found there, and now, she is thrilled to share her stories with others who have fallen under the spell of taking fantastical journeys. Scarlett resides in the Midwest with her husband, three children, and two dogs.