Welcome to the third installment of the Eden Contemporary Fantasy Romance series from Rhenna Morgan. Please read on for my review and excerpt, check out the tour stops to see what other readers thought about the book, and don’t forget to enter the tour wide giveaway where you could win a $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble GC (Reader’s choice) and 1 Eden Series Prize Pack (US Winner Only) Includes: Signed Print Copy of Waking Eden, Eden Series Coffee Mug, Eden Series Grocery Tote, Eden Series Pen/Stylus and Eden Series Post-its
By far my favorite of the three, although each story focuses on a specific couple, we get more answers and information about the overarching story arc. Answers are coming about the prophesy and while many of the repercussions are still nebulous, the understanding of one’s role is clearer, at least to Ramsay. He NEEDS to find the puzzle and work it out.
Even as he’s decried connections and entanglements, when he first heard Trinity’s voice he couldn’t stop the strong and strange reaction of MINE running through his head. He’s not interested, or so he tells himself, but he can’t possibly stay away. For her part, Trinity’s life has been troubled. She knows she’s not entirely human, but she’s not sure what it means or what benefits she can gain from it. To this point, she’s afraid to touch anyone since seeing every secret of a person when she was little. She’s blocked herself off from people – retreating in books and the comfort they provide, sharing their wonders with patrons of the library.
From the start, the connection between Ramsay and Trinity is different. She’s not experiencing the soul-shaking sightings when they touch, and her desire for contact without the images and secrets overwhelm her. While Ramsay is trying to puzzle out why she and his sister-in-law have the same pendant, he’s more than willing to step in and be her teacher for all things sensual.
We do see some of Serena’s continued plans to enslave humans, as well as several moments with Lexi and Eryx as they are working to dissemble the prophecy and defeat or forestall Serena’s plans as she manipulates and masterminds for control. With a few more insights into the story as pieces start to fit into their place in the puzzle, this instalment is a wonderful addition. Not a story that would be easy to follow if you haven’t read the earlier books, this is my favorite for the wonderful connection and depth that is coming forward with each pairing. The mysteries around the prophecy aren’t half bad either, and while I have some ideas of where it could go, Rhenna Morgan has again managed to create interest and drop a few hints to further my interest.
Title: Waking Eden
Author: Rhenna Morgan
Genre: Contemporary Fantasy Romance
Published by: Self-Published
Published on: 26 July, 2016
Source: Author via Tour Company
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The only hope for saving their race is to surrender their hearts.
With a long foretold and annoyingly vague prophecy warning of immense change for Eden, Ramsay Shantos is forced to hunt words and legends instead of rebels. For a man of action, it’s the worst kind of agony. Until he encounters a sexy librarian who bears the fated prophecy’s mark. A mark no human should possess.
Tortured by her mixed heritage, Trinity Blair has enjoyed little human touch in her life, let alone intimacy. Even the most innocent contact fills her mind with a person’s deepest, darkest secrets—except for Ramsay. Her immunity to his thoughts sparks a fragile hope that she might finally experience the passion of her Dark Spiritu brethren…unless he’s the dangerous crossroads her father predicted.
When knowledge of Eden goes viral in the human realm, Trinity is Ramsay’s only hope for quelling mass panic. Can he risk revealing the secrets of his race to the guileless ray of sunshine? Or is she the unknown source of Eden’s destruction?
Warning: Contains one playboy warrior well-equipped with wicked words, a panty-melting grin, and well-honed moves in and out of the bedroom.
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A copy of this title was provided via Author via Tour Company for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
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