Fable of Happiness by Pepper Winters
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
A whole new world!
The following ratings are out of 5:
World building: 🌏🌍🌏🌍🌎
Character development: 🤭😮🥰
The heroine: Gemma – Taken captive while rock climbing far off the beaten path in Mammoth Cave National Park after trespassing into a stone mansion that was hidden in a forgotten valley. Gem has since fallen for the man who took her. She has empathy for what he went through and wants to help him.
The Hero: Kassen – he was the only one of his family left in his valley. He has lived alone for eleven years until Gemma arrived. Every time the memories of his abusive childhood would try to resurface, he would shove them into a box in his mind, though they have been pushing themselves back out more and more and he has been losing time and is afraid of what he becomes during those times.
The Story: Another huge cliffhanger ended the last book. I started this one right away after finishing, I just couldn’t wait to see what happened. A figure from Kas’s past resurfaces, threatens Gemma and brings about a big change.
The book was told in dual points of view and narrated by Tor Thom and Charley Ongel. I loved the narration in these books, the narrators are perfect for the characters. I especially loved Tor Thom’s deep and menacing inner voice. Like the first two books, the narration in this one was dual narration in every chapter no matter whose point of view it was in.
I don’t want to give away anything more than I already did above, but to say that I really liked the fact that each book in this trilogy took an entirely different direction than the prior books and kept things very interesting throughout the trilogy.
Also I just can’t say enough about how much I enjoyed these books since I usually don’t like the tortured Hero trope, especially when they delve into the torture. But this series went deeply into Kas’s past and I liked it. It really showed how PTSD can affect a person, in a way, it is a commentary on getting over a tragic past. This was a terrific ending to a great trilogy.
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