Review: Lore (Whispers from the Bayou, #4). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Lore by Sandra R. Neeley

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Lore is an Ancient and is just what his name describes – Lore. The lore of a thousand peoples and places, their magics and their beliefs all evolved over the passage of time and now walking the Earth as this male — Lore. He’s wandered this realm and the next for eons in search of his beloved mate. She was taken from him as punishment for his deviant behavior, and as retribution for betraying his own brother. He’s searched for so long he is near insanity — some even think he has crossed that line. 

. . .

Evangeline is a true innocent, lured from the safety of her brethren by a beautiful, sensual male filled with promises and magics as old as time. She’s locked away from everything she loves. She has no idea why — she has no memories. They’ve all been stolen from her. All she does know is that she has to remain hidden. Those who tend her tell her that her love wants to kill her, and they keep her imprisoned for her own good. Now if she could only remember her love, maybe she’d know who she should be hiding from. 

. . .

Lore refuses to cease his search for the female that holds not only his heart, but his soul. He’s long ago stopped believing that she’ll ever love him again — she doesn’t even remember him. But she’s locked away, treated as a prisoner in a place no innocent should ever be held, simply because she once loved him, she trusted him. And for that she suffers. He won’t stop until she can dance in the sunshine to her heart’s content, and he can hear her musical laughter on the winds. If it costs him his very existence, he’s willing to give it. Will he be able to find her this time, before his brother spirits her away from him again? He’s tired. He’s ready to give in to the insanity and nothingness that berate his mind on a daily basis. This is his last chance at saving her. 


A special place in Hell!

The following ratings are out of 5:
Romance: 💛🖤💜💚❤️
Heat/Steam: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Story/Plot: 📕📗📘📙📔
World building: 🌏🌍🌏🌍🌏
Character development: 🤒😌🙃😍😘

The heroine: Evangeline – She is imprisoned in Hell and has retreated into her mind. She has been told that she is in a tower in a castle for her own good being protected from her mate who wants to murder her.

The Hero: Lore – Lore is an ancient and has many powers. He eats the souls of evil people and for a long time the supernaturals at Whispers thought he was evil too. However, through the first three books in this series he has become family to many of the residence of the Whispers community. Especially Lily, the young daughter of Carnage and Carolena, whom he has some sort of connection to.

The Story: we have gotten some glimpses into Lore’s past in the prior books, but don’t know much about it at the start of this one. I knew he did something in his past that he (and others) are being punished for. I also knew the dragon (that is now a tree) is someone from Lore’s past that he may have done wrong in a way, but we don’t know much more about that at the start of this book, other than he has been trying to make up for it by mentoring and protecting Lily.

I have been loving this entire series. The characters are so endearing and the Whispers community of supernaturals, hidden deep in the Louisiana bayou is such a wonderful and whimsical setting. I just love Carnage and the fact that he can’t speak sentences, just a few words here and there, yet Carolena and Lily can both understand him perfectly. I love how Murder is such a good friend to everyone and a protector to all. I love how Destroy is like a huge child and how Enthrall is so giving and caring.


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