Book – Fervent (Condemned #3)
Author – Gemma James
Publication Date – April 30, 2015
Genre – Romance/Dark
Type – Part of Series
Cliffhanger - Yes
Rating – 4.25 out of 5 Stars
Complimentary Copy generously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
Fervent is the third book in the Condemned series.
I never imagined things could get worse, but they do. The men who took us show no mercy. They won’t stop until they’ve destroyed Rafe for something he has no memory of, and I’m their weapon of choice.
Tortured and defiled, they make me wish I was back in that cabin where death was favorable to drawing another breath, but our captors can’t break what’s already broken.
What scares me is the madness I see festering inside Rafe. I’ve taken his freedom, his career, his reputation, yet despite all I’ve done, he’s determined to fight for me, kill for me, give everything he is for me.
He’ll even die for me.
NOTE TO READERS: FERVENT is a new adult dark romance with disturbing themes and explicit content, including sexual scenes and violence that may offend some. Intended for mature audiences. Part three of the CONDEMNED series. This is not a stand-alone read! Please begin with TORRENT and RAMPANT, otherwise, FERVENT might not make much sense.
My Thoughts - Story
I have anticipated this book for so long that when I got a hold of it, I couldn’t put it down for a minute.
This is definitely one of the darkest books in the series and if you have any sort of triggers, this is definitely not the book for you to read. There were scenes where even I drew a few deep breaths to get my bearings straight. And if you know me…it takes a lot to affect me like that.
I was so hoping this was going to be the last in the series because I don’t know if I can take anymore of Alex and Rafe finding each other just to be torn apart.
These two have been through some really tough times and it just keeps getting worse and worse.
Rafe and Alex find themselves captured without any clue who may have them or what their future holds. The two of them will be tested on their love for each other – begging their capturers to spare the other.
Between mental and physical abuse, the walls start to break down between these two and the last person you would think will be the one who betrays them.
Reason for Reading – Release Blitz/Review
Story Rating – 4 out of 5 Stars
Steam Rating – 4.5 out of 5 Stars
Angst Rating – 5 out of 5 Stars
Writing Rating – 4 out of 5 Stars
Content Flow Rating – 4 out of 5 Stars
Told in – Dual POV
Hero – Rafe – still can’t remember the past and continuously blames himself for hurting Alex
Heroine – Alex – confused about Rafe and her desire to be hurt
HEA? – Ends with a Cliffhanger
Would Read More from Author? Yes
Recommend To – Readers who enjoy total angst and a dark theme