Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Triumph (Bellator Saga #6) by Cecilia London



Goodreads Review




“All of your ideals, your hopes and dreams…they cease to matter if you abandon them in your darkest hour. We have to see this through to the end.”

Jack McIntyre and Caroline Gerard have never shied away from a challenge. As dual commanders of the American rebel forces, they now face the greatest adversity of their lives. Every decision has permanent consequences. Relationships are tested and restored. Hard truths come to light. When the reality of their situation finally hits them, there is one thing they know for certain.

No sacrifice is too great for love.
 



It All Ends Here. Their love however will never end. 

Let me list my feels to be honest I have so many mixed emotions. I felt distraught, angry, sad, tearful, and joyful and although frightening at times there was so much hope.  

“Take miracles when they came, because they’re few and far between.” 

Triumph is beautiful, raw, gritty, astonishing, poignant, hopeful and daunting. And of all things emotionally draining. It bled me dry I laughed, I cried, I felt bittersweet. I saw everything that I was meant to see and yet all of it cannot be put into words no matter how hard I try. 

My opinion on Caroline varied with each book. There were times where I hated her and I loved her all at the same time. Caroline here is not who she used to be and she still feels that her sanity might snap at any time. But she is a fighter. She is also still easily provoked and doesn’t have a real hold on her temper.
 

I will repeat myself for the sake of it hands down Monty is one of the best Heroes I have read. His brand of dominance, his complete control his kindness, his tenderness and devotions as well as his unconditional love for Caroline is undeniable. 

I will always love you Monty. You are my number one silver fox.  

The journey they have been on is hard to describe it is something that needs to be read, experienced. They were different when they met, they grew together as well as the love they had for one another. They were torn apart by extreme circumstances but each helped to put themselves back together again. Together they are sinfully, sexually decadent. More than they used to be, a deeper connection, more intense and knowing more of what they have and what they can lose.  

I highlighted so much of this book and have realized that I can't really use anything of it is an experience you have to go into blind. It is everything I imagined and more.  

Although I do have some slight negative points against the book. But the positive far outweigh the negative. But I have the need to mention them anyway. 

Personally I found the ending to be somewhat anticlimactic. I really had no idea what to expect it just all felt too smooth for me. But my questions in regards to the ending being too smooth are more about the execution of it. I would have liked to have seen what the Santos administration had done in more detail. I could raise and ethical and maybe even philosophical nature that doesn’t belong here. As it’s a review and not a debate.

I do find the author’s mind truly fascinating and wouldn’t mind picking it apart. Or having a debate with her. Ethical, philosophical or otherwise anything else. 

Ms. London is fearless in her writing and it all comes from the heart. Without a shadow of a doubt the determination and love involved in this journey is admirable. The idea to set up this plot now? Foresight might have been involved on her part.  

The intellectualism of the book raises it to an epic moral and ethical debate to show how some people are willing to go to the extremes to fight for what is right and what the world in the end can come to if we aren’t careful. If we don’t stand up for our beliefs and values. This series and more specifically this book has earned a part of my mind and heart. See now I have been a tad philosophical here. 

I didn’t want to voice this one but in for a penny in for a pound right? It was in some cases too patriotic where some things where I thought wow okay that is putting it on thick. 

Parting words: Be vigilant at all times.