“Saving Jace”: A Review

“Saving Jace”: A Review

Title: Saving Jace
Series: A Fada Novel Book 4
Author: Rebecca Rivard
Genre: paranormal romance (sexy/steam)
(can be standalone)
Release Date: September 25, 2017

THE DARKTIME ISN’T OVER…

Jace Jones, a Baltimore earth fada lieutenant, lost nearly his entire family in the clan war known as the Darktime. Scarred by the deaths, he pours his soul into rebuilding the clan. The only person who has a claim on his heart is his niece. Then an attack by a night fae assassin leaves him dying on a human’s doorstep…

Tough, edgy Evie Morningstar is doing her best to raise a teenage brother on a waitress’s pay. She has no time for men—until the sexy jaguar shifter is stabbed just steps from her house. Evie hides Jace from the night fae, saving his life—only to find that both she and her brother have been drawn into the fada’s dangerous world.

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Excerpt:
Someone was watching her.
Evie gripped her keys and glanced around.
The watcher was standing in the shadows across the alley. His eyes gave him away: a faint, luminous green.
Her heart kicked into a gallop. “Jace?” she called. “Is that you?”
Please let it be him.
He stepped out of the shadows. She blew out a breath. It was Jace.
He crossed the alley in a few long, loose strides. An atavistic tremor went down her spine. This was the real Jace—and he was nothing like the injured, feverish victim of last week. No, this man was dark. Powerful. Raw-boned. A panther in a T-shirt and jeans.
She squared her shoulders and lifted her chin, because damn it, she’d saved the man’s life. She refused to let him spook her.
He stopped a few feet away. “Hello, Evie.”
He was bigger than she remembered, but then, last week he’d been hunched over nursing his injuries. Now she realized he was a good half foot taller than her with the lean, hard build of a soldier. Another shiver went down her spine—but this one had nothing to do with fear.

Review:

Star Rating– 3.5/5

“Saving Jace” is fast-paced, thrilling, and full of action. The two head characters, Jace and Evie, are a drool worthy couple for multiple reasons. First, the development of their relationship seems very natural, despite the soul mate trope that’s used.  As I was reading through the novel, I wholeheartedly believed these two characters were compatible. More importantly, I wanted them to be together because I believed they deserved one another. Also, they broke the typical “alpha male and spunky female” trope. Though Jace is no pussycat (pun intended), he doesn’t come off as overbearing or dominant. The author managed to portray him in a way so that the reader  was still aware of his masculinity but comforted by the fact it wasn’t his sole defining feature throughout the novel. The same goes for Evie who has a smart remark at the ready if needed, yet isn’t constantly itching to tear somebody a new one.

I also loved the family theme portrayed throughout the novel. The fact that Evie has a younger brother to consider when deciding to get involved in the supernatural world added a new twist to the story. She and Jace being together wasn’t a sole decision they had to make. They had to consider his clan and her brother. All or nothing!

Overall, I enjoyed this novel but there were a few times it frustrated me. The dialogue didn’t always seem natural. Actually, at these points it seemed only to be written to push the plot and not entice the reader. This unrealistic feeling was further increased when the characters would talk about external plot points in the middle of a sex scene. As a reader, it threw me off and I thought it better suited to pillow talk or post-sex scenes.

Lastly, I wish there was more development between Evie, her brother, and the secondary characters. Despite the author informing us there was discrimination against mixed bloods in the clan, everyone welcomes Evie and her brother with open arms. There’s no hesitation and the way Evie interacted with the secondary characters, you would have thought they knew one another for years. You can be friendly but up to a point.

To wrap it up, I can’t wait to read more about the earth fada. Jace is my favorite male lead in the entire fada series and I want to learn more about the characters that surround him. The novel is such a quick read yet still so entertaining and watching Evie and Jace fall in love is worth it all.

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More Praise for Rebecca Rivard and the Fada Shapeshifters:

“A steamy, spellbinding romance with phenomenal pacing and distinctive dialogue…” ~InD’Tale Magazine (5-star Crowned Review)

“I devoured this book…” ~Rebel N Angel’s Book Blog

Author Bio:
USA TODAY bestselling author Rebecca Rivard read way too many romances as a teenager, little realizing she was actually preparing for a career. She now spends her days with dark shifters, sexy fae and alpha vampires—which has to be the best job ever. Her books have twice been awarded the prestigious Crowned Review from InD’Tale Magazine, and her novel Tempting the Dryad (#3, Fada Shapeshifters) is a 2017 RONE Finalist. Her novel Stealing Ula: A Fada Shapeshifter Prequel was a 2017 Finalist for the coveted PRISM Award given by RWA’s Fantasy, Futuristic & Paranormal Romance Chapter.

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