Where the Wind Whispers by Bethany-Kris, London Miller
Published by Self-published on October 10, 2016
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There is death where the wind whispers.
Left for dead by his own father on a snowy sidewalk, Kazimir Markovic finally understands what true betrayal really means, and just how far one will go to keep a secret. He only needs to survive, to make it home alive to his wife, and then everyone else will know what it means, too.
It will all come to an end …
Right back where it first started …
New York’s streets are bloodier than ever. No souls are safe in this war. The games are over.
From authors Bethany-Kris (Donati Bloodlines Trilogy) and London Miller (Den of Mercenaries) comes the final installment of Kaz and Violet’s journey in the Seasons of Betrayal series.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
The Seasons of Betrayal Series has impressed me from the start. A romantic suspense saga between two people, Kaz and Violet who were never intended to cross paths, let along get to together. Their fathers have done everything possible to prevent their relationship once it came to their attention and in this book, with the tension finally comes to a head. This forbidden love story all began with Where the Sun Hides, and it’s a must to start this series at the beginning.
There are no boundaries for a father’s love for his daughter, but when it is conditional, and life doesn’t go as Daddy plans, plus he feels the need to set it straight, his irrational actions threaten to destroy everyone involved. The love Alberto had for his daughter was so powerful that her rejection of him and his wishes cut to the core. While I never felt empathy for him, I could see how his love for her blinded his thoughts.
The raw passion for justice and revenge was equally active from every main character in the story. Wisdom seemed to have the upper hand while self-assured cockiness took an unwelcome backseat. Age and wisdom didn’t always gel nor was it always obvious who was the wiser one out of them all.
I have devoured this series, and this book more than all the others. From the time I reached 67%, my heart was pounding and had worked its way up to my mouth. I was in a book buzz from beginning to end, but the buzz went up a notch higher as the suspense intensified. Thank goodness I was able to chat with my blogging friends as I rode the adrenaline wave of emotions that ripped through me as each of the situations unfolded. The support, mind you, had them laughing at my expense not hesitating to tell me I was entertaining them. Of course, my need to vent superseded my pride and I continued to share. At one point I wanted to play editor and provide Violet with an army to help her get out of one scenario in particular. I would describe myself as a pacifist, a gentle person who likes to maintain harmony but I was ready to don the battle gear and fight alongside her.
My faith in Kaz and Violet was never in question, but I was never sure how they could or would survive. At the same time, her father, Alberto, was so stubborn in his stance on what Violet’s destiny should be, the outcome was anybody’s guess. Up until the final pages, just before the epilogue, I was still unclear how the story would end. My only thoughts were once I finished was how am I going to sustain the buzz this book has created. I am worried the next book I read won’t come anywhere close to giving me the same book buzz as I have experienced reading Where The Wind Whispers.
What I struggled with:
*Needing to talk about what was happening, I was desperate to share the emotions as I was experiencing them in the story
What I loved:
*Violet’s strength, while still being a caring, loving woman
*Kaz’s loyalty and headstrong personality, an alpha who was aware of his vulnerability and responsibilities
*Rus’s extravagant shopping trip and his declarations
*Vera’s calm persona
*And so much more!
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Bethany-Kris is a Canadian author, lover of much, and mother to three young sons, one cat, and two dogs. A small town in Eastern Canada where she was born and raised is where she has always called home. With her boys under her feet, snuggling cat, barking dogs, and a hubby calling over his shoulder, she is nearly always writing something … when she can find the time.
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ABOUT LONDON MILLER
With a degree in Creative Writing, London Miller has turned pen to paper, creating riveting fictional worlds where the bad guys are sometimes the good guys. Her debut novel, In the Beginning, is the first in the Volkov Bratva Series. She currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband and two puppies, where she drinks far too much Sprite, and spends her nights writing.
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