FEARLESS (Avena #3) by MARIANNE CURLEY
Ebony and Nathaneal were in love before they were even born.… Torn apart and kept in different worlds, will they finally reunite in this exquisite conclusion to Hidden and Broken?
Ebony was kept hidden on Earth for sixteen years, unaware that she was an angel. Unaware that her true soulmate, Nathaneal, was searching for her. Now ready to claim her rightful place with him, in a cruel twist of fate Ebony is captured and imprisoned in a version of hell.
Knowing that Nathaneal will come for her, Ebony is determined to fight against the evil that holds her prisoner. As long as she has Nathaneal’s love, Ebony has nothing to fear. Can Nathaneal break through the gates of hell? Will these long-lost lovers finally reunite and fulfil their destiny?
This one was definitely better than the second book but the exciting stuff only begun 3/4 into the novel.
Throughout the majority of the novel, Ebony is captured by Prince Luca in Skade. And honestly, she was pretty comfy for a prisoner.
She talks a lot about hating Luca and wanting escape and return into Nathaneal’s arms. But she does little to achieve it. Yes, there were reasons for that but in my eyes, there were many opportunities for her to find ways to escape and plan some sort of bad-ass stuff.
At the same time, we also read more of Nathaneal’s POV. He has always been a pretty bland love-interest for me. Sure, he’s hot beyond measure but he, himself isn’t that much interesting. He dedicates a lot to his love for Ebony but for once I wanted him to do something for himself; for him to become an independent character who was sure in himself. Each character in this novel lacked this. Too much of what made them them was too much of their reliance on the people around them.
About 3/4 into the book, things finally gets interesting and the droll pace begins to pick up. YAY.
Nathaneal and his gang of ultra-strong and out-of-this-world angels begin their rescue mission. And from here on, exciting and heart-stuttering action occurs and some swoony-worthy happy times.
In conclusion, a very satisfying and happy ending to a very conventional paranormal romance.