Thursday, August 30, 2018

Ivan (Gideon’s Riders, #3) by Kit Rocha



Reviewed by Tabatha 

This series just keeps getting better and better!

Ivan was an exciting and sizzling tale of forbidden love, and I enjoyed every moment of it from start to finish. But how could I not when a soldier, whom has pledged his very life to the Rios family, falls helplessly in love with the much coveted Rios princess when his duty forbids it?
Now I will caution that this is definitely one of those slow to burn types of love stories, but I do promise you that these two burn bright once they give in to the temptation. Their love story kind of made me think of all of the regency books I've read with the girl being expected to marry for the benefit of the family. I honestly think that's why I enjoyed it so much, being the regency nut that I am, but this world is very far removed from that time period in every other aspect and that made me like it even more!

Now Ivan has always been the quiet and lethal man fully dedicated to overcoming the ghosts of the past, even when it wasn't his wrongs that needed to be overcome. He's lived an incredibly rough life, but he's found a home with the Riders where he can serve Gideon and his family. He never expected to find love, but he deserves it more than I think any of the Riders.

And poor Maricela...I truly felt for her. She is being pulled in all different directions by her family and her political duty to the people. It is all taking a far greater toll on her than she allows anyone to realize, that is until Ivan becomes her bodyguard. He notices the real weight she carries and what a burden it is on her, and decides to make it his mission to help her reclaim a bit of happiness for herself. It's truly sweet the way he tries to show her a bit of freedom to be herself.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book and I think you guys might as well if you love this world like I do. I also can't wait for more of the riders to on fall in love, because I think they deserve that happiness before they sacrifice themselves for duty and honor for the Rios family. 

*I received a review copy from the authors in exchange for my honest review.*

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