FERVENT is a new adult dark romance with disturbing themes and explicit content, including sexual scenes and violence that may offend some. Intended for mature audiences. Part three of the CONDEMNED series. This is not a stand-alone read! Please begin with TORRENT and RAMPANT, otherwise, FERVENT might not make much sense.
If you’re new to the Condemned Series then I highly recommend that you go pick up a copy of Torrent and Rampant before starting in on this gem. This is a part of a series and was not intended to be a stand-alone, therefore you will be lost.
If you've already read the first two books and you’re contemplating on getting this one as well, then stop dragging your feet and just one-click it already. Trust me. You will not be disappointed.
I can honestly say that I wasn't that impressed with Alex when I first read about her in Torrent, but holy hell. I can’t believe this girl is still standing after all that she endures here. She’s constantly being violated, beaten, and tortured. But despite all that, she refuses to back down. There’s not a thing that she wouldn't do, not a thing that she wouldn't agree to, if it meant saving Rafe’s life. He’s what matters to her. He’s what keeps her going.
My heart kind of broke for Rafe. He’s still suffering from memory loss so it’s like going through hell twice, he doesn’t remember the things he’s being accused of, and the flashes of memory that he’s regained from his time with Alex leaves him with a deep sense of guilt. But worse than that, he doesn’t understand the dark desires that threaten to overwhelm him. It was interesting to see two very different sides of his character, and I rather enjoyed the delicate balance of it all.
Now it took me awhile to figure out how I really felt about this book. If I’m to be completely honest, I kept putting it aside because I continuously found myself getting rather pissed off. It’s very rare that I find myself wishing that I could live in a fictional world just so I could kill everyone, but that’s exactly what was happening here. But here’s the thing. It made me think. It made me feel something. And a week after I finished Fervent, I found myself still thinking about some of the things that I read. THAT’S how I knew it was a five star read. If it stays with you for one reason or another then you know you have a winner.
As with the other books in this series, Fervent does end in a cliffhanger and I’ll be sitting here waiting (impatiently) for the final installment to release. I’m actually really excited to see how it’s all going to end.
**This book was given to me in exchange for an honest review. The fact that it was given to me in no way changes the way that I feel, and this review is based solely on the story itself**