- The Elusive Sun
- Rebecca Hefner
- October 1, 2019
- Devon Wilcox
- Etherya’s Earth, Book 2
As far as progressing the plot of the series goes, this one can be skipped. There’s not much in the way of combat or dealing with the demon threat, outside of a handful of scenes.
The real draw here is Lila and Sathan and their relationship. There’s a whole “will they? won’t they?” thing going on, but we all know they’re going to end up together. Oh em meeeeee! Sathan finally gets his shit together and makes his move. These two are probably my flavorite couple so far. He’s a dick and has been for 1,000 years. He doesn’t deserve her and she still gives him a chance.
The romance scenes are hot, as they always are between characters who love each other and have chemistry. I was totally sitting here, grinning like a schoolgirl while listening to their scenes. The buildup is what really cements it all together. He goes from being a dick to sending her romantic letters and trying to win her over. It was all so very sweet and wonderful.
The thing I found incredibly annoying about this story is the over-use and misuse of the word “so”. Nearly every use of the word so should have been replaced with “very”. I can’t stand it when people say “I’m so happy!”, or “This is so pretty!”. So pretty that what!? Either finish the sentence or use another word. I find it extremely insufferable in book form, I just want to shake the author and say “You’re an author, use your vocabulary!” (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻ I don’t care if that’s how some people talk, I find them equally as insufferable to listen to.
The narrator did a fantastic voice for Sathan. The characters in general were all well done and the narration was clean and clear. There weren’t any issues with the audio being louder or quieter in sections.
NOTE: This copy was provided to me free of charge as a digital review copy. The opinions stated in this review are mine and mine alone, I was not paid or requested to give this book a certain rating, suggestion, or approval.