Review: The Reluctant Savior

  • Title:
    • The Reluctant Savior
  • Author:
    • Rebecca Hefner
  • Release:
    • March 17, 2020
  • Format:
    • Audiobook
  • Narrator:
    • Devon Wilcox
  • Series:
    • Etherya’s Earth #4

First off, the word “so” is misused and overused a bunch of times in this story, as it was in book 3. I’ve grown extremely tired of people misusing that word, it’s not a descriptive word and tells me nothing.

Romance-wise, I think this is the best one yet. I think each romance up until now is better than the last. They all have their own unique twist and to me, Kenden and Evie’s feels the most earned. Much like her brother, she spends the entire novel trying to convince her chosen mate she’s unrepentantly evil while ignoring her true feelings. I enjoyed the scenes of him trying to court her. It felt like they both had something to prove. They grew and learned to accept each other, flaws and all.

The weak point in this novel was the side character romances, I didn’t find them compelling or interesting. The novel felt like it ran on a little too long and I think it would have been better without them or if they were shorter. Additionally, there were some storybook/lore scenes that I did find interesting. Though I was a bit confused about what they were supposed to be context-wise. Maybe I missed some vital piece of context. I couldn’t tell if it was a parent reading to a child or a retelling of events that actually happened. They kinda came out of nowhere. When they did, I wasn’t sure where they left off at because I’d forgotten about them. I found myself wanting to edit the audiobook to make them all into a single, coherent story.

As always, the narration is excellent.

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.

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