Sacrifice by Emersyn Vallis is book three in the Fate series and we are back with Sidney and Simon. Sidney starts to realise that she missed out on so much while she was away from her family, living her counterfeit life. She never realised that they worked to keep her unaware of so much and finally realises that for those ten years, her life was on adjournment. She never realised that they worked to keep her unaware of so much and finally realises that for those ten years, her life was on adjournment! It is so obvious that Simon has always cared deeply about Sidney, while she has tried to deny her own fe for him. Sacrifice is their story. There is humour, love, petulance and anger, all rolled into the love between these two. But all is not as it should be and there is a darkness that underlines Mea's past that curls around the edges of this love affair. Sidney is having nightmares and there are some who could resolve the troubles, but don't. This is a powerful series that needs to be read directly, one after the other. It's packed with actions, outcomes and nuances that can be easily missed. Sacrifice is a long book, around 460 pages, which makes Hanging Pawns #2 seem like a novella at only 175 pages. There was so much going on in Sacrifice that it was far more confusing than the expected cliff hanger. This series must be read in order to grasp all that Vallis has woven into the characters and setting. I'm so glad that I can pick up the last volume and keep reading.
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Reviewed for Once Upon an Alpha
Sacrifice is book 3 in the Fate series, and is the continuation of Simon and Sydney's story. Please read Adjournment and Hanging Pawns (book 1&2) before reading Sacrifice, the previous stories give all the background into the Chandler/ McAllister family's history.
This series although slow to start off, has taken hold of me and Sacrifice started to answer some of my questions while leaving many more new ones. Sydney has grown up, moved on and has finally given herself to Simon, they have always been in love with each other, but circumstances kept them apart. Not anymore....
Their relationship goes beyond sex... he is her anchor, but their hilarious banter of love/hate had me cracking up a number of times and receiving strange looks while I burst out laughing, in public.... I just adore their characters. Along with Simon's brothers Chase and Dean, Sydney's twin sister's Morgan and Molly, Syd's best friend's Lexi, Mea, Jacob and Josh this close knit group cause more trouble than a group of unwatched children in a candy shop.
As Sydney comes to terms with Mea and her past she forgives and lets her in... She very quickly becomes a close friend to Sydney and working on set her her hubby brings them even closer.
Although this series is about Sydney and Simon I loved the way Emersyn wrote in the other family members and their apparent love for each other. This is a great cast of characters that are not only loveable, but funny, quick witted and undeniably fiercely protective of each other.... But this cliffhanger has me questioning if being protective can save one of their own.
I anxiously await End game, the final book in the Fate series....
I received this book for an honest review on behalf of a kiss down under book blog.
Warning!! Hello cliff hanger, thank god I have the next book at the ready to start! We pretty much leap off from where book one ended, Sidney is slowly realising her true feelings for Simon. We still have the hilarious antics of both their families and things from her past is beginning to fall into place.
Another great story and I'm dying to get into the last book so all those questions I have has since book one will hopefully be answered.