Review: Liam

liamReviewed by Shelly

I’m not sure I could be any happier after reading Liam’s story. If you’ve read Niles first story in the series about Aidan, then you’ll be familiar with Liam and his struggles. Don’t worry, though, because the way Niles wrote this, you don’t have to read the first book to get the maximum enjoyment; however, I would definitely recommend that you give Aidan’s story a go because, yes, it’s that good.

Liam and Ava’s story picks up after the first book and starts off with a bang and kept me on my toes all the way through. I read this one in about two days. Liam has been in a place where no relatively sane person should be, it’s a place where I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy. He’s miserable and has no way to control the emotions that keep coming at him. I felt for him because even though he’s already been deserted by his mate he has no idea the worst is yet to come on the night he feels Ava die. This is a very fast paced read. The action is darn near non-stop. The highs and lows kept me riveted and completely in the moment.

Liam is the most stubborn, wonderful, protective alpha male and an excellent match for Ava. She’s protective of those she loves, including her family, so my respect for her went up by several notches. The love Liam felt for her was palpable and gave me the teary eyes on occasion. I was surprised that I equally liked both the H/h and I must give credit to Niles for writing two characters who have depth. The secondary characters included friends and family who interact in their daily lives and actually care for Liam and Ava and vice versa. The dysfunction is low – thanks for that, Niles.

For those who read the first book, we finally get to find out about Ava and why she did the things she did. I felt for her because really, how do you chose in that situation other than the way she did? I would have enjoyed knowing more about her background but I’m happy with what I did find out. Her heartbreaking discoveries about and reactions to Liam and what she inadvertently did to him were some of the best scenes. I think those more than anything else brought out her true feelings. Sniff, sniff.

Overall, the plot, pacing and character development for Liam and Ava’s story was spot on and I eagerly await the next in the series. Please, please, please, let it be Brit and Val – the sparks between those two could easily set that town on fire.

Happy reading folks!

Rating: B+

*ARC provided by Entangled Publishing

Click to purchase: Amazon

Liam
by Abby Niles
Release Date: August 26, 2013
Publisher: Entangled

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