REVIEW – CONSCIENCE (The Bellator Saga, #2) by Cecilia London

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SYNOPSIS:

An escape plan foiled….

A determined woman….

One last tiny sliver of hope….

Jack will find me.

The Fed wants answers. And Caroline is determined not to provide them. They pull out all the stops, testing her sanity, testing her strength, testing her humanity.

Jack will find me.

Subject to cruel and merciless treatment at the hands of a government she once trusted, Caroline clings to her sole lifeline, her only chance at maintaining her tenuous hold on reality: her memories of her husband, Jack, her children, Marguerite and Sophie, and the friends who mean the world to her.

Jack will find me.

But what happens when hope starts to fade? How long until her interrogators cross over into the unspeakable sadism she fears ? How long before she finally breaks apart?

Part Two of a Six Part Saga. Conscience (approximately 120,000 words) is not a standalone and must be read after the first book in the Bellator Saga, Dissident. All books in the series end in a cliffhanger. For readers 18+. This book contains adult situations including graphic violence, explicit (consensual) sex and light BDSM, psychological and physical trauma, and an oftentimes raw, dark, and gritty plot.

*****Dee’s Review*****

*****5++++++ STARS******

(ARC kindly provided by author in exchange for an honest review)

I’m clutching onto my kindle. My heart is pounding and tears are pouring down my face. I relish on the feelings brought on by this highly emotional and thrilling story. If I loved book one of The Bellator Saga, this second book I absolutely adored. The story keeps getting better and better…

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The book starts as Caroline wakes up cuffed to a hospital bed after two weeks of being in intensive care. With the help of her doctor she tries to escape but her mission is short lived. Our heroine gets captured and taken to a horrible government prison, where traitors are tortured for information about the group of rebels forming against the corrupted government.

This book is told from past to present. The past scenes are about Jack and Caroline’s beautiful life, as he runs and wins the election for Governor of Pennsylvania and Caroline becomes the first lady. These two characters are so in love and it’s a real treat to read about them settling so beautifully into married life. Their funny banters, their sexual games and family life are simply amazing and a safe haven inside this very emotional book.

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The scenes that are narrated in the present time are very dark. Caroline never knew how strong she could really be, until she had to fight so hard for her life. Her current situation is very critical, she finds herself in a cruel world, where there’s nothing but pain, darkness, and monsters who hurt her.

My heart broke over and over. The angst was at an all time high. The brilliance of this author though, was how she combined the beauty of the past and the horror of Caroline’s present in a way that not only made sense but left me in awe with the story and made me feel so connected to the characters.

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I always look for inspiration for my own life in the books I read and Caroline’s character was so fierce, so smart, I totally wanna be like her when I grow up. Her passion for her family, her friends, her country, had no limits and she fights with blood and tears to protect them.

Jack’s character too is amazing. There’s so many sides to him and I must admit I liked every single one of them. Jack is smart, rough, loving and sometimes insecure and vulnerable but as the story goes on he made me fall deeper for him.

Another thing I must share in this review is how much I enjoyed the sex scenes between these characters. They both love to experience different things and were barely able to keep their hands off each other. It was so interesting to read about such a powerful and elegant couple who behind close doors got really kinky. As they learned more about each other’s bodies and limits, the sex got much more adventurous and this made for some of the hottest scenes I have ever read in a book.

I’m enjoying these books tremendously, the more I read, the more I cry and the more I love…

Please, do yourself a favor and pick up these books today!!. Don’t let another day go by without you experiencing the magic that is inside the pages of this story.