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Sara's Review: Sebring: The Unfinished Heroes Series, Book 5 Audible – Unabridged Kristen Ashley

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Released: January 11, 2016

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Length: 296 pages

Format: ebook , paperback

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Nick Sebring has issues. Born feeling like an outsider in his own family, growing up under the shadow of a brother who could do anything, Nick isn’t that great of a guy. But when this culminates with Nick lashing out to hurt his brother through the woman he loves, Nick turns inward and makes some decisions about the man he intends to be. And as he does this, he falls in love and truly learns the man that he’s grown to be. When his love is murdered right before Nick’s eyes, Nick knows he has to avenge her. He knows how he’s going to avenge her. And he has no qualms using Olivia Shade to exact that vengeance. Olivia Shade has grown up on the outside of her family too. Her problem is that they don’t want her outside. They want her all the way in, right under their thumbs. She pays the price for seeking escape and learns her lesson—she’ll never see a dawn where she wakes up free. Then she meets Nick Sebring, and even as she fights it, the hope that died years ago starts to blossom. She can find love. She can have a man of her own. She can be happy. She can be free. Olivia hopes while Nick schemes. However, as Nick peels back the layers of all that is Olivia Shade, he finds something surprising. He understands its fragility. He falls in love with its beauty. He seeks to protect it. But he forgets to protect his Livvie from one thing: Nick Sebring.

Five (Huge) Boundless Stars

I didn’t think I would ever find a book I loved more than Knight. It’s fitting that Sebring replaces Knight, or at least comes close. Ok, let’s say they are a tie; fitting because both books are about two brothers. It is so rare to finish a book, and IMMEDIATELY want to start it again, I found myself doing just that with Sebring. I know this will become one of those stories I devour over and over, because I loved it that much.

I was nervous going into Sebring, because frankly, the last few Kristen Ashley books have been such a disappointment to me; with the same recycled characters and dialog. However, with Sebring, I felt like she brought a completely new level to her writing. Olivia is her best character I’ve read so far; she has so much depth and feeling, I was in tears, TEARS, I tell you, so many times, and the level of her anguish and despair was heartbreaking and I felt I was there with her.

I was also so enamored with Nick; the man he became, from the man he was, just wow. I loved his journey, and that we got to see a complete 180 with him. I love the man he is, that he is his own man, and he did it on his own terms.

Sebring completes the Unfinished Hero’s books, and it is a fitting end to the series. I Loved Sebring as much as I loved Knight, book one in the series. I love both brothers’ stories equally; I can say I have two favorite books now, both by Kristen Ashley.

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