Apr 29, 2015

ARC Review--Savor by Alyssa Rose Ivy

Jared is Vera's perfect man—until he opens his mouth. An incredible body and set of wings can only go so far when everything he says seems designed to make her mad. Still, she can't deny her intense attraction or the fact that he is the closest thing she has to a friend.

Jared doesn't go for bear shifters, especially ones that are related to his ex, but he can't resist Vera's charm or the way she understands him better than anyone else.

As suspicions build and loyalties are tested, Vera and Jared realize that they may not be able to trust anyone but each other.

I received this ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review, I was in no way compensated for this review.

Alyssa Rose Ivy continues The Empire Chronicles with Savor, but this time, a new heroine and hero are at the helm. Jared and Vera are an unlikely duo, but at the same time, they manage to click with one another. Vera wants to go back home and confront her mother and meet her real father, while Jared is a on mission to find his mother. Their paths are the same it seems, but danger is never far behind.

I only have very vague recollections of what was happening last time with Casey and Toby, and since we have a new heroine and hero, I figure that's okay. But I still wish I had had gobs of time so I could re-read stuff before diving into a continuation or spinoff. I digress.

I loved Jared! I've loved him from the get-go really. And you have no idea, I am still reeling in shock over Tiffany, despite the time I've had to accept. I really thought when we first met Tiffany in the Crescent Chronicles that she would be the one for Jared. But I must say, I do like Vera! Vera is sassy and matches Jared perfectly in the attitude department. So naturally, these two click right away. But alas, they don't want to make anything permanent just yet. They aren't even using "yet" that's just me. They're just happy having fun together. In a way, they do care for one another, but there hasn't been any declarations of true love yet. But I suspect by the end of their story, they'll get there!

For awhile, I wasn't sure what the story would unfold to us, but once we start getting deeper into the plot, secrets arise and prophecies start popping up. Again, the term "prophecy" is my doing, but it's the best word I can use for some of the situations. Though we don't really get that prophecy in full. We get teases of there being some great power to come and behold. Of course I am getting over a cold, so perhaps I missed something and it was explained. It happens.

Regardless, I enjoyed this one just as I have enjoyed just about all Alyssa's Paranormal titles! She's one of those rare authors who writes in Paranormal New Adult and I find myself at the edge of my seat waiting for her next release! Don't even get me started on her Dire Wolves Chronicles! Oh goodness, I likely won't ever shut up! LOL!
While the pacing wasn't as fast as I would've liked, I do blame that partially on my head-cold, it was still a decently paced novel. The ending is what sets us up for more adventures in what is likely to be yet another trilogy of awesomeness. All I can say is when's the next book come out?

If you're a fan of paranormal titles I highly recommend this one! Not only are Alyssa's shifters a bit different than what you normally see, the lore behind them is unique in its way too. This is a world series that basically always has me call for more, more, more, and I just hope that Alyssa has plenty to provide me for the years to come!

Overall Rating 4.5/5 stars

Savor releases April 30, 2015



  1. Great review Jessica! Definitely agree on Jared and Vera unlikely duo. Just love those two together. :)

  2. I still have yet to read anything by Alyssa Rose Ivy but her books do seem really interesting, and I am liking this cover! The characters sound fun, and I'm glad you liked this one!


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