SERIES: The Splendor Series
SERIES PLACEMENT: #3
AUTHOR: Janet Nissenson
AGE GROUP: Adult
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: November 1, 2016
PAGES: Approx. 393
COPY PROVIDED BY: Author
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RATING: 4 Stars!
The final book of the Splendor trilogy – the conclusion, but never the ending, to a love story for the ages.
All of luxury hotel heir Ian Gregson’s dreams are finally coming true. Soon he will be able to claim the beautiful woman he longed for from afar for more than two years, and she will belong to him for all time.
But as their wedding day approaches, long hidden secrets from Tessa’s past will surface and stir up all of her old fears and doubts. And Ian will once again need to convince her that their love is more than strong enough to conquer all - a love that’s destined to last for all time.
REVIEWER'S NOTE: I received this eARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.
4 Enchanting Stars!
Claim is the final book in the Splendor trilogy. I have enjoyed this trilogy since the opening sentence in book one. It’s different from a lot of the romances I read. The story of Tessa and Ian covers a lot of ground and takes on a gradual build to their sweet romance. Ian waits years to be with Tessa, all the while, longing for her from afar. Tessa’s life is anything but easy and we experience that right alongside her as the author takes us on her emotional journey.
This romance was a gradual build to passion between two people who deserved the absolute best life could offer them. Ian grew up in riches, with a family devoted to him but he longed for a deeper connection to someone he could share his life with. When the stunningly beautiful Tessa entered his life, he knew there was no other that could compare, so he bides his time and when he finally had her within his grasps, he held on tight and treated her with such kindness and tenderness, it was heartbreakingly beautiful.
In this book, their deep connection only intensifies and they finally come to the happily ever after part, but not before more trials and emotions are thrown their way. But watching these two overcome their adversities, find solace and passion with one another and enjoy life to it’s fullest was a wonderful thing to experience. Through the author's beautiful and enchanting writing, we get that full range with every page.
I will say that there were a couple of times I wish the story progressed faster. The author takes her time with scenes and chapters, and has a wonderful, descriptive voice, but sometimes I wanted to get to the meat of the scene quicker. And I wanted more drama, more twists and more angsts. Tessa and Ian’s connection was so strong, I knew they could handle anything life threw at them and I wished their bonds had been tested a bit more.
Regardless, there’s plenty of passion between Tessa and Ian. These two had amazing chemistry and the author gives us those feels and sexy time in spades. Tessa got the fairy tale life she deserved and Ian was the one making sure it happened.
I’ve said this before in previous reviews of this trilogy. These books aren't a quick and dirty read. It’s a slow build to something beautiful and it needs time and attention to fully enjoy what the author is offering. I know I’ll be coming back to these books again for a reread. Ian and Tessa’s love story is going to stay with me for a long time to come!
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