This is the first and maybe only review of a book that I will give . I loved Tau’s Pride : Storms. It is one of those books that no matter what you have to do, you ignore it and just keep reading. My only regret of reading this book is that I will have to wait for the next one to come out. Good read.
—Kimala Rayworth; Las Vegas, NV
First off, thank you to Wendi and Deborah for sending me a copy of their latest book Tau’s Pride. In exchange for the honor of reading it no charge, I agreed to give an honest review.
Where do I even begin! The battle is over and there is finally peace, or is there? After any battle there is always the aftermath and it isn’t always what you expect. When you spend so many years and so much time fighting the enemy, what do you do when that enemy is gone?
Regina and her Pride, Pack….whatever they’re now to be called are learning that once the fighting has stopped the real battle begins. Each person in the family has a place but do they know that place or do they accept that place? Is there room for change? Will old feelings and insecurity destroy this new balance before it even has a chance to begin?
The new family that has been created is something never seen before but was prophesized and foretold to bring a new age. It seems like such a daunting undertaking and each player is uncertain of the role they play. They’re still trying to understand themselves and the people they love. How are they supposed to usher in a new age when they can’t even find peace at home?
Once you’ve learned what it is to completely love without boundaries is it easier to stay in that moment or run from it because it doesn’t seem real or doesn’t fit your past ideals? This is the question I feel that Regina and the Pride are having to answer in this spin off series of the Bonds of Blood and Spirit.
What does being the High King and Queen really mean for Regina and Cole? Is Harry really willing to play Beta to Cole? Are the Cavanaugh men content in their new roles? Where do Angelina and Selene fit? These are the questions that ran though my head as I read the book. Some questions were answers and some I’m still waiting on but I’m certain Wendi and Deborah have a plan. They always do!
I felt torn throughout the book. I understood where each character was coming from at any given time but that didn’t mean I had to like it or them. This latest book has opened up a whole new can of worms for Regina and crew. I actually think what the future holds will be harder for them than anything they’ve faced in the past, alone or together.
When I read the last page I didn’t even realize it was the last page and I was left with my jaw hanging open! I wasn’t ready for the book to end but I can see events unfolding am excited to see how they play out. This is definitely a book you do not want to miss out on. I say this with each book but it might be my favorite book yet.
Liza Jane; LizaJane Chronicles
In the first of a new series, following on from Bonds of Blood and Spirit, we start with Storms, and a more apt description of this book I cannot imagine. This book is simply tumultuous from start to end!
The oneness that the Pride and Pack attained is hard to keep going, once normal life gets in the way. What with babies, long-lost brothers and sisters, Rosewood Pride, Valley Pride, the Morrison brothers, it’s no wonder that Regina is at her wit’s end. I really felt sorry for her in this book. She has given so much of herself, admits her faults and tries to work on them, is unashamedly loyal to those she calls ‘family’, and yet she is disregarded and disrespected. I don’t place one iota of blame on her shoulders. One character who I did like, but has gone down in my estimation, is Cole. And I realise that I will get shot down in flames for this, but this is my review and my opinion!
He claims to love Regina and Angelina, and yet treats both of them with ignorance and certainly no love. I could rave on for a while on his shortcomings, but I won’t. Suffice it to say, I fell out with him in this book! Mind you, I think I have always preferred Harry, and I was very impressed with him as the story went on. I did wonder why he was such a wallflower to begin with, but received all the answers I could ask for.
With so much angst, you would be forgiven to think the story is at a standstill, but you would be entirely wrong. The next stage of the prophecy is moving into place, Harry has an unwelcome passenger, the FSC is playing games, it’s still all going on.
With lots of action, twists and turns, plus endearing (and annoying) characters, this is a wonderful start to the new series, and I look forward to seeing where it will go next.
Cole and Regina are at it again and the fireworks are flying!!
This is the long awaited 5th book in the Bonds of Blood and Spirit series. It’s a new Guard taking over and there are lots of growing pains. Continuing towards coming together as One is a huge theme in the book. Regina and Cole, as Queen and King, must overcome personal issues and obstacles to bring their pack/pride together. Tempers flare, feelings are slayed, and Cole acts like his usual self. A higher Oneness and freedom to love will not come easy when the human part of them gets in the way. I have to say that even though Cole’s ego gets in the way a lot, he is my favorite character. Half the time I want to zing him for some of the things he says and does. The other half wouldn’t mind taking a ” spin” with him! He drives me crazy! Overall, this was a great start to a new generation…Tau’s Pride. I look forward to the next books in the series and can’t wait to see how Cole, Regina and the gang get it together. Oh, on a side note….Watch out for Harry!!
—Robyn, Phoenix AZ