Author: Siobhan Davis
Release Date: May 30th, 2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars
Format: e-book, received in exchange for an honest review
Ariana Skyee has been the center of Zane Anders’ world for years. They got together as a couple ten months ago, so Zane finally has the girl of his dreams. Life should be peachy.
But it isn’t.
Haunted by a shared secret that threatens to destroy their relationship and claim their sanity, Zane is on a one-man mission to prevent Ari from falling apart.
Then Commander Skyee drops the biggest bombshell of all, and everything Zane has taken for granted about the future is shattered overnight.
Always and Forever: That’s what Zane has promised Ari.
Keeping that promise is about to become the hardest thing he will ever do.
It was nice to see Zane when he was younger and how it all began. You could feel his emotions throughout the whole story.
I had a slightly harder time reading this story than all the rest of them from the series, but that is because I think I have fully accepted that I am Team Cal. So to see Ariana with Zame in this story was weird. Though I know they were together before she went to Novo, it was still hard to read it when I know who I want her to be with.
That doesn't mean I didn't enjoy the story. I loved it! Siobhan is one of those authors that I think I will read anything she writes. She has such a wonderful flow to all that she does.
Zane is such a sweetheart and has good morals. He does all that he can for Ariana. It is so dang sweet. He goes out of his way to do anything she asks of him.
Ariana is still her stubborn self in this book. She has had something happen to her that has made her that way. We get small little hints as we go along but we never really know what it truly is. I think this has traveled with her even after her mind was wiped. She feels weary of others still even though I don't think she really knows why.
You are left with a cliffhanger of what happens to Ariana. I was hoping that we would find out at the end of the book, but I think it is going to be brought up in book 3 now. That is okay with me. I can't wait to get my hands on the final book in the series and see how it all ends.
This book gives you a good glimpse at the before and then the other books cover the after. It is definitely a big difference. You can see how things progressed rapidly and how things turned out. This is the definition of the calm before the storm.
It was a nice treat to see them as kids and the free spirits that they had. They change so much, but you still see their personalities just as brightly in this story as the rest of the story. They stay true to themselves, even if the world forces them to grow up a little faster than expected.
I loved this book and I can't wait to get the last one! I hope if you haven't read this series yet, you go out and get them all right now! You won't be sorry.