Feb. 27, 2017

Life (Trinity Series Book Four)

Life by the incomparable Audrey Carlan is her best novel yet!  That’s saying something because she has so many amazing novels that I am constantly re-reading!  Life is book four in her Trinity Series...Maria De La Torre’s long-awaited story and I am so grateful it’s finally out.

Maria De La Torre is not simply a character in a book.  She is not simply one of the soul sisters that supported Gigi Callahan in the first three books in this series.  She’s not just a man’s girlfriend.  For me, it’s a lot deeper than that.  Maria represents women all over the world who have had dark and torturous pasts.  She represents women of strength, especially women of strength who recognize their vulnerabilities.  That is one of the things I loved most about Maria.  When her life is turned upside down on the heels of tragedy, her inner strength and courage are tested like she never believed possible and brings out her “spicy” side out in force.  One of the biggest parts of her core strength is the love of and for her soul sisters.  Now that is a beautiful thing.

Elijah is the alpha male of all alpha males.  How Audrey found my husband and described him so perfectly, I will never know <wink>.  He’s a tough, strong, dark, and relentless bounty hunter.  And he had me drooling from the start!  Okay but seriously, Eli is the kind of man you want and need to have your back in everything from the little things to saving your life or the lives of your loved ones.  His need for Maria is the stuff that dreams are made of yet also happen daily for those lucky enough to find it.

As can always be expected from a novel by Audrey, there are lessons as well as wicked hotness (I mean seriously, it’s Audrey Carlan.  Of course it’s wicked HOT!).  In Life, I learned that you can’t choose who you love.  Your mind can come up with a dozen excuses, but your heart knows what it needs.  Another lesson was that you can’t ever underestimate the strength you hold within yourself, even when your nightmares come to life because this is when you will beat them all.  That’s the time when you need every ounce of it to triumph.  As a woman, I can only hope that I have half the strength that Maria has. 

My favorite quotes:

“I see it, Eli.  Life.  My life with you…and dios mio, it’s beautiful.”

~Maria (This made me cry.)

“Without you, Maria, the world does not turn, and my days do not change to night.

You are my life.” ~Eli <total swoon>

One more little comment…I had my not-so-little thrill in this book!  And it’s not for the reason you think.  You have to read it to find out!  (Cue fangirl squeal, double bootyshake, and kaholo!)

Thank you Audrey, for such an amazing novel!  You always take me on rollercoasters!  I don’t remember the last time I cried from deep sorrow, mourning, gratitude, and laughter!  Gah!  This is your best yet and I can’t wait to see how you will top it!  You are THE Incomparable Audrey Carlan and I won’t EVER let you forget it!

Buy Links:

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2mgWeCd

Amazon UK: http://tinyurl.com/j33atvo
iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/life/id1141025760?mt=11
Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/life-113
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