Abel Jin and Delilah Johnson have lived their lives with a hole in their soul, yearning for something they don’t understand.
Until one night Delilah is in mortal danger and a man who’s otherworldly strong and supernaturally fast saves her. Delilah is then cast into a world where fiction comes to life in the form of Abel, her destined mate, a vampire/werewolf hybrid who claims her at first breath as his.
But Abel knows the danger isn’t done. He’s dreamed for centuries that his mate will perish and he will stop at nothing to keep her safe.
For Delilah, she’s not only coping with fantasy come to life, but a mingling of very different families. Not to mention, she has on her hands a man who doesn’t understand his true nature and has lived his long life thinking he’s a monster.
Abel and Delilah together fills the hole that has been clawing at them for decades. But finally finding each other, it also tips their destinies as the last of The Three. They must unite with the other destined lovers, who with Abel and Delilah, are fated to save the world.
Or die trying.
Kristen Ashley is my favorite author, and to say I was nervous about reviewing my first ARC of her work is an understatement. Honestly, I was completely petrified. I loved the first two books of The Three and couldn’t wait to see how everything would come together for the final installment. One of the reasons I love reading KA is she continues to surprise me at every turn, and this book was no exception.
The most shocking aspect for me was Abel Jin himself. It took me over half the book to warm to him and I never “loved” him; I found him to be brash and over the top. I am not a huge MC fan, and perhaps that is why I just couldn’t embrace his character. While I didn’t care for Abel, I adored Lilah. I loved seeing the relationship with her and her dad. I also appreciated how she was up front and honest with Abel. Not many women could match with him and she does it beautifully. However, I felt there were way too many sex scenes between these two. I love steamy as much as any girl, but I found the endless sex distracting from the storyline.
I loved the side characters in this book, especially Yuri and Aurora. Nothing would have been better than another book with these two. Abel’s adopted family was awesome, and I wanted to see more interaction with them as well. I was over the moon to see Lucien/Leah and Cal/Sonia. I never tire of seeing them interact with each other.
Although Wild and Free didn’t hold the magic like the first two books of the series, I still enjoyed the book. Overall, I loved the series and would recommend it to any PNR fan! ~ Rebecca
“Whatever happens, after it’s done, finally, we get wild and free.”
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Kristen Ashley was born in Gary, Indiana, USA and nearly killed her mother and herself making it into the world, seeing as she had the umbilical cord wrapped around her neck (already attempting to accessorise and she hadn’t taken her first breath!). Her mother said they took Kristen away, put her Mom back in her room, her mother looked out the window, and Gary was on fire (Dr. King had been assassinated four days before). Kristen’s Mom remembered thinking it was the end of the world. Quite the dramatic beginning.
Kristen grew up in Brownsburg, Indiana and has lived in Denver, Colorado and the West Country of England. Thus, she’s blessed to have friends and family around the globe. Her family was (is) loopy (to say the least) but loopy is good when you want to write. They all lived together on a very small farm in a small farm town in the heartland. She grew up with Glenn Miller, The Everly Brothers, REO Speedwagon and Whitesnake (and the wardrobes that matched).
Needless to say, growing up in a house full of music, clothes and love was a good way to grow up.
And as she keeps growing, it keeps getting better.