Friday, October 7, 2016

Review & Blitz: Dalir's Salvation by Nina Crespo

Title: Dalir's Salvation
Author: Nina Crespo
Genre/Age: Romance
Series: The Song Series (Book Three)
Publisher: Lyrical Press
Format: ebook via Goddess Fish Promotions
Rating: ✺✺✺
SynopsisTo be with the man of her dreams, she’ll have to face her worst nightmares…

Ari is looking to live a normal life. But after she hits her head, normal is no longer an option. A mysterious, rugged man appears, whom only she can see… each night he fulfills her fantasies and leaves her begging for more. She’s sure he’s a figment of her imagination—until she finds out the hard way that he’s all too real. Now, to truly be with him, Ari will have to embrace the parts of herself she’s been desperately keeping at bay.

Dalir’s been burned by love before, yet he can’t resist Ari’s beauty and charm. And all it takes is one kiss to spark nights of passion. But there’s danger on the horizon that only Dalir and his friends in the band Thane’s Redemption can deal with. And the longer he stays with Ari, the greater the peril to them both. Will the two of them be strong enough to fight for their newfound love—and their lives?

Four weeks ago, he’d fought Kell and nicked his brother’s throat, but Kell had leaped time and escaped before he could finish him. He would have pursued him, but Reid’s injuries couldn’t wait. Time in nothingness had weakened Kell’s phasing and fighting skills. His brother wouldn’t make the same mistake twice. Kell wouldn’t show his face until his powers and fighting skills reached full potential.

Colby’s green eyes grew cold with a hard expression. “Don’t worry we’ll find him.”

“When are you reporting back?”

“Later tonight. After New Jersey, I’m tracking down Ari.” Colby answered Dalir’s questioning look with a chuckle. “You know who she is, Celine and Lauren’s friend.”

Right. Celine and Lauren had agonized over leaving her behind in Florida. His decision not to bring Ari to The Drift hadn’t gone over well. Lauren and Celine had a reason to occupy his home. Ari, a grown woman capable of taking care of herself, didn’t. First they’d want one friend to live with them in The Drift. Then another. He wasn’t a damn innkeeper.

Just like their little redecorating project, the list of people they would have wanted at The Drift would have gone on forever. “What about Ari?” “We’re taking turns checking in on her so the girls won’t worry so much.” An electric saw buzzed to life downstairs.

Dalir’s jaw ached from his gritted teeth. He could camp in the mountains or go to his place near the lake. Or he could let Colby do the job the recon expert did best. Hunt for leads.

“I’ll check on Ari.”

Colby rubbed the stubble on his jawline. “I was just going to pop in where she works, make visual confirmation that she’s okay, and move out. I can handle it.”

“Focus on finding my brother. I’ll take care of this side errand.”

Dalir stalked back to his room to change clothes. “It’s time to bring this to an end.”

Nina Crespo lives in Florida where she indulges in her favorite passions -- the beach, kick boxing, a good glass of wine, date night with her own real-life hero and dancing. Her lifelong addiction to romance began in her teens while on a "borrowing spree" in her older sister's bedroom where she discovered her first romance novel. Curiosity about people and places, including what's beyond the stars, fuels her writer's imagination. This wellspring of inspiration allows Nina to create sensual contemporary stories and steamy paranormal tales, which she hopes will feed your own addiction for love, romance, and happily ever after. Current must haves include cupcakes with frosting and lots of sprinkles, and red wine chocolate blends.


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**Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for honest review.** 

This is the third book of The Song series and even though there is a new couple finding each other in this book, I probably should have read them in order. When I started the story, it took me a bit to work out who everyone was and how the time-traveling (phasing) worked. There are also separate realms and the group of men's second identities as musicians. It was a lot for me to try to sort through. However, I still enjoyed it!

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Dalir is hunting for his brother and has traveled into the human realm in order to find him. It seems that his brother has been busy working his way into a network of criminals and creating his own evil army at the same time, making Dalir's job even more difficult.

Ari is trying to lead a normal life, despite the fact that she has somewhat psychic/intuitive abilities and two best friends that practically disappeared from her life. When a fall lands her in the hospital, Ari discovers that her abilities have now grown and she can see a man that no one else can. And this man is quite a sight to behold, too.

That wasn't supposed to happen. Ari should never have been able to see Dalir. And when he realizes that Ari can both see and interact with him, he can't help but wonder what else they can do together. It doesn't take much for the sparks between them to turn into a full-on blaze. And boy does it get hot in here...

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With Ari's help, Dalir may finally be able to locate his brother. But putting Ari in harm's way is just not in the plan. However, a visit from an unlikely ally could take the control out of Dalir's hands and put it straight into Ari's, who would do anything to protect the man she is beginning to care for.

I struggled a little at the beginning as I tried to understand where I was in the story and who was who. But I eventually figured it out (I think) and quite enjoyed the interaction between our couple. The romance was especially enjoyable. *wink*

In closing... 
I do recommend this series be read in order, simply because of the strong backstory and number of characters. I would like to go back and read the first two books. Until then, four suns for this one!

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