“If you only read one series in 2016, make it The Bellator Saga by Cecilia London!” – Irene, The Literary Gossip
“I can’t recommend this series enough. It’s one for any contemporary romance reader, any Hunger Games lover, any dystopian lover, any fans of erotica. I IMPLORE you to read this series. You don’t want to miss it.” – TeriLyn Reviews
“…One of the most unforgettable reads of my life. This riveting and compelling story gripped me. Stole my heart. And I don’t think I will ever get it back.” – Bianca, Biblio Belles
“This series is unique, poignant, and unforgettable. Readers will be irreversibly captivated by London’s writing and intensely invested in the exquisite creativity that her mind has to offer.” – Vivian, Beauté De Livres
“An unforgettable saga unlike anything I’ve ever read before…I can’t recommend this series enough!” -Suzanne, Tied Up In Romance
Rising Democratic star Caroline Gerard is reluctant to fall in love again after losing her husband. Can Republican playboy Jack McIntyre break through her grief and capture her heart? Told mostly in flashback and set against a chilling fascist backdrop, Dissident is a rollercoaster ride of political intrigue, passionate romance, and undying love.
Alysha’s Thoughts: Dissident automatically starts out with a surge of adrenaline. Memories from Caroline fighting for her life with her Husband. Her words has changed and now she has to sacrifice her life to safe her husband’s. Cecilia goes back and forth between Caroline’s past and present. Politics’ end up playing a big role, but it wasn’t always a dangerous place to be. It was an area Caroline wasn’t afraid to speak her mind, even when she spoke against the other party. This helped her begin her new life after being a widow. The harsh words she spoke against another candidate, Jack, made her want to apologize for speaking out of turn. She wanted to do this face to face, so that’s exactly what she did, which than began an amazing friendship. Caroline just wasn’t prepared for their friendship to turn into love. Even against her best friend, Christine’s, advice. Caroline decided to give her and Jack a chance. Only being two political figures their life wasn’t all that private. So when Christine found out through a blog about Jack’s upcoming election she was devastated. Jack knew then and there that Caroline was the only thing that mattered in his life, even above his career.
Caroline faces the biggest challenge of her life when confronted with the cruelty and sadism of her captors at The Fed. Hope fades quickly, even as she holds onto her one last bit of sanity and her unshakable belief that her husband will rescue her. But is that faith just a mirage?
Conscience continues in Caroline’s story. Fighting for their love, Caroline decided to trade in her career to be a supportive wife to the next State Govenor. Even with their lives falling into place Caroline could see the dangerous change in politics, and how it would not be safe for anyone. With the new Presidential Candidates Caroline knew if Santos were to become Vice President, America would never be the same again. Boy was she right, only not in the way she had thought, It ended up being much worse, and with states succeeding, and political figures disappearing it was only just starting. Especially for Caroline and her supporters who were fighting against the the President and Government. Caroline was able to show her true strength and how much she could truly handle. But would she crack once everyone she loved was dead?
Reeling from her experiences at The Fed, Caroline tries to forge ahead and create a new identity. But that’s hard to do with the ghosts of the past constantly whispering in her ear. She is determined to find the rebellion and move on with her life, but what will she find when she arrives there?
Alysha’s Thoughts:Book three in The Bellator Saga, Sojourn, by Cecilia London was fantastic. I was super excited to have this book released. I could hardly wait to read it and then it only took me two days to finish it; and not because it is a short book either. I couldn’t put it down and now I’m anxiously waiting for book 4 and book 5. And let me tell you I am not a very patient person at all, and Cecilia made sure I’m overly impatient. She definitely knows how to grab your attention throughout each book, but she also knows how to keep you hanging. Sojourn is a for sure cliff hanger just like the first two books were, but it’s still worth it.
Caroline was left for dead after a horrific, brutal beating at the end of book 2, Conscience. Two men ended up coming to her side and telling her no worry while taking her to the morgue. Well in Sojourn we begin to learn that these men risked their lives to fake Caroline’s death in order to bring her to their safe house. This is where the two Federal employees, Gabe and Jones, plus their accomplice, Crunch, would help Caroline live. They made sure they did whatever they could to safe her life and help her heal from her injuries as well as possible given the circumstances. Sojourn offers a lot of detail, maybe even more than the first two books. Caroline is followed through her healing process, her new friends, the movement and memories of her past. She understands these men are needing her to proceed with the movement she first started before her capture, but knowing about her loved ones she has lost since that time Caroline was having a difficult time remaining strong. Gabe planned all their trip to where they could seek refuge with the help of more accomplices. They were there to help Caroline and protect her at whatever cost. Caroline knew she had to remain strong and trust there was still a refuge in California, only once they arrived they weren’t treated like the refuge was supposed to. Caroline has no clue as to what to think especially when she comes face to face with a man from her past. All she knows is if she doesn’t start explaining things soon none of them are going to be safe.