Monday, March 16, 2015

Review: Loyalty by Carrie Butler

Title: Loyalty
Series: Mark of Nexus, #3
Author: Carrie Butler
Category: Paranormal Romance/Fantasy
Genre: New Adult
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5
Rena Collins should be busy planning her happily-ever-after. Instead, she’s working for the enemy—or so they think. With the help of her fiancĂ© Wallace and his unscrupulous brother Cole, she’s been struggling to hone her powers in secret. If they can stop Faye, the leader of ERA, the prophesied end to their war could be within reach...

Too bad they don’t get the chance.

The human experimentation project has moved forward, thanks to the help of an outside group of supernaturals, and it’s about to explode across the country. With lives on the line and a violent clash of wills suddenly at hand, Rena, Wallace, and Cole must decide where their loyalties lie. Now. Is the future of humanity worth dying for, when they aren’t even a part of it? Just how far are they willing to go?

My Review

Loyalty was a great conclusion to this series that I have fallen completely in love with. Loyalty is a New Adult urban fantasy that has all the right elements and a great cast of characters that just took me on one hell of an adventure.

It really was awesome being back in the world of Rena, Wallace, and Cole. I have definitely missed those three! But what I enjoyed so much was that I could clearly see the growth and transformation they all have gone through since the first book. Rena is a very strong chick; I love how she is able to move past events that would destroy almost anyone else. That courage and strength is something to really behold. Wallace by far has shown some amazing development as a character. I love that he has overcome that fear that used to hold him back; now he is able to be almost a normal guy, and that made me so happy! Cole, oh lord, is probably my favorite character. And he is also the one that has shown the most growth. He definitely has overcome his demons, but he was able to maintain that cocky, witty attitude that I can’t get enough of. I’m very proud of all three characters.

The plot in Loyalty was very toe-curling intense. The characters, all of them, were tested and pushed, but they overcame the obstacles that were thrown at them. I loved how they handled the situations and never gave up. The pacing moved fluidly, and I never really felt it lag nor did I get to a point where I felt like it should pick up.

I also have to mention the sweetness in this book. My heart just gives a happy sigh to all the sweet and steamy moments that happened in the book. Each character deserved those moments and they were so well deserved.
A thousand memories washed over me as we stood there, about to become one in every sense of the word - meeting in the hallway, our first real conversation during the fire alarm, him taking care of me during the snowstorm. I came to find out that the big, scary Madman wasn't so terrifying, after all. Just hurt.
All in all, Loyalty was a whirlwind of a ride, an ending that was satisfying and prefect. 


  1. I haven't heard of this book, but it does sound intense and intriguing. Happy to hear this is one the few books that has a perfect ending. Great review <3 Benish | Feminist Reflections

  2. This was such a good conclusion and now I am so sad it's over! I am going to miss these characters so much! And Cole! Gahh I love him... he stole the show yet again. Great review!

  3. I cannot wait to start this wonderful series!! I love that this book offers such sweetness -- I can never get enough of that -- and that this is a perfect and satisfying ending. I love that quote and your amazing review! <3 <3 <3

  4. I love when we get a satisfying ending to a series! This book sounds great! Character growth in stories is so important. I like that this book was intense, and you know I'm all about sweet and steamy romance! Excellent Review Magen :)


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