Hello Everyone! Welcome to my stop today on the Book Tour for this amazing book & series The Elusive Sun by Rebecca Hefner and allowing me to share my review with you! There’s also a fabulous Giveaway below, so make sure to check it out! First a thank you to Maia at Silver Dagger Book Tours for allowing me to participate and a thank you to Rebecca Hefner for giving me the privilege to read and review this book. Now to find out more about The Elusive Sun…
The Elusive Sun
(Etherya’s Earth #2)
My Rating: 5/5 stars
Lila, a high-born aristocrat of the Vampyre kingdom, was betrothed to Sathan, King of the Vampyres, for a thousand years. The betrothal, declared by the goddess Etherya, was deemed unbreakable. Although she cared for Sathan, and loved him as her king, secretly her heart yearned for his brother. When Sathan falls for another, Lila ends the betrothal, terrified at what her life will become now that she won’t be queen.
Latimus has loved Lila since they played together on the grassy riverbank as children. Knowing that his brother was the better man, he never begrudged his betrothal to the woman he secretly loved. Now that Sathan has married another, Latimus becomes aware of Lila’s feelings. Determined to push her into the arms of a worthier man, he believes that a war-torn army commander such as he could never offer her the life she deserves.
As the war against the Deamons rages, Latimus fights for his people, protecting them against the evil Dark Lord Crimeous. When Lila suffers a brutal attack, Latimus is shaken to his core. Determined to avenge her, he acknowledges the emotion that has always burned for her in his blackened heart. But Lila has moved on and as the war ensues he worries that it might be too late to claim her…
**The Etherya’s Earth series is best read in order, so that the reader can enjoy the evolution of the characters. After all, the author loves a good twist and wants the reader to uncover them organically. However, readers of romance rest assured that each book has its own featured hero/heroine and HEA.
The Elusive Sun is the second book in author Rebecca Hefner’s Etherya’s Earth series. After finishing the first book in this series and absolutely loving it, I couldn’t wait to get to Latimus and Lila’s story.
Latimus is the commander of the Vampyre army and the brother of Sathan the King. Since the awakening, it’s been ingrained in him that he is second-best to Sathan. Latimus has always loved Lila since they were children but knew she was promised to his brother so he closed his heart to her. Now that Sathan is happily married to Miranda, Lila is free to marry another, but Latimus believes himself unworthy of her.
Lila was a baby when Etherya declared her to be the betrothed of the future king, Sathan. Daughter of a diplomat, she has dreams of following in her father’s footsteps and has spent her entire life being trained to be the future Queen. She’s never resented her betrothal; she loves and respects Sathan as her King but has always longed for another… Latimus, the man she has loved since childhood.
We’re back in Etherya’s Earth and I couldn’t be happier! If you’ve read the first book in this series then you’ve already met Lila and Latimus. If you haven’t read it yet, you really should! 😉 Oh my! My heart hurt for these two! It’s so obvious that these two have feelings for each other. In this book one year later, Lila is no longer betrothed and working to carve a new path for her future. Latimus has made it clear to her over and over he’s not good enough for her. After finally accepting that Latimus is intent on pushing her away, she starts to make plans to move on without him. I truly loved Lila! After spending a lifetime thinking she knew her destiny, everything has changed. It takes her some time to find her feet and stand up but she truly was a brave, and noble young woman who truly deserved happiness. Latimus is a tough, brave and hardcore warrior. He’s so convinced he doesn’t deserve happiness and that he can never be good enough for Lila that he’s willing to give her up a second time. But then a tragedy strikes Lila and out of that tragedy hope actually blooms…
Watching Latimus come to terms with his love for Lila and deciding to court her and regain her trust and love was magnificent to watch. I fell in love with him all over again! I can’t imagine two people who truly deserved to finally gain a HEA.
Ms. Hefner’s writing is fabulous. You become so caught up in the story you don’t even realize time flying by; you just want to read more! I loved getting to see all the familiar characters from the previous book and the interactions between them all. Ms. Hefner has created a fascinating world with unique, sexy characters, an evil villain and witty dialogue to keep the readers coming back for more! Another fantastic 5 star read from the pen of Rebecca Hefner!
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Rebecca Hefner grew up in Western NC and now calls the Hudson River of NYC home. In her youth she would sneak into her mother’s bedroom and raid the bookshelf, falling in love with the stories of Judith McNaught, Sandra Brown and Nora Roberts. Years later that love of a good romance, with lots of great characters and conflicts, has extended to her other favorite authors such as JR Ward and Lisa Kleypas. Also a huge Game of Thrones and Star Wars fan, she loves an epic fantasy and a surprise twist (Luke, he IS your father). One day, over a decade ago, she began writing her own stories and recently mustered the courage to leave her corporate medical device sales job and become a full-time author.
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