Word Count: 55,404
Word Count: 55,404
Genre: M/M Paranormal
Zasha Gershwin lives a rigidly controlled life. He doesn’t see anything wrong with being prepared and organized, and he certainly doesn’t have time for such frivolous things as love. He cares for Thane, and he’s certainly attracted to the witch, but that’s just how the mating bond works.
While his mate may not remember their previous life together, Thane Braddock has no trouble recalling every moment, right up to their tragic end. Now, he has a second chance to make everything right. Unfortunately, he’s making all new mistakes this time around.
Evil lurks to the west, spreading its shadow across the desert, and the races hover on the verge of war. When the Braddocks are called to answer the rising threat, Thane and Zasha’s turbulent relationship will be pushed to its breaking point. Can they rekindle the old flame before it’s too late? Or is history destined to repeat itself?
Four-Letter Words is the eighth installment to the Haven series by author Gabrielle Evans. This book is everything, I as a reader, would want in a story to keep me glued to the pages and wanting more. Ms. Evans is a master storyteller, and she proves it in this book.
Emotionally charged from the get-go, I was hanging on to the edge of my seat waiting to see what was going to happen next. Four-Letter Words is a rollercoaster ride that I never wanted to end. I laughed, cried, and screamed at the screen, wanting the characters to find love and have their happy ending.
Zasha Aleric Gershwin is a vampire and more than a bit jaded. He believes in destined mates, just not the concept of love. Brave, loyal, fearless, and one of the most complicated men I have read lately, Zasha has such heart and soul that sometimes he gets in his own way. His need for control and organization sometimes messes him up, too, because he overthinks everything.
His mate, Thane, is an infamous Braddock witch, but unlike his brothers, he is a bit frail when we first meet him. It’s to be expected, however, since he was being held captive by an insane vampire. There is an inner strength to him, though, and he won’t allow his body’s limitations to stop him from getting what he wants. He clearly remembers the past life he and Zasha had together, and he knows, given the chance, they can have that again. This sure knowledge sees him through a lot in this book.
I loved the angst in this book, the emotional connection, and the engaging storyline. I have not been this drawn to a novel in a very long time. The twists and turns in this book are heartbreakingly beautiful. Be sure to have a few tissues on hand while you’re reading.
If you’re looking for an emotional rollercoaster ride that pulls you into the story and won’t let go, Four-Letter Words is the book to pick up.
5 Stars and a Stardust Recommended Read