Visions of Chains
Series: The Awakening, #3
Author: Regan Hastings
Published: June 5 ,2012
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Source: Publisher (Signet)
Reviewed by: Tabatha
Favorite quote: "What I want from you, Deidre, can't be had in a stolen moment or two in a damn tunnel. What I want will take hours"
She blinked at him, then sighed imperceptibly. "Hours?"
summary from Goodreads
Every witch has a destined mate, an Eternal who will serve as her guardian and complete her powers. Once the first of the coven has awakened, the witches must race against time to join with their Eternals and protect the relics that will prevent the destruction of the world....
Deidre Sterling is tired of being used. Her mother, the President of the United States, uses her as a prop for the television cameras. And men only pursue her for political connections. Determined to stand for something, Deidre throws herself into causes like the fight for witches’ rights, but ends up stepping into the line of fire.
Finn has waited eight centuries for his mate—united they will be a powerful weapon. Unfortunately, she wants nothing to do with him. Even after gunfire awakens her powers and a kiss from him engulfs them in flames, she refuses to take the final step. But as the world burns and her duty becomes clear, she realizes that some passions are worth paying the ultimate price…
With this being the third book, I pretty much knew what to expect from this author. I am pleased to announce that, while I still hold the first two a little closer to my heart, this one was pretty awesome too!
Deidre is one strong heroine. I love me some Alpha females. Here she is on a rebellious streak against everyone who is out to "use" her. She has a strong will and one big heart. She is hell bent on saving witches from camps where they are to be killed for, get this, BEING WITCHES. You would think her mother, the President of the US, would be of some assistance right? No go on that Charlie Brown.
Finn just happens to be the missing piece to Deidre, in all senses of the meaning. He is her destined mate and is the only one who can help her unlock her true powers. After waiting & waiting for about 800 years, I am thinking he is well past ready. We watch as the two of them build on her powers. With the memories of her past lives, & the realization that there is one missing piece to this entire puzzle, time is running out. Deidre calls on everything within her to help them fight the evil that is after them.
My favorite part of this read? Watching the two of them find each other again. This smoking hot warrior has been patiently waiting for his mate. The relationship that these two build was a joy to read about! My heartstrings were most defiantly pulled :) Hastings sure knows how to write her men!