|This book is a part of the Turkish Delights series by Liz Crowe. Officially, this is the fourth book published for the series and probably the last. I do not recommend reading it before the others, for me it isn't a stand alone story. It begins with Tarkan Deniz and how he escaped the captors who had been holding him for almost two years. It is a very dark prologue, and it certainly had me weepy. I will admit to you all right now, I am a weeper. I cry almost at the drop of a hat sometimes, but this story was so very intense and moving I used up an entire travel size tissue pack. Sigh.
Tarkan is the twin brother of Emre, who was our hero in Turkish Delights, book one of the series. In book two, we discover his intense love for his partner Caleb in Blue Cruise, which is also when we thought he'd been killed in a terrorist attack. Caleb meets, and falls in love with, Adem in that book. Book three is when we get to know his younger sister Lale, and feel her grief for the brother she practically worshipped. In book five, we learn how his parents met and fell in love. Now, in this book we have a tying of ends, loose and otherwise. I have read all the books, they are all good.
Ms. Crowe has written a wonderful series for us, I have enjoyed them. The biggest problem, if you want to call it that, is I thought the book would mostly be about Tarkan, Caleb and Adem and they were not really in this story as much as I would have liked. As with many armed forces returning from battle, Tarkan suffers from posttraumatic stress disorder. It is very terrifying what he went through, and he feels everyone is fine without him. They aren't. As I said in the beginning of the review, I am a weeper, right now I am trying to type this without sobbing. It is really an excellent completion to the Turkish Delights series and I do highly recommend it!
Reviewer: Teresa T.
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