Taking Back Forever (Kindrily #2) by Karen Amanda Hooper

“I had cheated death up until this point because this was how I was meant to die: a glorious delicious death by chocolate. And I was ready.”

The blurb…

Forever is worth the fight.

Maryah erased all memory of her past lives, but she couldn’t erase her soul mate Nathan, or his undying love. Now, Maryah and Nathan have a second chance at a future together, but first Maryah must remember the person she used to be and embrace her supernatural gifts—more than one kindrily member’s life depends on it.

Maryah’s power is Harmony’s best hope of finding her kidnapped soul mate, Gregory. But Harmony isn’t big on asking anyone for help, and she’s tired of waiting, so she’s taking matters into her own hands. Heaven help anyone who stands in her way.

*Recommended for ages 15 and older due to mature content.* 

My thoughts…

The characters:

I’m going to stick to the same format of Grasping at Eternity,  I’m only going to  mention the POVs.

Maryah/Mary: she has a lot of growth in this book, she’s not the same scared and insecure girl, she’s stronger, more confident and willing to explore her power.

Harmony: she’s angry, frustrated and bitter with justifiable reason, but she also has a soft and sweet side. She’s a really badass and doesn’t take BS from anyone.

Btw I missed Nathaniel POV!  😥

The story:

Now that Maryah remembers a little she’s determined to remember everything and recover all her power, in part because shefeels guilty of her past decisions thinking everything is her fault and needs to fix it to redeem herself.

Meanwhile Harmony struggles with the absence of her soulmate, Gregory,  and is determined to find him.

 I don’t want to say more because I’ll just spoil the book and is such a wonderful story with beautiful writing, you just have to read it and be amazed with the descriptions, characters and relationships.

Hotness factor: This book it’s hotter than the last one, but not the explicit or graphic kind, it masters the art of seduction, like Nathaniel explains to Maryah:

“Delaying gratification is one of the most rewarding human pleasures. In almost all cases, the anticipation of an enjoyable experience is as pleasurable as the experience itself.”

And to tell you the truth that was something that I enjoyed.  The trend for most books is to have couples with instant love and usually the  guy’s an alpha male and everything revolves around sex.  Is refreshing how Nathaniel wants to take his  time with Maryah and woo her before they take things to the next level , it’s romantic and thoughtful.  Also is cute and funny how Maryah just can’t wait and Nathaniel constantly has to say something like

“Remember, the anticipation and build-up is usually the best part.”

So Maryah you better be prepared to be swoon and seduced!

Unpredictable factor: Like in the first book, I wasn’t really surprised because I guessed the bad guys and traps, but I still don’t know why Maryah erased and I want to know what happened in those months after Maryah was captured and before she died (I even made crazy theories and for a moment I thought some of those were going to happen… but I was wrong or maybe not… I’ll have to wait for the next book to find out).

Verdict:  The book was great, I love it! At first I was a little worried since it wasn’t Maryah and Nathaniel POVs and I love them both, but Harmony POV surprised me, I have to confess that in the first book I didn’t liked Harmony but with her POV I could understand her, I still don’t like her a lot but I like her a little more than in the first book.

At the end of the book there are a couple of chapters that happen between book 2 and 3, if you don’t like cliffhangers don’t read them. I don’t like cliffhangers but I couldn’t help myself and I read them, and even though I suspected something like that, now I can’t wait for the next book, I need it now!!!

I hope the next book has Maryah and Nathaniel POVs and maybe another character like Dakota (I want to know if he remembers!!!)

Rating: 5 stars!!!


reviewed by irais v2

The book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.


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