Review for Conscience (Bellator Saga #2) by Cecilia London
An escape plan foiled….A determined woman…. One last tiny sliver of hope…. Jack will find me. The Fed wants answers. And Caroline is determined not to provide them. They pull out all the stops, testing her sanity, testing her strength, testing her humanity. Jack will find me. Subject to cruel and merciless treatment at the hands of a government she once trusted, Caroline clings to her sole lifeline, her only chance at maintaining her tenuous hold on reality: her memories of her husband, Jack, her children, Marguerite and Sophie, and the friends who mean the world to her. Jack will find me. But what happens when hope starts to fade? How long until her interrogators cross over into the unspeakable sadism she fears ? How long before she finally breaks apart? Part Two of a Six Part Saga. Conscience (approximately 115,000 words) is not a standalone and must be read after the first book in the Bellator Saga, Dissident. All books in the series end in a cliffhanger. For readers 18+. This book contains adult situations including graphic violence, explicit (consensual) sex and light BDSM, psychological and physical trauma, and an oftentimes raw, dark, and gritty plot.
Cecilia London's "Conscience" is the second tale in the Bellator Saga. When I reviewed #1, I wrote that the intimate scenes had a "closed door" approach, but not so with #2! There are lots of sexy, fully detailed nookie scenes. Mmmmm... I really like the way the story is told as a mashup of past and present. And the sexy Jack flashbacks are the best! I can't wait to see what's next in #3 ("Sojourn") coming next year!
4.5 out of 5 stars
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Cecilia London's "Dissident" is the first tale in the Bellator Saga. It's an interesting premise. Something has gone wrong and states are seceding from union and government leaders are enemies of the state somehow. This storyline is being slowly revealed in an intertwining way with the backstory of the leading lady, Caroline. Half political thriller and half romance. The intimate scenes usually just include the foreplay elements and hint at what happens - more of a "closed door" approach - some of the foreplay, however, is described in full yummy detail!
4 out of 5 stars
She once was important. Now she’s considered dangerous.In a new America where almost no one can be trusted, Caroline lies unconscious in a government hospital as others decide her fate. She is a political dissident, wanted for questioning by a brutal regime that has come to power in a shockingly easy way. As she recovers from her injuries, all she has are her memories. And once she wakes up, they may not matter anymore. Dissident is a blend of romantic suspense, contemporary romance, political thriller, and speculative fiction. Told mostly in flashback, it details the budding romantic relationship between our heroine, Caroline, and Jack, the silver fox playboy who tries to win her heart. Part One of a Six Part Series. Each part is a full length novel between 60,000-120,000 words and ends in a cliffhanger. For readers 18+. This saga contains adult situations, including non-gratuitous violence, explicit (consensual) sex, psychological and physical trauma, and an oftentimes dark and gritty plot (particularly in part two).