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Friday, August 12, 2016

Review: Waking Eden by Rhenna Morgan / @TastyBookTours @rhennamorgan

Series & Title: Eden, Book 3: Waking Eden
Author: Rhenna Morgan
Publisher: Self-Published
Release Date: July 26, 2016
Genre: Fantasy, Romance
ARC Received & Reviewed For: Tasty Book Tours

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The only hope for saving their race is to surrender their hearts.

With a long foretold and annoyingly vague prophecy warning of immense change for Eden, Ramsay Shantos is forced to hunt words and legends instead of rebels. For a man of action, it’s the worst kind of agony. Until he encounters a sexy librarian who bears the fated prophecy’s mark. A mark no human should possess.

Tortured by her mixed heritage, Trinity Blair has enjoyed little human touch in her life, let alone intimacy. Even the most innocent contact fills her mind with a person’s deepest, darkest secrets—except for Ramsay. Her immunity to his thoughts sparks a fragile hope that she might finally experience the passion of her Dark Spiritu brethren…unless he’s the dangerous crossroads her father predicted.

When knowledge of Eden goes viral in the human realm, Trinity is Ramsay’s only hope for quelling mass panic. Can he risk revealing the secrets of his race to the guileless ray of sunshine? Or is she the unknown source of Eden’s destruction?

Warning: Contains one playboy warrior well-equipped with wicked words, a panty-melting grin, and well-honed moves in and out of the bedroom.

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I've waited, it seems like forever, for Ramsay's story. Just like the wait was worth enduring for Healing Eden, the wait was totally worth enduring for Waking Eden.

(A side note, before I go on, please make sure to read the books in order. Each book is about a different couple but events in each book are building up to what I know will be one hell of a finish.)

In this story, the mighty warrior Ramsay falls like only a mighty man can. And it isn't by any weapon that could physically disable him but by a woman who intrigues him and, eventually, captures him. That woman is Trinity. And she is nothing like I was expecting.

For one, she is completely deprived of touch. Her gift allows her to see everything about a person with just a touch. She sees it all--the good, the bad, the downright ugly. So she keeps her hands to herself and goes about her quiet life, until Ramsay.

There is a point in every book I've read when the hero and heroine experience an "Ah-hah!" moment. The first time Trinity touched Ramsay was that moment. It wasn't because of that electric spark or that fiery sensation that is often used to describe attraction in books. It was because she experienced touch for the first time in her life without seeing into the other person. She finally met someone she can enjoy touching and be touched by.

There is a problem though. What Trinity is, spiritu, is what Ramsay despises. No matter how strong the attraction is that he feels for her, getting over his hatred is priority.

The growth Ramsay and Trinity show is beautiful to watch. They grow past their insecurities and reach for a future that's filled with promises and light and love. Despite the chaos in Eden, despite the uncertainty of the Kingdom's future, despite the race against time to decipher an ancient prophecy, Ramsay and Trinity flourish and burst from the ashes of destruction much like a phoenix rises at its rebirth.

You truly don't want to miss this series. I can't say enough about Ms. Morgan's ability to world build and evoke a reaction from this reader. Even if reading fantasy isn't your thing, I sincerely hope you give Eden a try. I promise, you won't regret it.

Rhenna Morgan writes for the same reason she reads—to escape reality.

A native Oklahoman with two beautiful girls and a fantastic husband, her resume reflects her passion for new experiences. Since graduating with a Bachelors in Radio, Television, and Film at Oklahoma State, she’s racked up positions ranging from on-air radio talent, skip tracer, and promotions director, to real estate agent, project manager, and business analyst.

Like most women, she’s got obligations stacked tight from dusk to dawn. That’s where the romance comes in. Reading, or writing, romance has been her happy place since she cracked the spine on her first Christine Feehan book years ago. Nothing thrills her more than the fantasy of new, exciting worlds, and strong, intuitive men who’ll fight to keep the women they want.

Whether it’s contemporary, paranormal, or fantasy you’re after, Rhenna’s stories pack romantic escape for the women who need it.


  1. Thank you so much for the lovely review and for helping me share Ramsay and Trinity's story!! ❤️❤️❤️

    1. You're welcome! I'm so sad the series is almost ending but thank you so, so much for creating such a fabulous world and amazing characters!

  2. What a fabulous review! Thank you for sharing!