Hello Everyone! Today I wanted to share my review of The Choice…The second book in the The Nobleman series by a wonderful writer… Author Ronda Caudill.
First, I need to say I LOVE this cover!:O)
Nila and Blake’s journey of love and challenges continue in The Choice. Nila is faced with many choices, one of which is the choice of mortality or immortality. She makes surprising new friends and discovers secrets about an old one. More is revealed to Nila about Blake’s past. Their love will be tested with the challenges they are met with and the secrets that are revealed.
About this author
Ronda L. Caudill grew up in the small rural town of Glade Spring, VA and married her high school sweetheart. They have been happily married for 24 years. She has two wonderful daughters. Ronda earned her Ph.D. in Education from Capella University. She is the author of Birthright (A Nobleman Novel), short story A Night at the Bishop House, and the sequel to Birthright entitled The Choice.
The Choice is the story of Nila and Blake, continuing from where the first left off. Nila and Blake are very much in love, very much devoted to one another and very much Immortal. The story begins with Nila at once fascinated by her Immortal state, the reader finds Nila at the opening of the story, enjoying a secret flight, before Dawn arises and prying eyes; Nila has the power of the Raven and so, her beautiful wings bring her joy.
But, Nila is torn, the choice is before Nila and Blake, now that they have found one another, whether to go on immortal or return to being human and live out a normal life. Before truly settling on a decision, the two simply attempt to enjoy themselves, their families and friends.
All things seem to be going smoothly, although the story opens with Nila being concerned that she was spotted during her early morning flight by one of her classmates Dylan. So Nila and Blake go to school and talk with Blake, who after their conversation, Blake believes all is well, and that Dylan has seen nothing, but Nila is not so sure. Nila and Blake invite Dylan into their group of friends, as well as newcomers, Kate Ella and her boyfriend Sebastian. All things seem to be going well for the friends, they bond through get together and outings at the lake. During one outing, Nila comes across a hideous creature that seems to have Blake and herself as its focus…
Blake soon finds out that someone from his past believes he wronged them, and seeks revenge. Not too long after this, Nila is drawn into a cat and mouse game through a powerful enemy, coming to Nila in her dreams, attempting to take control of her and to use her to destroy Blake. The danger increases, and Blake and Nila with help from friends, and unlikely allies face this evil that has come to destroy them for good…
I must say that Author Ronda Caudill crafted an incredible action packed, suspenseful tale that kept me on the edge of seat! The passion between the two main characters,the devotion and true love between Nila and Blake rivals the camps of Bella and Edward (Twilight Saga) or Elena and Stephen (before their defunct status, as of THIS writing, never know what will happen next season:)….but you cannot help to be drawn in…
Ms. Caudill did a superb job of crafting characters you care about and root for, the story was well written, flowed well, never having any awkward moments that can leave a reader stranded or uninterested. I also became entranced with some of the secondary characters, having developed a huge book crush on Sebastian, and yes, I do want to know more about him and his background and story. Their was such a sense of loyalty between the group, and I also enjoyed the strength of Nila, I enjoy stories where there are strong female leads…
This second installation of the Nobleman series was excellent, exciting. the story was laced with magic, mystery and a mystical element…the folklore caught and held my attention…
I recommend this story for all those who enjoy paranormal romance and action packed suspense!