REVIEWER: HEIDI CHERAMIE
TITLE: NIGHT BETRAYED
AUTHOR: JOSS WARE
The Change that devastated the earth made Theo Waxnicki something more than human-eternally young and beautiful...but not immortal. When he dies on a mission against the Strangers, he is lost to the darkness...until a miraculous healer brings him back.
Born as the world fell to ruins, Selena has dedicated her life to easing others' pain. Her tender touch awakens new life in Theo-and new desire. But joined together in a world of terrors, the lovers' secret pasts make them vulnerable to danger. And love is the deadliest trap of all
NIGHT BETRAYED REVIEW
Night Betrayed is the fourth book in the Envy Series. I love this series by Joss Ware and this book does not disappoint. I would recommend reading the first three books in the series first. It is such fun reading about the characters we love from the earlier books as secondary characters in this book.
This is the story of Theo, a computer genius and one of the leaders of the Resistance against the Leaders who destroyed the world seventy-eight years age. Theo lived through the near apocalypse, a changed man. A man who doesn’t age with a special ability. At the end of Book three, Theo was fatally shot while fighting the Leaders.
This book begins with Theo dying and being helped by Selena to “cross over.” Selena is a woman who guides souls to the other side. She sees their guardian angels or “death guides” who assist people to the afterlife. Surprisingly, Theo’s “death guides” tell her to touch him with her crystal and he survives.
Selena is fifty years old and she sees Theo as a younger man of thirty and is uncomfortable with her attraction to him. Theo is in fact seventy-eight years old. I really enjoyed reading about a more mature heroine. Selena is sexy with strong beliefs and is very empathetic and warm. This is a hot romance with two mature characters. Their love story is believable because it is about two grown ups with strong beliefs. They learn to understand each other emotionally and intellectually. It is not a romance just about physical attraction. However, there is plenty of hot sex! Theo struggles with being seventy eight in mind but thirty in body and having twenty year old girls throwing themselves at him. And having nothing in common with them.
In Night Betrayed, readers begin to see the post apocalyptic world of Joss Ware a little differently. The zombies that kill and maim the survivors, we begin to see in a whole new light. The Leaders become even more evil. Theo, while recuperating finds a cache of computers and learns more about the “Change” and why it occurred.
Joss Ware is such an excellent writer. Her world building is fantastic and her characters are real. Her dialogue is a wonderful combination of deep emotion, humor and zippiness. The secondary story about Remington Truth is just as good as the main characters. I hope her next book is Remy’s story! Also all the family and friends in Selena’s life are great fun and interesting. Theo’s relationship with his twin, Lou is heart warming as well.
Joss Ware’s plots are well written with many twists and turns. There is sadness, an unexpected tragedy, a horrible abduction and rape but also much hope and love. Selena and Theo are a great couple that you will root for and feel for. I can’t wait until Book five in the Envy Chronicles!! I give this book 4 STARS! Happy Reading!
Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Avon; Original edition (January 25, 2011)
Product Dimensions: 6.7 x 4.2 x 1.2 inches
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