REVIEW: RISING (Slay #4) by Laurelin Paige

RISING (Slay #4) by Laurelin Paige

Release Date: May 12th


The stakes have never been higher, and she’s full of the devil.

Edward Fasbender is my husband.

Together, we brought down powerful men.

Now we have a chance to start over. To be the family neither of us ever had, to leave the past in the past where it belongs. Edward has a choice to make.

It will decide if we fall into the flames–or rise together.


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My Review

Throughout this entire quartet, Edward Fasbender has pushed his wife, Celia, to her limits, in a litany of ways. She’s been torn to shreds by Edward’s biting retorts and brought to her knees by his commanding presence and his need for total dominance when it comes to different areas of their relationship. But through it all, Celia has held her own, despite the emotional torment she endured at her husband’s hands.

It’s easy to trace the power struggle between these two from the very beginning, and while it seemed like Edward always had the upperhand, Celia wielded way more control than she thought. But even more powerful were the secrets that had yet to be shared between them, and the unraveling of those remaining bombshells built up quite the angst and agitation.

I’ve made it more than apparent what my feelings for Celia Warren are/were ever since she was introduced in the Fixed series. But as her and Edward’s story continued to unfold, especially in this last part, I felt sorry for her and had quite the conflicted emotions when it came to one of my absolute favorite book boyfriends, Hudson Pierce. And it absolutely sucked that I had to acknowledge his culpability in everything that went down with his and Celia’s games, and while she most definitely was reprehensible in her words and actions, so was Hudson, and Edward works diligently to make that known.

As much as Rising is about the couple soaring above their tumultuous beginnings, making things work in a way that’s fulfilling, it’s also about Celia’s transformation becoming complete; her finding the man who can handle her and who can love her for who she is and who she becomes, faults and all. And when everything was said and done, when these characters unraveled each other and worked toward something so much different than what they were initially resolved to do, Edward and Celia became exactly what they needed to be for one another.

4.5 Poison Apples

About the Author

With millions of books sold worldwide, Laurelin Paige is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling Author. She is a sucker for a good romance and gets giddy anytime there’s kissing, much to the embarrassment of her three daughters. Her husband doesn’t seem to complain, however.

When she isn’t reading or writing sexy stories, she’s probably singing, watching Game of Thrones or Letterkenny, or dreaming of Michael Fassbender. She’s also a proud member of Mensa International though she doesn’t do anything with the organization except use it as material for her bio.

She is represented by Rebecca Friedman.

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