Haunted by her experience at The Fed, Caroline tries to create a new identity. A new present, a new future. She can’t escape the memories that dog her when she least expects it, leaving her mired in a depression that she finds difficult to escape. Caroline needs to regain her physical and mental strength if she intends on surviving the journey to find the elusive rebellion. But that’s easier said than done with the ghosts of the past constantly whispering in her ear.
The road is long and dangerous, and there are no guarantees. She and her companions have no idea what they will find when they arrive at their destination. And what they finally discover may change everything.
Sojourn is not a standalone and should be read after the first two books in the Bellator Saga.
In Dissident, Cecilia London introduced us to Jack and Caroline and their story was mostly told from flashbacks from 5 years before the present. We had an idea of what would happen to America but in Conscience we get to see more and experience so much more! Conscience brings more flashbacks too and the present parts of it were full of a raw darkness that more than once shocked me. They are not “dark romances”.Not by a long shot. But the darkness in this story will have you on the edge of your seats and will have you wanting to get inside your devices or books to help Caroline.
Cecilia didn’t hold back. We can feel and experience every injustice Caroline suffered and there are times you’ll need a breather and you think “she can’t possibilly suffer more!”, until Cecilia surprises us once again.
But Sujourn? It brings a whole new level to the story. If we experienced whatever the characters did in the previous books, in Sojourn we can feel EVERY SINGLE feeling they do. Specially Caroline’s.
” She should have known that no matter what she did, she’d never be able to contain the memories. She wondered if there was a safe and convenient way to induce selective amnesia.”
“She didn’t care if she had to stay awake for every moment of every day and every night for the rest of her life. She wasn’t going to play this game anymore. She had to be free. No more fucking memories.”
Rising Democratic star Caroline Gerard is reluctant to fall in love again after losing her husband. Can Republican playboy Jack McIntyre break through her grief and capture her heart? Told mostly in flashback and set against a chilling fascist backdrop, Dissident is a rollercoaster ride of political intrigue, passionate romance, and undying love.
Caroline faces the biggest challenge of her life when confronted with the cruelty and sadism of her captors at The Fed. Hope fades quickly, even as she holds onto her one last bit of sanity and her unshakable belief that her husband will rescue her. But is that faith just a mirage?
Reeling from her experiences at The Fed, Caroline tries to forge ahead and create a new identity. But that’s hard to do with the ghosts of the past constantly whispering in her ear. She is determined to find the rebellion and move on with her life, but what will she find when she arrives there?