Thursday, October 06, 2011

Torrent by Lisa T. Bergren

This is the THIRD book in the River of Time series. Read Waterfall and Cascade before reading this review.

When Gabi and Lia finally learn to surf the river of time, they realize they must make hard choices about life and love in the third and final book in the River of Time series.
Gabi and Lia Betarrini have learned to control their time travel, and they return from medieval Italy to save their father from his tragic death in modern times. But love calls across the centuries, and the girls are determined to return forever—even though they know the Black Plague is advancing across Europe, claiming the lives of one-third of the population. In the suspenseful conclusion of the River of Time series, every decision is about life … and death.

I won't lie--I think this was my favorite book in the series.'s not for the reasons you may think.

Now, please don't throw things at me or ban me from your blog lists here, all you die-hard Marcello fans--

I am totally head over heels in love with Lord Rodolfo Greco.

Lord Greco first makes an appearance in book two, Cascade, and I absolutely hated him. Until, of course, I didn't anymore. Obviously. When I finished reading book two, I was wondering if (hoping, actually) he'd make an even bigger appearance in this book, Torrent. Oh boy. I was NOT disappointed. Well, until I was. Darn it.

I love the River of Time series. And honestly, I was all for Gabi-Marcello. (Gello? G-E-L-L-O! I digress.) Until Lord Greco made an appearance. Again, please don't hate me for this, but I was seriously rooting for him. I didn't even really care if he ended up with Gabi, I just want him to end up with someone I can root for. Which leads me to do something I'm sure I won't be proud of later. Grovel.

Lisa T. Bergren,

I know you've found me on here before, so I'm hoping (fingers crossed) that you'll venture back to my lowly little book blog. If you are reading this, please, PLEASE, PLEASE give me some more of sexy Lord Greco. I will be the happiest reader alive if you do.

Thanks so much,

P.S. Please?

If you have not read this series yet, I highly recommend it. They are wonderfully written, really and truly. This is one of those series that can suck you in one night and before you know it, it's three in the morning and the book has ended and you are counting down the hours 'til your local bookstore opens so you can go buy the next one. Seriously? READ THESE. :) You won't regret it. Unless you only buy them one at a time and have to wait.... But you can't say I didn't warn you! They are addicting. Enjoy!

Happy Reading!


Lisa Tawn Bergren said...

Ah, Megan. Sucked into the Lord Greco vortex, were you? I know the feeling...after all, I was fighting the same pull that Gabi was. But Gabriella was always meant for Marcello and Lord Greco has someone perfect ahead...I promise. Hang in there! In the meantime, have you read my teaser of TRIBUTARY on my web site? I mean to e-publish that on my own, even if my pub can't yet commit to more River books. So hope is coming... :-) Thanks for being a loyal River Tribe girl!

Love from Roma,

Megan @ Reading for Refuge said...

@ Lisa Tawn Bergren:

I can't wait to check out TRIBUTARY! I hope that one way or another, it gets published, because I know of many people who are *dying* to know what happens next. And yes, I am numbered with them. :)

Stacy said...

WOW!! I finished this last night and LOVED it! Although I am not quite the fan of Greco that you are Megs, I did start to think that he really wouldn't be THAT bad if she couldn't have Marcello, right?! Can't wait to see where the story is going to take us from here. Although my stay at home duties can wait. :)

Chaleese said...

Oh my goodness! More books? What? I'm freaking out here!! I'm so excited!! AHHH! Thank you for keeping Gabi and Marcello together! I like Grego, but he was soo not meant for Gabi. Or Lia! She is meant for Luca- I can't wait to hear their story! Love!