Total Pageviews

Friday, May 14, 2021

Xpresso Tours Presents: Val by Jennie Lynn Roberts; #BlogTour, #NowAvailable, #OutNow, #TBR, #Live, #Review, #Giveaway

Jennie Lynn Roberts
(The Hawks #2)
Publication date: April 22nd 2021
Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Romance
Rating:  4 Stars

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received this book for review from Xpresso Tours and the author. I was not compensated nor was I required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am posting this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255:  "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising". 

He’ll do anything to save her. And then he’ll say goodbye…

Being framed for murder, captured, and tortured for weeks didn’t break Val. But seeing Alanna every day, knowing she didn’t love him as he loved her, surely would. So, he’ll do whatever is necessary to stop the king from executing her…then he’ll walk away. Forever.

Queen Alanna gave up everything—including her soul mate— to secure the treaty that would end the war. Now, her husband wants her dead and any chance she had for true happiness with Val is ruined.

The king’s new guards are arrayed against them, the threat of war looms large, and their enemy has the upper hand. When all is said and done, will Alanna choose to sacrifice her own happiness to save her kingdom? Or will she risk it all for a second chance at happily ever after with Val?

Val, book 2 in The Hawks series, is a sexy, steamy, adult fantasy romance full of swords, shifters (kind of), and tons of action. But fair warning: This book is intended only for readers who love slow burn romance, fast-paced adventure, soul mates and found family—and characters who curse when they fight for survival. If that’s you, happy reading.

Goodreads / Amazon

My Thoughts:

The action, adventure, and suspense starts off right away.  What a great way to grab our attention so that we have no choice but to follow the trail to see where it will lead us.  Val seems to be dealing with finger pointing.  Alanna has had a lot to deal with both mentally and physically.

Even though the author has created a world of fantasy, some aspects of our world seems to bleed in.  Evil can exist anywhere and that includes bullies.  Something else that seems to have filtered in is how easily people come to believe everything they are told – without checking the facts for themselves.  We get to also see the opposite of that as well as heartbreak.

We have a butterfly conservatory nearby and there were times where I wished that I would just go in and sit with them flittering all around me.  It would help me put my mind in the right place.  Closest thing, for right now, would be to sit outside with nature and let the animals be my background music.

What I love about a fantasy world is that imagination has free rein.  Nothing is off limits and we get to visit a world that might, or might not, truly exist.  But it can exist in our minds.  The author does a great job of painting pictures that I can see in my mind.  I can step in and out of a world where my problems, at least for a little while, don’t exist.  Some of you may even get involved and start to wonder how you would solve some of the conflict going on.

This is a tale that goes beyond our thoughts of Tinkerbell and where she may have come from.  I liked the strong will Val had for doing what was right.  As adults, we need to train our brain to not think of everything that we can see in front of us.  We need to go back to our childhood where everything that we couldn’t see was possible. The ending though gave me thoughts of how long do I have to wait to see where the author will be taking us next.

Author Bio:

Jennie Lynn Roberts believes that every strong, kickass heroine should have control of her own story, a swoony hero to support her at every turn, and a guaranteed happily ever after. Because that doesn’t always happen in real life, she began creating her own worlds that work just the way they should. And she hasn’t looked back since.

Jennie would rather be writing than doing anything else—except for spending time with her gorgeous family, of course. But when she isn’t building vibrant new worlds, she can be found nattering with friends, baking up a storm, or strolling in the woods around her home in England.

If you want to talk books, romance, movies, reluctant heroes, or just about anything else with Jennie, feel free to contact her But be prepared to settle in for a long chat if you bring up shifters, vampires, Star Wars, or The Princess Bride….

Website / Goodreads / Facebook / Pinterest / Instagram


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Hosted by:


1 comment:

  1. This sounds like a really creative and fun story! Great review, Lynn!


Please leave your comments below.