RESOLUTION starts off with a mystery, and the anticipation of discovering just what is taking place only grows with each new piece of information. The story is told from two viewpoints, which gave me a better understanding of occurrences in the past as well as present-day baffling events and how the circumstances were connected. With the number of unknowns steadily rising before all the needed answers are finally disclosed, I was totally captivated while reading, especially when a shocking incident left me stunned and eager for more facts. The Swept Away series has been a continuous adventure of bewildering uncertainties plus emotional conflicts, and J.S. Cooper concludes the roller-coaster ride in a most satisfying way.
Just when Bianca London thought she knew what happened to her and possibly the reason why, her life once again becomes filled with perplexing situations. After being kidnapped and left on an island with a stranger, she and Jakob managed to escape after a time. But what she eventually discovered regarding the abduction plus his intentions leaves her uncertain about not only current happenings but also a previous family tragedy. Bianca has gradually learned a number of facts related to Jakob who now seems sincere and there is definitely plenty of passion between them, yet she feels he is still concealing details about himself from her.
It seems almost all the people with whom Bianca is presently involved have their own agendas, causing her to not know if anything they are telling her is true or mostly lies. As she tries to find out who she can actually trust, information comes out about some of the individuals in her life and their staggering connections. With way too many questions yet answered, Bianca hopes if she turns to Jakob, it will not be her last mistake.
Trying to guess what is really going on is a big theme in the Swept Away series, and J.S. Cooper keeps speculations bouncing all over the place before the truth is revealed. Mostly questions were raised in prior books of the series, making RESOLUTION highly awaited. How the author cleverly exposed all the hidden details repeatedly built suspense to great heights. Even when I thought something was finally figured out, another twist would occur and take my deductions in a new direction. There are a large number of characters who are involved in past and present situations, and how everything tied together over time is ingeniously constructed by J.S. Cooper. When a story can keep my full attention all the way through, then the author has written effectively.
The relationship of Bianca and Jakob certainly did not begin as most lasting romances do, as they constantly had to decide if the other was being truthful and deserved their devotion. Bianca in particular had her loyalty to Jakob frequently tested, and my fear for her making the wrong choice kept surfacing because not much was ever completely clear until the astonishing conclusion. While the sexual desire these two feel for the other is powerful and is expressed with much enthusiasm, so many unexplained issues caused her to have doubts on lots of occasions. I often empathized with what she was going through, as her inner feelings are made very obvious. Suspense keeps mounting until all realities are brought to light, and many of the disclosures definitely came as a surprise. Answers are dramatically divulged in RESOLUTION again and again.
Star Rating: 4.5 Stars
Sensuality Rating: Sultry
Page Count: 240
Author’s Website: jscooperauthor.com/
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