This review is based on a complimentary book I received from Katy Regnery. It is an honest and voluntary review. The complimentary receipt of it in no way affected my review or rating.It's You (It's You #2) by Katy Regnery, K.P. Kelley
Series: It's You #2
Also in this series:It's You
Also by this author: It's You
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
Release Date: January 17, 2017
Publisher: Boroughs Publishing Group
Source: Katy Regnery
Purchase at: Amazon ◊ Barnes & Noble ◊ Kobo
The second book in New York Times bestselling author Katy Regnery’s first duo of paranormal romances!
HAPPILY EVER AFTER...
To some, they’re just words signifying a fairytale ending. For me, Jack Beauloup, they represent an unyielding desire: Forever with Darcy Turner, the unexpected love of my life. A love that has placed her human life in danger.
According to Pack Law, my binding is an abomination that must be severed. It’s ignited a fiery hatred that I must confront and control. But what is bound cannot be broken. I will keep Darcy safe. Even if it means giving up on my dreams. Even if it means giving up my life.
This review is on the second book from the It’s You duology. When books are sectioned into halves and you loved the first book you wonder if the second half will live up to your expectations. Yes! Yes! Yes! This book was everything I wanted and more. From start to finish it is a roller coaster of emotion, angst and desire.
Where the first part of this duology was the building of the romance, the second part was where the action and angst prevailed! Jack has just come back in order to protect Darcy from a dangerous opponent. Unfortunately, Darcy has not come to terms with who and what Jack is. Her struggle with his secrets has created a rift between them and Darcy has been emotionally closed off to Jack. To see the emotional toll this division has on both characters is nothing short of heart wrenching. It was enjoyable to see how Jack dealt with Darcy’s “cold-shoulder” though. It made me laugh when Darcy did not react well to getting what she wanted but it did help her to see that she was truly in love with Jack.
What is Jack’s secret? He is a Roux-ga-roux, a werewolf hybrid but he was born that way, not made. Roux’s hunt and kill humans in order to feast on their flesh and it took Jack twenty-five years to learn enough control that he would not be a danger to Darcy. His binding to Darcy is also a secret that he has kept from his pack because his pack has laws and they do not recognize a binding with a human. Circumstances led to Jack’s alleged binding being challenged and if he does not produce Darcy and submit for a re-binding he will be punished. Bringing Darcy to the pack is not an option, as she will be killed upon sight.
“With her, my death and my life. With her and no other.”
The emotional impact this story had on me as a reader was powerful! The challenges that Darcy and Jack had to face and conquer all for the sake of an unorthodox love is swoon worthy! This story will touch the heart of every romantic individual across all genre’s. There is no one who believes in love that would not be moved by the passion in this story! In addition, there is a darkness that infiltrates this story through the challenge that Jack and Darcy’s binding creates within the Roux-ga-roux pack. There even comes a time where it seems that all hope is lost and dangerous choices are made that have life-altering consequences.
This story is beautiful, evocative, and daring! It is filled with raw emotion, sexy times, and wonderfully fleshed out characters. When you finally reach the end of this tale what you are left with is a beautiful tragedy with characters that, like a phoenix, will create a new life from within the ashes of their ruin. I highly recommend this duology.
*Thank you to Author Katy Regnery writing as K.P. Kelley for this eARC of It’s You Book Two*