Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Blog Tour & Review: Seed - Cassia Leo

Title: SEED 
Series: Evergreen 
Author: Cassia Leo 
Genre: Contemporary Romance 
Release: March 16th
The explosive continuation of the Evergreen Series from New York Times bestselling author Cassia Leo. 
The seeds of doubt have been planted. 
Two to six weeks. That's how long it takes, on average, to get a divorce in Oregon. 
With Jack convinced I betrayed him, I expect to be served divorce papers within hours of moving out. But weeks pass without word from Jack, and the papers never arrive. Though my heart isn't ready to give up on him, I can't shake the feeling that we may be better off apart. And Isaac is more than happy to help me move on. 
But just as I begin to build some semblance of a life and career, a new and improved Jack arrives on my doorstep. Divorce papers are the furthest thing from his mind as he delivers news that both shatters me and restores my faith in the love we shared. But is it too late for us?
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3.5 Stars
Seed is the follow up to the dramatic, emotion-wrecking novel Dirt, a book that stayed with me after finishing it. It was true to life in many ways, an example of the push and pulls in relationships that lead you to your breaking point in the face of disastrous events. Seed is the aftermath, the world already unraveled for Laurel and Jack, their lives taking different directions, a new man threatening it further. Divorce seems to be in the cards and Laurel finds escape in methods that leave her in inappropriate situations. Jack hasn't given up yet, not on his marriage, but while he's off trying to solve past crimes Isaac is in the picture more and more. Seed is just as dramatic as Dirt, but with a little less suspense and angst. It's definitely a middle book, missing the meat Dirt has, but promising there's even more to come in Bloom.

This may have been a case of it's not you, it's me, but I struggled with the character's changing personalities. It felt like more time had passed between Dirt and Seed than really had, all three characters very different than the previous novel. We do get to see their weaknesses, their struggles, more about their pasts, and how their thought process works in the present. Laurel is very damaged, which is to be expected, but Jack is finding his role as a husband again and Isaac, well he's seeing all the opportunities open up in front of him. Though we get a lot of answers, and a significant amount of character information, we don't get enough to see how this story is going to play out yet. There is a lot that transpires and some twists that really shocked me. There is one big event that I really wish had been developed further, it almost felt too easy, but I know there is more to come on that storyline. For me, Cassia Leo gives us enough to know more is coming, but not enough to really hold onto. I ended up giving the book two reads and while I am beyond excited for the big reveals to come, I wish that the series would've been combined together into longer length books to allow for Seed to be something more.

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About Cassia Leo

New York Times bestselling author Cassia Leo loves her coffee, chocolate, and margaritas with salt. When she's not writing, she spends way too much time re-watching Game of Thrones and Sex and the City. When she's not binge watching, she's usually enjoying the Oregon rain with a hot cup of coffee and a book. Find her on...

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