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Bittersweet Revenge (The Patricians #2) by R.G. Angel Audiobook Review/Tour

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions are my own.

After seemingly escaping and building a new life, Esme is forced to return to the dangerous world of Stonewood as she faces more secrets, lies, and the vengeful Caleb as his need for revenge clashes with feelings he thought he’d left behind in author R.G. Angel’s “Bittersweet Revenge”, the second in The Patricians series.

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The Synopsis

Esme had thought she was free, but a shocking revelation forces her to return to Stonewood.

There she must deal with life-altering secrets and lies, as well as face the consequences of running away.

Caleb is angrier than ever, hell-bent on punishing her for what he considers to be the greatest betrayal.

As she delves deeper into the past with the aid of unlikely allies, even more secrets resurface, making her and everyone around her question the very foundation of their lives.

As the clock ticks and danger looms closer, what will Esme sacrifice to get to the truth? What will Caleb destroy to get his revenge?

The Review

This was a captivating and intriguing sequel to the hit YA thriller fans were treated to in book 1 of the series. I absolutely loved the dual perspectives of this narrative, as Caleb’s darker, more vindictive personality was paired with Esme’s lighter, more caring, and innocent perspective, creating a memorable and almost iconic relationship between the two.

After the events of the first book, the author does a great job of maintaining the same level of suspense in the second book while increasing the danger and shock of the narrative, from Esme’s imposing father to Caleb’s complicated feelings of both revenge and romance towards Esme and even the growing relationship between Esme and her brother Archibald. The narrators do a great justice towards the two protagonists, capturing the raw emotional delivery of their dialogues and the intrigue of the plot overall. 

The Verdict

A memorable, entertaining, and satisfying second book, author R.G. Angel’s “Bittersweet Revenge” is a must-read novel. The twists and turns of the suspenseful part of the narrative take to complement the satisfying conclusion to both protagonist’s stories, while also leaving room for some spin-off or even possible sequels in this memorable series. If you haven’t yet, be sure to grab your copy today!

Rating: 10/10

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Author: R.G. Angel

Narrators: Charlotte Claremont, Robert Hatchet

Length: 10 hours 10 minutes

Series: The Patricians, Book 2

Publisher: Angel Production

Released: Jan. 22, 2021

Genre: Romance; New Adult

Esme had thought she was free, but a shocking revelation forces her to return to Stonewood. There she must deal with life-altering secrets and lies, as well as face the consequences of running away. Caleb is angrier than ever, hell-bent on punishing her for what he considers to be the greatest betrayal. As she delves deeper into the past with the aid of unlikely allies, even more secrets resurface, making her and everyone around her question the very foundation of their lives. As the clock ticks and danger looms closer, what will Esme sacrifice to get to the truth? What will Caleb destroy to get his revenge?
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  I’m a trained lawyer, world traveller, coffee addict, cheese aficionado, avid book reviewer and blogger. I consider myself as an ‘Eclectic romantic’ as I love to devour every type of romance and I want to write romance in every sub-genre I can think of. When I’m not busy doing all my lawyerly mayhem, and because I’m living in rainy (yet beautiful) Britain, I mostly enjoy indoor activities such as reading, watching TV, playing with my crazy puppies and writing stories I hope will make you dream and will bring you as much joy as I had writing them.
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Narrator Bio

Robert Hatchet brings the passion of a seasoned, classically trained actor to the intimate nature of an audiobook. Dynamic and expressive, he has his thumb on the throbbing pulse of each character he voices. “Oh my oh my oh my *fans oneself*… I’d read the ebook previously, but the audiobook turns the heat up to red hot! And Robert Hatchet’s voice – phew – I could listen to that for hours on end.“ – Google Play Review

  Narrator Bio Charlotte Claremont’s voice is an intriguing blend of youthful innocence, gentle teasing and just a hint of mystery. She loves telling the stories of spirited, complex young women on journeys to discover themselves… and the world around them.
Q&A with Author R.G. Angel- Part 2
  • In your opinion, what are the pros and cons of writing a stand-alone novel vs. writing a series?
    • Umm. What I like about Standalones is that it allows you to visit something once and you don’t get bored – You get diversity but sometimes you realize that you may have had more to say or side characters to develop but you have to settle. What I enjoy when I write a series is I get to develop the world in unexpected ways. For example when I started The Patricians series I didn’t expect Antoine (one of the side characters) to capture my heart and then I knew I had to share his story. I like this element and it is the same here in The Cosa Nostra series I’m working on. I have three books to develop the world and I’m excited! But it is true that sometimes you can get a little bored or tired of a world and want to try something else.
  • Have any of your characters ever appeared in your dreams?
    • Yes, I’m working on a steamy Mafia standalone series right now and I have to admit that Luca, Dom and Andrea are haunting my dreams these days…..;)
  • What’s your favorite:
    • Food – Cheese!
    • Song: Oh that’s a tough one! It all depends on the genre but I do love Show Must Go on by Queen.
    • Book: I can’t pick one sorry! I read too much all the time.
    • Television show: I am TV addict I can’t pick but here are a few of my favorites: Buffy, Schitt’s Creek, Psych, Charmed, Friends, House Md….
    • Movie: Shawshank Redemption, The Other Guys and quite a few more.
    • Band: Queen
    • Sports team: The team with the hottest guys? Ah sorry I don’t watch sports.
    • City: I don’t have a favorite city – I would like to explore the world but I do dream to visit New York one day.
  • Are any of those things referenced in appearance in your work?
    • Yes! Schitts Creek, Queen and cheese, lots of cheese lol.
  • What bits of advice would you give to aspiring authors?
    • To not give up and follow your own path. Don’t compare yourself to other authors out there. Some will hit it big after one book, others after 20 – It’s your story you’re living – the plot is different but it is still a success. Just write and see how it goes.
  • Do you have any tips for authors going through the process of turning their books into audiobooks?
    • Make sure you research the market and the indie publishing behind audiobooks as it can get quite complicated and is quite different from the books market. I was lucky to be working with very experienced narrators who helped me understand the market better and make informed choices.
  I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by R.G. Angel. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.
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Author:

Anthony Avina, (Born March 1990), is an author, a journalist, and a blogger. Born in Southern California, he has battled through injuries, disabilities, moves back and forth across the country, and more, yet still maintains a creative voice that he hopes to use not only to entertain but to inspire hope in even the darkest situations. He writes short stories and novels in several genres, and is also a seasoned journalist for the online magazine, On Request Magazine, as well as the popular site TheGamer. Having grown up reading the books of Dean Koontz and Stephen King, they inspired him to write new and exciting stories that delved into the minds of richly developed characters. He constantly tries to write stories that have never been told before, and to paint a picture in your mind while you are reading the book, as if you could see every scene of the book as if it were a movie you were watching. His stories will get your imaginations working, and will also show that in spite of the most despairing and horrific situations, hope is never out of reach. He am always writing, and so there will never be a shortage of new stories for your reading pleasure. http://www.authoranthonyavinablog.com

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