“I’m never going to stop loving you, Caroline. It’s just not possible.”
Major Caroline Gerard returns from a dangerous mission battered and bruised. Terrified to confront the emotional and physical gap between her and her husband, she’s determined to do whatever it takes to avoid reality.
Commander Jack McIntyre has been tasked with saving American democracy, but he has to save his marriage first. He’s desperate to regain the passionate connection that he and his wife once shared. And a man on a mission will sacrifice anything to succeed.
In the meantime, the rebellion is in need of a catalyst to spur international action to stop President Santos’ increasingly unstable behavior. As Caroline and Jack repair their hearts, each day brings new secrets and new challenges, and a revelation that could shatter everything they thought was true.
Rhapsody is the fifth book in The Bellator Saga. It should be read after the first four books in the series.
*I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review*
I have been a fan of this series from the beginning, and Cecilia has just continued to impress me with each new chapter in Jack and Caroline’s story. This book was particularly fun to read and be able to discuss each little thing that happens, as it happens. It turned this reading experience into an adventure I will forever treasure. Rhapsody is packed with so many emotions, and I don’t say that lightly. There were too many moments to count that I loathed Caroline and her behavior toward herself and Jack; and there were equally countless moments I also couldn’t stop smiling from ear to ear. My emotions truly went on the roller coaster ride of their life! It has been months now since I finished this book, and I am still having Jack withdraws.
Rhapsody picks right back up where Phoenix ended, and we get most all of our questions answered that were still lingering from the last book. Overall I simply adored this book. I am an impatient reader so for me the only thing I’ll say was I was just dying for them to reconcile from the first page. I was dying for the book to just get to them being together again, but knew that it was necessary for these two tortured souls, to find a way to heal together and individually before anything could be reconciled. The way Cecilia makes these two face their demons and work through their differences and the past they both have to learn to accept, makes how she finally puts everything in this book together work seamlessly. They really had time to get to know each other again, kind of, if that makes any sense, before just jumping back together. When I first read the end of Sojourn and Caroline found him at the base, I just wanted that immediate happiness for them right away. BUT as I’ve read further and see how it does progress, it was good placement for it to finally happen when it did. So….long story short, perfection! I am going to go back and read it again & again because I just loved it, but it’s so well done and I really fell in love with Jack even more than I have with any other book character, EVER! He’s it for me! My book husband. Not even calling him a book boyfriend. Seeing him vulnerable and so emotional this whole book was hard, but makes you see a whole new side of him I really never knew was there. Wew. I don’t want to give anything else away about this book, but it’s steaming off the pages and the chemistry between these two is unlike anything we’ve read thus far from Cecilia.
Cecilia you truly are one of the only authors to really immerse me into the story and I just want to pick your brain about everything about this world your have created. All the detail you put into the book makes it so simple to truly visualize what everything looks like and how everything happens. It’s like watching a movie in my head when I read your words. You continue to amaze me and I can’t wait to see how it all ends for Jack and Caroline. Bring on Triumph!