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Dissociate ~ Review and Giveaway

The Allegiance Series #3
By Sarah Addison-Fox

Charles Smyth former head of the Etraean Intelligence Agency has been arrested. His years of abuse have him facing trial and sentencing. But the loss of power hasn't erased the damage he has done to those in whom he was in command of or to his son.

As those left scarred both physically and emotionally come to terms with what was done they have a choice before them. Embrace the freedom offered to them or hold firm to the lies that have left them enslaved and blinded to the truth that is before them.

Torrance Kyle has spent his whole life under Smyth belittled for any perceived weakness, such as compassion. His father refused to acknowledge their relationship unless he could use it as a tool to bend his son to his will.  And with his own possible fatherhood looming Torrance fears that he will become the man his father always tried to force him to be. And belief in Etra in Torrance's opinion it is just a bunch of stuff and nonsense.

Celeste knows she can't truly be free and the care that Mick and the rest of the Haynes family offers her won't last. As a former slave who was forced to work under Smyth she knows she will never be worthy of anyone's care or their love. And then there is Mick who wants to marry her but is she willing to give up the freedom she has just begun to taste for the first time ever?

As those closest to them work to undo the damages done and offer them the love they so deeply need they are offered a truth Etra is there for them and offers them a love that is freely given not based on merit or deed.  Can Celeste and Torrance find the peace and safety they both so desperately need?

The first thing you need to know this is the 3rd book in the series and I would recommend reading the previous books first. This is my first glimpse into the Allegiance series and I will admit I was a bit lost at the beginning. But overall I was able to follow the story it was just the backstory references that gave me pauses. The story has me intrigued so now I need to get the previous books in the series so that I can get caught up. And there is a 4th coming soon so don't expect a tightly tied ribbon at the end of this one. There is a possible hint of what is to come in the future for these characters and if true could prove most interesting. The story style reminds me of Morgan Busse's Follower of the Word series so fans of her work should enjoy this series.

I was proved a review copy of this book by the author with no expectations of a positive review ~ all opinions expressed are my own.

About the Book:
Freedom begins with finding the truth.

Amidst the turmoil caused by Smyth’s arrest, Celeste is stuck in limbo, stripped of her citizenship, with no choice but to flee to a peaceful Kyraenean hideaway with the tumultuous Amaya Mason.

When bounty hunters threaten the local orphanage, Celeste and Amaya must work together and fight. Even if it means risking what they cherish the most.

His plans in tatters, his career in jeopardy, Mick Haynes is forced to leave Kyraenea with the enigmatic Torrance Kyle, the agent he still can’t trust.

Torrance is good at lying, and even better at hiding his pain, but is he strong enough to deal with the consequences of betraying his own father?

Can Celeste accept the truth, accept her place in the Haynes family or will lies chain her to the past and destroy her chance at a new life?

Dissociate is available for sale on Amazon here.

The first two books in the series Disowned and Dissemble are also available on Amazon.
PictureAbout the Author:
Sarah Addison-Fox is a New Zealand-born home-schooling mother of two who loves action-packed fantasy with strong heroines. She has an astonishing amount of nail polish, has all her creative writing credentials shoved in a drawer somewhere, and has a husband who, after 27 years, can still make her blush. When she’s not working on her Christian YA fantasy series', she can be found fangirling on Goodreads or sending GIFs on Twitter.

Connect with Sarah online at:
Instagram: sarahaddisonfox/
Twitter: @Saddisonfox
Goodreads: Sarah Addison-Fox

Be sure to check out my interview with Tricia Mingerink and Sarah Addison-Fox 

Sarah Addison-Fox is giving away a paperback set of the first three books
in the Allegiance Series. The giveaway is open internationally where such giveaways 
are permitted and where Createspace ships. The books may or may not be signed depending on where the winner lives.

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