“I feel you…"
I’m sad that I’ve finally finished the last book of this romantic trilogy, but I am very happy with how it ended. Although, I’m left quite speechless of all the new events that occur in this book, I wouldn’t change a thing! As we’ve read from the previous two books, Talia is on a spiritually journey of self discovery and now you get to witness her last steps. Her final journey gives her the key she needs to fight off the demons in order for her to be truly happy.
Since the start of this book, I was already swooning over Bodhi. His vulnerability towards Talia and the cheesy, yet loving things he tells her only make me fall more in love with his character. I am very happy that Talia finally reconnects with him after so long. She is a very smart, independent, caring woman who has dealt with too much pain in her past that you can’t help but want that ‘happily ever after’ for her. And, Bodhi just might be her ever after. She finally feels at home when she is with him, something she has always been craving. She has created an unintentional emotional barrier throughout her lifetime, she is too scared to open up fully and allow herself to be vulnerable towards him. After thirty-four years, I feel she has finally met her match. However, there’s no perfect relationship. When there's too many good things happening to Talia, you begin to wonder when it all just might come crashing down again. Bodhi seems to be all in for her, but is Talia for him? Their relationship certainly gets tested in this book - trouble in paradise. Yet, you can’t help but keep rooting for them.
Another relationship that gets tested is Brad and Talia’s. When he begins to see how much Bodhi is starting to mean to Talia, he begins to feel jealous. This certainly frustrated me as I was reading. He finally was able to fall in love with someone and have his happiness, all the while Talia had to accept it. Yet now when it seems Talia might find her happiness after all, he becomes distant. Can Brad finally accept that Talia was never really his in the first place? (You’ll have to read to find out)
This book certainly gave me more emotions than the previous two. I smiled more as I read, I cried in between and laughed at the chemistry between Talia and Bodhi. It’s quite evident there’s much more passion between this two characters now that they have finally reconnected and are fighting for their love. This new romantic trilogy is written so beautifully, you can clearly feel and see the character’s emotions. You can’t help but get emotionally invested when you begin to discover Talia, her journey before Bodhi, and now her journey with Bodhi. I’m glad with how it ended. I can clearly label Talia’s journey as an emotional roller coaster, but it’s one I’d gladly ride over and over again. These books are now being added to my favorites list, and I HIGHLYrecommended them to all of those who believe that no matter the past, every one has someone out there for them. You just have to be ready in order to be found. :)
Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite
Sated is the third book in the Talia Jacobs Saga written by Truth Devour. Talia has finally been reunited with her beloved Bodhi, the six-year-old playmate from her past as a child in Haiti. They are hungry for each other, but each of them has reservations and doubts about the relationship. When they are finally reconciled and together, Talia and Bodhi make the trip to Australia, so her aunt and uncle and the rest of the family can meet him and celebrate Talia’s happiness. On their return home, Talia relishes having her own space again in her apartment as she waits for a call or text from Bodhi, and, as the days pass by, she starts to panic. Their meeting in his office confirms her worst fears as a harsh and angry stranger tells her to go.
Truth Devour’s newest installment in her contemporary fiction saga, Sated, exceeded my expectations as a follow-up to what is already a dynamic series. Talia comes into her own person in Sated, and it is marvelous to behold. Those readers who've followed her from her early days in Wontin, will have already wondered, as I did, if and when Bodhi would reappear in her life, and we were not disappointed. Bodhi is passionate, if a touch controlling, and watching as these two independent souls work at building a life together was a joy. Devour also introduces some marvelous new characters in Sated. I especially enjoyed the scenes with Talia’s elderly friend, Mable, a truly unforgettable character, and Talia’s experiences when she trains in the monastery in China. Sated is an enjoyable and fast-paced contemporary fiction offering that is highly recommended.