My Rating:  5

Cover:  5

Genres:  Romance, Dark Romance, Inspirational

Published:  May 25, 2017

Read:  May 25, 2017


POV:  First-person dual perspectives

Kindle Edition:  234 pages



They always say to expect the unexpected. Little did I know the unexpected also meant the unthinkable.

No longer a wife or a mother, what was once a full and meaningful life was now obliterated; leaving me with nothing but darkness in its place.

Until him.

Blazing bright and determined to bring me back to life, Lior came knocking on darkness’ door. Gentle, yet fierce; he was armed in warmth and healing.

He was powerful, persistent and prepared for war.

I just don’t know if I’m willing to fight or ready to fall.




My Review:

DevastateDevastate by Marley Valentine

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Stars! to Devastate by Marley Valentine.

Evie and Lior…….

I wasn’t even past the first few pages and my heart was breaking! In those few pages, I knew what was going to happen and the consequences as a result of it. I felt powerless to stop it!

This book is appropriately titled. I was absolutely devastated! And this after only a few pages.

Devastate could not have been an easy book to write, and yet is was beautifully written. I felt every emotion. I wanted to jump in those pages and take the pain away because I was feeling it too.

From the blurb it’s easy to infer where this story is headed and yet I was not prepared. Fortunately there are unexpected heroes and heroines there to lighten the dark element shadowing Evie.

And Elliot as well.

Lior is our hero of the story and the ‘light’ that Evie didn’t know she needed or even wanted. I fell in love with Lior instantly. He was careful with Evie. His patience, kindness and persistence to help Evie heal was just beautiful. He was just perfect.

I’m not going to say too much more as I don’t want to spoil anything for you. I will say that Devastate is a beautifully written, tragic story. However, secondary characters bring light and even laughter. There is a happily ever after. I couldn’t have asked for anything more.

And all around perfect story with all the feels and a perfect ending. I am looking forward to more from this author!

This review is from my heart; honest and unbiased.

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About the Author:






Marley Valentine comes from the future. Living in Sydney, Australia with her family. When she’s not busy writing her own stories, she spends most of her time immersed in the words of her favourite authors.

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