Review: Heart of a Rocky by Kelsey Jordan

Heart of a Rocky by Kelsey Jordan
Series: The Gardinian World (# 2)
Release Date: October 15, 2014
Publisher:  Booktrope Editions
Pages:  210
Source: book provided by the publisher for review



The Takeover Tor Omar James, King of the North African pride, needs one woman if he has any hope of keeping his sanity – Anise, his Soul’s Mate. There’s only one problem: she’s pregnant by Derrick, Tor of the United States pride. Anise is caught between the love that every Lycan covets and the motherly devotion to the son she would sacrifice so much for. Can Omar survive the takeover of the US pride and convince Anise that he is more man than lion? The Defender Asim Tyson, the Defender of the Hafiz, is fighting off the insanity of his longing after losing his Soul’s Mate in battle. Unfortunately, his self-centered existence results in the gross neglect of his people when they need him the most. When Harmony appears in his life, he is forced to make a choice. Should he resist the lure of Harmony’s caustic melody or embrace his weakness in order to keep her safe?


Review:  I am completely enthralled with The Gardinian World that Kelsey Jordan.  She’s created this paranormal world full of characters you completely fall for – men you want to love and women you want to be.

This book is actually two novellas.  I am actually not a huge fan of novellas but having two together made it more interesting for me and honestly, I think I would have still enjoyed it because Kelsey Jordan is able to really bring out enough detail and emotion that you don’t feel cheated.

In the first story, we get to know Tor Omar James, King of the North African pride.  Each male has a Soul’s Mate and Anise is his.  Unfortunately, she is living with and is pregnant by Derrick, who is King of the U.S. pride, who is abusive, only caring about the child and his heir.  While she recognizes Omar as her Soul’s Mate, she is untrusting and frightened.  Throughout the story, you are rooting for these two.

The second story is about Tyson, who watched as his Soul’s Mate death.  Overall, he is a miserable person and finds peace alone, looking over his own area.  Enter Harmony, who turns his world upside down.  Tyson rescues Harmony from a sure death just to find out that she is in rut, which creates a different kind of pain for her.  Tyson is unable to keep away from her and helps her in any way that he can – including his heart in the process.

Kelsey Jordan is a wonderful author.  Check out her books and I dare you not to fall in love with her world.