Heather Hildenbrand’s ESPERANCE is a thrilling addition to the Heart Lines Series. The story takes place following book two, INHERITANCE. Alex Channing is healed but no longer has feelings. He leaves Sam. Samantha Knight is trying to learn how to use her powers. She is troubled by Alex’s change of behavior. This contemporary urban fantasy takes place in Half Moon.
Heather Hildenbrand continues to do a great job with her character development. I felt bad about what was happening to Alex. He was always leery of the price you pay when using magic. He does pay a price. I like Sam. She is becoming more and more like her old self prior to losing her memory. She is determined to learn her magic and help the werewolves and Alex. She is a strong and admiral heroine.
We find out some interesting about Breck Winters. I like the introduction of Koby. He teaches Sam some important things and helps support her. Indra is a fascinating antagonist. She is cunning and powerful.
The plot was well executed. A lot of thought-provoking events unfold in this story. I enjoyed the ending and look forward to the next book in the series, IMBALANCE. I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book.