Review: He Claims Me (The Seen Trilogy #3) by Cynthia Sax

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Title: He Claims Me
Author:  Cynthia Sax
Publisher/Year:  HarperCollins 8/20/13
Length: 128 Pages
Series: The Seen Trilogy #3

Overview

A billionaire’s desires and a virgin’s wish to be claimed come together.

Two men want Anna Sampson. Gabriel Blaine is powerful, intelligent, the CEO of a successful company, and a billionaire. He’s watched her, touched her, encouraged her to become a strong, independent woman, a woman unafraid of her desires.

Now secrets from the past are exposed, threatening Anna’s freedom and safety. Will the man she loves stand by her side, or will he desert her, leaving Anna once again to face the future alone?

My Thoughts

well, it’s about time that we got some of that expected anxiety and stress int he series.  The hard thing here is that while this is a trilogy (meaning there are actually 2 books) i feel like it was a trilogy of novellas.  not a bad thing since sometimes you just want a quick read – but i think that it could almost be just 1 long story.  In any event, this final installment in the series took us where this genre is expected to go, and into such a nice place.

We are reunited with Anna and Blaine – when they haven’t taken their physical relationship quite where it needs to go yet, but they’ve solidified their emotional bond.  Anna is still working for Blaine at night while working at the charity during the day.  having a tough time not only managing to get donors (which is the only way to keep her job) but to avoid hurting Michael (her sorta boss).  He’s in love with her and she clearly doesn’t return the feelings, but it’s hard for her to let him down since she’s not a mean person.

What i really enjoy about this final book is that we get some depth.  it’s not just only about the relationship between the 2 but we get to see more into the world of Blaine Technologies in the sense that Blaine does work, and that things don’t always come easy to him.  We see Anna feel the need to stand up for him and protect him.

We also see Anna’s family history come up and bite her a bit.  She’s put into a situation where she was hoping she’d never find herself, and the question is what stigma will it put on her and what will it mean for her and Blaine.

Throughout this book though is the question of when/where will Anna lose her ‘innocence’.  right?  I mean, we know that she’s inexperienced and that Blaine is trying to be respectful and take things slow.  How long will he wait and what will it mean for Anna who’s had this control over herself for so long?

I really enjoyed where this story took us.  While none of it was unexpected, it was sweet and nicely done.  The only read downfall is something that i’ve seen in the last 2 installments.  There’s some writing nuances that i really dislike. there are words/phrases/descriptions that are really off putting. they seem very juvenile and somewhat ‘high school’ and kind of detract from the flow of the story.  It’s how Anna describes some of the things that she does with Blaine.  it makes me cringe.  At least i’m able to look past that and get on with the story since there’s a nice plot line going on.  Enjoy!

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