Abel Jin and Delilah Johnson have lived their lives with a hole in their soul, yearning for something they don’t understand.
Until one night Delilah is in mortal danger and a man who’s otherworldly strong and supernaturally fast saves her. Delilah is then cast into a world where fiction comes to life in the form of Abel, her destined mate, a vampire/werewolf hybrid who claims her at first breath as his.
But Abel knows the danger isn’t done. He’s dreamed for centuries that his mate will perish and he will stop at nothing to keep her safe.
For Delilah, she’s not only coping with fantasy come to life, but a mingling of very different families. Not to mention, she has on her hands a man who doesn’t understand his true nature and has lived his long life thinking he’s a monster.
Abel and Delilah together fills the hole that has been clawing at them for decades. But finally finding each other, it also tips their destinies as the last of The Three. They must unite with the other destined lovers, who with Abel and Delilah, are fated to save the world.
Or die trying.
Wild and Free is the third book in the Three series by Kristen Ashley aka my all time favorite author. In this third book we get to meet Abel and Delilah, the third and last couple of life-mates. This book is the perfect ending to the series; we get the epic battle scene, we get two new romances in one book, we get to meet the first two couples again and other KA brand of awesomeness.
Delilah Johnson is a 29 year old biker babe. She is the daughter of an MC club president. All her life, she felt like there’s a hole in her soul, like something was missing in her life. Following her gut, she moved to a new town with the hope that there’s something in there that would finally make her feel whole. Delilah is a very likeable heroine in my opinion. She’s strong, caring and doesn’t judge anyone; it’s just hard not to love her character. Another thing I love about Delilah is her relationship with her father; they’re extremely close and take care of each other. He’d move heaven and earth to protect her and she’d do the same for him.
Abel Jin is a badass biker, vampire/werewolf hybrid, a loving son and brother. He has lived a few centuries thinking that there aren’t any other magical being like him in the world. He spent all his life with generations of the same loving Chinese family who sadly he had to see pass away eventually. Under his badassness though, Abel is very gentle, wise, full of love and caring. There’s something sad about Abel since the beginning that I can’t quite put my finger on it, something that made him looked vulnerable and halfway through the book I got my answer and it just made me love him more.
I love the romance stories, they’re really sweet with the right amount of drama, all of them; the new ones which are Abel and Delilah, and Aurora (a witch) and Yuri (a vampire), and others that we’ve met in the first two books (which I’m begging you to read prior to Wild and Free). I love the characters. You can find almost every kind of magical being in this books; vampires, werewolves, hybrids, witches, golems, etc. I had a good time reading about the Three’s roles in the war to save the human race from enslavement too. Which basically is a war between good versus evil but KA manage to take it to a whole new level of awesomeness. I cried a LOT towards the end, it was very emotional. A really awesome way to end a great series, it’s satisfying and made me happy knowing each couples get their own version of happy endings. KA exceeded my expectations with this last book and I truly enjoyed every second of it. 4,5 Hybrid Stars from me!!!
“I love you too, bao bei, with everything I am, and I’ll do it until the sun falls from the sky.”
“I’ve waited three lifetimes for you, and now that I’ve got you, I’m keepin’ you.”
“This was it. This was us. This was what we’d be. Wild and free.”
“I love that that beauty runs so deep, even when I have it for eternity, I know I’ll never find the end.”
“What I’d felt my whole life was not natural. The bond I was building with Abel wasn’t either, but it was strong and it was beautiful. The fact it was fate made sense.”
*Bonus! One of my favorite scenes from Aurora and Yuri:
His hand slid down her forearm to catch hers and murmured soothingly, “Calm, button.”
Her hand spasms in his, and still whispering, she asked, “Button?”
He looked at her. “You. As cute as.”