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Credence Paperback – Jan. 13 2020
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- Publisher : Independently published (Jan. 13 2020)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 485 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1660089050
- ISBN-13 : 978-1660089055
- Item weight : 612 g
- Dimensions : 13.97 x 3.1 x 21.59 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: #472 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Jake plays a larger part in the first half than he does in the end bit, but boy, does he heat up the pages from the very beginning. Although Noah too knows how to use his words, I was never a fan. HIs personality is too brotherly. Kaleb is the dark character we all love to read about. My heart broke and grew for him.
They all have unique interactions with Tiernan that needed to happen. I wish I could say more, but I won’t. I think despite the topic the author introduces, she did it well and in a way that showed that it needed to happen before the end of the book. She didn’t hold back in this one and it definitely worked for her.
Another 5 star read from Penelope Douglas!
I cannot say this enough: absolute perfection. ❤️
I don’t think I have ever gotten through a 470 page book in less than 10 hours. This was a novel that completely involved and enchanted me. I couldn’t set this novel down for more than an hour because I had to know what was going to happen. Penelope constantly keeps you on edge with action, steam, and mystery. Her story telling was done phenomenally in this novel, everything was written with precision and the pace was absolutely perfect for this novel.
This is a novel I can’t say much about because I dont want to ruin it for others. I posted the other day stating that this novel was a “triangle” and I was definitely wrong. Its something alright, but a triangle it is not. The connections between the characters in this novel is like no other that I have ever read. Its an un-explainable relationship that grabs your heart and twists. Some of the events between characters was incredibly shocking; but hell, it was so so good. I was left with my mouth agape at multiple points during this novel. Just when I thought I was on a roll, I was thrown in a loop. The characters are so multi-dimensional and I loved, LOVED getting to know Tiernan, Jake, Noah, and Kaleb.
Also, if your looking for a read that will give you the perfect steam, this is it. I love steam in a novel, its one of my favourite parts of Romance and Penelope KILLED it.
This novel was hypnotic, intoxicating, and honestly Romantic. I highly recommend this novel. You wont regret it.
I would rate this novel a 5📖
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Tiernan at nearly eighteen has never known love, ignored, abandoned, forgotten and broken is all she’s ever known. Her Hollywood parents never cared, she was an accessory when needed and an annoyance when she wasn’t, never apart and deciding they could never live without each other they embark on a suicide pact. So with no one left in the world other than a step uncle and cousins she decides to escape to Chapel Peak needing its seclusion but what she finds is everything she never knew she could have. As she embarks on her new life of self discovery and happiness each man plays a part in who she is becoming but when winter falls and they are trapped on the mountain together who will she give her heart too? Jake her uncle and a father, a man who she knows will protect his family and her to the death. Noah the lighthearted but complex man trying to be heard and listened too or Kaleb the man whose intensity will leave you scared and wanting more. He’s locked up tight never speaking but always watching. How will a family love like theirs survive?
I felt everything in this book it made me smile and cry at times as all of the characters really discover a love they never knew they deserved and found a place in each other called home. If you don’t like reverse harem books then this is not for you but I really can not recommend this book more. Loved loved loved this book. If I could I’d give it more than 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Which leads me into the characters; they just had no substance. There was nothing that endeared any of them to me. I didn’t connect to them, I didn’t buy into their situation. I think it became obvious early on which guy the heroine developed feelings for. Sure there were bumps along the way but nothing you couldn’t see coming. I’m kind of left feeling deflated as I had such high hopes for this book.
Love the author and will continue to read her work but this book just didn’t excite me at all.
Tiernan has gone to live with her step Uncle and his two sons in Chapel Peak Colorado way up in the mountains. Her Mother and Father have both died in the most tragic of circumstances and she is left on her own. Although both her parents might have been present physically in her life they were really not the slightest bit interested in interacting with their daughter in any way. She was like a ghost who just existed in the background. When she goes to Chapel Peak it's a big culture shock; coming from money with many privileges Tiernan has never gone without anything except love and attention.
These characters were some of the best I have read, everything was so vivid, the scenery description of where her Uncle lives was breathtaking; at times I felt I was standing on the mountain with them, looking at the peak, experiencing the smells of the mountain and the pine trees it was that good. Of course the writing was outstanding and with the taboo element that was so beautifully written it was just perfection. Each of the characters have their own problems to deal with, past events in their lives haunting them still, but with Tiernan's arrival things start to change, it's like she is their special angel sent to heal them. It's a slow burn but so so good and then it hits you full on - WHAM, and I was lost and consumed by this magnificent story.
I can't leave this review without mentioning that this book contained some of the hottest sex I have ever read and I have read lots let me tell you. Literally ladies you will need to change your panties, go stock upon the batteries for BOB because whew, your gonna need them. It is not so much the content of the sex but how Penelope Douglas has written it. She does have a special knack of describing the heat so erotically. The first book I ever read by this author was Corrupt and I still think about the shower scene near the end of that book even now.
What can I say. Complicated characters that I fell in love with, perfect location with endless descriptive that transported me to that mountain and made me yearn to be there, a brilliant story with a taboo element - yes I was in heaven.
Do yourself a favour and go and meet the Van Der Burg men; Jake, Noah and Kaleb an let them immerse themselves a little into your head, then they will creep into your heart without you even knowing and I guarantee you will be thinking about these men and Tiernan and this unforgettable story for a long time to come.
Credence really is a heartbreakingly good book about belief in finding ones self and the ability to be more then the label that is surrounding you. The story is truly about the growth of being surrounded by love and how love can change you for the better.
Penelope truly is an amazing writer and she has a way of captivating her audience with her stories, Her character developments are always amazing and how she thinks of the back stories astounds me, she gives each character a story that reflects there character and makes there personality understandable. Jake, Noah and Kaleb where missing something and Tiernan was missing alot and they could only provide what was missing to each other, the process was muddled along the way but they definitely got there and I'm glad that my suspicion was proved correct, I didn't realise how much I needed that until the end.
I had heard this book was dark and full of taboo and if I'm honest it isn't, I can't even say it was close to any of the milder stuff I have read. Purely Perfect
If your a sensitive reader this may not be for you as this is not for everyone, it taboo, shocking very steamy and does have mentions of serious topics.
I did love Jake and Noah and I felt they had much better character development then Kaleb, which I wish he had more of. I didn’t like Kaleb’s as much as the others at first and it took me most of the book to some what enjoy his character. We don’t know who she is going to pick as her love interest throughout this hole book but I did end up really liking the ending.
It also does take a while to get insight to why Tiernan come across disconnected and abit of a shell of a person - but we do get a reason to understand the character.
It was not what I expected and very different to Penelope’s other romance books but as she stated in her acknowledgements that she doesn’t want to become forgettable and wants to be unpredictable. .
As I said before this book is not for everyone but I would recommend this as a must read. .
Special bonus scene of this novel available on Penelope’s website on 14th feb💜