Enraptured (Final Book in The Fullerton Family Saga)
by Ginger Voight
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Published: February 27th 2014
In the third and final book of the Fullerton Family Saga, long-simmering secrets explode with disastrous consequences. The fractured Fullertons face their biggest challenges yet, and every single one must rise to their own personal challenges and beat their demons once and for all – no matter what it takes.In the conclusion of this best-selling, highly rated series, author Ginger Voight once again raises the stakes for her characters and her readers. These characters you have grown to love (and hate) are faced with heart-wrenching challenges that will test them unlike anything they’ve experienced so far. In the end, only love can save them. It is a message of hope, family and forgiveness amidst the exciting backdrop of excess and power.
*****5- Heartsick, Broken and Pissed off -Stars*****
~I received an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest review~
~this review contains spoilers from books 1 and 2~
Someone had to be the hero and land on the grenade. Someone had to be vulnerable and risk it all. And I suppose it would have to be me. This was my family now, and I was going to do my damnedest to heal it, one wounded Fullerton as a time.
Why?! That same question has been on repeat in my head over and over and over since I finished this book. Why?! Ginger, WHY?! I waited a full day after finishing the book before even attempting to write up this review and I'm still not sure how I'm gonna get through it without completely losing my shit. I should have know, I did know, that there was a real good chance this book was going to destroy me-between the blurbs leading up to this final installment and that terrifying little sneak peak at the end of Entangled....I wasn't wrong to be worried, typing this up days later and I'm still in an emotional tailspin. If I could hunt down Ms. Ginger Voight I would hug her, beat her with my pitchfork, then cry on her shoulder. I can't remember the last time a book has affected me like this, so I guess no matter how I feel about how it all went down at the end, there is no denying Ginger Voight is an amazing author for bring such strong emotions out of me through her pen alone. This review is going to be very difficult for me, so I'm going to keep it brief.
“I've wanted you since that day on the beach, when I felt your soft, supple body beneath mine. So soft, so warm. I knew then I wanted to lose myself within you. But you made me wait long arduous months to love you, and then you made me wait an entire year to marry you. But you're mine now. By God if I'm waiting another day.”
Enraptured picks up right on the tail of Entangled, Rachel has just married Drew and their off on their honeymoon. Rachel may have chosen Drew, but her heart still lies with Alex. Drew knew going into this that her was going to have to give her some time to get used to her new circumstances, and he does. We really get to see a whole new side of Drew as he takes care of his pregnant wife and helps her through her morning sickness. But he's always been a man who goes after what he wants, and what he wants is Rachel. Now he just has to get her to get on-board the newlywed train.
“All I've ever wanted was for you to be my wife and my queen. Look around you, Rachel. I'm ready to move heaven and earth to make you happy. Seems to me the only one playing games here is you. You wear my ring, you took my name... yet you withhold your affection to keep control over me, an infernal carrot on a stick to make me beg like a dog. It is an endless, fruitless quest to win your favor and make up for my multitude of sins. Who, really, is manipulating whom?”
Rachel knows she's not being fair to Drew or herself by holding back, so she decides to grab hold of her new role as Mrs. Andrew J. Fullerton and embrace it. She will do whatever she has to do to repair her new, yet broken family, one Fullerton at a time, for her children and all their futures.
“No one else was willing to sacrifice their own selfish needs to help me fortify this family into what it could be. That all changed with you, Rachel. You're the only one who has the emotional strength and integrity to do what needs to be done to strengthen the family unit as a whole. It is why you married me, is it not?”
Attempting to bring Alex back into the family is just one of many problems. Drew's jealousy over their former relationship proves volatile, but Alex isn't going anywhere. He's finally prepared to take his place as a Fullerton within the family's company for the simple fact that he's scared for his family. He knows some of Drew's business associates are dealing in some very seedy practices and life as they know it has become more than a little dangerous. Working together to protect their family and secure their legacy, no one could have ever known how drastically their lives are about the change. When the dust settles, nothing will ever be the same again.
“I can't leave you again. Not when the stakes are this high.”
“Seems like the stakes have been high ever since I opened Drew's first email.”
I loved the transformation this family has taken since this whole journey started, the biggest being Drew. He has changed so much from the manipulative, sometimes cold, man we first meet til the end here. Those letters were....well, lets just say my understanding of Drew and my love for him reached all new levels in this book -I have been 'TEAM DREW' since book one and this just solidified that. I cannot talk about the ending, I just can't. Let's just say it's not at all what I expected, I am not happy, and leave it at that. Anything else I say would give it all away and......just read it. But do yourself a favor and grab some damn tissues, a whole friggin box, you will need them.
“You've given my life meaning from the very day you walked into it. I always thought I was some master of the universe, but you raised the bar on my life. You push me and drive me to be a better father and a better man. I can't imagine my life without you or our children, each and every one. I would give my life to make you happy, to give you the life...and the love...you deserve. I love you, Rachel.”
Fullerton Family Saga #1
Rachel Dennehy had a crazy thought. If she could just start over somewhere else, she could forget about all the ghosts that chased her. When an email landed in her inbox, to tutor a difficult student whose father just happened to be a prominent businessman, the apple was a bit too enticing for Rachel to refuse. She moves to Beverly Hills, where she is tasked with turning around young Jonathan Fullerton’s bad attitude, one that stems directly from his parents’ ugly divorce and even uglier custody battle.
That Drew Fullerton is one of the handsomest and most eligible bachelors in the world means nothing to Rachel. Drew’s brother, Alex, however, assumes otherwise. This sets the two immediately at odds, though they both have young Jonathan’s best interest at heart. Unfortunately the more he tries to warn her away from Drew, the closer he ultimately propels her toward her charming boss.
Rachel stays solely to protect young Jonathan, trapping her into this sticky web despite her own history of loss and betrayal. How long will she last? More importantly, what will she be required to give to save these Fullerton men who continually tug her in three different directions?
The saga begins with the first book, titled “Enticed,” in a trilogy of three, full-length novels to be released over three months in early 2014.
Ginger Voight turns up the angst in this series with a hot triangle between two very different and very appealing brothers. Who will get their HEA? And which one will pay the ultimate price for love?
Those who can't abide triangles, cheaters, cliffhangers or tragedies, are encouraged to proceed with caution.
WARNING: Adult content. Material intended for readers over 18.
The Fullerton Family Saga #2
The saga continues for Rachel Dennehy, the tenacious small-town teacher caught in between two compelling, powerful brothers.
****This is Book 2 in the series. Blurb may contain spoilers for Book 1.****
In Book 2 of the Fullerton Family Saga, teacher Rachel Dennehy heads back to California to save her favorite little boy from his rapid downward spiral. She feels responsible for Jonathan's destructive behavior, knowing it was her broken promise that sent him off the rails. She moves in with Alex, a man who had been her nemesis for so long. Thrust together with the shared goal of saving Jonathan, they find more in common than they had realized.
In fact, it is Alex who comes to her rescue Drew confronts Rachel over her “betrayal.” The chemistry still burns hot between them, but Rachel cannot forgive Drew’s cruel deception. Unfortunately he is unwilling to let her go. Drew Fullerton doesn't like to lose, especially to his younger brother. So he proceeds with his plan to win her back, using every trick in the book to force her hand, including his son.
Young Jonathan holds fast to his dream of a real family, which tears her in yet another direction. Her heart is torn between the three Fullertons, all of whom need her in very different ways. Someone is going to get hurt, no matter what she does. She struggles to do what is right, even when she finds it puts her at direct odds with what she wants.
How far must Rachel go to win back Jonathan’s trust, and protect the men she has grown to love?
Ginger Voight is prolific author, freelance writer and optioned screenwriter.
Her fiction is diverse, with novels like the edgy, coming-of-age drama DIRTY LITTLE SECRETS, and the fun family adventure for kids of all ages, COMIC SQUAD.
Having grown up reading different authors like Danielle Steel and Stephen King, Ginger has always been drawn more to story than to genre. This shows up in her various stories. Titles such as MY IMMORTAL and TASTE OF BLOOD are a delicious, heady mix of horror, suspense, and romance. Genre romance, however, has held a special place in her heart, ever since she read her first Harlequin novel when she was only eleven. As a result, Ginger is making a name for herself writing romances of her own, starring women who look more like the average American woman rather than those traditionally represented in the size-biased American media. Her Rubenesque romances were created especially for those heroines with fuller figures, who can still get the man of their dreams if only they believe they can.
Such titles include UNDER TEXAS SKIES, LOVE PLUS ONE, THE GROUPIE TRILOGY, THE FIERCE TRILOGY and PICTURE POSTCARDS.
Ginger was included in the best-selling book by Smith Magazine NOT QUITE WHAT I WAS PLANNING, featuring her six-word memoir.