Book Review – Empathy (Emotional Chains Book 1) by Carolyn Wren



Book Description:

What if you could sense the emotions of everyone around you?  What if you fell in love with someone you’d never even met?

Oliver Lord belongs to one of three special families, empaths who feel emotions as a physical sense.  Quiet and reserved, and accustomed to keeping his abilities hidden, Oliver is drawn inexorably to a woman he’s never met.  The woman who made his brother’s last year of life so happy.

When Zoe Daniels, talented sculptor, loses her fiancé before their wedding, she can’t imagine finding love again, until she meets Jasper’s unknown brother, a man so different, yet so achingly familiar to the man she adored. What is Oliver’s secret, and why is he so determined to keep her at arm’s length?

A violent kidnapping and murder forces the empaths from the shadows to seek justice for one of their own.  Oliver turns to Zoe, needing her comfort and love. Can she accept him for who he is?

Oliver and two powerful empathic friends need to track down the kidnappers before they strike again, but how do you solve a murder, when your only clue is emotion?

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Book Review

Oliver Lord watched his brother walk away from him, knowing he would never see him again.  His brother Jasper was fated to die like his father. He just wanted to live the last year of his life happy and with the woman Zoe who he was in love with.   Oliver and his brother Jasper were empaths they could feel emotions as a physical sense. After his brother’s death Oliver would take glimpses into Zoe’s mind. If he looked deep enough he could find the essence of his brother.

Zoe lost her fiancé, she did not think she could ever find love again. Especially not in the woods were her and Jasper would love to spend time.

Oliver did not expect to be caught by Zoe watching him and Zoe did not expect the man she caught to have the same eyes as her fiancé.  They were instantly drawn to each other. Is it because of Jasper or something else?

An empath was kidnapped, Oliver being an empath felt him die.   Oliver turned to Zoe for comfort while searching for the kidnappers before they struck again.   Would she accept him?

The book was well written, an easy flow. The characters were entertaining and believable. It wasn’t action packed but it did not need to be because it definitely had me wanting more.  When there was action it definitely was explosive.  The romance that was between Oliver and Zoe was just as explosive.  Warning there is a cliff hanger, I am not one to be crazy about these however the book was very enjoyable that I would definitely pick up book two to find out what happens.








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