Review: Vanquish by S.J. McGran



Triumph, #1

by S.J. McGran



Jared Roman has lived his entire life feeling unworthy, unwanted and unloved. He’s lived a life of abuse, addiction and abandonment.
Zhoe Dawson comes from a different world than him. She comes from money and social status. But with that comes the dictatorship her father runs. All Zhoe’s ever wanted is to break free of his rules, and to feel loved.
When they learn Jared is the reason for Zhoe’s pain, her loss, and heartbreak he tries to walk away.
But, Zhoe offers him the one thing he’ll never be able to leave behind – her heart.
Can Zhoe’s love save him from his past?
Can she help him conquer his fears and doubts?


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This was a great story about love, loss, and guilt. The characters were wonderful and I really enjoyed not only the main characters, but also their friends. I was instantly drawn into the story from the first page and couldn’t put it down. I think I read the whole thing in just a few hours.

Zhoe and Jared develop a great relationship. It’s one of those where they help each other to become better versions of themselves. Jared has had a hard upbringing and deals with a lot of guilt. He’s also that sexy and protective alpha male that we all love. Zhoe has very controlling parents and I was so happy when she finally stood up for herself. These two have to deal with a lot in their lives and they manage to find some love in the middle of all of that. I loved their friends as well. They really fill out the story nicely and make everything feel more real.

The story was well laid out and I really enjoyed the dual POVs. The transitions were smooth and I found it a very easy book to read. I’m definitely looking forward to reading the next book in the series.  4 out of 5 palm trees!

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