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I received a copy of this audiobook in exchange for my honest review.
It has been quite a while since I hung out with the characters in the Cassie Scot world, and I did miss them a bit. Kaitlin's Tale is another spin-off to the Cassie Scot series, and the final book in that world. So I suppose reading it is a bit bittersweet.
What I enjoyed about this book is the romance was not the primary focus, like the original series, but not so much like the first spin off, Madison's Song. The romance was a slow burn, with tension and attraction, but allowing a build up of trust and alliances first. I really liked the build up between Kaitlin and Matthew, from sharing their most private fears and truths, to having each other's backs when they needed support.
Another aspect I loved? We have a formerly disliked character who got a chance at redemption and a chance to prove how valuable he is, and what a good leader he can become. Matthew really shows himself and those around him what he's truly made of, and he's certainly more than just a mind mage who wants power.
The plot gets dark at times as we get to know the plans of the creepy but charismatic Alexander and we see what the scary ancient vampire Xavier is planning. While I can't say the story is completely wrapped up with a bow, we get set on the path for closure and the good guys hopefully ending up on top. But it is left open ended enough that should our author decide to revisit this world, maybe she will?
As for the narrator, I liked her better this time than previously, but I'm still not a huge fan of her voice or reading style. She's a bit reporter-like, as I mentioned in my review of Madison's Song, but she didn't rub me wrong this time around.