Book InfoFinding Aria by Leelah Renn
Series: Vox Tenor #3
Rating: Book ratings explained
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense
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Nothing can break my love for three men. Not even a wedding.
I was ready to give myself up to save my men, but I never got the chance. Nothing could have prepared me for this cruel, mind-shattering twist.
Held in the jungles of Mexico and pushed to my limits, it’s taking everything in me to survive this elaborate prison. Despite the abuse wearing me down, I draw on the love of my men to endure this punishing captivity—I won’t let it break me.
In a battle of wits and careful deception, I’m dragged deeper into a sinister plot of catastrophic proportions. Armed with this knowledge, I’m even more determined to escape. I don’t know if I can save myself, but I have to try; millions of lives are at stake.
Mateo, Einar, and Nikola have shown me the power of true love and it’s my turn to show them what I’m made of.
Embry doesn’t exist anymore and I’m going to prove it. I’m finally finding Aria.
Finding Aria is the third and final book in the Vox Tenor series. If you’re ready for an epic ending to this tale of unconventional love and danger, this is it. Please heed the content warning in the beginning of the book. Mature Readers only.
Finding Aria - My Review
Going into this book I knew what to expect. Leelah Renn is skilled at breaking the reader and subsequently building them back up again while she takes them on a journey through Aria’s world. She did it in Morocco with Becoming Aria and carried on the trend as the group moved into Spain with Loving Aria.
In the same vein as my review of Loving Aria, it’s impossible to write this without any spoilers for the preceding books as they’re so closely intertwined. It’s not just that the events of each book flow smoothly into the next, but also that the characters carry those happenings with them in both their emotions and motivations.
For much of the story Aria and the men of Vox Tenor are separated, torn apart by the fateful events of New Year’s Eve when we left them in Loving Aria. First, however, things have to worsen for all four main characters.
Pain and hope twists and swirls through two separate stories. As Nik and Eeny watch Mat fight for his life, Aria is embroiled in her own battle against both a once familiar captor and her own self. There are moments when you watch characters question if they are right to hold onto their faith that the missing part of them is still alive, and it’s heartbreaking to read.
Aria’s part of the story is fraught with danger. While there are characters she knows she can’t trust, others she is unsure about. Their ever-changing motivations and the new information she uncovers about them means she is never entirely sure who a person is and whether she can or should trust them. This is mirrored in Vox Tenor’s side of the story, with the men sceptical of the voracity of Nik’s dark web tracing of Aria’s location and then the arrival of the CIA and their possible plans to extract Aria from her captor.
Renn never fails to surprise me with the plot twists she plans into her stories and Finding Aria was no exception. While I fully expected Vox Tenor to rescue Aria once they arrived in Mexico, I had no idea how that would go down. I did not anticipate treks through Mayan ruins or spy ops worthy of a Mission Impossible movie. There was uncertainty, betrayal, and fear that not everybody would make it out alive, and this continued even once Aria was back in her men’s arms.
Amongst all the action and ongoing trauma there was also time for peace, emotional healing, and acceptance. For Roz, it’s an ongoing journey throughout the book whereas Nik’s process is more of a switch once Aria knocks some sense into him. Aria’s steps start with endurance and acceptance and are part of a much longer process that is still continuing as the book comes to a close. Each of these stories illustrates how different and individual a healing journey can be.
I’ll be the first to admit that I rarely read a book twice, preferring to keep the memory of that initial read magic intact. I already know that I’ll be re-reading the Vox Tenor series. It won’t happen today, and it may not happen next month, but there was something so magical about Aria’s world and the way in which Renn describes it, that I’m not prepared to leave it behind for good.