13 June 2012

Review & Giveaway: Tributary by Lisa T. Bergren


Title: Tributary
Author: Lisa T. Bergren
Publisher: Bergren Creative Group, Inc.
Pub. Date: June 12, 2012
Acquired: From author, for honest review
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TRIBUTARY, a novella (1/2 the length of a normal novel), picks up a year after BOURNE... Lia struggles to overcome the fear that constant battle has heaped upon her; Gabi and Marcello face an unexpected crisis; and Lord Greco just may be ready to leave the grief and loss of his past behind him, so that he might grab hold of the future... Volume 3.2 of the River of Time series.







I've pretty much come to expect that I'm going to adore anything that Ms. Bergren writes at this point. Before I even picked up this book, I KNEW I'd love it. So, I tried to take a step back and be impartial.

What I love most about this series is that, even though, I always look forward to the next installment of the books, each of them leaves me satisfied at the end. Each of the books is amazing on its own. Tributary falls right in line with that formula.

I don't want to ruin the other books for any of you that haven't read them yet. So, if you aren't up-to-date then you may want to stop reading. Just a warning.

What I loved about Tributary, in particular, is that each of the characters/couples got their time in the spotlight.
Gabi and Marcello, now happily married, are not as much in the spotlight as they were in the first three books, but I still got enough of them to make me happy. Their sweet, endearing love still shines through as they face new struggles and hardships, while dealing with Firenze and knowing that the Plague is coming in a few years. These two are always going to be one of my all-time favorite couples. I can't. Get. Enough.

Lia and Luca. Ah, Lia and Luca. These two are KILLING me with their relationship! They've been flirting MERCILESSLY with each other forever, and I just can't take ANYMORE!!! Okay, with that being said, I flippin' LOVE their relationship. I love the way it's a slow-building--but intense--dance that promises to please.

As for Greco, well, let's just say that if you're a Rudolfo fan, this is the book for you. You'll get plenty of him. And, he is just as dreamy as he has been in the last few books.

Everything that was lovable about the previous books in this series, is still prevalent in TRIBUTARY. There are handsome Italian men that fight for their women's safety. There are strong women who, despite their propensity for trouble, have the strength to fight alongside their men. And there's also some serious character growth. From the beginning of this series to now, I've noticed that the ladies Betarrini have gone from unsure high-schoolers to self-sufficient women.

Chances are, if you've read the other books in this series, you'll be picking this up without my recommendation. BUUUUT, if you haven't read this series before, go get it. Now. :)


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38 comments:

  1. Thanks for the review, Christy! Appreciate you!

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    1. You're welcome! I'm beyond pleased to be able to read and review your books!

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  2. I am halfway through Tributary and I am loving it!! I am so glad to get to know Greco better!!

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    1. Be sure to let me know what you think when you're all done!!

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  3. I am so excited to be reading Tributary but hoping for one more book!

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    1. I know what you mean! I want more Lia and Luca! :)

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  4. Absolutely love this series. I hope more people will read these books to support Lisa. :)

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  5. I absolutly love this series it is wonderful! I honestly cant get enough! I totally Agree woth everything you said in this reveiw!!!

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    1. Isn't it wonderful?! I think I'd read 50 more books in this series if Lisa published them. :)

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  6. Love this series and LOVE that I can recommend it to my teen readers . . . .

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    1. That's one of the things I love, too! They're clean, spectacular reads!

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  7. I have Tributary waiting for me on my blog...I am SO eager to dive into it. After reading your (very well written!) review, I am even more excited about going on another adventure with Gabi, Lia, Marcello, Luca, and Rodolfo (who I positively LOVE!!! :-D)

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    1. Hey there, Katie! I just followed your blog! Can't wait to see what you think of Tributary!!

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  8. Great review! I can't wait to get started on Tributary!

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  9. Totally rockin' review...and that is not just because I wholeheartedly agree with you. :)

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  10. Read this book in two days...all Bergren's books are awesome!

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    1. Yes. They. Are. :) I can't stop reading her books! :)

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  11. This. book. is amazing!!!!!!!!!

    all her books are! have you read her other new one - Glamorous Illusions?

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    1. Yes! I loved that one, as well! She's never written a THING that I haven't liked!

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  12. One of my new favorite series! As soon as I finish Tributary, I am going to reread the entire series!!

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  13. Couldn't be a more perfect series!

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  14. Hey! My friend sent me the link to this giveaway. I've only read Waterfall so far. I really want to read the rest! My blog is http://www.ivegotjoylikeafountain.blogspot.ca/

    Abbie /// XOXOX

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    1. Hey there, Abbie! So glad you stopped by! I'm going to check out your blog right now! :)

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  15. Thanks for the review and the giveaway! I love these books :)

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  16. I'm so excited to start Tributary! Great review:)
    Montana@The Book Belles

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  17. I have been meaning to read these books for ages....I wish I had more time!

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  18. Thanks for the giveaway! This series is awesome!

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  19. I am so very excited to have won! I have several friends I want to introduce to the series as I'm halfway through Tributary myself. What better way to loan them the first book? Yay!!

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  20. I am so very excited to have won! I have several friends I want to introduce to the series as I'm halfway through Tributary myself. What better way to loan them the first book? Yay!!

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  21. Hi Christy
    Thanks for sharing such a great review! Thought I'd let you know that the Amazon button for Tributary goes to a different book by a another author. :)

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