Natural Affection by Tristan Cruz #review

Natural Affection is completely different from anything I’ve ever read.  To me, it’s a Mystery/Futuristic Romance with an absolutely fascinating lead character and is a story filled with love.

I would recommend it for readers 18 years and older.

Natural Affection releases on September 11, 2017

natural affection

My Four Star Review: 

I haven’t read any of Tristan Cruz’s work, but I received an Advanced Reader Copy of Natural Affection and decided to read it.  This is Tristan’s second novel.  My spoiler free review follows.

The main character, Dr. Lennan Vincent, is a very interesting guy and his way of thinking is fascinating and unique.  Lennan’s life definitely revolves around a great deal of mystery and his ability to love is unmeasurable.   All he wants to do is save people, keep them alive, help them in any way he can, and try to make the world a better place. Lennan’s on a path, a mission he chose based on his thinking and how he wants to world to be.  Cora Vancova, the mother to 3-month-old Nayley,  has a tragic history and certain events put her directly into Lennan’s path. Lennan will tell you their worlds collided based on numbers that are alive and govern the universe.  (Just read the book and you’ll see what I’m talking about.)

You meet several secondary characters along the way.  A Detective Clark, who’s still dealing with the death of his son, and a young girl named Mira who’s in need of a heart transplant.  I found it interesting how differently Mira and Cora handled dealing with Isaac. All I’ll tell you about Isaac is, Isaac is based on vortex math and the golden ratio.  I feel like I received a crash course in mathematics while reading this book.  Have I peaked your interest yet?

I will admit this book does contain a “book trigger” for me and when I reached it, I wasn’t sure what I was going to do.  But I pushed through, continued to read, and I was very happy that I did.  This trigger plays a very big role in this story.

I love to take a chance on a new author by reading their words and I’m glad I read Natural Affection.  Tristan’s writing style is a bit different from other authors I’ve read but I truly enjoyed the complexity of this story.  Thank you, Tristan, for giving me the opportunity to read your book before it’s even published.

More About Natural Affection:

The past is not what interests Doctor Lennan Vincent. His concern has always lied in the present future and the life that would inhabit it. Trying to save every beating heart, and mankind from its own destruction, Doctor Vincent wages war against death in the hospital and outside of it. Dedicated only to his moral code, he never expects to fall in love with a woman whose life was hanging over a bridge.
Only the most tragic events invade the life of Cora Vancova, a simple yet astonishingly beautiful woman, and thrusts her already severed heart into the arms of a man who would fall to his death to save her.
Lennan’s noble life cause is suddenly in question upon saving the life of Cora, causing him to reflect on his dangerous course. Containing powerful secrets only he created, Lennan must decide to continue on his current path or leave it behind him to ensure the safety of Cora. Lying in the shadows of the past, however, exists a secret not even a brilliant mind like Lennan could have foreseen.
Set in the urban chaos of Manhattan, two people fall fiercely in love and try to escape what destiny has in store for them. Lennan, however, understands better than anyone that destiny is a lie.
Fate is the falsest of hopes.
He is beyond any prophecy.

About Tristan Cruz:

Tristan Cruz is a passionate story teller whose interests include photography and film, as well as 3D modeling, and design. He uses his knowledge of these interests to tell brilliant stories that are deeply layered. He utilizes every aspect of his talents to take full control of his writing. This spans from custom inside art to the book covers. With his background in photography and film, Tristan Cruz uses images as inspiration to tell his stories. The deeply layered story telling and poetic writing style will allow visualization of the images that were used for inspiration, impressing upon your mind a story not soon forgotten.
An image can speak a thousand words. One image can inspire thousands of words into one story.

Find Tristan Cruz here: Website, Goodreads, Amazon, Facebook

As always, Keep Writing/Keep Reading ~janisf

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