I was given this book in turn for an honest review.
Decay is written from Declan Reede’s POV and runs alongside Beastly. Although some parts cross over with Beastly told from Beau’s POV it gives us the reader a better and more in depth look into why Declan felt the way he did towards Beau and made some of the decisions he did; it also gives us a different angle to the story.
Michelle Irwin has written an excellent and much needed addition to the Phoebe Reede series. She hasn’t written a story with pointless information, she has given us insight and understanding for why things developed the way they did and a closer look into how Phoebe truly felt after her horrendous and scary ordeal.
Although given the heart-breaking circumstances in which we are meeting Declan Reede again, it’s a beautiful delight to see how much Declan has grown since his younger racing days. Fatherhood and marriage have shaped him into an amazing, wonderful, strong and inspiring man.
Decay tore at my heart as much as Beastly did. My heart was aching as much if not a little more seeing through Declan’s eyes the pain and heartache he and Alyssa were going through with no clue to where their daughter was and it ripped me part seeing the glimpse of pain, terror and fear that Phoebe had experienced and was still dealing with.
This series is shaping up to be a very powerful story, one that holds so many messages and a lot of hope. I cannot wait to read the next book in the series.
To get the full enjoyment from this series, I recommend reading the books in order.