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Fate is relentless in its pursuit of Talia Jacobs. Presented with unimaginable turns of chance, she is drawn into the depths of tragic losses then catapulted to the extraordinary heights of life's joy. Take the journey with Talia as she undergoes her sexual, social and physical metamorphosis from a vulnerable girl into a mature young seductress. Nothing in life is ever asFate is relentless in its pursuit of Talia Jacobs. Presented with unimaginable turns of chance, she is drawn into the depths of tragic losses then catapulted to the extraordinary heights of life's joy. Take the journey with Talia as she undergoes her sexual, social and physical metamorphosis from a vulnerable girl into a mature young seductress. Nothing in life is ever as it seems. Is she blessed or cursed? Will she ever find the man who will love her like no other, fearlessly caressing the deepest part of her being while intertwining his soul to hers in a dance that holds the unspoken promise of forever? ...

Title : Wantin
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ISBN : 9780992299903
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 234 Pages
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Wantin Reviews

  • Natalie
    2018-11-25 23:11

    Still slightly reeling after reading this on one train journey the day after receiving it.Why? Well, partly due to the style; mostly because of the human story - told at pace.The style is unique, seemingly auto-biographical, sometimes naive in the way it doesn't patronise nor attempt to confound the reader.You need to read the book yourself to discover the credibility of the main character through the choicest selection of dialogue interspersed with accomplished descriptive (and not just the erotic) sections.It really is the definition of a 'goodread' for me and I look forward to reading the sequel 'Unrequited' (2nd in the trilogy - which I will purchase once it is published TD).

  • Sandra Miksa
    2018-11-18 20:30

    This book was so incredibly good that I finished it in one sitting – I stayed up until early morning it wasn’t very wise but it was worth it! I just couldn’t get enough. I was physically unable to put it down.This book was just so enchanting; it made me feel like I traveled across the globe just by reading it.I wasn’t able to predict what was to happen next.The main character visits many places, discover different cultures, and encounters a lot different people. It awakened the spark of wanderlust in me.This story got me attached and then heart wrenched as the character had to lose or move on from the person she newly met and come to share amazing memories with.I can’t say much more without spoiling the book and getting crazy with all of my spiraling emotions towards it.This novel was simply ravishing and unique in its entirety. I know when a novel is good when it brings me to tears and then to laughs. I’m certainly looking forward to reading the next installment in this trilogy.

  • Elizabeth Ehlen
    2018-11-28 00:16

    Wantin, by Truth Devour, is the first in a series detailing the life of Talia Parker, a young heiress who lost her parents tragically at the age of 6 and grew up in the care of her aunt and uncle in Australia. At the age of 21 her aunt and uncle give Talia her parents’ will (per their instructions in it) and she discovers that she is independently wealthy and immediately starts to travel. She travels to discover her past, travels to discover her present need for love, and travels to shape her future. Along the way she meets many lovers (there is sexual description in the book) but none satisfies like the one she can never have. Much of her travel is her running from this unrequited love, and through it she discovers much about herself. I was impressed with the description of her emotional state, as well as the description of the other focus character’s, Brad. However because she goes through a string of lovers and rejects them all summarily she does come across as a bit cold and callous, rather than just searching. She has had tragedy in her life with the death of her parents at a young age, but after that grew up in a warm and loving household, so this shrugging off of other people’s emotions does not flatter her. I appreciate that she is not perfect, but this did seem a little off for the character to me. Other than that it was well written and I enjoyed the globe-trotting in the book, since I am not an independently wealthy heiress myself. However, I hope the future books in the series give Talia something - someone - to settle down for, or at least a reason to stop running.

  • Mauoijenn ~ *Mouthy Jenn* ~
    2018-12-05 20:31

    *NetGalley e-book*I started this one out on my PC about 4 weeks ago and just finished it this evening. The start of the story was slow at first but it got it's groove after a few. I thought it was good. Not great or anything. I never read a book where the author could write a love scene in 4 sentences. Kind of thought we got robbed on that part. I might read #2 , maybe one day.

  • Debbie Carnes
    2018-11-27 21:22

    Loved this book, you follow Talia from the age of 6 to adulthood. You will read and feel every emotion you can think of.Truth Devour is a wonderful writer I look forward to reading more of her books

  • Suzanne
    2018-12-11 00:35

    Talia is a complex character whose journey catapults from ordinary to extraordinary. I found the erotic scenes written particular well. Cannot wait for the sequal.

  • Catherine
    2018-12-01 23:10

    I was messaged by the author who had uploaded the story for free for a short time. These are my honest feelings on the book and it is just my opinion, which is not meaning any offense to either the author or other readers. This review will probably contain spoilers. I'm writing this review as I'm reading it, so some things might turn out better than I feel at the time I write that portion.I assume that the beginning, the sexual scene between the main character and some sort of mystery man, was meant to gain interest. However, I felt it to be somewhat out of place, especially considering that the very next chapter was nothing to do with the first. The first chapter really seemed to serve no purpose and was irrelevant to begin some sort of plot. I also kind of felt it... Innapproprate considering that the very next chapter opens up with the girl being six years old. I understand that it (the story after this) is a flash back to her past, but it makes the first chapter awkward, to say the least. Very awkward.As for chapters two and three, I felt that it was short, but interesting. I felt that the girl had people who cared of her, despite not having parents that were around. Though, I do feel that the author placed too many harsh feelings on the parents. Though the parents were absent, the girl was young at this point and the feelings of abandonment might just be that she might not have understood the circumstances of her parents. I liked this "history" into the character, but I think it was too short. I didn't appreciate the attempts to be mystical towards the end of the chapter as, like I said about the first, it doesn't further the plot much. The revelation about her parents at the end of the chapter brought me a little more interest of the plot, but it didn't feel like it was such an important aspect, being that Talia's feelings just don't seem realistic (especially for a girl so young). She cries a bit, but the story doesn't seem to convey what ought to be a truly devastating piece of news. I don't expect her to be completely depressed for the rest of the story, but my feelings after this chapter is that it's not such an important event to her, when realistically it would be very impacting. Chapter four continues with these events. She makes the realisation that she's completely alone, despite the fact that she's obviously not, considering her nanny. Not to mention the fact that two relatives, an aunt and uncle, turn up completely out of the blue.I felt that her growing up was a little dull. She was taken in by her aunt and uncle (as well as the other children), I was kind of hoping that she would learn more about her parents; being that they had just died and she was meant to be mourning them. Yet, the story about the horses was completely unfulfilling. It really didn't serve much purpose, in my opinion. It's not actually until she turns twenty-one that she really begins to learn about her parents, which I just find to be weird. The family give her a lot of information about her parents, including contact details about their friends or people that they might have met. The reason that I point this out is that I reckon it would have been nicer to have them give her photographs and information over the years, letting her grow up with a little bit of knowledge about them. Keeping her away from those images and information just seems cruel. They've basically denied her fourteen to fifteen years where she might learn about her parents. On that note, it just seems so ridiculous that she could grow up so ignorant to basic facts about her parents. It also seems ridiculous that her aunt and uncle could keep all this information from her. Later on, it's finally revealed that she didn't even know their (her parents’) names, which is even more ridiculous.The love story between Brad and Talia was gratuitous. I felt that they might indeed be in love with each other, but that it wasn't properly revealed to us. The author mentions that they became "as thick as thieves", yet in the chapters where she's growing up, all she really mentions is riding the horses all the time and we aren't introduced to the real portion of their "relationship" in any meaning of the word. The mixture between Brad leaving and the new discoveries of her parents became intertwined. Yet, I felt this to confuse the story a little. Earlier in my review, I was complaining of not much storyline, but now we have two (three if we include the horses) that seem completely irrelevant to each other.There are a few more irrelevant portions in between here and the next actually important portion. The Australians she met were unoriginal and, I hate to say it, I kind of felt like the author was just vaguely reiterating some vague stereotype they had heard about Australians ("total piss-heads", really?). The relationship with Ethan was pretty dull and unimportant, especially the build up to them consummating their relationship. She didn't even seem to care about their relationship either, "I'm just happy to go with the flow..." Doug and Thailand were pretty dull as well. Though, the author feels it necessary to input more ignorant stereotyping of Australia, "Thailand was where I learnt to appreciate a good old Aussie tradition: the pub-crawl." Boon and the tai-chi served no real purpose, other than to stroke Talia's ego by her being so good at it. The further martial arts lessons are pretty dull and later in the novel, don’t seem to serve much purpose.Towards the end of the story, I've come to the realisation that Talia is pretty inconsiderate to basically everyone she meets. She faults others for leaving without much mention, though she does it herself on multiple occasions. She faults others for not knowing much about her, yet doesn't tell them much in the first place. She makes observations about people to the point of rudeness and is kind of ignorant to those around her (though, I assume that as the fault of the author). In many cases, it just felt ridiculous that multiple men were falling head over heels in love with her when she had no real feelings towards any of them, save for one. I felt that was a poor choice for the author to make. The author also keeps on introducing ridiculous characters with weird stereotypes that don’t make sense to the story. Much of the characters or story lines introduced do not enhance or even have any relevance to the overall plot. In fact, there is a distinct lack of a real plot, just a few convoluted storylines which aren’t properly looked in to. Looking back over the first portion of the story, it presented multiple plots which the author could have followed. Yet, Talia takes on travels and pretty much ignores her parents’ deaths and her supposed love for Brad, despite the author trying to make it seem as if these are the major plot lines. Herein lies the problem. The author reveals plot after plot. Yet none seem to get completed in a realistic manner. A lot get minor continuances, but have no real importance within the entire story.Some of these plots are continued, like the parents’ deaths and her supposed love for Brad. However, they weren’t completed. In an effort to continue with the Brad plot, we find out that he isn’t related to her biologically. I felt this to be somewhat tacky and a ridiculous way to further their supposed love. My main problem about their relationship is that when he’s getting married, he tells her that he’s always loved her. That he is choosing her, but marrying Suzanne. That makes no sense whatsoever, being that he’s choosing to make himself miserable. Not to mention, he claims that he’d been in love with her ever since they had first met (sort of) and if that were true, he realistically would never have left. It’s pretty obvious that he’s not in love with her at all and the author is just trying to continue the vague fantasy that everyone thinks Talia is fantastic.I really, truly was expecting a lot from this story. Yet, it was an incredible disappointment. It took me roughly three hours to read it. It was marked as "paranormal" as one of the genres, I felt that it wasn't truly a paranormal book. There were one or two mystical elements that I can think of within it. Had they been taken out, the story wouldn't be very different. Though I am grateful that the author provided this for free, I am not intending to read other novels by this author. 1 star. I would not recommend it.

  • Cheryl Drake johnson
    2018-11-10 21:11

    This is the 1st of A triology. It begins with Talia a six yr. hold who looses her parents while they are visiting a foreign country and she then meets her mothers sister her husband an is taken to their home in Australia where she was raised with their 3 children she was frightened when she first arrived but the younger brother Brad took her under his wing and they became very close through the years as they grew into adulthood even though Brad was a couple of years older he and Talia were more like best friends than cousins and when she turned 21 yrs. something changed and she didn't even realize that she was in love with Brad until he kissed her in the meadow and were interrupted by his older brother but then the next day the family left to go to the movies but Talia didn't want to go so Brad stayed home to he told Talia that he loved her and kiss her again and had his lips on her breast before they realized that they were in forbidden territory as first cousins and it was impossible for them to have a life together they sat together without doing anything else but the next morning Brad left the country and Talia was distraught knowing that he left and didn't say goodbye to her. Eventually the family received a letter letting them know that Brad was find and that he would be travelling around Europe he also sent Talia a personal letter indicating that he would not be back until he found a wife.She burned the letter and wished Brad well. Talia moved on with her life and moved to town where she moved in with friends she met and then she met a man she liked but who liked her way to much she decided that she didn't want to marry anybody then she decided that she wanted to travel . She learned many things on her travels and she could not give herself fully to another man because of Brad but then Brad finds a woman that he wants to marry so Talia finds out fron her Ruth that she is invited to the wedding and she comes home and Brad reveals that he still loves her and wants to be with her she doesn't agree and Brad makes her walk him down the aisle and he marries Suzanne because she is the closest he could get to love without it being Talia. After the wedding and before the reception Talia is again decides to travel some more and goes to London and then to Hungry to meet her grandparents and they are barely getting by and she makes sure they are taken care of and she travels some more between London, Paris and does all these interesting things. Then something happens with Brad and he comes to London where she is at this time. You will have to read this book to get the whole story but it is pretty good. The author did a great job of making everything so vivid. On to book 2.

  • Lena
    2018-11-28 02:16

    [Source: ARC provided courtesy of Goodreads First Reads program. This review also appears on]I find it refreshing to go on a journey with a narrator, watching their life unfold in front of them and follow their thoughts and actions as they process what it means in the grand scheme of their life. Wantin is a spectacular example of this, as it follows Talia as she embarks upon womanhood.What intrigued me most about Wantin was the book itself. The book is white with a face being revealed from behind a splattering of vibrant colors. The face appears to be that of a young girl looking back at the world. I was curious before reading, wanting to know the symbolism behind it. After reading it, however, I find that it is a foreshadowing of Talia’s experiences and is extremely fitting. Her story is absolutely one in which you begin by seeing things from the eyes of an inexperienced girl; however, as Talia’s journey continues, what she sees is enhanced by her growth.Talia’s story begins when she is 6 years old in Haiti, under the care of a local nanny while her parents continue their world travels. Soon after her parents’ deaths, her aunt and uncle take her into their home in Australia, where she joins their 3 other children. The reader sees a brief, cursory look at her upbringing, but the story really picks up as she turns 21 and embarks on several years spent finding herself.From the start, the concept of fate and divine intervention run throughout Talia’s story. From the use of Haitian voodoo to reveal unpleasant truths, to the vivid dreams she has that serve as the impetus for her next ventures, her story begs the question of whether she is destined to see, hear, and experience certain things and people. She goes about her life traveling, loving, and learningv she’s incredibly reflective, and the author portrays this in an honest way.Talia’s story isn’t one of an simple lessons and experiences. Talia finds herself in circumstances that many people would their own contentment. But her constant questioning and thirst for understanding keep her on a moving path. Much of this is driven by her romantic entanglements with everyone from her cousin to a travel agent. The outcomes are almost never what I expect, which I appreciated. You see her grow from a somewhat self-centered young girl to a woman who learns the value of sacrifice for what is best for others?“Wantin” is absolutely fascinating. I sat down with it and read its entirety within 48 hours – I simply couldn’t put it down. It is the first in a series, so I am eagerly waiting to get my hands on the sequel.

  • Nicole Jenkins
    2018-11-19 19:17

    Review for Wantin by Truth Devour!!!Spoiler Alert!!! (I tried not to give too much away and feel that even if I did, it still wouldn’t compare to the experience of reading it all yourself.)You know how you start to read a book and after a few paragraphs you just know you’re going to love it? Well for me, this was one of those books! I mean I had to go back and read the first chapter twice! The reason being… it started off with one heck of a sensual scene! What I didn’t know at the time was how much more this book had to offer.Wantin is about the story of Talia. In this book Devour takes us on and emotional, sensual and adventurous journey as Talia grows from a child to a woman. Beginning in Haiti and spanning multiple continents, the rich tapestry of scenery, experiences, and characters keep you hooked on following Talia’s journey through life.Talia suffered loss at a very young age. At the age of six, living in Haiti, she not only experienced the beginnings of her first love, but the loss of it and the loss of her parents. Talia’s nanny places a bond on Talia and her young love Bodhi that will allow them to find each other in the future if they both still desire it. Talia suffering from the losses is moved to live with her aunt on her deceased mother’s side.While residing with her aunt and family in Australia she continues to grieve deeply until her older cousin Brad befriends her and draws her out of her sorrow. The two of them form and unbreakable friendship and affection for each other that lasts long into adulthood causing them to need to part ways. Talia then spends years journeying from place to place afraid of being unable to love another. Having had numerous relationships that resulted in the men loving her and wanting more than she wanted with or loved them furthered this notion. As her journey from place to place continued it at times is seemed as if she’s trying to lose herself, and at other times as if she’s trying to find more of herself.As Brad comes back into her life things begin to change yet again for her. In the end, inspired by a wise gypsie fortune teller, she realizes that it is time to seek love.As I said before, I knew at the start I was going to love this book. I followed Devour’s story about Talia experiencing a range of emotions from loss to pure delight. As this story comes to a close I find myself looking forward to continuing with Talia on her search in the next installment of the series. (I received this book in exchange for an honest review from the author.)

  • Jasmine G.
    2018-12-02 00:29

    If it feels so good loving the wrong person, imagine how wonderful it is going to be when you love the right one.When I began to read, I was instantly confused as to what was happening. I thought it was a dream that the main character was having, yet, after finishing the first book it is still unclear who she was with. Although, I do have my assumptions but I am definitely going to continue to read the next books in the series. This book is filled with so much imagery, you feel as if you are actually witnessing the events. The author also does a great job of creating so much emotion, I couldn’t help but feel emotionally involved. I was constantly rooting for Talia, hoping she finally finds her happiness.Since she was young, Talia lost everyone she loved. The more you read, the more you understand how plays a major part in her adult life. She is scared of loving another, because all she has ever known is pain and loss. She might have the love of a few men, but she can’t help but feel empty around them.This book invites you into the journey of Talia as she learns who she really is, where she comes from and where she must go to find her true happiness. Along the way, she captures the heart of a few men. You can’t help but hope she might end up falling in love with one of them, but she isn’t able to. As the reader, you begin to feel the pain Talia is in. She has to continuously reject the love of others, not because she is cruel but because it isn’t what she is looking for. And, when she finally realizes she might be in love with someone. It is forbidden. Even when there is a glimpse of hope that she might actually have the opportunity to be with the one she “loves”, the fantasy is quickly shot down by many obstacles. Will she ever be happy? Is she cursed?I can’t really write much, without giving the story away. All I can say is I was completely engrossed with this book, it is now a favorite of mine. The message that I got from this story is that even though your life has been full of many ups and downs, you can’t give up on love. It’s possible that the one you need, is already seeking you.I highly recommend this book, I couldn’t help but read the whole thing in one sitting. The best part is it’s only just the beginning. ;)

  • Holly Newhouse
    2018-11-20 03:14

    Meet Talia Jacobs, a young woman who has suffered great loss at a young age who was raised by her loving aunt and uncle and their family. As she matures she finds out that she is independently wealthy. She decides to leave after falling in love with one she knows she can't have and who deserves to be loved by one who can love him back, a love that is not forbidden. Talia sets out on a journey of self-discovery while at the same time endlessly searching to fill the void in her own soul and life. She meets a myriad of characters along her way, touching each of their lives in unexpected ways as they touch hers in turn. Then she happens upon a Gypsy who will set her on a path to what she seeks.Let me start off by saying this book was fantastic! Written in the first person, it drew me right in from the start and made me feel every emotion, see every scene clearly as if I was right there with Talia on her roller coaster ride of adventures in her life. this author has an amazing writing ability that is very unique and is very well written. The character development of everyone we meet is outstanding! The plot/storyline was intriguing and engaging as well as being very realistic as it drew me right in and kept me on the edge of my seat just waiting to see what would come next for Talia, a beautiful person with a selfless heart of gold. She hates to hurt others and tries to do what is best for everyone around her while constantly searching to fill the void in her own soul. The descriptive nature of the scenes and characters are perfect, giving the reader just enough to feel he or she is in the story with Talia but not too much as to be overwritten. At the conclusion of this book, this reader wanted just one more page to the story! I was completely hooked and anxiously can't wait to read the next book in the series to see what is next for Talia, this book is just that amazing! I will recommend it to all of my friends to read!

  • Deborah Bean
    2018-11-28 19:17

    Wantin by Truth Devour is a fictional story about loss, unrequited love, life and finding yourself. The reader gets a look at how losing her parents at a young age affect Talia. We get to see the ups and downs as she struggles to find meaning in life. Talia is 6 years old when she is left with a nanny in Haiti to attend school while her parents travel to different places. She experiences her first lost when her best friend has to leave the school to go home with his parents. Her second and third losses comes when she finds out that her parents have drowned and she now must go live with her aunt and uncle. Talia finds happiness growing up in her aunt and uncles house, mainly thanks to Brad her cousin. There comes a time though when they realize that the feelings that they have for each other are forbidden and he leaves. Talia feels like everything she comes to love leaves her so she decides to never let anyone close again. So begins a life of doing the things that she wants with no compromising to anything or anyone. You really have to read this book to get a feel of the emotions and experiences that Talia goes through. There are some things that just cannot be explained and that make the story so much better in my eyes. There are so many facets to this character that the reader feels like they never know which way she will go. I would give this book a 5 out of 5 star rating. While there may have been a little too much weeping with the guys, it shows what a profound impact Talia has on those around her. There are some sex scenes in the book but they are done without being relegated to porn status. I sincerely hope that there is going to be a sequel to this book because I would like to see the continuation of Talia’s journey.

  • We Said It: Literary Reviewsw/ Ts Blogging
    2018-11-18 00:17

    Reviewed by T’s Blogging11/20/14 11:50 a.m.With each turn of the page I waited for a sex craved, pornographic story that would have me needing to release. Instead, I discovered a tale that had me refusing to sleep as I took an adult adventure with Truth Devour leading the way. Before being submerged into the lines filled with words, I was faced with a visual that stimulated my thirst to discover the hidden messages within the illustration of the book’s cover. Plagued by the title, at first glance it meant nothing, but it all made sense at the end. As I was quickly flown through Talia’s life, Devour’s main character; it became apparent that although the author listed this book as an erotic read, there was so much more to the story. I was wrapped in a tale of a guarded woman that allowed herself to enjoy the pleasures of sex. Talia refused to allow the invasion of a man’s lust to become her reason to fall in love. Was the invitation into Talia’s bedroom steamy? Yes, but there was so much more to the sensual touching of body parts, the moans, and the orgasmic burst of adult pleasure. There was a story of a conflicted woman that was deeply in need of the entanglement of the deep rooted thread of eternal pleasure…true love.Truth Devour tells a prolific tale that goes beyond the human craving for sex. You’re taken on an expedition of the great unknown to discover self in more than one way. As a reader, you visualize what Talia sees and experience every penetration. As her heart breaks so does yours, and unknowingly you submit to the reality that you are more like her than you could’ve ever imagined from just looking at the cover and reading the title.Happy reading!T’s

  • Elizabeth (Stuffed Shelves)
    2018-11-16 23:39

    This book is more than just intense, it's extreme. I believe the first chapter is supposed to suck you in, but if you are deterred from it due to it's graphic nature and intensity, keep reading, because it all changes after chapter one. It's almost as if chapter one is a whole other story on it's own. The second chapter will jump right into Talia as she was at six years old, which is quite a jump from the first chapter. As a child Talia, she travels the world with her parents. I think this is every young child's dream and an experience very few actually get to have. She goes through tragedy, life pain's, and hardship. It's a bit hard to tell if the pain she experiences is due to her age, and feeling like her parents abandoned her, without knowing the parent's point of view. Either way she experienced pain, and that's all that is supposed to matter. I don't want to give too much away and spoil the book by over explaining. Her pain is a bit unusual considering the situation and her age. It's very controversial and her lack of emotion could be due to her age, and being naive. Or maybe it's supposed to be a peek into the person she's going to grow up to become. Either way I could relate to a good portion of her life and enjoyed the read. As you read about her life, you can't help but feel her pain, but also her happiness when it arises. She takes you on a journey not many will forget. You can't help but root for her happiness and her happy ending. The book left me with many questions. I plan on reading the other books in the series, hoping my questions will be answered there.

  • Amanda
    2018-11-17 22:15

    *Independent reviewer for Paranormal Romance and Authors That Rock*4 fangsTalia is a strange little girl. Her parents travel the world, to wherever their spirit takes them, dragging little Talia along for the journey. At six years old she really doesn't know her parents as they always arrange a caregiver for her. She's in Haiti finally attending school when her parents die. Their death doesn't affect her as much as her leaving Marlee. Her Aunt and Uncle take her in and it takes Talia a while to come around. Once she does, she has a very comfortable life although she never really fits in. After her 21st birthday, her cousin admits he has 'forbidden' feelings for her and wants her to admit the same. She also learns that she is heir to her parents large estate. In light of both of these life-changing announcements, Talia decides her time with her Aunt and Uncle has expired. She follows her parents' footsteps and travels like a leaf of the wind. She is searching for herself as well as a way to ease the ache in her soul. This wasn't what I was expecting. I thoroughly enjoyed tagging along with Talia in her journey of self discovery. Talia isn't trying to hurt anyone but she also knows what she wants and is unwilling to change herself for someone else. She definitely goes through things that would probably break a lesser person, but through each step of her journey she learns more than she leaves.

  • Selena
    2018-11-29 01:31

    I was gifted Wantin by Truth Devour in exchange for an honest review. I was hooked from beginning to end. I am hoping I can read the second book as soon as I finish this review rather than be put on a wait list. Talia is an amazing woman. She is hurt. She has issues. She should have a blessed life, she is set for life and never has to work. She is a natural warrior. She has a family that loves her. She has men following her and wanting to be her only. She is not happy. She has so many issues and cannot find a way to be happy. She has the luxury to travel wherever she wants, but cannot find a place to call home. Talia is able to meet her father's parents, people she had never met after adulthood. For years the only family she had known were her mother's sister's family. She didn't even know her real name. I got to the last page and realized this book is finished. I was left with the feeling of, "Aaaaggghhh!!! I need the next book NOW!" I know things may not be over with some of the men who are interested. I am still waiting to discover if she does end up in a long term relationship or stays single forever as she has claimed. Anticipation!I can highly recommend this book to my friends that like romance stories and stories of strong women. I would purchase this book in ebook form with no hesitation!

  • Brittany
    2018-11-18 00:24

    What an amazing read. Wantin by Truth Devour, simply takes you on a journey from childhood to adulthood with Talia Jacobs. Talia Jacobs a young imaginative, spirited, multicultural young woman has experienced so many instances of love and lost in her young life. Devour in depth view of love and lost is quite developed within this novel. Devour's character Talia travels and with every new country and every new person she meets she grows. Grant it Talia does have a man problem; a longing to be loved in the way of her parents in the way she wants to love Brad; she travels in search of inner peace.Wantin takes us (the readers) on great exploration of finding one's true self and calling. One of the big lessons that I took from this novel was Talia tried her best no matter how hurt or sad she was to make the best out of every situation. She treated all others with kindness and compassion. Although she is still on a journey for self fulfillment and her the search for her soul mate she realizes relationship and love cannot be forced; it must be destined.I cannot wait to read the second installment of this novel. I know Devour will make it just enjoyable to read as this novel.

  • Amy Barber
    2018-11-14 01:12

    I didn't begin this book with any expectations. I am used to reading romance and erotic romance and this is a story of a young girl, Talia, who grows into a mature woman taking a very untypical path. The story begins when she is a 6 year old girl, traveling the world with her parents. She experiences many tragic events and moments of great happiness. The story takes place in many different countries and the author does a great job of introducing some of the unique culture into the story which I found very interesting. Some of the countries represented aren't ones we typically read about in popular stories. I initially struggled a little with Talia and her decisions and choices, but as you continue, she really remains true to herself and while her choices are not what I would personally choose, it becomes clear why she does the things she does. It's a remarkable journey that I am enjoying taking. I am already 3/4 done with book #2, Unrequited, and very much enjoying her continued journey through life. In this story you will experience passion, love, family, travel, loss, different cultures and so much more. If you are looking for a unique story of love, loss and passion, this is definitely one you should read.

  • Marissa
    2018-11-19 19:35

    Kindle Copy for Review from AuthorTalia Jacobs knew her parents were wanders and died when she was young. Living in Australia with her grandmother she did not even her real last name until she turned twenty one when she saw a copy of her birth certificate and learned that her parents left her a trust fund and property around the world.When her first cousin goes off to see the world , she goes on her own journey to find herself since they both are in love with each other but as first cousins it is forbidden love. As she travels, she spends time with different males but it is only temporary for him but they all seem to fall for him and even as she leaves they still seek her wanting more.On her journey to find herself, she finds different martial arts to cope with her spiritual journey. Encounters with her Hungarian gypsy family telling her she will find love and will have a daughterWhat is Talia seeking and will she find it or is she cursed to have a love that she should not have? Will there be someone there for her to eventually find home with as she continues her own journey?

  • Jane
    2018-11-12 03:11

    Wantin tells the emotional development of Talia Jacobs from the time she is six, when her parents die into her twenties. Her emotional ups and downs, with her strong sense of privacy give the novel an unexpected depth into her character. She is on a search for love and is loved along the way but not by the right men. She also shows generosity, understanding and acceptance of people as she finds them and has no wish to change them and only asks that they do not ask her to change. Some of her connections with people is mystical in nature, which adds deep feelings and gives her a deeper understanding of who she really is, but by the end of the first book she has realized she needs to continue to seek the man searching for her, as she lets go of her first love. The strongest feature of the story is the depth of character shown of Talia and with her constant need to move on to new experiences to keep the reader guessing what she will do next adds an element of mystery to her character. I enjoyed Wantin and look forward to reading the second book in the trilogy.

  • Melody
    2018-12-09 02:37

    Wantin, by Truth Devour, is the first in a series detailing the life of a young heiress who after losing her parents when she was 6, goes to live with her Aunt and Uncle in Australia. When Talia turns 21 she is given her parent's will. She finds she is wealthy beyond words and decides to travel. During her travels, she will rediscover her past, discover her present needs, and seek her future. Talia meets many loves along the way - it's fairly steamy in a few places beware. We follow her on her journey to find the love she lost when she was young. Brad - a boy who became best friend then left her when she was young to go with his parent's.It's a wonderfully told story, although I wanted to shake Talia for what I felt was not appreciating the wonderful people who raised her and loved her after her parent's died. I found myself living vicariously through Talia as she sees the world. I look forward to reading the next book to see how Talia's story turns out.

  • Majanka
    2018-12-02 02:13

    Book Review originally published here: is the first book in a series about Talia, a young woman who spends most her time traveling. Confronted with a terrible loss, she travels to make sense of the past, to find her true self, and to shape a future for herself. From heights to lows, Wantin follows her journey as she looks desperately for love.The author did an amazing job describing the different cultures Talia comes across throughout her journey. The book is very character-driven. Talia undergoes a lot of growth and change as she turns from a young girl into a young woman, and as she deals with heartbreak, loss, and also with happiness and learning to love herself.I look forward to reading the next book, and finding out more about Talia’s journey.

  • Misty Heverly
    2018-11-25 22:27

    I finished this book in 2 days! I absolutely loved it. It is filled with so many emotions and feelings that balance out pretty well. It's almost as if you lived this journey beside Talia. She has been faced with so many different situations throughout her life, and yet she doesn't let any of that stop her from perusing what she truely wants. It is filled with passion, adventure, romance and so much more! I don't want to give anything away. This is a must read!! I can't wait to start Unrequited :)

  • Fern blackmore
    2018-11-19 01:29

    the bit written from the 6 year olds POV was slightly odd, i personally think it was too old to be a 6 year old as they are still quite simple minded. however the rest of this story was brilliant, tantalizing and very erotic, the story was easy to follow and engaging. this book isnt just a pornographic story, it offers a 'real' character whom you come to know and follow, it offers a storyline which evolves and becomes complex whilst still being easy to follow. the pace isnt too fast and doesnt drag. a lovely book and a great introduction to the rest

  • Sherry Haynes
    2018-11-27 03:24

    Wantin is a journey of a female who has dealt with a hard childhood with death of her parents. Her Aunt and Uncle treat her well and she loves them but appears to have a wall established so that she can't be hurt the way she was when her parents died. During her journey into a young adult she meets and establishes relationships and in that process she finds out who she is. Wantin is an easy read and captures the reader from the beginning. Can't wait to see what is next in Talia's life and how she handles what life deals her way.

  • LauraHernandez
    2018-11-21 02:15

    This is the first book I've read written by this author and I was pleased. The writing style is different to others as it is indicative of someone with a free spirit. The plot is interesting and we get a feel for the places that Talia traveled to. I also loved the growth that this character went through. I had no expectations going into this book and I am happy to say that I look forward to reading the next book.

  • Nina Ivanova
    2018-11-25 02:39

    Full review/Цялото ревю - click, click Note: I received a review copy in exchange of my honest reviewAfter-read thoughts:I really, really wanted to like this book.For review purposes, I'll divide the story into three parts - first, till Talia became of age and receive her parents' will, second - until she decided to trace out her roots, and last - from this point till the end of the novel.Wantin started quite good. The first chapter may be shoking for some people, but for me, it just left me curious who was the person she was interacting with. It went on following the childhood of our main character, Talia, which was my favourite part of the book. Those first chapters had beautiful atmosphere and a great promise for magical realism. I loved little Talia and this part left me eager to know how things will progress with the voodoo and the mystery boy and with beautiful images in my mind of Haiti and Australia.And then Talia grew up and I hated her. I am sorry to say, but I can't even recall when last I disliked so much a book character, and one that is supposed to be the protagonist as well. In the second part of the novel Talia was acting like a spoilt teen. Under the pretext of being intependent and standing her ground, she was mean and secretive for no reason. More than once I wanted to slap her when being terrible or ignorant to the people who cared for her. Apparantly, it is totally out of line to want to know what your girlfriend of two years past is or what she does for a living. Her mistrust for the people around her was almost insulting. It was also striking for me how little she was interested sometimes in the people connected to her - like when she claimed she didn't know until recently the names of her parents (why?!) Even when I didn't like her partners (and even more when I did), I didn't approve her ways. I tried to understand her, honest. I like independant girls, and I am totally okay with people not willing to be in a long term relationship. There was one place she almost made it, when she tryed to explain herself - but just few lines after Talia just snapped with a "leave me alone".Chapter after chapter she proved to be quite the hypocrite. Blaming her parents for going around the world with no set reason when doing the same. Denying her boyfriend of years even minor facts about her and later proceeding to confess them to a guy she met just a day ago. And a lot of jugding people.Sigh. I can go on, but I just wanted to make a point that me and this character just didn't work out. At the end of the second part I didn't care even a bit for her. The story seemed to go on without even a general direction and the "undertones" of magic were def not enough to keep me interested.The last part was bit better, tho I laughed so hard when she claimed to be a "martyr". However, Talia really started to mature, even if just barely. I think the best chapters were with Lena - just because she learned to accept something even if she's not sharing it.. Still, in the end of the book, she was far from being likable.In short, in this book I liked the journey through different countries, and the new cultures, arts and ways of living we see. The writing style was nice and provided swift reading. I had a big problem with the characters, I couldn't center the story and my hopes for more paranormality were unsated. I was also disappointed that we never got back to the events of the first chapter. Probably we will get to it later in the books, but on this stage it just seemed like a trck to shock in the beginning.I thought it would have been nicer if all the books of the trilogy were gathered together in one volume. As said, Talia did start to act more maturely to the end of Wantin, and I guess she continues to progress further. Maybe if one reads is as a whole, will be able to acknowledge her growth of character. But like this, I like a reader lost interest in the next books.I could still reccomend Wantin to people who like reading stories for journey for the sake of the journey and fans of new adult erotica, since liking a character can be very subjective. Still, I can't understand the readers who'd like Talia. I don't judge, I just totally don't understand.

  • Jake Hainey
    2018-11-22 20:39

    !!!WARNING SPOILERS!!! Where to begin?... Plot lines either spring up out of nowhere with little to no build up or build slowly for ages only to drop off the face of the earth with no warning.The main thread of the story is her awkward relationship with her cousin who one evening, randomly admits to having loved her his whole life without the reader having been given even the slightest suggestion that this is the case. Talia responds pleasantly to this advance, suggesting she has similar feelings but again, the reader is left pretty much in the dark.Then there’s the long, boring sections with her learning Tai-Chi in Thailand. I say long sections, they’re short, they just feel endless. For some reason the author decides at this point to lay down mind numbing levels of repetitive detail and the reader is left thinking…oh, wait…is this the point of the story?....Is this book about…Tai-Chi now? No, Talia masters the ancient art over the course of a weekend, returns home, books some Kung-Fu lessons then never mentions it again. Rendering the previous three chapters absolutely pointless.The rest of the novel continues on along this path. Talia jumps from country to country with no particular rhyme or reason, meets some guy and beds him, the text of the book going from vague, pretentious travelogue, to oddly pornographic sex scenes within the space of a few sentences. A transition which is jarring to say the least.Talia’s sexual conquests are some of the least rounded characters I’ve ever come across. Immediately following their respective love scene every male character in the novel suddenly becomes a wide eyed puppy dog willing to follow her to the ends of the earth and obey her every command. This happens about five times over the course of the book and every character’s arc is exactly the same: Meet Talia – Sleep with Talia – Beg Talia for relationship – Be Shot down by Talia – Annoy Talia by expressing emotions. Not that Talia’s character is much better, in fact the author seems to forget to give her one until halfway through the story, a fact she makes up for by spending the rest of the book ramming her personality down your throat. Talia may as well spend the second half of the novel screaming “I AM STRONG AND INDEPENDENT! I AM A FREE SPIRIT!” at the sky for all the subtlety the author provides.She’s a remarkably unlikeable character, a shameless Mary Sue who constantly acts so hard done by but who’s problems are so insultingly slight that you’ll be left in awe that the writer dared to include them. For example, after returning from her two month trip to Thailand (which she takes out of the blue without bothering to tell her roommate) she returns to find that her roommate has opened one of her letters to get some sort of proof that she’s not dead. Talia takes this as proof that she can’t trust her roommate anymore and the poor girl is forced to move out and buy a beautiful flat in the fancy side of town…my heart bleeds.I don’t have a problem with books not having a straight forward three act structure, many of my favourite books are quite the opposite of that. The difference here is that Wantin’s lack of plot doesn’t seem deliberate. The whole book is just a jumble, trivial details are magnified and pivotal plot points are glanced over. Even the main relationship with her cousin just randomly stops dead near the end of the book so Talia can open an exhibition of fetish photography (Another skill she masters over a paragraph or two).It’s a horrid amalgamation of travelogue, philosophy, spiritualism and porn that just doesn’t work. The characters are horrible and the plot is non-existent…..I didn’t like it…I received this book through a goodreads giveaway.for more reviews check out my blog

  • Thera (Travel with Books and Coffee)
    2018-12-07 19:27

    Original review posted at Travel with Books and CoffeeI decided to read this book because the cover catches my attention. It's simple but colorful. A face of a young girl surrounded be different colors that makes me think that the girl's life must be so full of life and adventure.The first chapter has nothing to do with the rest of the book. I thought it's just a peak of what's going to happen later in the book."I don't want you to go.""I don't want to go but I have to. My mom and dad are heading home and I have to go too.""I know, but it's not fair. I only just found you.""If we did it once, we can do it again,"It's surprising that a six year old girl could remember everything that happened to her so vividly. It could make more sense when Marlee, her nanny, is the one narrating the first couple of chapters of the book.I found Marlee a little creepy because of her paranormal stuff. I think she’s mysterious but when she brought Talia to her relatives and proceed with the paranormal ceremony to Talia, I realized that she only meant safety for Talia and I understand.But for a six year old child to see those kinds of rituals, it would definitely creep the hell out of me. When I was at that age I don’t remember any memories from that time. All I know is that I go out and play with my friends, eat sweets, full of energy, and throwing tantrums.It’s kind of a relief when her Aunt Ruth and her family came to adopt her so she can live a normal life growing up. But I don’t feel any connection with the family. They just let Talia do whatever she wants and never question her or get angry. Good thing she had Brad to take care of her as a cousin and as a best friend.In the black of the night he held my hand and had his head resting on my shoulder as we walked. It was unlikely other times we had held hands.This time, it was arousing.And I was like "WHAAAT?!" I didn't saw that one coming. That part got my attention and makes me want to read more, curious about what's going to happen next."I feel like I'm inlove with a ghost"She's been to different relationships but she's still the same Talia who's clandestine, independent and living in her own world. Nobody knew anything about her. Not even her family, friends or boyfriends.Talia is traveling around the world but she can't settle for a place she can call home. Meeting different kinds of people in different places to explore and discover herself more."Does anyone ever know anyone, Talia? Most people do not know themselves."The request Brad asks for Talia is heart-breaking. They've been inseparable since forever and I think it's a sweet gesture."If it feels so good loving the wrong person, imagine how wonderful it is going to be when you love the right one."When I read the last chapter of the book, the first person she felt to have connection came to my mind. I'm still waiting for them to meet again. And I guess they will meet in the next book, and I'm excited!