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4.34  ·  Rating details ·  3,085 ratings  ·  211 reviews
BOURNE picks up right where TORRENT left off...Find out what has happened to men returning from the battle, gravely wounded, to the Betarrinis, fighting for the men they love, and just who is hunting them next...
Kindle Edition, 116 pages
Published February 26th 2012 by Bergren Creative Group, Inc. (first published February 1st 2012)
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4.5 stars

The thing that I loved the most about this book is that it was mainly focused on Lia and Luca. I was so happy to see more of them together since we didn't get to see as much in the last book, Torrent. Luca is probably my favorite male character out of the whole series...he is sweet, charming, and always making me laugh :P I am not saying that Marcello is bad necessarily (I know a lot of people like him better lol) I just like Luca's character a lot more in comparison :P

This was a novel
Jan 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.5 ⭐️

First read of the year a short novella about knighthood and courtships in to one of my favourite series.

We follow the she-wolves further into this series with again a well written fight scene at the end of the novel.

I love Gabi and Marcello and Lia and Luca so much together but I felt like this short novella could have been a whole book!

At this point because the novella was so short you didn’t get to see a lot about the characters and about the storyline and it was all quite hasty with
As much as I love Gabi and Marcello, I wish this novella had been entirely in Lia's POV. I guess I feel that Gabi's story was wrapped up nicely in the trilogy and I was hoping to have the focus on Lia and Luca. I loved the parts with them, they have fun chemistry. I think their relationship is more lighthearted, I like their banter. While they are still in serious situations they bring a lightness to it, which is fun to read. I think they at both interesting enough to get their own book (full le ...more
Feb 17, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult

Bourne is a glimpse into the events going down after Torrent's battle and Paratore's death. Its a hint of possibilities these richly complex characters are going to take and how much depth character development is going to become. I could break this all down and tell you about the writing, the drama and the voice of Lia, which was well done or the heated love story of Luca and Lia, but I really only want to talk about Lord Greco.......and this is where I think Lisa can really expand on the RofT
Apr 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Another great book by Lisa Bergren! Thoroughly enjoyed it! :D
Mundie Moms & Mundie Kids
4.5 stars

Picking up right where Torrent leaves off, Gabi and Lia find themselves awaiting the arrival of their men, Marcello and Luca, along with their armies and Lord Greco. War still rages on, danger is an ever present thing, and someone's life is on the brink of ending. With everything that goes on in this book, I love how Lisa is able to blend together her suspense, love, action and humor. It's one of the things I've come to love about her series. BOURNE made me fall in love with this series
Jan 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing

I was so happy when I heard that Lisa Bergren decided to write more River of Time books! I had thought that Torrent was the end, but thankfully I was wrong! I think Bourne might actually be my favorite in the series and that's saying something considering they're all favorites of mine! :D

I loved how there was a lot of Lia and Luca's story (they are my favorite characters) in Bourne. I also really enjoye
eve v.
Jan 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
09.04.2014. //
I had to go back & reread the series after Deluge. So, so good!! Just as much of a page turner as it was the first time I read it. Enjoyed getting to experience little moments I'd forgotten about throughout. Love these characters & their story!!

02.28.2012. //
I enjoyed Bourne SO much!!! True, it was rather short (and there is the fact that my eyes still feel funny from staring at my iPod for so long ;P), but other than that, I didn't find it lacking in any way! Well, I would've lik
Oct 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: rereads
*Rereading October 2016*
Apr 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Loved it!
I was absotutely delighted to see POVs from Lia! It was so good to see her and Luca's relationship develop. I love Marcello and Gabi, but Luca and Lia are simply so cute together! Luca is funny, caring, and seriously hot which means... he's perfect for Lia! Honestly though, he is super funny and charming which is adorable, but when he takes charge, boy is he powerful!
For those action fans, fear not! I was hoping to get a slow-paced 'peaceful' novel, but this one was rife with intrigue
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This is a review for book #3.1 in the River of Time series and THERE ARE SPOILERS in this review for earlier books!

Don't want spoilers? Check out my reviews for the first three books:


Whenever I read an "extra" like a novella or short story, I always have a few nagging questions and, ok, I'll admit it, fears. The worst thing an author can do to a beloved story is stretch it beyond its limits, and oftentimes that's exactly what ha
Jen Halligan
Feb 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Originally posted on A Book and a Latte:

I am so addicted to the River of Time series, to the characters… I devoured Bourne as soon as I got my hands on it! Bourne picks up right where Torrent ends, and in true River of Time fashion, I was immediately taken back to 14th century Italy.

Bourne, unlike the other novels, alternates between Gabi and Lia’s perspectives. I LOVED this… I loved getting to know Lia more, and seeing her and Luca’s relationship from the inside. Also, Lia’s modern day
Feb 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
First posted on my blog, Legacy of a Writer.

Once again, I come to the end of a River of Time book, and all I can say is "Awesome, awesome, AWESOME!!!" From page one, Lisa Bergren's unique writing style captures my attention and takes me back to medieval Italy to once again experience an adventure with my favorite fictitious characters!

For those of you who weren't sure if Bergren could pull off another awesome, one-of-a-kind, pulse-pounding adventure in a third of the usual pages....she CAN!!! Bo
Jan 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
And the amazingness continues!
Feb 28, 2012 rated it it was ok
So, I wasn't crazy about this installment of The River of Time series. Bourne picks right up where Torrent left off, directly after the ending battle of the latter book. Unlike the first three books of this series, the point of view switches between Gabi and Lia....which is basically the only thing that saved it for me. In all honesty, I'm kinda getting sick of Gabi. When the series first started I really liked her; she felt real and relatable. Now I just wanna smack her upside the head.

I gues
NOTE: You should read The River of Time Trilogy before reading this book. (WATERFALL, CASCADE, and TORRENT)

BOURNE starts right where TORRENT ends. Castello Forelli is dealing with the wounded from the battle. Gabi, instead of enjoying her first days as a bride, finds herself organizing the people of the castle in order to best help the wounded. She finds it difficult to keep her mind on her duties as Lady of the Castle since her own husband, Marcello, is severely wounded. Gabi and her family mus
Julie Graves
Feb 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, 2012-reads
Bourne takes place right after the last battle in Torrent. Many have died in the battle and there are many injured at the Castello Forelli. Gabi must put in an appearance to all of the injured since she is now lady of the Castello. She and her family must do their best to stitch and bandage up all of the injured. They must also see to the proper burial of all those who lost their lives for the Forelli family.

Just when they think that there will be peace in the land a band of mercenaries is going
Feb 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
It just gets better and better. Loved this. It was even more exciting, more fun, and more captivating than Torrent. I was completely impressed, and can now say this is most definitely one of my favorite series. I cannot wait for more.

And now to backtrack a little … I forgot to mention something in my review of Torrent. When I reviewed Waterfall, I expressed my opinion regarding the men in the book. Specifically, I touched on my opinion about Marcello and Luca, saying I liked Luca better. By the
Jan 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic! Another action packed Gem!! Lisa T. Bergren has created such an alluring world for her readers.

I love the action, suspense and the chemistry between the characters. I have grown so fond of her characters and feel a connection with them. It's truly magical when you feel completely immersed into a story. After reading Waterfall, Cascade, and Torrent, I knew without hesitation I had to read Bourne.

In Bourne, the POV alternates between Lia and Gabi, which I like. I felt like I got to kno
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For such a light short novel I sure did have a hard time finishing the thing .. I found myself wondering ( why am I still bothering with this series ? ) but then comes this scene that makes all the torture worthwhile, I have to admit .. my main issue with the series is not the plot but the main protagonist (Gabi) god I just hate this selfish spoiled girl .. she always gets what she wants without caring about her family .. get a grip girl Marcello will not be there for you forever .. on the other ...more
I really enjoyed it. I liked seeing the world through Lia's eyes and *squeals* more between her and Luca. But I liked that we still got to see what was going on with Gabi and Marcello. There was action, romance, some sadness (thankfully not too much, but it's realistic) even a little comedy from Luca and Lia's narration. It kept me interested. Battle scenes were pretty awesome, as always.

I think it was BEAUTIFUL. And I hope more are on the way. Especially so I can figure out this whole "secret
Mar 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
I loved this quick little read. It was fun to see the progression of Gabi's character from girl to woman. I felt like she gained maturity through her experiences. I loved Lia and Luca's story. They are both such fun characters. In some ways though I feel like the story could end here and I wouldn't be missing anything. I feel like Marcello and Gabi and Luca and Lia have been resolved. I would love to see a new book through the eyes of Lord Greco.

I really enjoyed it and I felt like it wrapped up
Julia Trotter
Feb 15, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: its-a-series
So lovely! I love that all the books in this series pick up the action right where it left of in the previous book. I'm so pleased to see some of this novella written from Lia's POV, I absolutely adore when we get another characters POV. Also, I'm so obsessed with Luca and Lia.

This just made me so excited for the 4th book!
Lucy Qhuay
Apr 10, 2012 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: fans of the series

This is a nice short story for the fans of the series, albeit not as good as the books, obviously.

I must say I didn’t like seeing Greco suffering so much. I hope he finds a woman who loves him. Maybe Luca’s sister may be the one for him.

Also, Gabi’s sister, Lia, is damn annoying in this one. Why can’t she do what she is told? Uff!
leanna  -when am I not bored-
Mar 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: free-time-books
Wow! lisa did amazing on her first three of this series!! oh my gosh! She made these characters come alive! she makes it as though im living in ancient italy! i love them! i cant wait ubtil tributary is done!!!
Aug 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
4/2/16- Love this series...what more can I say?

9/6/14 - Love it, love it!

9/9/13 - Re-read - Wonderful series!!!

9/17/12 -
I'm so glad she wrote more...I felt Torrent ended too happy I could read more.

Love this series!!!

Moral Note: Violence
Jan 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved it! When I started reading it I was amazed at how I felt like I had never stopped. I only wish for more and more and more.
Jan 31, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Way too short!! Can't wait for the next book!! I love me some Luca time ;-)
Rebekah Hart
Feb 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
This series is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I cannot wait for the next one to come out. :)
Feb 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
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Lisa Tawn Bergren is the best-selling, award-winning author of over 50 books, with more than 3 million copies sold. She is in the middle of writing The Sugar Baron's Daughters Series (KETURAH, VERITY and SELAH), and recently finished a teen series called Remnants (SEASON OF WONDER, SEASON OF FIRE, and SEASON OF GLORY). She's also written the River of Time Series (WATERFALL, CASCADE, TORRENT,

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