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(Evan Arden #4)

3.77  ·  Rating details ·  453 ratings  ·  103 reviews
Improvise, Adapt, and Overcome. The mantra is good enough for the Marines; it’s good enough for me. Improvise . . . Near the top of the world, I fight for my life against my opponent, Sebastian Stark. He has the upper hand in strength, but I have the cunning to turn the tables on him. I battle the elements, my demons, and him until Stark and I manage to strike a deal to en ...more
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Published March 9th 2015 by Shay Savage, LLC
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Allison ❤️Will Never Conquer Her TBR❤️

4.5 Stars!

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Isolated (Evan Arden #4)
is a quickie novella giving us "Evan's side of the story" from the events of Bastian's Storm. . Do not read this book before Bastian's Storm. They're different series but a reader would be clueless diving into this book after simply reading Evan Arden #3.

It's been quite some time since I've read Bastian's Storm . I read this in prep for the copy of Irrevocable I'm slated to read this week. I'm SO glad I read this novella. It put me back into this storyline hoo
S.M. West

Thanks Shay for this wonderful gem!! Could. Not. Put. It. Down. I really wanted to have both POVs for the tournament that pit two of my book boyfriends against each other and here it is!

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This novella is in Evan's POV of how he gets out of the nasty spot he's in...

and what happens next. Fucking awesome how not too far in Shay drops a bomb

that totally explains my attraction to these two men (view spoiler) and I never saw it coming. Had me
Shay Savage
Feb 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
OK - so Evan returns on March 9th! This quick read (this is a NOVELLA, not a full-length novel) will give you Evan's account of the battle between him and Bastian at the end of Bastian's Storm and what happens after. I'm working on the next book now, so hopefully you won't have long to wait until you find out what happens next! In the meantime, hang onto your seats and your's going to get messy.

Love y'all!

Shay Savage
Feb 17, 2015 rated it liked it
Evan Arden is back!
(Warning: this review contains spoilers from Bastian's Storm)

"Lia gave me a reason to kill - to protect her. She also gave me a reason to live."

Have you ever wondered what happened to Evan after his unexpected truce with Bastian Stark? I have. Death match between Sebastian Stark and Evan Arden made it to my Top Book Moments of 2014 list so I was more than excited when Shay Savage decided to write this novella and continuation of Evan's story (featuring mentioned fight sce
Feb 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 01-signed
Pre-order available!!!

**Isolated takes place after Bastian’s Storm (series crossover from the Evan Arden Trilogy).**


Only one man was supposed to walk away from this, it was either going to be Evan Arden or Sebastian Stark, but that all changes when Evan comes up with the plan. A way both men can walk away from this with their lives. A way for both men to return to the women who saved them. But for Evan, his determination to become the man he knows Lia deserves might
Mar 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
☆ I received an ARC via the author's PA in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! ! ☆


**Although you can read this novel as a standalone, it was actually meant to be a part of the Evan Arden Trilogy.**

I had not been aware that this book was a part of a series, and while I did understand what was generally going on, I couldn't help but feel that I was missing some tidbits of previous plot/character knowledge and therefore felt out of touch with the subject content from time to time.

That all sai
Claire Robinson
Feb 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: shit-hot-series
4 - "You got balls." Stars!

I am going to be honest and say that I haven't read all the Evan Arden books, in fact I have only actually read Otherwise Alone I knew this novella was Evan's viewpoint of what happened on the island when he went up against Sebastian Stark, I have read that series, and this novella basically takes up from the latter stages of that book and then follows over from there.

I didn't feel lost at any point when reading. I knew who Lia was from reading that first novella, and
Laura Elizabeth

I was so excited for this. I was dying to know how Evan got home. We knew he did, since Franks was taken out. So when I saw the price of $2.99 for this, I thought maybe it was a full novel. After I read it I want every blessed damn penny back. This thing didn't even take an hour to read. Nothing pisses me off more than an author messing with a done and dusted HEA/HFN. The deal he makes with Bastian? ALL FOR NOTHING SINCE HE CALLS RINALDO AS SOON AS HE GETS HOME. Then h
Elfina Renee
Nov 22, 2015 added it
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I was so happy, no thrilled to get back to Evan Arden series, so no matter what I'm giving the author her five well deserved stars. Five perfect beauties for storyline, sexy ass characters and plot steeped in violence.
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I'm doing all this now before I go on a tangent, and raise onto the review! Spoiler alert... spoiler alert, do not go any further if you haven't read the book!........... (view spoiler)
I'm a lover of Even Arden.
Absolutely adore this twisted character.

That being said, Isolated was more of a transition book - overlapping the events of Bastian's Storm and presenting the reader with only small bits of new information.

Isolated was obviously a springboard to Irrevocable (Even Arden #5) which I will most certainly read, but it didn't do much for me as far as new information goes.
Feb 22, 2015 marked it as to-read

**ARC kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review**
Mar 07, 2015 rated it really liked it

When a revelation hits you right into your face at the very beginning, you start to wonder...

then the middle came and I was like - all right, all right...we're moving, yeah!

and then towards the end...WTF? NO, NO, NO, Noooooo!!!!

"I will always love you, but it isn’t enough."

"I’m too late. She’s gone. She’s fucking gone."

the f*ck?!

and I can't help it, I'm just like this again

and then I have no words except...

and this...

“I’d stared at the papers for hours, trying to make sense of it all.”

Vee Paige
What the fuck? Why? I feel like strangling Evan. Possible trigger for some (view spoiler). I get why he does it. But didn't we leave that behind in book 2? This also has one of my greatest pet peeves (view spoiler). That said, I'm invested in the characters and I want to see how things play out. However, I really want to know upfront how many more books are going ...more
Angie **loves angst**
Mar 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
This book hurt my heart so much. Just when I thought everything was all rainbows and flowers Shay Savage switches it all up and leaves me with a bleeding heart. Poor Evan. I truly felt his pain and struggle. In this novella we're taken back to the tournament where Bastien and Evan battled each other. Even though Ive read many books featuring these characters it's always refreshing to read more about them. There's a revelation at the beginning that left my mouth open, and the end left me panting ...more
Excellent read! If you are a fan of the Evan Arden series or the Surviving Raine series, you will want to read this book. Shay Savage does badass man like no one else. I adore Evan's character. His mental issue is enduring to me, and his blunt, straight forward, no nonsense, no hesitation, it-is-what-it-is approach is attractive.

This novella shows Evan's POV in the tournament from Bastian's Storm and what came after. Even though some of the happenings were already given in that book, getting th
Mar 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
Way to go, Shay Savage, and destroy my dream of a HEA for my baby boy.

It's no secret that the lady can write a mean POV from the guy's perspective and, to be honest, she must be my favourite author based on that particular aspect. Bastian and Evan (my babies), being as effed-up as they are, managed to capture my heart from the very start, each in his own book. And after Otherwise Unharmed, I had high hopes that Evan would get the rest he so needed after everything, but ooh look at that. Evan is
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**I received an ARC courtesy of the author in exchange for an honest review.**

Isolated begins with the avalanche scene at the end of Bastian's Storm. I was on the edge of my seat with that book wondering how or if Savage was going to make them both victorious. I was excited to learn we were getting Evan's pov.

Right off the bat we're shocked with some information Evan found out on Bastian during his research on his competitors. Stone cold Evan Arden doesn't let that affect him, however.

We lea
Mar 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mafia-anti-hero
Shay Savage's novella, Isolated picks up a story thread not fully woven in the fabric of her 2014 novel - Bastian's Storm. A deal was struck in BS between the two characters, Stark and Arden and the first two chapters of the novella re-introduces the truce to the reader, in a way, giving the story a quasi stand alone feel to it. (for the scant readers who haven't read the Surviving Raine series ) The rest of the novella focuses on Arden getting his part of the deal done. Simple you think? Not in ...more
Feb 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
5 star for a novella? You're damn right! Why? Because as always it is about the feelings. To be able to go inside Evan's head, which can be quite the scary place, and feel his pain, sorrow, and torment is unbelievable at times. Emotions played out for me in this novella that I have experienced in only a few full length novels. I ask myself how do I feel so compassionately about a man who has done many evil things, how do I love this character yet at the same time would fear him. But that's what ...more
~Steph K~
**ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review by the girls and I at **

I WANT MORE!!! I love Evan, and after getting this small dose of him again, makes me realize how much I've missed him. I'm totally hooked again, and after devouring this book I am going to be waiting on pins and needles until the rest of Evan's story plays out. Shay.... please write faster!!!

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Jun 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: epic, favorites

See my review for Evan Arden: The Complete Boxed Set (#1-5)
Paloma *The Romance Queen*
Mar 15, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: ebooks
whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa can't end like this

thank god that in the end you said theres another Evan Arden book...because this was ballocks was interesting to see what happened after the tournament...but shitttttttttt

my poor baby

he doesn't deserve
Feb 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Feb 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
Damn cliffy!!! I need more. I'm so back in Evan's world.
Feb 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
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Evan Arden fans, he is back and you have to read Isolated! If you are new to these books then read the author's note:

Though I try to make each and every one of my stories a stand-alone, sometimes you just need to read the other books first. This is intended to be read AFTER Bastian's Storm, and it's definitely a plus if you have read the entire Evan Arden trilogy. That said, I've tried to incorporate enough information that you shouldn't be lost if you ha
Oh sweet sweet misery
Evan Evan Evan, what am I suppose to say after this ...

Isolated had screwed me over, in the most luscious ways ever .
It was an intense short journey full on everything , love, lost, promises, grief, joy...

I'm unable to place my emotions on this one , it was all too consuming for me to handle, but I loved every bit of it and craved the story too deeply

It is a masterpiece, and simply pure genius !


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Mar 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
4 You Hit The Right Target Stars

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Shay Savage has done it again. By telling the story of what really happen with Evan and Bastian on that mountain. She has let us delve further into broken Evans mind but at the same time kept me totally engrossed with the turning of each page in this short story and keeping it fresh.

Loved the ending and hopefully a new beginning for Evan and its got me excited for
Because I so want Evan to have his HEA.................
~ Cariad ~
Feb 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I loved every word, on every page. Could happily read it again - just in awe of Shay Savage. Evan is the man!! I LOVE him.


My full Sizzling Pages review...

Absolutely chuffed to bits and blown away excited to be gifted this arc!!

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Shay Savage is an independent author from Cincinnati, Ohio, where she lives with her family and a variety of household pets. She is an accomplished public speaker and holds the rank of Distinguished Toastmaster from Toastmasters International. Her hobbies include off-roading in her big, yellow Jeep, science fiction in all forms, and soccer. Savage holds a degree in psychology, and she brings a lot ...more

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