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(Evan Arden #5)

3.50  ·  Rating details ·  340 ratings  ·  106 reviews
Have you ever made a mistake?
A big one?
I’m back in Chicago and back in business with my boss, Rinaldo Moretti. So much for my run at a normal life. There are some new faces in the organization, and someone’s been cooking the books. Personally? I think they’re after more than a just little cash. If I have any hopes of flushing out the traitor, I’m going to need to find a g
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Published May 26th 2015 by Shay Savage, LLC (first published May 25th 2015)
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WARNING This author is deceiving! I will not pay my money for an author that betrays her readers!

WARNING: Hero is a big cheater, sex scenes with multiple women!

Author so carelessly killed the heroine Lia aka send her away like disposed garbage? and replaced her with a hooker?
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I ask myself a question WHY then Lia was introduced as a main heroine in the first place? Its not only that this author robs the reader from "HEA" that she gave us for "a short period of time" leading the reader to beli
**I received an ARC courtesy of the author in exchange for an honest review.**

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I am utterly stupefied right now. I loved the entire Evan Arden series up until this point. I really enjoyed Isolated. I didn't blame Lia one bit for leaving...but I naively assumed Evan would go after her. He lets her go with a shrug and a 'she's better off without me' explanation. I just feel so cheated. For three books Savage has convinced us (or at le
SueBee★bring me an alpha!★
May 26, 2015 marked it as consider-later
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May 26, 2015 rated it did not like it


This review is from: Irrevocable (Evan Arden Book 5) (Kindle Edition)
After everything they went through, especially to Lia for sticking by his side and on top of everything, saving his life! I'm so disappointed by the turn this story had taken. HE SHOULD HAVE PUT HIMSELF DOWN AS HE REPEATED SO MANY TIMES IF LIA EVER LEAVE HIM OR IF SOMETHING HAPPEND TO HER.

Shay Savage
May 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)

Have you ever made a mistake?
A big one?
I’m back in Chicago and back in business with my boss, Rinaldo Moretti. So much for my run at a normal life. There are some new faces in the organization, and someone’s been cooking the books. Personally? I think they’re after more than a just little cash. If I have any hopes of flushing out the traitor, I’m going to need to find a good hooker to help me sleep at night.
As the bodies pile up, I find solace in Alina. There’s something about h
Laura Elizabeth
May 26, 2015 marked it as not-reading
Shelves: hea-decimated
I will not be reading. Yesterday after sorting through all the " street team five star reviews " I found one honest one with spoilers. Bottom line is the HEA with Lia is destroyed. Why anyone would want to read it and five star that is beyond me. I have no idea why a romance author would do that. Because it results in people NOT buying her book. Sad. I truly am.

Shay officially gets the LE seal of disapproval

I have been in love with this author from the beginning. After reading the reviews and finding out how she completely shit on the entire series this author is dead to me.

I'm so upset about this that I will no longer be reading any of her books. I feel cheated! What a way to ruin a series for loyal fans!
May 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 01-signed

Okay, so I am a fan of the Evan Arden Series and I admit that after reading Isolated I was scared to jump into Irrevocable. For those that have not yet read single book in this series, stop reading reviews of the final books! You’re ruining all the fun and suspense.


So Evan is back in Chicago, his stint as a law abiding citizen didn’t last very long, if at all. He lost the one woman that gave him a bit of peace because he had ties too strong to a man that he saw as a father to ever truly
Apr 25, 2016 rated it did not like it

WOW.. I'm crying so hard here, I have never been this betrayed by a writer. I have been rooting for Evan and Lia ever since the first book and I'm so fucking mad and heartbroken right now.

Shay Savage, this is my GOODBYE to you, I had "Transcendence" and the second book to "Surviving Raine" (loved the first book) lined up next but, you know what? I am going to return all the books by Shay Savage and going to delete this series.

This betraya
Allison ❤️Will Never Conquer Her TBR❤️

4.5 'He's so bad, he's good' Stars!

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I have seriously ate up followed along the Evan Arden Series from it's conception a couple years ago. Shay Savage first hooked me with Surviving Raine and her imperfect, brooding anti-hero Bastian Stark. From there, I met the elusive Evan Arden. A very psychologically flawed mafia hitman, he's no Cassanova. He's dark, and he will take a life in the bat of an eye without an iota of remorse. The only time I'd really seen thi
Chantal ❤️
Feb 28, 2017 marked it as read-when-i-am-brainless

Not one faithful bone in his body!!!
Just noooo!

Check out Roksana's review for more information
Jul 08, 2015 rated it it was ok

Bitterly disappointed doesn't even begin to describe how I feel. I think Shay Savage and I are going to have some trust issues going forward. I didn't think I would ever be in the position to rate one of her books lower than a 4-5 star, but, unbelievably for me, that day has come.

I don't guess I was owed a HEA (this ending just doesn't look like that to me), but I definitely expected...something different. I get that this is Evan's story, but part of who Evan is as a character (to me
Kat Witmer
Jul 02, 2015 rated it it was ok
I am so sorry i could not give a higher review rating for this book but it absolutely destroyed me. I have been rooting for Evan and Lia since day one and this book completely shit all over that. I just couldn't get past it to even try to enjoy it. so incredibly heartbroken right now. I WANT A REDO!
5 "Otherwise Healed" stars

This was an ARC provided by the author

and I got to see, in first hand, a phenomenal conclusion to the Evan Arden's story...

And I think I can finaly make my decision...

review to come after the May 26th

May 27th

Alright, it's time to face the truth. This is the end...

I'm sitting on my bed thinking about what I'm gonna say and the truth is I can't find any sense in thw words that are coming to my mind cause let's face it this is actually a goodbye. I'm supposed to say go
Elfina Renee
Nov 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Funny thing, I'd never read any of the books in this series, yet
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Irrevocable could have easily been a standalone. With a ton of action and who done it suspense, I cringed waiting for the next shoe to drop, trust me several fell! Loved the story between Evan & Alina.
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While the body counts are tolling higher both of them are tip toeing on horrifying words, like relationship, love and god forbid loyalty.
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Yes it was fun journeying down the rabbit hole. Blood on the streets, loved ones and
May 11, 2015 rated it did not like it
Wow, I'm amazed at how quickly an author can go from being one of my top 5, to one I don't know I'd ever read again. The Evan Arden series and the Surviving Raine series were two of my ultimate favorites. When will authors learn that HEAs are a deal-breaker for us romance readers? Two thumbs down, Shay.
Jul 15, 2015 added it
Shelves: dnf
Why does this exist? Am I living in a parallel universe where authors completely disregard their fan base?
Apr 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I had totally forgotten how broken and damaged Evan Arden was, but this book was a huge reminder of that! Poor Evan! Even though he was a dangerous and sometimes (usually) violent person, I couldn't help but feel for him and my heart broke. He still suffers from nightmares and sleeping is always an issue for him. And then there's may remember this small boy from Evan's time overseas in the military. Well, he still haunts him and it was so believable.

That aside, this book was action
May 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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The last installment of the Evan Arden saga is everything I didn't even know I wanted. This story is precise and tight, there are no fillers, no wasted time everything happens exactly when it should.

I have to say that Evan is one of those characters that works his way into your heart and stays with you. I love Evan, and I feel like I know him intimately, he is like a friend to me now, that is how good the writing is.

The supporting characters are also fully fleshed out and real. Alina is my
Debbie "Buried in Her TBR Pile"
I've read exhaustive comments on this one and don't think I will be able to read. This is like another well-known series in which the author betrays legions of fans by throwing away characters and relationships in the final book. I can't handle another betrayal. I like this author and have not added to my shelf "Will Never Buy Authors Books Again" yet. Authors, please stop doing this to your invested readers!
Aug 18, 2015 rated it did not like it
I never thought I'd actually do this (and especially to a book in a series that I enjoyed very much), but I have to. I really have to do this.

So... 1.5 stars for the final Evan Arden book.

Actually, scratch that. I am angry at how this book turned out to be.

After reading the previous novella (it was too short to be called an actual novel), I had hoped for a legit continuation of the story that was developed in the previous books, but what I actually got felt sort of like a reboot. To my eyes, it
May 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
It's been a little over a year since I’ve been in the crazy world that is Evan Arden. I was happy with how Otherwise Unharmed had finished and always thought that was the end of Evan and the series. Well Shay surprised me when I found out there was going to be another book and for sure the last one. So I hurried up and read Isolated, which I didn’t realize was even out. I do recommend reading Isolated before reading Irrevocable. It will fill in a few details that are needed between books Otherwi ...more
Jun 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, epic

Evan Arden

I don’t really know what to say.

I’m speechless.

I’m floored. Incensed. Relieved. Overwhelmed.

I finished the series late last night and spent the rest of my sleep with jumbled up dreams of the book. I have very mixed feelings about Evan Arden and there is no way I can talk about this book to just anyone. Argh! Everything I want to say would only be understood by someone who read it because I don’t want to ruin it for anyone.

This is the kind of series you really need to have a buddy
Aug 29, 2015 rated it did not like it
Shelves: m-f
ARC kindly provided for honest review


For Shay Savage fans looking for the quality of story telling, writing and character intrigue as found in Otherwise Occupied, look elsewhere. Unfortunately I have to stick by reviews for the first three books in the Evan Arden Series that cite this series as a failure with the anomaly of the second installation peaking with quality.

My perspective is that Savage tried to do too much with Irrevocable - appease fans that love Evan, appease fans that want t
Nancy Reads
May 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
Irrevocable is the last book in the Evan Arden Series. I've read them all: Otherwise Alone, Otherwise Occupied, Uncockblockable (Optional), Otherwise Unharmed, Isolated, & now Irrevocable. Ideally, you should read Surviving Raine and Bastian's Storm between Otherwise Unharmed and Isolated. Following Evan through all these it is bittersweet to finish his last book.

Evan suffers from extreme PTSD since his time in the Marines as a prisoner of war. Irrevocable starts out with Evan being very much al
Dec 30, 2015 added it
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May 26, 2015 rated it did not like it
NO NO NO NO NO !!! seriously ?!!! why killing that fabulous series like that ?! I don't get it ... I'm so fraking disappointed !!!!!
Flirty Reader
May 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
The ending of the Evan Arden series is here. *Tears* Evan Arden has been one of my favorite male characters over the last year. He's raw, unforgiving, resilient, impassioned, and loyal. He's a bad-assed motherfucker who will get the job done and pretty much has nine lives. We have seen Evan kill, fall in love, fight for his "family", and fall down. But in Irrevocable we finally see him heal.

Evan is poised to take over the Moretti family (mob family) even if he likes it or not. The is a lot goin
May 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
It's Live! -->

If I said I wasn't a little bit worried about the direction the author was taking this story after finishing Isolated then I'd be lying. It's just that I have never read a series where one of the main characters gets the boot. Like, for real. Gone. Will the series still flourish without that character? The answer is yes because this is Evan's story. These books center around him, his demons, his constant struggle with PTSD, his life.

In my opinion, this book e
Deceiving is one of the worst character flaws. Sad this author decided to take this turn.
That's not a trustworthy author. N.O.P.E

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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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  • Otherwise Unharmed (Evan Arden, #3)
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