Thursday, August 18, 2011

Review: Forever Freed

Author submission in exchange for an honest review.

Forever Freed
Laura Kaye
Release Date:
May 20, 2011
The Wild Rose Press
Word Count:
approx. 95,000
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A heart can break, even one that no longer beats.

I stalk my new neighbors, a single mother and her child, drawn by the irresistible scent of their joy and love. I crave their blood, starved for some healing respite from my ancient grief. Now to lure them into my grasp.

But they surprise me. Little Olivia accepts me without fear or reservation--talking, smiling, offering innocent affection that tugs at my long-lost humanity. Her mother, Samantha, seeks me out when she should stay away, offering sweet friendship, and calling to the forgotten man within me. They lure me instead.

Ah, Dio, Lucien, run and spare them while you can... 

Brandi’s Review:
When I first started reading romance novels, I swear I didn't sleep more then ten hours in the first week, I could not put them down.  Now, it's takes something I'm either extremely excited about, or an exceptional book.  I started reading this as soon as my kids went to bed one evening, and didn't stop until I was done.  It made the getting everyone up and ready for school a fun time, OK not really but was very worth it.  

I can't remember the last time I literally wanted to curl up and just live in a book I was reading.  This story of Lucien, Sam and Ollie was in a word, beautiful.  I'm not a huge fan of over dramatics, but Lucien's angst was real and not forced which is one of the main reasons I enjoyed this so much. On top of being just an awesome complex character, Lucien was the guy you wanted to love and most of all you wanted him to win.  I loved Sam, to the point that I wanted to be Sam.  Sam, along with the amazing Ollie were just such well written characters that you wanted to be friends with them, be a part of their life.  The dynamic between the three really tied this whole story together in a big beautiful shiny bow that makes it feel like a gift to be a part of.  

And if my gushing wasn't obnoxious enough, Laura Kaye's sub characters which were Lucien family, or coven, were just so lovely as well.  I hope that Ms. Kaye decides to write the stories of the already mated couples, and even maybe of Lucien's past.  Because I would gladly lose sleep for them.  And you should too. 

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  1. Thank you for reading and reviewing my book! So glad you enjoyed!

  2. Sorry this is late, but I loved it! You are now on my TBB list!