Friday, July 12, 2013

Review of Claire Riley's Limerence

Title: Limerence

Author: Claire Riley

Published: March 18, 2013

Publisher: Breakwater Harbor Book

Genre: paranormal, romance, horror

Length: 288 pages

Description (from Amazon): One man's obsession is so deadly it could destroy them all. Despite her love for her fiancé, Mia Lawrence finds herself inexplicably drawn to Mr. Breckt - mysterious new owner of the Island. Her thoughts are constantly consumed with the handsome and powerful stranger. However, there is much more to him than she realizes, something dangerous and supernatural. Mr. Breckt is used to getting what he wants, and now he wants Mia, at any cost. With his obsession spiraling out of control, he knows that time is running out. A war is coming. Blood will be shed, and lives will be lost, but he will have to rid himself of his obsession of Mia before it's too late. Mia and Oliver must now fight the very evil that threatens to come between them. If either of them fails, it will be more than their love for each other that will be lost. Ultimately, all three will have to make a sacrifice that will change each other's destiny forever. But will it be the right one?

Brief Summary: Mia loves her fiancĂ© Oliver however she becomes inexplicably attracted to Mr. Breckt. As Mr. Breckt becomes more and more obsessed with Mia, similarly she cannot keep her thoughts off of him. Mia and Oliver must fight for their love because something bigger than either of them realizes is on the horizon.

Review: I started reading the first chapter of Limerence on the author's website and fell in love. Once the chapter ended I was desperate to read the rest because I needed to know how Mia and Oliver's story ends. I love Mia and Oliver's relationship for the simple fact that despite being placed in a paranormal romance novel, it is one of the most realistic relationships I have read about. They have their ups and downs like real people. Oliver's jealousy and possessiveness is endearing. Mr. Breckt is the perfect villain in my opinion. He is dark, creepy, and oh so twisted. He constantly made me think that something might not be quite right with him. Also his Pawns, or minions, are seriously creepy. I enjoyed this novel because of the vampire aspects and the romance. Mr. Breckt's growing obsession drives the novel and I think Mia is a character that it is easy to imagine yourself in.

Overall: Reading Limerence I wanted Mia to just run away and never return. I think this book is great and I cannot wait for Odium. I give Limerence a 4 out of 5 stars.

Get to Know the Author (from Amazon): Claire C Riley, is a mother first, a wife second, but a writer at heart. Claire likes to break boundaries with her writing, incorporating an old school style of horror and romance. Sexy and dark. (Think Bram Stoker's Dracula, but for the 21st century!) Claire is a mother to three amazing little girls who hold her heart. She hopes to make them proud, and show them that if you work hard and believe in yourself...then, as Cinderella once said...dreams really do come true. She is an avid book collector and has a great zombie apocalypse plan in place thanks to a questionnaire she asked her readers to fill in for a post on her blog! Claire is currently working on the sequel to Limerence and also a post-apocalyptic dystopian zombie novel called - Odium. She actively encouragers reader participation on her blog, author Facebook page, and website. So get in touch! On Her Website and on Facebook

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