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USA Today best-selling Author, Rosemary Laurey is an expatriate Brit, retired special ed teacher and grandmother, who now lives in Ohio and has a wonderful time writing stories of vampires and shapeshifting pumas.
Note: Many people ask how to pronounce my last name. It's not really how you'd expect. The first syllable: Lau- (the "a" is a schwa: like the sound at the beginning and end of Alaska. The "u" isn't pronounced) Second syllable: -rey. (The -ey has the long 'a' sound as in they.)
'Kiss Me Forever' is an enjoyable tale set in an English village. The heroine, Dixie LePage, is an American who inherits a house and some money from some English aunts and goes to see about her property. Her initial plan is to just sell up and leave but she finds herself dragged into some strange goings-on in the village of Bringham and is particularly struck by the handsome Christopher Marlowe who seems to know a fair bit about his namesake from Shakespeare's time. But as darker events are unfurled, Dixie has to fight against threats to herself and those she has come to love.
The meat of this book seems to be in its setting - the quaint English village of Bringham. I understand that the author originally came from England and this comes across in her writing which is mostly accurate (apart from a few howlers such as describing a meal as "jacket potato and shrimps" when we would say "jacket potato and prawns"). As an Englishwoman, I also found some of the behaviour of random people in the story inauthentic; Dixie seemed to be surrounded by people exclaiming about her being American and asking her about her life, whereas in reality I think we just let people get on with their lives whatever their nationality and certainly don't get excited about it. The author hasn't quite remembered the reserve of the Brits and the way in which it plays out with visitors.
However it was a good read and I liked the way it wasn't entirely predictable. I felt that the 'baddie' wasn't quite convincing and a fair amount of the events with regard to the witches coven weren't explained. The love story was reasonably well done and the reader was left feeling that hero and heroine would be happy together, but I didn't find myself gripped by this book as much as I can be by others.
I am not one to normally leave a review. But seeing as this book has only one review, I've decided to leave my two cents. I've been searching for a book to read, after searching, I stumbled across 'Kiss Me Forever'. It certainly grabbed my attention. It's unlike any book I've ever read, but with that said, it's not my favorite book ever. It definitely ranks in my top ten though. Rosemary is an incredible writer, compared to the books I've recently read..her descriptions and word choices are impressive. I would suggest this book to anyone who's into paranormal romance novels. There is quite a few sex 'scenes', but they are tastefully done and very exciting! There are two things that bothered me in the book. Christopher's eye patch, I found very unattractive. I overlooked it, and imagined him with both eyes. :) Also, Dixie's word choice in using 'Buster'. Really? Who uses Buster anymore? 'Stop right there, Buster!' something along those lines were said. Thank goodness it was only said once! Happy Reading!
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