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Adrienne (Bron Universe Novel) Paperback – May 27, 2008
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Things don't pick up again until you're 85% in the novel. Once you reach 95% mark the explanations become way too complicated in it's simplicity of the answers. If this makes sense? Basically, very simple conclusion but unnecessarily complicated in the explaining of it.
It has a nice futuristic feel,(while remaining in the present times) & a mild sci-fi undertone to it. With a sprinkle of multi-cultural & fantasy in the mix.
LOVE him! But there was still something missing. I can't quite put my finger on it. He's fierce. He's loyal. And you understand & believe that he is someone you DO NOT cross. Yet still he wasn't raw enough for me. This is actually bugging me cos I really, really like the dude.
Adrienne: I like her. Although her "being perfect at everything & not realizing it" or having to "work" for it, was played to death in this novel. And it really got on my nerves. I see why this book was called her given name, but she just wasn't that interesting to me. I feel that maybe this book should have been named Malik or better yet, Bron, the country/world they reside in.
I guess this one falls short with me cos I wanted more intensity felt & shown with Malik & Adrienne as a couple & individually. There was a promise of this early on, but it just wasn't quite captured as the story moved along. And the way certain things were so readily accepted didn't ring true for me either.
Still, it's an interesting story with an interesting twist. So I would recommend this read.
Adrienne is assaulted while on campus by a disgruntled student when Malik comes out of nowhere to save her. She is taken back to Bron (modern day Asia) to become Malik's not-so-willing bride. Malik is the king of Ulan, with a short temper and sort of cruel to his people; Adrienne tames the beast as she learns to love Malik.
No racy sex or erotica, just a nice romantic storyline along with a few surprises that keeps this story interesting enough from start to finish.
Malik lives in another dimension, a parallel earth known as Bron. Malik is king of Ulan, one of 14 kingdoms on Bron. Kakra is a rival kingdom. Malik must marry his one-true blood mate before his 25th birthday or he forfeits his throne, and the king of Kakra will take over Ulan. Using magic Malik finds his mate, Adrienne, a college student human on Earth. Malik travels to the Earth dimension just in time to save Adrienne from a rape in progress. He kills the two attackers and takes her to Bron. Much of the story is Adrienne reacting to this strange new world. She is a reluctant queen-to-be. She doesn't like the clothes. She doesn't want to socialize or meet anyone. She wants Malik to stay away from her and not talk to her. She discovers many people have magic abilities on Bron. She finds herself able to do magic as well. The longer she is there, the stronger her powers become. One of her powers is communicating with animals. She has an interesting relationship with Fehr, Malik's pet panther-like creature. Because of the feud with other kingdoms, Adrienne's life is in danger and Malik has full-time guards assigned to her.
There is more magic and fantasy than romantic relationship development, but the relationship story is good. This feels like an offbeat story about Cinderella's life starting AFTER Prince Charming takes her to the castle. But in this case, we have a reluctant Cinderella who is annoyed with what she finds. However, she comes to like things and fits in in interesting ways. Some readers may not be happy with the imperfect hero Malik. As another reviewer "Winnie G" states he has a short temper and is sort of cruel to his people. The words "refreshing change" in my title come from the reviewer "D. Quinn." It fits well. Thank you to both.
Story length: 308 pages. Swearing language: strong. Sexual language: mild. Number of sex scenes: 2. Total number of sex scene pages: 11. Setting: 2006-2007 Earth and parallel earth dimension Bron. Copyright: 2008. Genre: fantasy sci-fi romance.
To date, I've read one other book by D. Renee Bagby. My 4 star review of "Serenity" copyright 2009 was posted 7-26-09.
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