- File Size: 679 KB
- Print Length: 233 pages
- Publisher: Champagne Books; 2 edition (June 1, 2014)
- Publication Date: June 1, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004GKMKV2
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,528,469 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Dawn Of Love Kindle Edition
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A single poor decision cost Alasdair everything he cared about. Cursed by the gods, he has suffered for hundreds of years. By the time Fiona enters his life, Alasdair has just about given up hope of ever regaining his humanity. Alasdair definitely had my sympathy. He always strives to do the right thing. He desperately wants to be with Fiona, yet he knows that he is dangerous and he tries very hard to push her away. As Alasdair struggles against his feelings, Fiona and Alasdair are edging closer to their ultimate fate. Will Alasdair regain his humanity, or curse Fiona with eternal life?
Alasdair’s predicament definitely reminds me of Beauty and the Beast, which happens to be my favorite fairytale. As I read, I was very curious of how Ms. Childs would interpret the classic story. I really like how Ms. Childs revealed the origin of Alasdair’s curse in segments spread throughout the book. Each section managed not only to answer some of my questions, but raised new ones as well, further piquing my curiosity. While I enjoyed this quest for answers, I still had several unanswered questions by the time I finished reading the book. The gods and their motivations for meddling with Alasdair’s life were especially murky and needed more explanation.
Fiona and Alasdair are fated to be together and have really good chemistry, but they never seem very comfortable with each other. Alasdair alternately seeks Fiona out and then pushes her away. Fiona is understandably confused by this behavior. Consequently, their interactions are a bit awkward at times. Honestly, Fiona seems to spend more time with Derry, Alasdair’s friend. I understand that Fiona and Alasdair’s situation is unique, but I would have liked to see them get to know each other better in order to make their relationship more believable.
Overall, I found Dawn of Love to be an enjoyable read. Fiona and Alasdair’s story is interesting, and their happy ending is certainly pleasing. Fans of paranormal romance might want to give this tale a try.
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Alisdair is cursed and has been since he made a horribly wrong decision a couple of decades ago. As he doesn't age, he keeps to himself and does nothing to dissuade the townsfolk from believing the tales that he is a beast. Mostly as he thinks they are right. He hungers for blood with every breath, and though he has not given into the lust in all these years, it is still a struggle. When Fiona stumbles into the keep and is looking for protection, he is attracted to everything about her. But he knows she is in danger from him if she stays, so he sends her away. When sending her away winds up hurting her even further, all bets are off. He won't continue to fight his attraction, only his blood lust urge. Can he trust her enough to let her into his heart?
I found Dawn of Love a thoroughly well-thought out, well-written, and captiating tale. The author does a wonderful job of tying mythology into this historical tale, as well as adding demi-gods and vampires to the mix. Add to this mix an abused woman, who has done nothing to earn this abuse, and someone to realize her worth and you have a wonderful story. Ms. Childs does a great job retelling the Beauty and the Beast story with a twist. I think you will like Dawn of Love if the genre interests you.
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