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Fangirl_15 Kindle Edition
He’s enigmatic, compassionate, generous and intelligent. Likes classical music just as much as kicking ass and knows his way around a kitchen, though he’d never admit it. His Samurai swords are an extension of his personality and a lifetime of heartache has taught him to wield them unfailingly. He’s gorgeous yet humble and can’t see past his own scars.
Lucien feels deeply for his chosen family and is absolutely worthy of love.
Sounds perfect, right?
The only problem is that Lucien is a character in a novel.
The Dark Riders is one of the best selling paranormal romance series of all time, and it was destined to have eight installments, one for each of the brothers-in-arms. Lucien’s story was supposed to be book eight, where he’d finally find true love and live happily ever after. Except the writer died before his story was published. Worse yet, book seven was finished by some poser that thought killing off one of the main characters would bring a more modern twist to the finale.
Chloe is absolutely devastated by the news that one of her “friends” is dead and that the series is canceled. She has a quasi-nervous-breakdown at work and ends up falling asleep in the lounge. Her midnight escape from the locked office lands her in a deserted parking lot after hours where an unseen force has been waiting. Just. For. Her...
This supernatural assault strands her in an alternate reality where the Dark Riders are real and the horrible ending created by the publisher hasn’t happened yet.
Chloe decides that she’s been brought there to fix all of the storylines and tries her best to convince the monsters around her that she’s there to help. She ends up mangling their plots more often than not and now must race the waxing moon to find a way home before Lucien accidentally falls in love with her instead of his destined mate. The Fates are working against her as Chaos interferes and the truth about what really dragged her over threatens to destroy everything that Chloe holds dear.
- ASIN : B00LMH0KA0
- Publisher : Aimee Roseland (July 7, 2014)
- Publication date : July 7, 2014
- Language : English
- File size : 2622 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 288 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #3,401,332 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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So I believe honesty is the best policy. After I received the book I reread the synopsis and really didn't want to read it. I felt horrible and knew I had a responsibility but I was dreading the time it was going to take to finish reading the book then giving a honest review. I was struggling. BUT then I started reading...
Once I started I couldn't stop. I delayed leaving for the holidays and then had someone read while I was driving. I could see these people in techno-color. I was flabbergasted and overwhelmed. I could compare these characters to other characters in another series and loved the endless possibilities. I'm so thrilled that my sense of responsibility kept me going or I would have missed out on a fantastic book.
I would venture to say that all of us at one time or another would love to be drawn into our favorite books. I know I would love to be apart of the Shayla Black Dark Hunters, Emme Rollins Trouble, JR Wards BDB, Lexi Blake, Maya Banks or Kallypso Masters Rescue Me series. I would make so much trouble for my favorite characters. You fall in love with them and they become apart of you. I could empathize and sympathize with Chloe. When you read a series you get to know the characters and if you are a lonely person they might become your only friends. I get Chloe.
While there are things I don't like they are so minor that is not worth mentioning and ruining the story. My issues have to do with how I wanted things to go in this tale. The people came alive in my mind and I want more. You will enjoy this book and it's a must read.
It is hard to pinpoint precisely what made me enjoy this story so much, but I think that personal wish-fulfillment played a small role. I mean, what reader doesn't dream of meeting the characters of their favourite book? Hanging out with them, etc. What this story does differently though, and what stops it coming across as Mary-Sue fanfic (over a non-existent - alas - series) is that in reality the Dark Riders Brotherhood are damned scary. My only complaint here is that we are introduced to all 8 of them at the start, via a sort of light info-dump (since Chloe is familiar with their characters) but only a few get to really feature in the story: Draken the almost-7-foot vampire, Raphish the (fake) Scottish werewolf, and of course the haunted, broken and beautiful Lucien who was denied his chance to shine by the untimely death of the original author (Sojourne) and had the series cut-short by a thriller-hack-writer. Anyway, I have digressed, Chloe finds herself dumped into a world she barely understands, with people she knows intimate details about - including their dark secrets - but whom neither know nor trust her, and not only that, but the one that she is most drawn to is destined to find his true mate within the next five days.
So saying, some parts of the plot are somewhat predictable - but others are utterly and completely unexpected. Chloe is a brilliant heroine - with her various insecurities - yet also her outspoken courage that shines through at unexpected moments, she is delightfully well-rounded as a character. Lucien is just... well, I've always had a bit of a thing for heroes that don't understand their own worth.
Anyway, aside from some odd typos - mainly usages of the wrong words, and a couple of weird spellings - this is an absolutely engrossing read and I really, really loved it. Something in it sang to my soul.
Any avid reader , or even a casual reader knows that part of the thrill that comes with reading is getting lost in a world that is not your own. Reading becomes an escape from reality, where you can be someone other then yourself. I know of more then one person, myself included who would love for their beloved series to come to life like Chloe got to experience.
I think what was so appealing about this book was that the characters she read about where not what she expected them to be when she came face to face with them. Chloe may have known all about the little intimate details in their lives, some even they were not aware about, but she was treated like I imagine may people would be treated in real life when placed in the brother's shoes, as a threat.
Part of what makes me love this book so much is that the author wrote it in a compellingly believable way. I was so tempted to pick up one of my favorite series and see if I would be taken into the dimension they where created in.
Another great aspect of this book was that unlike many other books, the main characters where flawed. They where not the barbie and ken, drop dead gorgeous beauties that no one can really live up to like so many writers make their characters out to be. Lucien and Chloe had insecurities and scars just like an every day person would.
The only downfall about this book was that it made me wish that I could read the very books Chloe read about the brothers that made her fall in love with them all. Their stories seemed like they would be just as fascinating.