H. K. Savage
Published: 14th December, 2010
Genre: Paranormal Romantic Suspense
Source: Girls *Heart* Book Tours
Ava Brandt is a young woman finishing graduate school incapable of deciding what direction to take her life. She is plagued by recurring dreams stemming from a hidden memory of being abducted when she was a child. All she remembers is a flash of a man saving her from a laboratory. Ava assumes her dream is just that, a fantasy combined with a last memory of her long dead father, until a chance meeting brings her memory flooding back.
Ben Pearson is the son of historic physician, Philip Physick, who pioneered modern medicine and unlocked the key to aging before being exiled by the medical community and killed by his partner, Dr. Bruder, out of greed. Ben, able to maintain his body in an ageless state with the help of his father’s research, has pursued Dr. Bruder through centuries to end his sociopathic streak of murder and experimentation on young women and children in his twisted hunt for the missing piece of the puzzle only Ben holds.
What I liked: This story was really suspenseful after things started getting revealed a few chapters in. Ava, our main character, is just a girl who has finished her Masters’ Thesis and is awaiting the decision of the people who decide if she earns her degree while at the same time she works at the store owned by her mother’s best friend. The story opened with Ava having a dream, the same dream she’s been having for years that she’s clung to because of who she believes is in it. The characters are well rounded and realistic in a way that I liked, it made it easier to understand them and their motivations. I also thought that the whole sorta “Fountain of Youth” aspect to the story was really different and also really creative. I liked it.
What I didn’t like: I’m not the biggest supporter of the romance, no matter how similar in age they appear. While yes, it is sweet and I liked that, the age gap was really large and even though they looked the same physically I found it a bit hard to like overall.
Overall Review: I thought this was a well-paced, and really enjoyable book to read and I ended up really liking it because of the overall plot, having to stop a man who is basically hell-bent on living forever and that was a really intense plot to read. It was filled with little twist and reveals that kept me glued to the page and I didn’t like having to put it down, I really liked it!
Recommend?: Yes! It twist the Fountain of Youth myth in a way that I hadn’t thought of before and it was good!
My Rating: 4.4/5
About the Author
HK lives in the frozen hinterlands of the far North. The long, cold months provide ample opportunity to hunker down with her computer and create adventures far more enticing than scraping ice and getting frostbite.
Between books HK reads voraciously. Anything with a good plot and compelling characters are her broad parameters. One is as likely to catch her with a copy of Don Quixote as with the latest Kristen Ashley.
When not writing or wowing the corporate world by day, HK practices martial arts, plays with her dogs and matches wits with her teen. Next winter she intends to brush up on her Spanish and escape the cold for somewhere more tropical.
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