Sunday, July 09, 2006
A promise kept -Parallel Appreciation
I know, I know - you've seen this book cover around the blogosphere already. It came out in April and it's taken me until July for my turn.
And yes, we can appreciate the cover model, Nathan Kamp - I mean, those lips are distinctive *wink* - but the book itself is noteable .
Parrallel Attraction by Deidre Knight
Isn't she sweet looking?
There's a ton of talent and imagination coming from this author of which Parallel Attraction is only the start.
I read it in one day - hint- it's fine reading. I have to give credit where credit is due - not to produce a spoiler so early in this post - she has simply blown my mind with her story arc.
There is some time travel in this - but not within the concept that you are used to reading in your favorite romance books. This journey was so convoluted and detailed, I had a hard time following how an author could not only think of the series of events that occur, but keep a tight enough reign on the various threads making it all work - coherent and believeable.
My brain hurt. (in a good way)
The story involves king Jared Bennett - an alien exiled king whose enemy not only threatens his home planet ,but unbeknownst to its inhabitants, Earth too.
Kelsey Wells is the human woman who captures his heart despite his resistsance. He fights against his feelings as he is unwilling to have her drawn into the conflict.
A tortured hero.
A woman whose love does not blind her to his reality.
The strength of the human spirit and selfless love.
Kelsey is strong , a smart and beautiful personality.
Jared is also strong, but in a way Kelsey never anticipated.
And what they discover together changes everything they thought they knew.
I do recommend reading this if sci-fi, paranormal romance is your thing. You'll enjoy the story.
My really personal feeling?
It was almost like Deidre touched base on all the blooper points of reading romance and fixed them with astounding and joyous results.
See if you can identify at least three areas where authors step into the Pet Peeve Zone.
Deidre side-stepped them all.
Posted by Michele at Sunday, July 09, 2006