Order audiobook at Amazon. He could only "turn" one human in his lifetime, and most of his kind reserved that power for creating a life mate. If he turned the wrong woman. But what choice did he have?
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Aug 03, K. Rachel works as a medical technician in the City morgue on the night shift. Not the situation you want when finally locating the man of your dreams. Convincing herself that a "thread" of pulse MUST have gone undetected by both her and the EMTs who brought him in, Rachel does fast mental work trying to somehow apply logic to a situation that seems impossible, if not completely creepy.
The hitch is. Etienne can turn only one person in a lifetime, and it is typically reserved for a "lifemate. Sands writing style throughout both her characters and her storyline interfered with my complete enjoyment of the book. She had a very creative cast of characters and story to work with, but her execution is hampered considerably by her writing. Etienne has a laid back, easy going personality, and he had lots of likeable and honorable qualities, but Ms.
Sands writing gave him a milktoast feeling - very much the "tell" problem. The same for Rachel -- she was empathetic and sweet, but needed a transfusion of "spark" writing her personality, rather than another bag of blood! Sands has a unique ability to drag out each and every scene 50 extra pages when she should have moved the story along. This type of feeling happened over and over and I got bored with how many pages the characters spent in the same rooms.
Sands effectively would build the story, re-peak my interest, have a cool and exciting sounding punchline all lined up, only to end up with a drawn out scene. You can imagine how frustrating that becomes when she keeps giving the reader an adrenaline injection only then to feel like you are in suspended animation with the story each time it reaches that crescendo. You know the type of writer that can exhaust your brain with too much surrounding detail?
Well Ms. Sands writing is the opposite of that. Her story definitely has interest and focus, but no punch to effectively engage the reader and bring the story truly to life. Sands should also watch her use of regional expressions of the characters.
I got the feeling the setting was definitely in the United States, but she kept having Rachel refer to her time "at University. I find this a distinct difference in how Americans and Europeans use this term and it stuck out like a sore thumb for me as misplaced. I see why Lynsay Sands is a successful writer.
If she could beef up how she delivers that story with the words on the page, I could see myself waiting excitedly for everything she wrote. If you want a light read that carries an interesting premise and likeable characters, go ahead and pick this one up.
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