Limerence by Claire C. Riley

May 16, 2013 Adrienne's Reviews, Reviews 0 ★★★★

This book may be unsuitable for readers under 17 years of age due to sexual content, drug and alcohol use, suicide, and/or violence.
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Limerence by Claire C. Riley
on March 18, 2013
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Paranormal Fantasy, Romance, Urban Fantasy, Vampires
Pages: 288
Format: eBook
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One man's obsession could destroy them all.

Despite her love for her fiancé, Mia Lawrence finds herself inexplicably drawn to Mr Breckt- the mysterious new owner of the Island. Her thoughts are constantly consumed with the handsome and powerful stranger. However, there is much more to him than she realises, something dangerous and supernatural.

Mr Breckt is used to getting what he wants, and now he wants Mia, at any cost! With his obsession spiralling out of control, he knows that time is running out. A war is coming. Blood will be shed, and lives will be lost, but he will have to rid himself of his obsession of Mia before it’s too late.

Mia and Oliver must now fight the very evil that threatens to come between them. If either of them fails, it will be more than their love for each other that will be lost.

Ultimately, all three will have to make a sacrifice that will change each other’s destiny forever… but will it be the right one?
Limerence is a dark paranormalromance with a twist...

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You know what? This was a really good book! Am I surprised? Yea, I kinda am. I’ll be honest here cause well that’s what I’m supposed to do right? I ‘usually’ don’t read vampire books. I’m not a Twilight fan. I don’t get excited by fangs, blood, and sexy sparkly vampires. But if I’m being honest, I’ve read all the BDB books. So now when I do read a vampire book, I can’t help but measure them up to that series. Not fair right? Well life’s not fair…..just sayin…..

EDIT – So did it live up? Heck yea!!! The story is not as in depth as BDB but that’s not necessarily what makes a great story. Ms. Riley wove a really nice tale here. A tale with so much potential to expand.

Okay so I had to look up the word Limerence because for as smart as I like to think I am, I didn’t know what it meant. At first I thought Ms. Riley made it up LOL yes I’m naive like that. So here’s what I found:

Limerence can often be what is meant when one expresses having intense feelings of attachment, preoccupations with the love object, and (as new research on brain chemistry shows) a similar mind-state to obsessive compulsive disorder.

Okay that’s the end of my review because that sums up the entire book.

🙂 Just kidding, although it does sum up Mr. Breckt perfectly. I refuse to call him Robert. Read the book you’ll understand why.

Okay so if you read the synopsis you know that the book is about. Mia has a fiance, Oliver. But she meets Mr. Breckt and all hell breaks loose cause well he’s just Limerence about her and she doesn’t understand why she’s attracted to him. HOWEVER, Mia loves Oliver no Mia is totally and completely devoted to Oliver. So what does she do?

Read the book!

For me I thought the book was a tiny little bit slow in the beginning. But about 1/2 way through my mouth was hanging open and things were starting to happen. Wait I need to stop for a second and address something.

When I say things were happening, what I mean is nothing that I expected to happen did happen. That’s to say that I sat with my kindle in my lap with my eyes bugging out and my mouth hanging open. I had so many “holy crap”, “what the hell”, “omg” moments it wasn’t even funny.  Just when I thought I had it figured out Ms. Riley threw me for a loop up against a wall.

By the end of this little gem called Limerence, I was yelling out loud. My daughters were sitting there both with different questions.  My youngest (10) said “what happened Mommy?” my other daughter (14) said “Can I read it? Please tell me it’s not for adults only.”  Sigh…I was in too much shock to answer them right away.  Then my youngest said “Did someone die in the book?” HAHAHA did someone die…geesh is she nuts the book is about vampires!  OF COURSE SOMEONE DIED.  Lots of someones died.  I just looked at her too dumbfounded to answer.  I DID NOT SEE THIS COMING!  See all my shouty caps?  They are there for a reason.  I’m yelling at you Ms. Riley.  You disrupted my little world of flowers and rainbows.  I did not see that coming.

It was perfect.

I love it when an author can surprise me.  I love it when an author can make me cry.  I love it when an author can put together a book that sticks with me hours even days after I’m finished.  I am not a fan of cliffhangers.  Mostly because I secretly love them.  It’s like roller coasters.  I love the thrill but it’s hell trying to get me on one.

Hurry with the next book Ms. Riley.  I have need to know where the story goes from here.

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About Claire C. Riley

Claire C Riley is a Best Selling British Horror writer.
Her work is best described as the modernization of classic, old-school horror. She fuses multi-genre elements to develop storylines that pay homage to cult-classics while still feeling fresh and cutting-edge. She writes characters that are realistic, and kills them without mercy. Claire lives in the UK with her husband, three daughters, and one scruffy dog. Her works namely include, old school vampires and apocalyptic zombie ridden worlds, with several full-length books, and short stories to her name, with plenty more coming up in 2014.

Awards and Accreditations:
Odium. The Dead Saga is a top #100 dystopian selling book on Amazon.com for 2013, ‘Indie book of the day’ winner December 2013 and ‘Indie Author Land 50 best self-published books worth reading 2013/14’

Limerence featured book in the ‘Guardian newspaper for best Indie novel 2013’ and is a finalist for the eFestival of Words ‘best novel’ category.

Odium II The Dead Saga is a #1 Best Selling British Horror book and top #100 dystopian book.

She is also a very proud contributor to the ‘Let’s Scare Cancer to Death’ charity anthology as well as several other anthologies such as ‘State of Horror Illinois’ & ‘Fading Hope: Humanity Unbound’.

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