It sounds pretty good. But I had several problems in the execution. My first issue came early on, as Brynna and Kieran fall in love. I didn't see it happen. The author tells us instead of shows us. The initial relationship lasts only about 30 pages, yet it is the foundation that the whole book is based on. I didn't feel it at all. Much of the book proceeds in similar fashion, time flies by... major events are glossed over. In particular, when one character is raped, it's not given the emotional resonance it deserves. The victim gets right over it; there is no repercussion for the party responsible. This sat very wrong with me. Later on, one of the main villains of the piece makes a complete turnaround, with very little leading up to it. It was just wrong, wrong, wrong.
It wasn't all bad. Kieran and Brynna are both likable as characters. They both had loyalty and strength. And like I said, I thought the premise was good. But there were just too many things that didn't work here. 2 1/2 stars.
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Fearlessby Ella JamesonRelease Date: December 12, 2011Publisher: TKA Distribution