Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Review: Stealing Kathryn by Jacquelyn Frank

Stealing Kathryn
Gatherers #2
by: Jacquelyn Frank
$7.99 mass market paperback
Zebra Books
Paranormal Romance
Released: April 2010

For Kathryn, her life revolves around taking care of her family and the ranch. She'd secretly longed for adventure, but was wholly unprepared when a monster with dark eyes and a darker attitude comes and whisks her away from everything she knows. Suddenly, she finds herself lost and alone, and at the mercy of a monster who shows no remorse. Yet she's somehow drawn to him on a primal level she can't explain.

Adrian is a Gatherer, and his work collecting energy for his people through nightmares has warped him beyond repair, making him little more than a monster. When he runs across Kathryn in the nightmare realm, he knows only that he has to have her. Breaking the laws of his people, he claims her as his own. But although her body thaws to his seductive touches, he wonders if her heart will ever do the same.

As the passion between them reaches an inferno, they both must figure out how much they're willing to sacrifice for their love. For if not, their future together will be cut horribly short.

I got about two chapters in before I realized this was a Beauty and the Beast type story. The beginning of the book threw me because it was so unlike Jacquelyn's other books, as it was filled with darkness and hatred.
 About the only thing I didn't like was Kathryn's easy acceptance of Adrian as a monster, but I guess she was just able to see in the good in him that I couldn't.

That being said, I would like to say that I really enjoyed this book. (Fooled you, didn't I?) It was a neat twist to an old idea, and it was refreshing to read something that wasn't the same old same old. I've fallen into a rut with my reading, and this was what I needed to pull myself out.

Carla gives this book a

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