AUTHOR: Laura Kaye
RATING: 3 STARS
PUBLISHED: May 2011 - The Wild Rose Press
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"A heart can break, even one that no longer beats. I stalk my new neighbors, a single mother and her child, drawn by the irresistible scent of their joy and love. I crave their blood, starved for some healing respite from my ancient grief. Now to lure them into my grasp.But they surprise me. Little Olivia accepts me without fear or reservation-talking, smiling, offering innocent affection that tugs at my long-lost humanity. Her mother, Samantha, seeks me out when she should stay away, offering sweet friendship, and calling to the forgotten man within me. They lure me instead.Ah, Dio, Lucien, run and spare them while you can..."
Forever Freed by Laura Kaye was a decent paranormal romance novel. I enjoyed it, but it wasn’t mind blowing. I just finished another paranormal romance novel by Laura Kaye, North of Need, and that novel was mind blowing. I guess in a way I couldn’t help but compare Forever Freed to North of Need, and North of Need was hands down the better novel.
Forever Freed was about Lucien, a vampire who was changed without his consent. He has spent the last decade mourning his family and hating what he has become. Then he meets Samantha and Ollie, a mother and child that radiate joy and positivity. Lucien is drawn to them. At first, his plan is to drain (kill) Samantha, but events and feelings get in the way of things and prevent this from happening.
I really enjoyed how this story was told from Lucien’s perspective. He starts off as a villain and becomes a hero, and seeing things from his perspective was very exciting. However, this story could have been developed a little better; Forever Freed was a little predictable and not very original.
I gave Forever Freed by Laura Kay 3 STARS. This novel is a good read, but if you want something great, I recommend North of Need by Laura Kaye. It’s original and romantic.