Thursday, April 14, 2016

AMBER AND BLUE - BY K.R. ROWE



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Amber and Blue, by K.R. Rowe, is an amazing book! There is no one way to peg this story. Some say it's romance more than anything else. Yet, that's not the way I see it. There is action and adventure within it's pages, and, dare I say, I find horror lurking about. I bought this book so I know what I'm talking about. For a great read sure to make many readers who love fantastic genre blends happy, you can't go wrong with this great novel.

Blaze McRob

Book description:

 "You can contain the passion of your heart no more than I can control the breath that I take. "

Alex was just an adventurous kid when he saved a young girl's life. Years later, sudden bouts of recurring nightmares drove him to find her, only to have her ripped from his life by a lunatic. The one time he needed help, he was forced to call on Lucien; a criminal, a spy, and a man he despises. Lucien is driven to help by guilt and obsession, and in the process, he is willing to risk his own life and betray a madman he once called his brother. Stolen from the banks of the Tennessee River, she was swept to the war torn streets of Old Montreal. Is Alex's love strong enough to protect her once more? Not from the grip of the madman who took her, but from the arms of Lucien, the criminal, who saved her.

By L. Zimmer on November 28, 2012
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It is a rare author that writes so well that you actually forget that you are reading! The characters are so real that you feel as if you know them. Great plot, great characters and lots of unexpected twists and turns. Can't wait to see more from this author...hope she writes quickly! 
 
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This is a good read. Has some interesting characters. The story is of the future when the world becomes over-populated and the structure we know breaks down, with unrest in Canada spilling over into the United States. There is complicated romance, with competing interest in the lead female character. I enjoyed some of the stories about real places around Chattanooga, as I have spent enough time there over the years to know most of the terrain covered in this story.

The ending sets up the sequel, which I understand is in the works. I intend to read it too. 
 
Format: Kindle Edition
There is so much diversity in here, with the combination of a powerful love triangle, amnesia, danger, betrayal, violent lunacy, a psychopathic bad guy and a fascinatingly original storyline that I don’t want to say anything about for fear of throwing in a spoiler.

Recently I’ve been making every effort to read a diverse selection of books and a number of the more romantic ones cast the male ‘hero’ as having eyes like deep blue pools, a body to die for, perfect skin, and a six-pack to make Zac Ephron jealous. (Actually I’ve no idea who Zac Ephron is, but he’s the first name who came up when I googled celebrity six-packs). It gets so boring.

Amber and Blue, however, avoids this stereotyping altogether, doesn’t dwell or even mention Alex’s six-pack, but focuses more on his torment and the fact that he’s a thoroughly decent bloke. You can’t help but like Alex and Grace, or their friends Matt and Lydia, and this makes for a much better read.

K.R. Rowe is also a very good writer, who has no doubt learned and practiced her trade. You can actually feel Alex’s anguish.

The only person I’d like to know more about is the villain turned romantic, Lucien. We’re offered hints into his past, little tit-bits if you like, but that’s about all. He’s a villain who’s been a spy, yet has a decent side to him …. kind of. I’d like to read Lucien’s story.

All in all, this is a bloody good read and I have no hesitation in recommending it.

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