Tuesday, March 1, 2011

REVIEW - "Stealing Time"

Stealing TimeStealing Time by Elisa Paige

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

When artist James Wesley realizes Evie Reed is dying, he is so moved by the beautiful reporter's determination to live that he makes her immortal—a vampire, like him. She's the woman he's been waiting over 150 years for. Though initially shocked by the change, Evie quickly embraces her second chance at life, and love.

Just as James and Evie begin to define eternity together, a zealot breaks an ancient treaty, threatening a peace between humans and vampires that has stood for a thousand years. And when he focuses his hatred on Evie, the immortal lovers find themselves swept up in a deadly supernatural war...  Description from GoodReads.

Evie has cancer. She has just been told that there is nothing that can be done. She is dying. She takes a cab from the Dr. office and yells at him to stop, causing a car accident that would be fatal for her. But, fortunately for her, she has been stalked by a vampire. He runs off with her and changes her.

The vampire, James, sensed something different about her and knew she was suffering from a terminal illness. He watched and waited for a good time to approach her and ask if she would like to become immortal.

Evie jumps from the fying pan and into the fire with her change. A vampire war is on the horizon and her immortal existance is in danger of ending prematurely. The romance between Evie and James is sudden and honestly reminds me of a mixture of a few popular series out there. I would say that Elisa Paige takes some of the better parts and creates her own take on a vampire romance.

I stayed up until 11:30 reading last night because I could not put it down. The ending is intense and leaves you at a major cliff hanger. I would say that this is an entertaining novel. Caution for anyone sensitive to intimacy and profanity. Both are contained in the pages of this book.

My thanks to NetGalley and Carina Press for making review copies available.  This book was released on January 31, 2011.

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