Review: Limerence by Claire C. Riley


Limerence

By: Claire C. Riley
Genres: Horror, urban fantasy, Vampires
Review: Limerence by Claire C. Riley

One man's obsession could destroy them all.

Despite her love for her fiancé, Mia Lawrence finds herself inexplicably drawn to Mr Breckt- the mysterious new owner of the Island. Her thoughts are constantly consumed with the handsome and powerful stranger. However, there is much more to him than she realizes, something dangerous and supernatural.

Mr Breckt is used to getting what he wants, and now he wants Mia, at any cost! With his obsession spiraling out of control, he knows that time is running out. A war is coming. Blood will be shed, and lives will be lost, but he will have to rid himself of his obsession with Mia before it’s too late.

Mia and Oliver must now fight the very evil that threatens to come between them. If either of them fails, it will be more than their love for each other that will be lost.

Ultimately, all three will have to make a sacrifice that will change each other’s destiny forever… but will it be the right one?
Limerence is a dark paranormal romance with a twist....

Also by this author: Odium II, Limerence 2, Odium Origins. A Dead Saga Novella. Part Two
 
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!!Review!!

 

 

 

 Limerence

 

by Claire C. Riley

5 Stars

 

 

Limerence

One man’s obsession could destroy them all.

Despite her love for her fiancé, Mia Lawrence finds herself inexplicably drawn to Mr Breckt- the mysterious new owner of the Island. Her thoughts are constantly consumed with the handsome and powerful stranger. However, there is much more to him than she realises, something dangerous and supernatural.

Mr Breckt is used to getting what he wants, and now he wants Mia, at any cost! With his obsession spiralling out of control, he knows that time is running out. A war is coming. Blood will be shed, and lives will be lost, but he will have to rid himself of his obsession of Mia before it’s too late.

Mia and Oliver must now fight the very evil that threatens to come between them. If either of them fails, it will be more than their love for each other that will be lost.

Ultimately, all three will have to make a sacrifice that will change each other’s destiny forever… but will it be the right one?
Limerence is a dark paranormalromance with a twist….

 

 

My Review

 

Wow. I did not expect this book. It totally threw me for a loop. Actually, a few loops. I had read the synopsis, and an excerpt a bit before I had the chance to actually get down to reading it, so naturally, I forgot a few things. Boy, did I forget a “few” things!

 

Limerence isn’t your typical “rich, attractive, mysterious guy moves into a small town into a mansion where the previous owner has an equally mysterious past, only for our heroine to find out the rich guy is a vampire and they fall madly in love and live happily ever after. “ This is soooo not that book. It is way more than I originally thought it would be, and I can’t tell you how nice it was to read something so unique.

 

Mia and her landscaper fiancée are living their lives. She’s an art professor at a nearby college, and he is in the landscaping business. When a mysterious rich guy moves into the mansion located on what is called “the Island”, things get interesting. Oliver is one of the men working on redesigning the gardens for the new owner who wants everything pretty much ripped up out of the ground. When Mia comes to the house to bring Oliver his forgotten lunch, Mr. Breckt makes his presence known. He immediately starts to flex his supernatural douchebaghood muscles and is practically humping Mia’s leg right in front of Oliver. Mia doesn’t understand what is going on, but she feels some kind of emotional pull towards Mr. Breckt, to which neither Mia nor Oliver is overly excited about. This story really tests their relationship and the concepts that true love can overcome anything.

 

In some ways this book was scary. Not jump out behind the curtains scary, but get into your head scary. For someone to feel irrational emotions and feelings towards someone they barely know, while they know in their heart that they love another, would make me pretty nervous. I guess it would be like being under some kind of nasty love spell where you think about someone you don’t have feelings for so much that it starts to make you crazy.

 

Mr. Breckt is straight up a stalker. Seriously. The guy really creeped me out. From the very beginning, he didn’t seem like one of those vampires that have redeeming qualities that are just waiting to be realized by the leading lady and her love. This dude is crazy. He is obsessed with Mia and he really doesn’t seem to even try to hide it or make it look like he is doing anything other than being a crazy-ass stalker. If some guy acted towards me the way Mr. Breckt acted towards Mia, my husband would have torn him to shreds.

 

I was caught off guard because what I thought would be part of the climax of the story, actually occurs about halfway through, so I had no idea what the end of the book would bring me. And holy crap did the ending get me.

 

Claire Riley did an amazing job of telling this story. I really enjoyed it from start to finish. She is from England, so there were quite a few times in the story that you could tell by her vocabulary the differences between English and American English. There was only one element of the story that I had to look up on Google to find out what she was talking about. Banofee Pie. I had never heard of this type of pie, and having the sweet tooth that I do, I immediately looked it up. It turns out that this pie is an English dessert that is made with bananas and a type of caramel toffee that is made my heating up a can of condensed milk and has either a pastry crust or some kind of “crumbled biscuits”. It sounds delicious!

 

So essentially, I would really recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a different kind of vampire book or a dark paranormal romance. The sex is minimal, and there is some violence, but not so graphic it would turn a reader away. There are some serious stalker-like situations, so if that is something that bothers you, I probably wouldn’t fully recommend it, but maybe check it out and see how it progresses before you decide if it’s too much for you or not.

 

Overall, it was a great book, and I am really kicking myself for having had to wait as long as I did to read it. I’m interested to see what else this author has to offer. She’s definitely got my attention!

 

Purchase Link

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About Claire C. Riley

Claire C. Riley is a USA Today and International bestselling author with almost twenty novels of various genres to her credit.

A lover of all things dark and dirty, she likes to write characters you love to hate but can’t help falling in-love with. She isn’t afraid to challenge herself, or her readers, to step outside of their comfort zones.

She also writes under the pen name of Cee Cee Riley, where she writes in the MC romance and post-apocalyptic romance genres.

Claire lives in the United Kingdom with her husband, three daughters and one naughty beagle, where she can be found whiling away her days playing board games with her kids and reading.

 

Author of:

 

Odium The Dead Saga Series

Odium Origins Series

Limerence (The Obsession Series)

Out of the Dark Series,

Twisted Magic,

Beautiful Victim

Blood Claim

 

Co-authored books with Madeline Sheehan:

 

Thicker than Blood,

Beneath Blood & Bone,

& Shut Up & Kiss me,

 

And by Cee Cee Riley:

 

The Ride or Die a Devil’s Highwaymen MC Novel Series

And coming in November – The Devil’s Highwaymen NOMAD series.

Author of:

Odium The Dead Saga Series

Odium Origins Series

Limerence (The Obsession Series)

Out of the Dark Series,

Twisted Magic,

Co-authored books with Madeline Sheehan:

Thicker than Blood,

Beneath Blood & Bone,

& Shut Up & Kiss me,

And soon to be released by Cee Cee Riley:

The Ride or Die Series

 

 

 

 

 

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