Saturday, September 14, 2013

Review of STAY by Jennifer Silverwood

                                                      Blurb from Goodreads:
Sometimes, love isn’t as magical as people expect it to be… Rona believes love is nothing more than a myth, a tale for little girls. As the oldest daughter, she knows duty and family honor as well as the difference between salt and cinnamon. Until the immortal ruler of the seas appears from thin air and she is swept into a dark and dangerous affair. What was formerly myth soon becomes part of the everyday. And Rona believes when Seid tells her they will be together forever. 

But forever is a long time and after she betrays him, what was supposed to be an eternity in paradise becomes an eternity in hell. Now she is cursed, unable to feel human emotions except through the couples she is led to save. 

Two thousand years is an awfully long time to live alone. And the business of love saving isn’t what it used to be. By the twenty-first century, love has become an illusion as grandiose as magic and Rona’s ready to give up. Until the night she is seen by a human. Deep in the underbelly of the city that never sleeps, she recognizes him instantly. He may dress differently and have gained a few new scars, but she would recognize the face of her former lover in any lifetime. Trouble is, he seems to have no memory of her and he and his ex-girlfriend are the ones whose true love she’s meant to save. 

But when he starts to fall for her, she is forced to learn what it means to be human all over again. Past and present come full circle in this tale of love, forgiveness and woe.
So I went into this story skeptical about true love prevailing.If you ask me if I believe in true love ,on most days I would say no.One failed marriage destroyed my belief in love.I believe true love only exists in books and movies.However,Jennifer's writing motivates me to have hope that maybe true love it real.
Rona is dealt a bad hand when she seeks safety in the arms of Seid after her father has sold her for marriage to an abusive husband. Seid sees her decision as a betray;Rona sees her decision does as something she no choice but to do which stirs Seid's anger to curse her.Now she must be the judge of true love for humans and its her jib to make sure true love prevails against the toughest trails.Her curse:she can never feel love again.But when she encounters her next mission it brings her face to face with a man who resembles Seid in almost everyday. Rona has hated and been bitter towards Seid for two thousand years but no the memories of her love for him return to the surface.Now she must chose to sacrifice what she wants for what she knows is right.Cain's true love has shattered his heart but here is still connection between them. Rona must chose to save and strengthening this connection by giving up her chance to be with Cain or chose to be selfish for once and pursue love from this human.If she makes the wrong choice there could be dire consequences for them all.

Author Bio:
Jennifer Silverwood was raised deep in the heart of Texas and has been spinning yarns a mile high since childhood. In her spare time she reads and writes and tries to sustain her wanderlust, whether it's the Carpathian Mountains in Transylvania, the highlands of Ecuador or a road trip to the next town. After attending three different universities without managing to square a degree, she decided to the next logical thing; become a writer. Always on the lookout for her next adventure, in print or reality, she dreams of one day proving to the masses that everything really is better in Texas. She is the author of the Heaven's Edge series and Silver Hollow. To stay tuned, please have a gander at her website:

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