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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Mystery Falls by Marilyn Phillips/ a Review

 Meet Marilyn Phillips:

Marilyn lives on the outskirts of Melbourne (Australia) with her wonderfully supportive husband and two beautiful children. When not writing, she likes spending time with her family, taking long walks in dark forests and reading (anything involving paranormal romance / urban fantasy). Her favorite authors include Becca Fitzpatrick, Stephenie Meyer,Claudia Gray and Amanda Hocking. Mystery Falls is her debut novel and the first in a series.


Book Blurb:

Secrets. Lies. Deception. For the past six years, Samantha Hunt has lived with the belief that the untimely death of her parents was the result of an unfortunate accident—that by the cruel hand of fate, she had been left an orphan. But it was a lie, a terrible lie told to her by those who wanted to keep her in the dark. And the truth... when revealed, will change her life and haunt her forever.

Suddenly plagued by a series of events which find her in danger and in need of a savior, Samantha is repeatedly rescued by the mysterious and elusive Shadow—a stranger who seems to know more about her past and the tragedy which befell her family, than she does. Drawn to him despite the antagonism she feels whenever in his presence, Samantha soon discovers that Shadow is not what he appears to be. Determined to learn his true identity and why he has come to Mystery Falls, the small town in which she has spent all of her seventeen years, Samantha not only uncovers the secrets he refuses to share, but also the truth about her own past. A truth which forces her to acknowledge that things are not always as they seem, and sometimes, not even those close to you can be trusted. 

Resolved to seeking justice for the unwarranted death of her parents, Samantha embarks on a journey which brings her perilously close to her own demise. Can Shadow use his angel powers to save her yet again, or this time, will he be too late.

From My Perspective:

Oh, be still my beating heart!   This is another book I failed to read and review due to illness back in December/January.   I finally finished it this afternoon...a one day read, because I. Could. Not.Pry. My. Eyes. From. The. Screen.   This was definitely a paranormal romance, well written, romantic, and definitely swoon worthy!!!    Even at my age, I swooned like a teenie bopper!   Now stop it, I'm not dead yet!

Anyway, the main character, Samantha, is a typical teen, with a truly sad past.   She definitely had a mind of her own  and spoke her mind without hesitation.   Shadow, the Avenging Angel, had become infatuated with Samantha and tried to warn her away from himself, but there was a powerful and supernatural attraction that seemed to be Fate pulling them together.   I could feel that power as I read and enjoyed the storyline from start to finish.     WHERE IS THE SECOND BOOK?   I gave this read a 5 WINK rating.....thank you Marilyn.   I loved it! 

Disclaimer:  I read for my pleasure.   I may receive ARC copies for review purposes, but I am not compensated for my reviews .  I like to read and I like to share my reviews.   I post my thoughts without prejudice or bias.  The words are mine and I write reviews based on my humble opinion.  I will admit, I seldom meet a book I don't like.  I received a complimentary copy from the author or the author’s representatives in exchange for an honest review.

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