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Published: June 19, 2013
Author: Renea Mason
Series: Symphony of Light #1
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Can't say that I enjoyed this one very much. How Linden put up with Cyril's treatment of her during the beginning of the book was beyond me, he was cruel to the point of being very unlikeable.
I couldn't get the connection or the attraction between these two. They were just too mean to one another for my tastes.
The stories plot was different and something I've haven't read before, its very creative and imaginative. One man (Cyril that is...) taking some of himself and basically creating seven others. There's mention of magic, but I'm not quite sure I know exactly what Cyril is.
You really don't find out Linden's & Cyril's past until about a 3rd into the book, which totally confused this reader. Because we start in the present and then flashback to the past, it kinda threw for a loop.
We learn that Cyril meets Linden when she's a senior in high school. They become close friends and eventually feelings start to development. But being that Cyril is "way" older than her, he instead mentors her...brings her out of her shyness. Still the attraction is there. A bad thing happens, add a misunderstanding as to why Linden has some of Cyrils blood, fast forward back to the present and now these two can't seem to stand one another.
There was a lot of back and forth before these two decided to get it together. Neither Linden or Cyril wanted to be the first to give in to their feelings for one another...there was just too much anger and hurt from their past keeping them at odds.
The connection between Linden and the other men that Cyril created comes at the end of the book. I won't give it away, but it was good and interesting like other parts of the story. So while I liked this world Ms. Mason created, again...the two main characters themselves did nothing for me. Even with the funny snark along the way, there was no connection to them for me.