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Review: Stealing Time by Elisa Paige

31 Jan

Stealing Time by Elisa Paige
Ebook: $5.99
Carina Press (January 2011)
ISBN: 9781426891144

Favorite Lines: “I was so cold now. It felt like glass splinters impaled every square inch of my skin and the slightest movement generated agony. My breath bubbled in my throat as I labored to breathe.” (p. 12)

It wasn’t that she wanted to live forever. She just didn’t want to die.

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…

Stealing Time by Elisa Paige is a vampire romance where the strongest vampire takes all. The story focuses on Evie’s transition from human to vampire and introducing her to the vampire lifestyle, but the key to the story is Evie and James relationship.

I thought it was kind of stalkerish the way James watched Evie for 8 months travel from one doctor appointment to another in search of a cure for pancreatic cancer. Who the hell does that? Creepy. However, if I wanted to live I’d be  appreciative like Evie, too. Lol

I gotta admit it was kind of nice to read a paranormal story in which a person is transformed to a vampire and doesn’t angrily freak out. Evie quickly took to being a vampire which made focusing on the couple’s relationship easy. Evie thrived as a vampire and it made her an interesting character to read about. The story is told from her point of view.

My biggest complaint with the book has to do with the ending. I don’t feel like the story was completed at all. Authors like Lara Adrian, Karen Marie Moning and Lora Leigh do an excellent job of wrapping up one storyline while keeping the overall story arc going into other books. That isn’t done in Stealing Time; we are given a situation and when it hits its peak we are yanked out and told to wait until the next book to solve the problem. Instead of making me want the next book, it really pissed me off and left me feeling unsatisfied.

With that said, I don’t regret reading Stealing Time. It had satisfying fight scenes and romantic relationship, but I don’t see myself re-reading the book.

Stealing Time is book one in a series; book two, Killing Time, will be released in June 2011.