Friday, March 25, 2011

Quicksilver Review

Book:  Quicksilver
Author:  Joy Spraycar
Publisher:  AuthorHouse
Rating:  3.5 Stars
Level:  Adult
Source:  Review Copy

Summary From Goodreads:  
A recurring nightmare holds Serry Miller in its grip and has for most of her life. In spite of her fear of the man who becomes a monster, she's in love with him. Not only does she have nightmares while she sleeps, she's living in one with an abusive, alcoholic husband. When Serry's drunken husband hit's Quinton Worthington's car, she sees the face of the man from her nightmares on a stretcher entering the hospital. When he looks at her and calls her by her name, she is plummeted into a life that she has only dreamed about. Quinton Worthington has suffered for over a hundred years. That's when his evil father ripped Serenity, the love of Quinton's life, from him. At the same time, he changed Quinton into a monster. When Quinton sees Serry's face in the hospital, he believes that Serenity has come back, and he will do anything to be with her. There's only one thing that stands in their way of having the life they want: Quinton's father.

My Review:
I received this book from the author and/or publisher through Bostick Communications. It was sent to me as a review copy. This in now way affected my review.

This story starts out with Quinton back in the 1800's. That is where his story begins. It gives the reader a little bit of background information of him becoming a werewolf and what his father did to him. We find out that his father Wesley took Quinton's fiance Serenity from him. Later on Serenity returns pregnant and dies after giving birth. Quinton leaves the baby on his doctor friend's doorstep and moves on for the next 100 plus years of his life. Present day we find Serry married to her husband Collin who she is in an abusive relationship with. One night Collin's car hits Quinton's and sends them both to the hospital. There Quinton sees Serry and thinks that she is Serenity. At the same time Serry is wondering how she is seeing the man from the dreams she has been having. Collin dies from his injuries and Serry is left to wonder if she should feel guilty that Collin is gone. Quinton and Serry come across each other a short time later and start dating.

The story progresses with them dating and later marrying. They want to have children but Quinton does not want them to have the werewolf curse. So they set out to find a cure for Quinton. One that he thinks requires him to kill his father to end the curse. It was a rollar coaster ride of emotions, action, adventure and romance. Every time I thought something was going good for them something else would come their way and happen. I enjoyed reading it, liked the characters although I didn't feel real connected to any of them. The story was well told and progressed at smooth pace. The love that Quinton and Serry have for one another was what romance should be. We learned a little about each of their backgrounds but not really anything about the side characters. The side characters played out their roles in the story ok though.

Overall I would give this a 3.5 star rating. It was a good read, I just felt some things were repetitive throughout. It has a happy ending but I'm still left wondering what Quinton and Serry's dreams mean with the werewolves and how did Serry's dad have the cure. I would like to read more from this author in the future though.

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