Beginnings, a YA Paranormal Romance (Prequel to The Guardians of Vesturon)

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You met the Guardians of Vesturon in Survival and Resurrection. Now read about how their parents, Rowan and Annalise met in Beginnings, the novella prequel to The Guardians of Vesturon. Learn more about Rowan and how Annalise unwittingly captured his heart and how his chance meeting of her took him on a journey of forbidden love.
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About A.M. Hargrove

A.M. Hargrove...After working for years in management in the pharmaceutical industry, I decided to try my hand at writing fiction. As a journalism minor in college, I always had a love for it, but never seemed to have the time to sit down and actually do it. After some major encouragement from my husband, I bit the bullet and as a result, the Guardians of Vesturon came into being. I hope to continue this series and also to branch out into other areas.

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Review by: sarah uk on Sep. 07, 2012 :
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This is the story of Rowan and Annalise and how they met and became a couple. It is the prequel novella to the ‘Guardians of Vesturon’ series.

I’m sure A. M. Hargroves is a little confused as to why I even read this book, as she knows that Books 1 and 2 didn’t exactly float my boat. However, I wanted to see what this was like, primarily because it was the character of Maddie that drove me nuts in books 1 and 2, and as Maddie wasn’t in this one, I thought that I might appreciate it a bit more!

Damn was I right! Goodbye Maddie, and hello Rowan and Annalise!
The romance between Annalise and Rowan was beyond lovely. I can only imagine how difficult it must create a romance in so short a story, but boy did the author achieve it! The anxiety as Rowan waited for Annalise to meet him, his pounding pulse when he sees her, the way he wants to pull her into his arms was just magical.
I loved that the story actually felt like a real story rather than a novella which I sometimes think gloss over too much important stuff, and there was more than just the bare bones to it. Time was made to go into detail about Rowan’s training in becoming a guardian, and to bring his parent’s points of view on the relationship into focus too.
I have to say that as the story progressed Rowan did get further and further towards arrogance rather than strength, and his consternation over being called ‘cute’ was a little silly.
Overall this book was a winner though. Thanks so much for this great prequel novel A. M. Hargrove!
8 out of 10.
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Review by: Midu Hadi on July 27, 2012 :
A short, cute love story.
It was love at first sight for Rowan and Annalise.
He was mesmerized by her beauty and she was amazed at the lengths he would go to be with her.
Rowan ‘s behavior towards the Elders and his father’s response to it were both hilarious.
Enjoyed it!
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Review by: Sitt Elhosn on June 30, 2012 :
This is a short YA paranormal romance story involving Rowan the next future leader of Vesturon and Annalise his mate and later wife. The sequels were out before this story, either one falls in love with the place and morals of Vesturon or not. I did, though-totally from the beginning. I don't want to think of my life for the last 6 months without these romantic stories, thanks to A. M. Hargrove for bringing back the feeling of butterflies in the time of war.
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Review by: Fiona Hunt on April 07, 2012 :
WOW, no wonder it runs in the family with both First Borns lol. I am very happy that Rowan stood up for what he believed in as well as Rayn did against his father. The old saying "Like Father, Like Son" comes to mind when you read these 3 wonderful books of A.M. Hargroves. No one will be disappointed.
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