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on April 04, 2013 :
I'm not quite sure where to begin. Wow! I totally loved this story! I was hooked from the very beginning. It was deep. I've said it before and I'll say it again, I'm a sucker for a love story, and this story gave me exactly what I wanted.
At times I wanted to cry because I felt bad for Rona. I mean what she went through for her love. Not being able to be with him, and how she still loved him after what he did to her. I got excited for Cain and Rona. I was glad that he just loved her unconditionally and it didn't matter how many times she pushed him away. I fell in love with him.
It's a different story from what I'm used to reading. If I can give it more than just five stars I would.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)
on Feb. 25, 2013 :
Here's another book that has a gorgeous, simple cover. The colors and tones are perfect! Excellent job!
As for the book itself, after reading the blurb, I knew I had never read anything like Stay before. I was expecting some type of cupid love triangle, but I got much more than that. This is a love story that stretches across thousands of years, yet is just as important in the present time. Rona is cursed to walk the earth as an immortal, finding couples on their last chance of love, and made to decide if their love is worth saving or not. This is all because her one true love, Seid, used his powers when he felt betrayed by her long ago.
I enjoyed the fact that Rona is so naive, despite the fact that she has walked the earth of two thousand years. She is programed to believe certain aspects of her curse and life can not be changed, but she meets Cain, who challenges everything she thought she knew about herself.
Cain is a broken man, stuck in the normalcy of his routine until Rona comes along. She brings him back to reality and sparks a fire back in him that had been sucked dry by many devastating events in his life. It's a double edged sword though, because the more Cain comes alive, the more Rona is drawn to him and away from her task, which is to reunite Cain and his ex-girlfriend.
Cain and Rona's story is laced with passion, love, and regret from both parties. However, their journey brings out the final fate for both of them, which I don't think either of them ever expected to see happen. Heck, I didn't! The final scenes were gut wrenching for romance lovers like me, but I was very pleased with how their story ended.
I also loved the fact that there was a tiny snippet from Jennifer at the back of the book, explaining how Stay came to be. I don't find that often in books, but I was pleased to get a little inside information about the background story. My favorite part was "Stay was written as an answer to my own questions, whether or not true love exists, and if so, how far people are willing to go for it." I think that's the perfect testimony for Stay.
ORIGINALLY POSTED AT GIVE IT TO CUPCAKE.
I RECEIVED A COPY OF THIS BOOK IN EXCHANGE FOR MY HONEST OPINION.
(reviewed the day of purchase)