Alone (Serenity, #1) - Marissa Farrar
It's hard to write a review for this book because of the sensitive nature of some of the issues brought forth.

First and foremost, let me say that abusive relationships whether physical or mental are so utterly wrong and discusting I really don't know where to begin. The fact that a person could do that to another and for the most part, get away with it is disturbing. The worst part is seeing the women in these relationships all downtrodden or acting as though nothing is wrong, when clearly something is. Or protecting the ones that claim they love them. It's all about mind games and keeping those women under their thumbs.

To all those women that have survived and gotten out of abusive relationships, I commend you. Your courage is unlike anything I will ever know.

So, onto the book... with all the above being said, I couldn't stand Serenity during the first half of the book. I think for a "romance" book; the abusive relationship lasted too long. I would have liked to see Serenity fight more in the beginning of the book, but in the end, reguardless of when it happened, I'm glad she found her backbone.

Sebastian the god knows how old vampire is the reason for Serenity's new found want of freedom. And this is where it gets out of hand. Literally within 3 days, they're both head over heels in love with eachother. I mean really... Even Twilight didn't work its mojo magic that quickly.

Here's the rest of the book in a nutshell
"I love you, I love you, I love you"
"I love you too, I wanna be like you"
"No, I won't turn you into a monster!"
"But I want to be like you!"
"I'm leaving"

Yep, that just happened.

SO... if a speedy and more adult version of Twilight is your cup of tea, then by all means read away. You'll probably enjoy it. As for me, I enjoy my books to be a little more realistic in the romance department. Seriously, all this took place in a week.

Also, it's acetaminophen in the states not paracetamol. I actually had to look that up while reading because I didn't have a clue what the hell that was!