Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Stealing Kathryn by Jacquelyn Frank

Title:  Stealing Kathryn
Author:  Jacquelyn Frank
Released:  May 1, 2010
Series:  The Gatherers, Book 2
How I got it:  Purchased for NOOK
LendMe Feature:  Yes

Book Summary
Sandman. Angus. Morpheus. He is known by many names, except his true one, Adrian. When he departs his world, it is to enter the sacred space of sleep, and he is not there to sow sweet dreams. Adrian's mission is to reap the dark energy of nightmares, work that has twisted his soul as well as his once-handsome face. Now, he lives only to await the day darkness finally overcomes him...and to collect exquisite reminders of what he's lost... 

But there is one treasure that stands apart. Having risked everything to obtain her, Adrian soon realizes his mistake. For Kathryn has a wholly unexpected power over him, not only for what she represents, but for what for she is: a soul with desires as strong as his own, tempered by compassion that could save Adrian from his self-made hell-or condemn them both...

My Thoughts
At first, I didn't know what to make of Stealing Kathryn.  This is my first Jacquelyn Frank book and it had a Beauty and the Beast theme, so I decided to give it a go.

Adrian is a perverted Sandman that likes to seduce women and scare the shit out of them in their nightmares.  I thought he was a porno version of Freddy Kruger.  LOL!  He visits them in their dream state and feeds on their frightened energy.

Kathryn is such a boring person that she has no life outside of her family.  Since her mother's death, her father has depended, no demanded that Kathryn stay at home to help take care of the family ranch and her younger sister.  Being the dutiful daughter, Kathryn never tries to leave, nor does she complain about the short end of the stick that she has been given.  But secretly, she dreams of leaving home and seeking her own adventures.  These adventures are what brings her to Adrian's attention.

Adrian has long enjoyed being a part of Kathryn's nightmares, but lately he has become obsessed with the unsuspecting girl and decides to have her at all costs. 

Now correct me if I'm wrong, but if someone is all up in my dreams, then I found out that he has kidnapped me for his own sexual pleasure, to me that would definitely rank high on my stranger danger meter!

This should have been a crazy stalker, get the hell away from me story, but it turned into a pretty good love story.  Me personally, I don't think I could have seen past the fangs, claws, and Egore references.  And have sex with it.....eeeew!

Aside from Adrian being ugly as hell, his temper was soooo out of control.  He damn near killed his own sister because she wanted to save Kathryn from his crazy ass.

I wanted to hate him, but I had to love him.  Once I found out why he acted and looked the way he did, I did feel sorry for him and wanted him to have his Kindra (his mate).  I just hate that he had to abuse his sister and love interest to get to his turning point.  Let my brother raise a hand to me, and watch me crack his jaw with some fierce sisterly love.

My Rating
I give this book four stars because I enjoyed it.  I did not want to put it down.  I feel asleep many times with my NOOK in my hand and drool running down the side of my mouth trying to finish this book.  I would recommend this book because it is truly a good read.

Now I'm off to start reading Hunting Julian, book one in the Gatherers Series. He sounded like such a hawtie! 
Okay, can someone steal me right now?  (Waving my hands)  Over here, single hawt Gatherers, I'm your Kindra!!!

2 Talk to me!:

Paranormal and Romantic Suspense Reviews said...

Great review and I highly recommend reading all of Jacquelyn Frank's books!

I've been waiting for this one to come out!

Diva's Bookcase said...

Thanks for the recommend, I'm reading Hunting Julian now.