- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1217 KB
- Print Length: 391 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0993752772
- Publisher: Pitch73 Publishing (4 Aug. 2015)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B012HZC11G
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 59 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #78,238 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The author tried so very hard to convince us that the 'heroine' was a spoilt brat so we could not sympathise with her initially, and perhaps then in turn we would somehow give the male mc benefit of the doubt......it was so transparent what was in play.....
But Skye's personality just did not add up at all......She at times seemed so strong and other times was such a complete flake. Some scenes just reeked of implausibility and she was so contradictory in how she'd react in her situation.
And all the while I thought no I don't like her but she did not deserve the treatment doled out by the 'hero'. He was physically and emotionally abusive at times and went out of his way to enjoy her humiliation and vulnerability.
And then there was the scene with the prostitute....uugh! I despised him from the word go.....And then their relationship changed at about 50% but I was still waiting for him to answer for what he had done to Skye.
The only way he would have redeemed him self even slightly is if he'd cut of his own dam finger! And grovelled a lot....really a lot, but still I don't think I could like him at all or sympathise with him. Maybe he did in the end I couldn't get past about 75%......wishful thinking perhaps?
I really wish I had gone into this knowing more of what it entailed. All reviews pointed to it being a heartfelt love story but I couldn't stand either of them. Him for blaming Skye in his head for what happened and somehow in his stupid brain justifying how he treated her so disgracefully for these things he experienced that where not her fault. She was a child when these events occurred for gods sake and pretty ignorant of the situation!
And I could not stand her for still loving him after what occurred. It did not make sense.... she pretty much ran after him when I would have thought maiming him and getting away from him made more sense.
The main problem I have with this book is it's pretty much a 'kidnapping fall for your evil captor crap' disguised as a 'poignant' epic tale. I hate this trope and am careful to stay away from it by reading reviews even with spoilers if need be. **it on me, this unfortunate story got past all my 'firewalls'.
It bothers me that people view this as love when clearly the two mc 's, and indeed from reading this, the author in my opinion does not seem to really know the meaning of the word.
Hated it, one star for being legible.
If you want heroes that won't harm a hair on the heroine no matter how bad or twisted their past, love, angst with redeem-ability then I recommend ShadowHeart by Laura Kinsale, anything by Kerrigan Byrne, Menace by JM DarHower, Preacher by Dahlia West to name but a few I've read recently.
There are simply not enough stars in the sky to rate this truly unique and captivating love story.
Powerful. Intriguing. Suspenseful. Shocking. Tense. Tragic. Heartwarming.
These are just some of the words that slip off my tongue when trying to describe this magical and special story.
This second novel by Attar needed to be particularly exceptional in order to try and maintain her hard earned reputation as a gifted author.
In writing her debut novel, 53 Letters for my Lover, Attar proved that she was more than capable of writing strong love stories with a difference.
The Paper Swan has quite firmly planted Attar in a league of her own.
She has proven quite unequivocally, that she is a Master of her Game.
In giving away very little in the synopsis of The Paper Swan, she has left her audience intrigued and almost desperate to find out how this story will unfold.
From the very first line it packs a punch, and I defy anyone to put it down for longer than it takes to go to the bathroom or put the kettle on.
The reader is immediately drawn into a dark and harrowing situation , and from the off this novel is dark and at times brutal.
This captivating and truly original love story will take you on a remarkable journey through time, and back again.
From Mexico to San Diego.
To the clear blue shores of a secluded paradise island, and the majesty and beauty of Casa Paloma, this extraordinary tale will take you on an unforgettable journey of revenge, bitterness, passion, loss, pure and raw love and forgiveness.
Attar's writing is fluent and flawless, and I found myself highlighting line after line of beautiful, poetic prose.
Real and vivid descriptions to set off the powerful and suspenseful plot, have turned this novel into a masterpiece.
This is a book that NEEDS to be read.
You will enter a world that you didn't think possible, and when you read the very last line, you'll be left breathless, amazed and without a doubt, wanting to go straight back to the very beginning.
This is women's romance fiction at its finest!
I doubt you'll read a finer book this year.
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