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Icarus Unbound
Author: Bernadette Gardner
Publisher: Liquid Silver Books

Release Date: January 2011
ISBN: 9781595787958

Book Genre: Fantasy Romance, Romantic Science Fiction/Futuristic

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122 people found the following review helpful

Book Reviewed by Vixhen (reviewer)

[ Review Posted: Feb 04, 2011 ] - See all my reviews
A romantic tale that will make your heart take flight.

Born human in a world of winged Icarians, Laramee Faulkner always felt like an outsider. Jaran, son of the Icarian tribal leader, teased her mercilessly, always reminding her that she was "different" and not accepted. As is the Icarian tradition, upon one'd 30th birthday, a mate is chosen for them by the tribal leader. Lara is more concerned than most because Jaran is the current tribal leader, and she is convinced he is determined to make her life a living hell by mating her with someone unsuitable.

However, much to everyone's surprise, Jaran pairs Lara with himself. Lara's disgust for her former nemesis soon turns to heated passion when her long-hidden school girl fantasy of passion in Jaran's arms soon turns to reality. Can Lara set aside her past hurt to claim her place as co-ruler beside the man she has grown to love?

This was a novella that quickly grabbed me, pulling me into the story. Ms. Gardner's writing was so descriptive that I could actually picture the Icarians flying around with their beautiful wings as I was reading. I got a complete sense of the entire Icarian world in all its glory. I found Jarad and Lara suitably matched, which made for a great love story. The intense attraction that they both felt for each other was hot. My only issue is that I wish it were longer as it was a great escape into a magical world.
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Hey Vixhen, I finally succumbed to buy this book after reading your review, and just like to thank you for the great rec! I really enjoyed this book, and you're right, I could picture the Icarians and their world so vividly and I also wished it were longer. It's an amazing story, and I love the tension when the Jaran and Lara were busy protecting themselves and misunderstanding the other's intentions.I do wish I could read more of them though and how their relationship progressed from there.
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