These Starcrossed Lives of Ours

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These Starcrossed Lives of Ours Creat Megan Linski is a Ebook Megan Linski is the owner of Gryfyn Publishing and has had a passion for writing ever since she completed her first short novel at the age of 6 Her specializations are romance, fantasy, and contemporary fiction for people aged 14 24 When not writing she enjoys ice skating, horse riding, theatre, archery, fishing, and being outdoors She is a passionate advocate for mental health awareness and suicide prevention, and is an active fighter against common variable immune deficiency disorder She lives in Michigan.. Christine Fjord is on the run After making her escape from the cult she called her family for three years, nineteen year old Christie is now wanted dead by the girl she s loved and idolized forevere cult s cunning and venomous leader, Annabelle Lane An expert in the art of deception, Annabelle s threats aren t to be taken lightly, and everybody knows that once you rChristine Fjord is on the run After making her escape from the cult she called her family for three years, nineteen year old Christie is now wanted dead by the girl she s loved and idolized forevere cult s cunning and venomous leader, Annabelle Lane An expert in the art of deception, Annabelle s threats aren t to be taken lightly, and everybody knows that once you re in the cult, you re in it for life The only way out is death Christie s break from Annabelle s clutches leads her to a place she never knew existed, a small town called Manchester, Michigan, and into the arms of a man who is the opposite of everything she s been Ian Rosenthal is kind, forgiving, and willing to sacrifice everything for Christie s safety Christie resists Ian s efforts to win her over, despite the strong feelings she has for him Is falling in love again worth risking her life Christie knows that nobody crosses Annabelle Lane without paying the ultimate price. Good Book These Starcrossed Lives of Ours I read Megan Linski's These Starcrossed Lives of Ours today. I enjoyed it. I wasn't sure what to expect from the book, as the description I had beforehand was minimal, and boy was I surprised. It was a very interesting story line to say the least, one that was often disturbing (but in a good way, if that makes sense). The fact that the book was able to disturb me at all is a good sign that it was a well written book. I often found myself incredibly frustrated with Christine and completely smitten with Ian. I think Ian was my favorite character. I identified most closely with Ian. When he did something, he put his all into it, no matter what it was. A large part of my frustration with Christine was rooted in how she behaved toward/thought about Ian. While I could understand Christine's reasoning for not telling Ian the truth, there were many times I disagreed with it. When she finally told him the truth (all of it) of her past I was so relieved! But then she just turned around and made me frustrated all over again. I don't know that I ever really got relief from this frustration though. I felt that the ending left me hanging in a lot of ways. She never actually tells him she loves him. The reader never gets to see them interact as two people openly in love with each other once the storm has passed. She comes back and he just accepts her. I'm not saying this is wrong, but the fact that she disappeared should've mattered. She never apologizes for running away like that. The fact that she ran away at all, though, particularly irks me. Did she learn nothing? Over the course of the book, her situation changed and she became more open, but she never actually changed much as a person. She's still selfish as all get out. While things appear to end well for Ian and Christine, what I know of both of them makes me think that their relationship will (a) not last and/or (b) be unhealthy. He gives, she takes. She treats him poorly, he lets her. While I want to know what happens next, it is largely because I want to know if she ever figures the f*** out the gravity of having someone like Ian love her. Not because she is a bad person, but because someone like Ian should not be taken for granted. I don't know that I ever got to see her truly realize that.I also think there were portions of the book (such as the party near the end) that were not at all necessary to the story. They just added more things that required resolution of some sort. Resolution that would never come as it was more like a tangent than anything else. Linski brought some very interesting characters into the book and made them significant for a while, but only a while. When Ian and Christine went to the party I was super interested as to where it was going to lead. The answer: nowhere. That was a bit disappointing.On the whole, I did enjoy the book. Linski's writing style was fun and her word choice and phrasing made me laugh on numerous occasions. The book was engaging and kept me on the edge of my seat. (Particularly in relation to Annabelle. Clearly she was going to come back into the picture. But when? Where? How? I spent a lot of the book just waiting for the other shoe to drop. I had guessed about the children and who Annabelle might really be, I did not expect the previously mentioned shoe to drop at Ian's parent's house.) While I was frustrated and irritated at times, I understand that it is just the nature of the characters. She is incredibly immature, which I think could largely be attributed to her age. Still, she never really grew as a person over the course of the book. I don't think either character possessed the maturity to actually make a relationship work long-term (as in marriage). This is not to say they couldn't, but it's very hard to believe with certainty in that happy ever after when the characters (one in particular) still have a lot of maturing to do. All of this being said, I would be very interested in reading another of Linski's novels.

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  1. Megan Linski is the owner of Gryfyn Publishing and has had a passion for writing ever since she completed her first short novel at the age of 6 Her specializations are romance, fantasy, and contemporary fiction for people aged 14 24 When not writing she enjoys ice skating, horse riding, theatre, archery, fishing, and being outdoors She is a passionate advocate for mental health awareness and suicide prevention, and is an active fighter against common variable immune deficiency disorder She lives in Michigan.

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  1. I read Megan Linski s These Starcrossed Lives of Ours today I enjoyed it I wasn t sure what to expect from the book, as the description I had beforehand was minimal, and boy was I surprised It was a very interesting story line to say the least, one that was often disturbing but in a good way, if that makes sense The fact that the book was able to disturb me at all is a good sign that it was a well written book I often found myself incredibly frustrated with Christine and completely smitten with [...]


  2. I received an electronic ARC from Gryfyn Publishing in exchange for an honest review.After reading the synopsis I was instantly intrigued I love this dark secret, scandalous crime sort of stuff The day I received my ARC was a busy one so I didn t really have time to start it right away I thought, Oh I ll just read the prologue real quick After ingesting this chilling, dramatic scene, I was like, Okay, just cancel all my plans for tonight Seriously Download the sample HERE and just read the prolo [...]


  3. These Starcrossed Lives Of Ours is a stand alone by Megan Linski If you are a regular reader of my blog, then you must be familiar with this author, as I have reviewed many books by her I had really high expectations from this book and after reading it, I was speechless The plot progressed slowly but with so much suspense Every character was amazing The Starcrossed Lives Of Ours starts with a cliffhanger scene It starts with a scene like this A girl Christine is forced by a murderer Annabelle to [...]


  4. Megan Linski can make me read anything even romance This book is totally different from what I had expected from her previous work though.It started in the darkness The main character is like a broken doll who is trying to fight for herself through big decision but she doesn t seem to see through the impact they will have This makes the story very interesting because as she is struggling to keep her head out of the water, she only catch breathes when she thinks about what she is trying to avoid [...]


  5. Interesting until the very end, These Starcrossed Lives of Ours kept me on my toes with its crazy plot twists and involved characters I couldn t put it down even if I wanted to Hayley s Reviews Editorial in book.This book was extremely interesting, and definitely not what I was expecting These Starcrossed Lives of Ours was an amazing, fast paced book that kept me interested until the very end It was very shocking to say the least, and I loved the story.The storyline was all over the place in ter [...]


  6. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.Our first introduction to Christine isn t exactly the best impression I can understand why she did it afterward but at first it seems terrible and unconscionable Especially once we understand why Christine did what she did and what she became part of Cults aren t typically raised in romance books and so it was a unique plot It was intriguing to see that look into a cult leader s mindset as well as a cult in general.Ian on the other [...]


  7. Where to begin The beginning of this story was enough to make me desire to read the whole book Christie is a member of a cult run by Annabelle Racked with guilt, Christie decides to try and run from the cult only to be caught before she can escape From there she meets Ian and goes on the long journey to trying to emotionally heal Ian helps her realize that she is worth than what she believes and that all She learned through Annabelle isn t completely true Romance takes the back burner in this s [...]


  8. This is a story of a twisted young women named Annabelle who runs a cult and of a young women Christie who has been a follower of hers for three years Christie is scared of Annabelle but decides to run away She trusts a boy named Landon who is also a follower and he gives her 300 to run away As she tries to get away the cult group jumps her and beats her almost to death They leave her on the street to die but she is found by Ian and that is where Christies life starts to change The author create [...]


  9. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review These Starcrossed Lives of Ours is about Christie and Ian Christie was rescued by Ian after making a choice that was best for her in the long run Unfortunately, things didn t work out like she planned Ian just happened to be in the right place at the right time to rescue Christie The intersections between the characters in the book are just like like how small towns work Everyone knows everyone and everyone s business Christie thoug [...]


  10. I was given this book for free for an honest review.An emotional roller coaster with an intriguing twist at the end.Christie is a lonely girl looking for someone to love and love her back She gets mixed up with a very interesting person with a cult following While her eyes are open to the violence and horror around her, her heart refuses to accept that the person she loves would do such horrible things She prepares herself to run from her lover but is caught and left for dead Ian finds Christie [...]


  11. I was given a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.This is a very interesting story of a young girl, Christie, that is taken in by a very disturbed cult leader, Annabelle Christie is forced to do very bad things in order to stay alive After three years of this treatment she decides she needs out Things do not go easily for that escape and she is taken in by a very caring man, Ian Their story is a bit slow on the romance side There are intense moments, as things from her past aren t [...]


  12. These Starcrossed Lives of Ours was entertaining and kept me surprised until the very end I caught myself wanting to know how it ends It was an intriguing story The characters had a lot of depth and the backgrounds of each character was great I would consider this book a clean romance, with new adult crime mystery There are some parts that are violent but nothing too bad If you are familiar with Megan Linski, you will know that this book is a little different from the rest of her books To be hon [...]


  13. A beautiful look into the tragedies of the world and just how awful it could get But it is not without its own ray of sunshine, its light in the dark places It was mysterious and gripping through to the end, with twists that sent me for a spin Christie does exactly as she has always known to do shut people out Though it is a struggle for her to shut out and let in the right people, it makes for a life changing adventure for her, and she barely leaves her room Emotions run both high and dry as sh [...]


  14. Christie, caught under the spell of beautiful Annabelle Ian, the handsome stranger A cult, a church, a missing sister and a horse Have I confused you Good, now you must read this amazing book to get the full story Wow, Immediate action start Murder, cult rituals, kidnapping It is all here in this book Don t forget the love interest I love the plot It keeps you guessing I thought one thing and it was something else I adore books like these Unpredictable Megan Linski has done it again Another A bo [...]


  15. These Starcrossed Lives of Ours is about courage, hope and love and those are just the underlying themes that made it a great read I really enjoyed this book and how it brought the reader on a journey with the protagonist, who grew from a troubled member of a gang cult to one who was strong and independent It s easy to read, but not light or frivolous There were surprises, tears and random cynical thoughts as I read this book, but I would recommend this to anyone who is drawn in by the sypnosis [...]


  16. An enthralling and heart melting read I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review This story had me hooked from start to finish I loved reading about Christies struggles and was rooting for her throughout the novel Ian and his big heart had me enamoured with him and his story I was rooting for these characters and their happily ever afters The author has a great plot with twists and turns and characters you ll grow attached to from the start I would definitely recommend this [...]


  17. I received this book in exchange for an honest review This was a great book About halfway thru I stopped and tried to figure out what it was that kept me reading But didn t stop for long This book had some great twist and a wonderful plot as you watch someone who has never been loved only used and abused come to the realization there is someone who could love her and she was indeed worthy of that love A book that reminds you that no matter how bad it gets love and forgiveness really does conquer [...]


  18. Christine is on the run from someone very bad And if caught who knows what will happen She already tried to kill her once Staying out of harms way is top priority in here book at the moment Even though Ian thinks she do a little than laze around his apartment Saving her was a dream He was slowing falling for her, putting little cracks in the walls she built around her heart Will he crack it enough to make her see how he sees her Will she be safe from those that hurt her the most


  19. This story is different from another I have read by this author, as it is rooted in reality, however, it is still worth reading.It is darker and brutal, dealing with issues such as cults and the dangers surrounding limited thinking.Its characters were an interesting mix set within the twists and turns of the plot.This book is for you if you like action, murder, mystery and intrigued a touch of romance.


  20. I received an ARC of These Starcrossed Lives of Ours from the author, in exchange for my honest review.WOW this book was great I loved it and can t wait for the next book i so am looking forward to reading from Megan Linski it was great i highly recommend this book to everyone.


  21. This is the first book I ve read by Megan Linski but it won t be the last This book has interesting, flawed characters that make the best of what life has thrown at them This is a fast read It has a very interesting twist that keeps the story moving and surprising A great read




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