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Stormi's Review: Unfamiliar (The Vandran Legacy Book 1) by Anna-Louise Dann


PUBLISHER: Anna-Louise Dann

RELEASED: September 26, 2017

GENRE: fantasy, romance

LENGTH: 427 pages

FORMAT: ebook, paperback







Sometimes the Unfamiliar can awaken a part of ourselves we never knew existed. Clara has been held captive for two months. Abducted, beaten and abused by the Domini Bellatorum, a group of henchmen working for a sadistic boss known only as 'The Master', Clara has endured more torture and suffering than the average person could barely begin to imagine; she lives in hope that one day she can escape the shackles of this hell and The Master for good. With the aid of another broken captive Clara manages to break free from her confinement and is found hiding in the woods by a strange magical creature who chants in a language she doesn't understand. After falling unconscious Clara finds herself in the back of a van in the care of a ruggedly handsome stranger named Colt. The stirrings she has for this stranger both intrigue and scare her and she finds herself putting her trust in him and his family. As their love for each other flourishes to unexpected heights, Colt opens up her world and awakens a part of her she never knew existed. Terrifying nightmares haunt her dreams every time she closes her eyes. Why does she look so much like the woman she sees in them? Everything is not as it seems. Dark forces are at work; her own family are now in grave danger as the threat she thought was long gone returns with a vengeance. Clara and Colt attempt to stop this sadistic creature from claiming her life for his own once again. In her new fantasy romance novel Unfamiliar Anna-Louise Dann spins an erotic and thrilling story of love, loss and survival as Colt and Clara find themselves caught in the horrific gaze of The Master.


Clara is held captive for months. She is beaten and abused and only knows that she is there because of someone is known as The Master. She soon is helped by another woman and can escape. She is rescued by Colt and soon her journey changes for the better until she finds out the truth about who and what she is. Her torture still plagues her daily, and she knows that the road ahead will not be easy. Her and Colt have an undeniable attraction, and together they must move forward. But can Clara ever be safe?

This story was a right mix of mystery, darkness, hopefulness, and romance. It was honestly a very catching read. The beginning is one that grabs you and keeps you pulled in. Clara is such an endearing character. She is beaten and held captive and as the book goes on you see her flourish. Danger surrounds her, but Colt shows her the love and compassion that she needs to make the best of her situation. They have a very passionate relationship. It's full of love and romance and course danger.

This story was very well written. It was dark and dangerous, and yet it was light and full of hope. This was not a book that I would typically read, but I am glad I was able to because I enjoyed it. I can't wait to read more in the series.

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