Series: Lux #0.5
Published by Entangled Teen (2.21.2012)
Genres: Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Format: eBook, 179 pages
Source: I own it
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The last thing Dawson Black expected was Bethany Williams. As a Luxen, an alien life form on Earth, human girls are…well, fun. But since the Luxen have to keep their true identities a secret, falling for one would be insane.
Dangerous. Tempting. Undeniable.
Bethany can’t deny the immediate connection between her and Dawson. And even though boys aren’t a complication she wants, she can’t stay away from him. Still, whenever they lock eyes, she’s drawn in.
Captivated. Lured. Loved.
Dawson is keeping a secret that will change her existence...and put her life in jeopardy. But even he can’t stop risking everything for one human girl. Or from a fate that is as unavoidable as love itself.
My main issue is that I’m so ridiculously sick of “immediate connections.” There’s no such thing as love at first sight; that’s called LUST people!! Ugh. The use of the L word in this one made me cringe. It happened too fast and felt forced and unnatural. I understand that it’s a short story and there wasn’t much time, but still. Everything was rushed. I think it could have been made into a full novel to give a little more time for everything. But that’s just my opinion.
All in all, Shadows was just too gooey and lovey-dovey for me. It was nice to still get my Daemon fix, but I really missed the love/hate relationship that he and Katy shared. There was no slow burn between Dawson and Bethany. It was like, Hi, you’re hot, I love you. That’s what it felt like for me. Dawson wasn’t even really a convincing character, he just seemed like every girl’s fantasy personified. He was too perfect: totally sexy, soft and sweet, protective, and a complete gentleman. Yep, that’s definitely woman-made. He just didn’t compare to Daemon for me!
Favorite character: Daemon. Duh. The only thing I liked about Dawson was the fact that he has a Jetta (like me!!) :p
Ash twisted toward Daemon, her cheeks flushed. “I can’t believe you’re allowing him to do this. Next thing we know, you’ll be dating a human.”
Daemon busted out laughing. “Yeah, not going to happen.”
I just got a kick out of that! :D