Thursday, July 3, 2014

Last Kiss In Venice- Martin Chu Shui

From the Back of the Book
Beside a bridge over a canal in Venice, Charlie is spellbound not only by Caitlin’s absolute beauty but also by what seems like a mythical bond between them. The more he knows about her, the more mysterious she becomes. As they finally admit their love to each other in Paris, then move to settle down in Australia together, it looks like the start of Happily Ever After. But neither of them realizes that this is just the start of a heart-wrenching journey.

After a lifetime of searching, Caitlin finally finds her true love, settles down in the beautiful rolling countryside of outback Australia, and starts to raise a family, but her enemy is never far away. She loves Charlie deeply and is certain he is her soul mate, but she knows she can never reveal her secret; he must never know who she really is, and that is her downfall. Information in the hands of her enemy brings her life crashing down around her. To save all she has worked for, she must fight for her love and the right to survive.

“Last Kiss in Venice” is a reinterpretation of one of China’s most famous love stories, ‘Legend of the White Snake’. It is a supernatural love epic that encompasses both eastern and western culture to tell a story of love and hate, loyalty and betrayal, revenge and justice. This cocktail of oriental magic, vampires, and sword fights is a legend not easily forgotten

Being a snake is one thing, a pretty cool thing if you are that snake. But being a century old snake that leaned to become a human to find it's true love's reincarnated spirit in a different century is a really cool thing and that's what this story is all about.

A story about a love that really does overcome everything; Magic, time, people and even being the same species. This book really has you falling in love right along side the characters and at the same time knowing what they are keeping from each other. While I loved the romance I couldn't connect with the characters and I am interested to read the legend that inspired this novel.

I recommend this book to anybody who enjoys modern day legends with a flare for romance.

I rate this book from 1, I couldn't finish it to 10, unputdownable, an 8.The plot held my interest but I didn't connect the characters as much as I like to. I am on a look out for the original legend though.