by Montgomery Mahaffey
Book: Stand Alone
Publisher: Free Flying Press
Pub Date: May 2014
Genre: Young Adult
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They were fated to collide, Ella Bandita and the Wanderer. This complex fable about a predatory seductress and an adventurer frozen in grief explores the darkness of the human heart and the allure of erotic obsession over love. The story begins when an outcast young woman tries to kill herself. Yet a sorcerer intervenes with a last chance to change her destiny. But she must be his lover and give him her heart to transform into the immortal Ella Bandita. All his life, the Wanderer hears stories about Ella Bandita, the ruthless thief of hearts. But he never believes she lives and doesn't recognize her when they meet. Driven by lust, he follows Ella Bandita into a battle of wills that threatens to destroy him. The Wanderer wants nothing more than to avenge himself on a woman he loathes, the vagabond seductress who stole his heart.
My Review: Ella isn't too happy and it lead her to kill herself. However it didn't go at all like she planned. A random sorcerer decided to get in the way and stop her. Change her destiny and give her a happy life. To get that, she would have to be his.
Well you see, people are warned to stay away from him. He loves to steal hearts and then toss them. However, Ella gave him her heart. But she didn't really care. Shes kinda cursed, and loves love. She didn't care to settle down or anything, so when it came to giving up her heart she was all for it. After all, its was dead to her.
This story was different. Almost like a fantasy and a tale mixed together, and somehow it worked out well. Montgomery had an awesome writing style and brought a new story to love. Montgomery is an author to watch!