Serenade
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Genres: Love & Romance, Mysteries & Detective Stories
Tags: coming of age, contemporary, Love Story, Mystery, Thriller, young adult
Publisher: Clean Teen Publishing
Publication Year: 2017
ASIN: 1634222202
ISBN: 9781634222204
Kidnapped and held hostage in the Rockies, a teenage heiress falls for her abductor while her corrupt father and devoted bodyguard fight to get her back. The discovery of true love and dark family secrets turns deadly in this epic coming of age adventure.
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About the Book

Kidnapped and held hostage in the Rockies, a teenage heiress falls for her abductor while her corrupt father and devoted bodyguard fight to get her back. The discovery of true love and dark family secrets turns deadly in this epic coming of age adventure.

Kaya Lowen dreams of living like a normal eighteen-year old, but being heiress to a billion-dollar company has put her life in constant danger. Fiercely guarded by her powerful and corrupt father, she develops close bonds with those who protect her, especially Oliver – a bodyguard who has proven his devotion to her time and again. He wins her heart – until a chance encounter with a mysterious stranger has her questioning everything she believes in. Haunted by true love and reeling from a guilty conscience, Kaya’s world unravels when she’s kidnapped. Held captive in a rugged wilderness fraught with raging storms, mystical caves and deadly predators, Kaya’s father scours the forest and her bodyguard fights to get her back. But, the discovery of a dark family secret makes Kaya wonder if staying in the arms of her blue-eyed abductor—a captivating stranger with dark secrets of his own – is a safer place to be. At least, that’s what her heart is telling her, her head is saying run…

An epic adventure centered on a smoldering love-triangle, Serenade sings a timeless tale of courage, self-discovery, and life-or-death love that will leave you breathless.

 

 

Reviewed by Melanie Newton
Violence
5
There is quite a lot of violence in this book including murder and some of it is quite graphically described. There is some child abuse mentioned (although more alluded to than graphically described)
Language
5
Bitch - used in a derogatory fashion
Pissed - as in angry
Shit - used by itself and in Bullshit
Hell as in 'What the Hell'
God used in 'oh my God'

mofo is used but no expansion on the name

Romance/Sensuality
5
There is sex in the book but it is totally closed door. No details.
Drugs/Alcohol/Smoking
4
Mention of smelling like cigar smoke. Adults smoke on more than one occasion. There is underage drinking. People are drugged and kidnapped.

Supernatural Characters: There are no supernatural characters in this book.

Other: There is some mention of child abuse. It is more alluded to than overly graphic, and is a very small part of the story.

About the Author
Heather McKenzie

Heather McKenzie is a Canadian author and Serenade is her first novel. A professional singer/songwriter with five albums to date, she has been telling stories through music for years and pulls from her extraordinary experiences as a musician to fuel her passion for creating Young Adult fiction. A rocker at heart, a mom of three, an aspiring painter, and a lover of animals, she is kept grounded by her husband at their home in Edmonton.

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