Serenade by Heather McKenzieSerenade by Heather McKenzie

Serenade

byHeather McKenzie

Paperback | April 17, 2017

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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.

Heather McKenzie is a Canadian author whose first book Serenade will be released April 2017. A professional singer/songwriter with five albums to date, she has been telling stories through music for years and just recently fell in love with novel writing. Heather pulls from her extraordinary experiences as a musician to fuel her passio...
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Title:SerenadeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:346 pages, 9.4 × 6.2 × 0.8 inPublished:April 17, 2017Publisher:Clean Teen PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1634222202

ISBN - 13:9781634222204

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Blend of Everything a Good Book Needs This is a great story about survival not just physically, but of the heart and mind as well. A nice blend of realism and fiction told through the voices of 3 separate people coming to terms with their own personal traumas and discovering love along the way. With romance like Twilight and action like The Hunger Games this book is definitely up there among teen/new adult "must reads".
Date published: 2017-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This was great! Loved everything about this book. Can't wait for the second one!
Date published: 2017-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book! Absolutely loved this book. After the first couple of chapters, I couldnt put it down. Loved some characters, and hated some. Very well written, lots of adventure and romance. Can't wait for the next book to come out. Great author.
Date published: 2017-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Good!! Highly recommend. Can't wait for book 2!
Date published: 2017-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read! This is not my usual genre of reading, however the author was signing books on a day I was shopping. I bought the book to support a local writer and was extremely pleased with the book. This was a great read and keep me involved in the story to the end. I am looking forward to the second book.
Date published: 2017-07-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Actioned-packed YA by up and coming author! Ah to be rich… but restricted in life and in love. Set in an iconic Canadian setting, this novel is an action-packed YA romance. Kaya Lowen, by all appearances, lives the life that every teenager dreams about: She is the heiress of a billion dollar company and lives the life of luxury with her family in a castle in Banff, Canada. However, Kaya’s life is anything but easy as there are those that wish to assassinate her, meaning that Kaya is heavily guarded at all times and is nearly a prisoner in her own home. Smart and stubborn, Kaya is constantly at odds with those around her in a fight for her independence. Thankfully Kaya has a close bond with the people who protect her. Stephen has become more like a father to her since her own is never around and the youngest guard, Oliver, has begun to catch her eye. As that intrigue turns into love, Kaya meets a stranger on the evening of her 18th birthday that leaves her questioning her relationship with Oliver and the idea of love. Confused and distressed, Kaya’s world comes apart when she is kidnapped and starts to discover some of her family’s darkest secrets. Kaya is a likeable and down to earth character, however she is naive which, considering her upbringing, makes sense. One of the things I loved best about Kaya is that she is an endurance runner. The first chapter drew me in with the descriptions of her running. The author must also be a runner to be able to describe that feeling so well. Kaya even wants to run the one of the most iconic Canadian ultras, The Death Race, which is a 125 km run in the Rocky Mountains. As a Canadian living abroad it was also wonderful to get such beautiful descriptions of Banff, a place I have run and visited many times. It made me miss home. What was also great about this book was the intense pace it kept. There were no lulls in the story or with the romance and the scenes were adventurous and exciting. The last quarter of the book is riveting and the twist about Kaya’s father is jaw-dropping; that bastard is selfish madman! Additionally, the author, whether on purpose or not, shows what the beginnings of a controlling and unhealthy relationship looks like. Oliver eventually outright claims Kaya and strips her of her independence and makes her believe it is for her own safety. It was refreshing to see Kaya come into her own as a character in these aspects. There were two aspects of this novel I wasn’t keen on, one is the title. It doesn’t seem to relate well to the novel but the story line is going to become a series so perhaps that will make a bit more sense later, or perhaps the author is going a similar title approach to the Twilight series. The second aspect of this novel I wasn’t keen on was the love at first sight that was introduced with the mysterious stranger that Kaya meets. I mean, I get it. It seems wonderful to think that you can be that swept of your feet and in love but it was a bit over the top for me. However, I seriously struggle with most romance as it is so for those that are more into romance than myself the author did a great job. McKenzie is a promising author that is going to give readers and powerhouse trilogy that will be sure to be successful. I would recommend this novel for YA and romance lovers, as well for readers who are runners. The novel is due to be published in April 2017 so keep your eyes open for it!
Date published: 2017-04-23