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"Newcomer Jamie Leigh Hansen tackles a complex and intriguing story in her first published novel, Betrayed, proving she has the mettle for a career in the writing arena. Ably crafting a fascinating tale that spanning a full millennium, the author never loses the reader, even with numerous flashbacks interjected throughout the story. Indeed, the way these flashbacks are strategically placed keeps the suspense high as the story unfolds... Jamie Leigh Hansen should be proud of her first book. Betrayed is a story of love, forgiveness, and loyalty that will be certain to have her readers eagerly awaiting her next release!"
Reviewed by Jennifer
"What a superb first novel by Jamie Leigh Hansen, as the turning of every page only heightens the anticipation of learning additional information about the characters and their fascinating lives. And as each disclosure is revealed, these dynamic characters become more and more real...
Though this is the debut book from Jamie Leigh Hansen, this gifted author has created an exceptionally noteworthy story. From the first attention-grabbing sentence to the last compelling scene, BETRAYED never disappoints and continuously captivates with exceptional storytelling. ..
Stunning in detail from all perspectives, BETRAYED elicits emotions while capturing the full attention of its readers."
Posted by Amelia Richard
The action is intense. The emotions are raw. The use of flashbacks is excellent. They serve a purpose and are strategically placed to avoid confusion. The flashbacks are even explained as a piece of one of the characters.
I enjoyed this book and will be looking for the next installment from Ms. Hansen. Her writing style and plot lines are extremely engaging and I want more of them. There are many characters deserving of their own books and I'm sure that Ms. Hansen has the perfect stories line up."
just finished reading this book, and I must say that Jamie did an amazing job! This book sucked me in from the very beginning and even with the shifting back and forth in time to learn what was going on and through the building of her world rules I was never confused! Her characters had amazing depth and a connection that I strive for every time I sit at the computer with my own characters. She tackled the heroine’s dark past with tenderness, and gave the story villain an element of humanity that made us root for him even while he was doing evil deeds.
"Betrayed is an imaginative paranormal romance and a fabulous debut. For Dreux and Kalyss a betrayal caused a curse to last for more than nine centuries and is coming to an end. This is their final chance at the lifetime of love they've been repeatedly denied, and they'll fight to their last breath to win. With a well plotted blend of past and present, Ms. Hansen pens an original and entertaining story. Intense action and emotional situations draw the reader in, and the passionate love of centuries will keep them engaged through the final battle."
"My reading year has definitely gotten off to a good start. I've read satisfying historicals and now I get to review the best paranormal I've come across in ages. In Betrayed, Jamie Leigh Hansen combines intense romance with vivid and unusual (that's right, no vampires or shapeshifters!) world-building to create a book that makes quite an impact."
Jamie Leigh Hansen has beautifully written Betrayed. The back and forth between time periods is a great twist, enveloping history, as well our present time, never once losing the reader. The love that Caylus (Kalyss) has for her husband is real, and the reader can only root for her to succeed, in what is her final attempt at freeing her husband, and thus, everyone else, from their curse. You’ll be begging for more from Jamie Leigh Hansen after reading Betrayed!
Though this is a very different, unusual read, be advised that like all reincarnation themed novels, there is much jumping around in time as past and present shift abruptly. Nonetheless, this is an ambitious, imaginative debut and hopefully, readers can look forward to more from this author. She certainly redefines character growth.
This was a spectacular book. I loved every page of it. The whole statue business is an original - at least to me - idea and I love reincarnation stories and they're hard to find. You suffer along with Kalyss as her world is broken apart and destroyed. You feel Dreux's longing for the wife he had a thousand years ago. You know Geoffrey's pain, though not why till close to the end. And then there's Alex, who can heal himself and others. He's been Kalyss's staunchest friend, suffering through her almost dying from an abusive husband. So you know why Kalyss doesn't trust this man who suddenly appeared in her life. You understand why she can't give up her independence and be that woman of a thousand years ago again. But you also know that one way or another, these two will be together. Though this master of plot makes you think it's impossible and the black moment is heart-stopping. All in all, it's a great read and I highly recommend it.