Broken Dove

Broken Dove

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by Kristen Ashley
     
 

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Far too young, Apollo Ulfr lost Ilsa, his wife, the love of his life and the mother of his two children. The grief of her loss does not settle in his soul, it solders to it. But when he discovers there is a parallel universe where his wife may have a twin, he feels there's hope and sets about bringing her to his world so he can have her back.
But Ilsa Ulfr of

Overview

Far too young, Apollo Ulfr lost Ilsa, his wife, the love of his life and the mother of his two children. The grief of her loss does not settle in his soul, it solders to it. But when he discovers there is a parallel universe where his wife may have a twin, he feels there's hope and sets about bringing her to his world so he can have her back.
But Ilsa Ulfr of our world is married to the parallel universe's twin, Pol, who is not a good man. Not in any way. She's on the run from him and the last thing she wants is to be transported to a fantastical world and be forced to take his side as his wife, even if he is not Pol. And Apollo finds the broken Ilsa nothing like his beloved, and further, wants nothing to do with her.
But darkness is looming and evil is amassing. Apollo must protect his land and keep his family safe, including the new Ilsa.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940045503556
Publisher:
Kristen Ashley
Publication date:
12/27/2013
Series:
Fantasyland Series , #4
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
8,191
File size:
624 KB

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Meet the Author

Kristen Ashley grew up in Brownsburg, Indiana but has lived in Denver, Colorado and the West Country of England. Thus she has been blessed to have friends and family around the globe. Her posse is loopy (to say the least) but loopy is good when you want to write. Kristen was raised in a house with a large and multi-generational family. They lived on a very small farm in a small town in the heartland and existed amongst the strains of Glenn Miller, The Everly Brothers, REO Speedwagon and Whitesnake (and the wardrobes that matched). Needless to say, growing up in a house full of music, clothes and love was a good way to grow up. And as she keeps growing up, it keeps getting better.

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Broken Dove 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 47 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
love love love the author and this series. Lahn and Circe still my fav but I loved this 4th installment. Best to read in order. Much detail and world building/character introductions.
Under_The_Covers_BookBlog More than 1 year ago
~Reviewed by SUZANNE & posted at Under the Covers Book Blog Apollo Ulfr lost his wife Ilsa years ago, but the grieve has never stopped. As he learns of the parallel world containing the twin of his wife and of himself, he is determined to bring her to him. However, Apollo’s twin isn’t the same man he is, Ilsa has been on the run from him and his abuse for years and doesn’t intend on ever going back. But when she is taken to the parallel world she begins to learn just how different the two men are I do love a Kristen Ashley book, but I admit I was worried about Apollo’s story, it doesn’t seem healthy to be chasing a woman who is literally the spitting image of the dead wife you loved so deeply. Maybe that is why I didn’t enjoy this book as much as I have enjoyed previous books in this series and her others. I didn’t completely connect with the romance and at times it seemed like she was putting dead Ilsa down a little so that the surviving Ilsa- renamed Maddie- looked better. Also, I really like Maddie with one of Apollo’s men Derrick, I was hoping that the book would shock me and she fell for him. But, once I got over my little disappointment and Apollo and Maddie fell more in love, I was eating this book up. The sex scenes were especially good, Kristen Ashley has introduced a little bit of kink and it did spice things up and ratchet up the heat level. Also, like in all Kristen Ashley books, it was an emotional roller coaster as we go through the highs and lows of their building relationship and deal with the damage done to them in the past, it is especially heartbreaking but lovely watching Maddie deal with Apollo’s children, children that could have potentially been hers. In the midst of Apollo and Maddie’s romance though, there is a war going on and it looks like Maddie and the other women who have traveled across from this world are in the cross hairs. This lends a different kind of excitement and tension to the books as you become aware of how much danger they are in. It was also great to see the couples from the previous books pop up, I am pretty certain I have fallen in love with Dax Lahn all over again! This was a good book and although I might not have liked it as much as the previous installments in this series I still lapped it up! I can’t wait to read the next book in the series. *ARC provided by author
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great ending. Hopefully Noc is next!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Book is excellent love it. I didnt even finish it yet and i had to write a review. Way better than Jagged. I was so scared that Jagged was a portent of what i can now expect from KA. Soooo glad i was wrong. Characters connect, i feel the story and what a beautiful story. I gave 4 out of 5 stars due to typos and editing but i will take grammer mistakes over the book Jagged anytime
Sailon More than 1 year ago
Broken Dove is another extraordinary read from Kristen Ashley. From the moment I started I was memorized by Isla/Maddie and her story. I loved Maddie, she is truly spectacular. Ashley has a way of conceiving exceptional woman characters that will captivate your emotions and keep you enraptured till the end. I laughed, I cried and I was left wanting more...Even with this book is close to 400 pages long. Once again, Ashley created a book that I could not put down. Apollo is a splendid specimen of alpha hunkiness but he still has his flaws. The relationship between Maddie and Apollo is extremely difficult and complicated but the passion is absolutely explosive. A perfect balance of steam and story! We are treated to magnificent world building while references to Star Trek and Dream Teams give us the feeling of every day relatability.  As evil collects so does all the fabulous characters from the past Fantasyland story line. Making for exceptional story coalescing … giving us more of the past characters we've come to love. I personally would love for more of all of Apollo's men and Maddie's ladies, each and everyone of them made an amazing impression and would provide marvelous stories of their own fall into love. I couldn't end my review without mentioning Apollo's children, pure icing on a perfect cake.  Yes, I loved Broken Dove. It hit every emotional cord, made me want to re-read it as soon as I finished and still managed to leave me with the Ashley WOW Factor and in complete AW. Written by: Kristen Ashley Series: Fantasyland Sequence in Series: 4 Page Count: 396 Rating: 5 Stars FAVORITE Genre: Fantasy, Erotic Romance,  Find this book on: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
OV_Hemi_Girl More than 1 year ago
The fantasyland series by KA is fab-u-lous. It could not have been written any different and been told any better. KA's imagination is something to behold.
Slim_Cat1 More than 1 year ago
Apollo Ulfr lost his wife, Ilsa, at a young age. He was left with his two children to care for. He struck a deal with the witch Valentine to find his wife's twin and bring her back to his world. Hoping to find the love he lost. Ilsa Ulfer of the parallel world is married to the Apollo twin and he is not a good man. She is on the run from her abusive husband and terrified of being found. When Apollo takes her back to his world he realizes that she is nothing like his Ilsa and wants nothing to do with her. When evil starts gathering their troops Apollo must keep his family safe including Ilsa. "Be careful what you wish for. You might get it. And not want it." is the quote that most stuck with me with this book. Apollo is so grief stricken that he wants his wife's twin from the parallel world, hoping that she is the same. Once he finds out she is not the same as his Ilsa he leaves her at one of his houses to do his own thing. This was such a sad and loving story. Everything Ilsa faces just makes her that much stronger and comes to see that Apollo is not the Apollo of her world. We also see more of Frey and Finnie, Dax Lahn and Circe, Noc and Cora. YAY! I cannot wait till KA writes more!
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Good....i got lost in a few places, which was made worse by typos. The writing felt rushed when compared to previous books. Still a very good read and worth the $$.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Magikal, mystikal, n filled with witches n evil n goodn love n lust n funny moments. Moments I laghed n crid. So yes read it if its your kind of book.
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KA can do no wrong, another great story
TPC215 More than 1 year ago
I can easily say I loved this book, and it would be a throw away compliment. However, Broken Dove has become my favorite Kristen Ashley book. This book hits every emotion and brings the mystical series to a beautiful close. Kristen Ashley has done it again with Broken Dove, another book I have already re-read three times.
edcsdc More than 1 year ago
Superb 4th book in the Fantasyland series. I loved watching Ilsa blossom and become who she chose to be, Madeline. As she finds freedom and peace from her dangerous past she really begins to shine. She however was fully aware of the impact of looks on others, especially Apollo's children. Her love for Apollo, the children and friends was steadfast and tender.  Apollo is a General, and Advisor to the Queen. He is used to immediate obedience. His temper lashes out verbally with Maddy and it's hard to read. She has put up with physical abuse in the past and it was inspiring to see her take a stand against Apollo's verbal tirade. Apollo's jury from broken man to completely devoted husband and father is wonderful. There is lots of intrigue and action involving current and past characters. Seeing justice meted out and good prevail is what is required for all great fair tales and this one does an excellent job. I look forward to Noc's book and would love to see Derrik get his HEA as well. Highly recommended series Adult read
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Cant put it down.
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I loved this because it reminded me of her earlier books which didn't have publisher influence.