Beyond Every Mirror by Christine Church
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Beside his own image, Dane Bainbridge sees another; a beautiful ginger haired beauty–behind her, red mountains and clouds as if from another world. He’s seen her his entire life, a life filled with glamour and fame… and loneliness. For the woman in the mirror is his one true love. But, this he does not know, not until he is dragged into her world–one of beasts and lands beyond imagination. One where his sacrifice is the only thing keeping her and the world in which she resides alive.
Once they are together, he remembers it all, and that knowledge means his doom for all eternity. But if he escapes her world, she will perish as will all others behind the looking glass. He is the key that keeps her alive, and she is the key that gives him hope. Can they break the curse that keeps them separated by torture and death? Can they escape together from a world that exists beyond every mirror?
Five-Star Reader’s Favorite
This book is a standalone novel with an HEA for the two main characters, yet leaving a few situations up in the air. Dane is a famous musician. Sex, drugs and rock & roll are his lifestyle. He has spent his life avoiding mirrors, due to the woman he is constantly seeing in the mirror. On his 30th birthday, Dane is kidnapped through a mirror and meets the woman face to face. Meirah is from another dimension. She is forced to watch Dane die, reincarnate and die again every 30 years. Her world is full of magic, but not a lot of technology. The people of her dimension eat animal blood and celebrate the torture of a human every 30 years.
>Dane eventually regains the different lifetimes of memories, beginning from his very first life as Sir Kory. Sir Kory vows to never have another human wife after his wife is murdered. Dane now understands why he cannot commit to anyone and is just a manwhore. Meirah is not human and they do fall in love in each of his reincarnations. The chemistry between Meirah and Dane is non-existent. Some of the descriptive scenes just go over the same situations that Dane goes through, making the reader want to skip entire sections to get to the story.
>Different situations in the story are described for way too long and drag the story down. The scenes where Meirah and Dane are escaping and fighting by the mirror is one example of too much description and not enough moving the story along. Dane’s depression and Meirah’s travels are other examples of situations where less would have been better.
>This book is appropriate for an adult audience due to scenes of torture. I am giving this story 4 stars. I am a reviewer for Romance Author’s that Rock. The story idea is a good one, but there needs to be more movement in the plot and less repetition. The HEA ending doesn’t address the issues that Meirah may face.