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3.65  ·  Rating details ·  485 ratings  ·  91 reviews
Lives intersect only to be changed indefinitely...

This isn't your typical girl meets boy.
There isn't a glass slipper or Prince Charming.
I've lived it and now it will be told.
Welcome to my personal hell...

I once saved lives and now... I so easily end them.

Women are drawn to me like a moth to the flame, and like the moth not all of them continue on. Som
Published July 28th 2014 (first published July 26th 2014)
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Cassia Brightmore
Jul 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
When I read a book, I’m looking for a certain feeling, a certain set of emotions. I want to get lost in the story - I want the words to consume me, the characters to devour me. When I finished reading Eluded, I had all of those feelings plus more. This book reached inside and grabbed hold of my heart, squeezing it and not letting go. Dark reads have a way of doing that to you - they twist up your insides, your emotions, they open you up to a new world of possibilities. Eluded was no exception - ...more
Apr 19, 2014 marked it as to-read
Shelves: arc
☆ I received an ARC from LBTS PR in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!! ☆

How SERIOUSLY DELICIOUS is this guy or what?!


This isn't your typical girl meets boy.
There isn't a glass slipper or Prince Charming.
I've lived it and now it will be told.
Welcome to my personal hell...


I once saved lives and now... I so easily end them.

Women are drawn to me like a moth to the flame, and like the moth not all of them continue on. Some are broken, others are damaged, and a few never make it out... but it
Jul 26, 2014 rated it liked it

3.5 Stars!

Review to come.

**ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review**
 ~*~Princess Nhya~*~
Aug 08, 2014 rated it did not like it
How can a book start out with SO MUCH PROMISE, and then end on the note that it did?

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I just don't get it. The 1st half of this book was very interesting. It had great set up for the characters, what was going on in their worlds as individuals, but it also had a great underlying tone. One that left the impression that this book is not only going to take you through the rabbit hole, but it's going to show you some new things as well.

But sadly it doesn't. By the the time you get to the half way
Loved this book..wonderful writing..what does Eluded mean?
well I looked it up to make sure I knew what it was referring to our story.

e·lude (ĭ-lo͞od′) tr.v. e·lud·ed, e·lud·ing, e·ludes.
1. To evade or escape from, as by daring, cleverness, or skill:
The suspect eluded the police.

Our main hero, Abbot does Elude the law, love and some of his enemies.
but one enemy comes back to haunt him and make his life a living hell
Derrick Black.
Soon Abbot meets Lauren, little does he know that Derrick will fancy
Valentina "TinchyB"
Sep 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing

This book was crazy,disturbed and twisted on so many levels that I thought my mind would explode!
First,if you are easy ofended and can't stand violence please skip this book.
Believe me,this one ain't gonna work for you!
But for me...woooho,it was refreshing!
It was nice change from all those limunades that I've read in last few months.


This is not hearts and roses kind of book.
It's dark,painful,disturbed rolercoaster of feelings.
In some chapters I wanted to slap hero and heroine w
Nadine ShelfLove
I won't rate this book yet because I've beta-read it and the book will undergo some changes.

Can't wait to read this dark romance book!!



ZARIA (Sheldon Cooper lover)
May 10, 2014 rated it did not like it

Hero is some kind of Batman (minus the mask)and he knows Shakespeare.

"At that moment, a group of men were holding a meeting with hopes of taking over my city."
"Drug lords, gangsters, murders, and rapists had planned to take over my city? No fucking way. London was already claimed."

Then we have Laurenen who is engaged but not really happy.:
"I constantly hid my feelings to not hurt his.
What the fuck was I doing here?
Maybe I was having a pre-midlife crisis. Do most twenty-five-year-olds experience
KC  -- Reading Is My Superpower
Im not sure how to voice how I feel about this one. I didnt hate it, but I didnt love it. I can't say it's even memorable. What I do know is that darker reads are becoming more popular, but not everyone is cut out to write a darker read. And this is one of those times. But Im left feeling just kind of meh--
Michelle ♥ The Romance Vault ♥
I finished reading this last night. And oh boy you are in for a right treat!

Full review to follow after release date.



Jul 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favourites
Dark Romances can be very hit and miss for me personally. Lyra Parish however DOES NOT DISAPPOINT. Eluded is a standalone novel that follows Lauren and Abbot in a dual perspective narrative. Eluded embeds a screeching bewilderment of pure emotion and incandescent raw despairing wickedness. In a narrative steaming intertwining the darkness of the world; it was one book I just couldn’t put down. I’m not one to read dark romances all to often but I love Lyra’s raw passion and work so of course I do ...more
Lyra Parish
Apr 13, 2014 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Eluded is a stand alone which revolves around a character from Weakness #2: Abbot. It's a little darker than my other novels. I wouldn't say it's fully black but rather a dark shade of gray, maybe charcoal? I'm excited to bring this one to you and I hope you enjoy. And if you don't, that's okay too, art is subjective like that. ;)

There are some scenes inside of Eluded that can be seen as triggers, so please be aware. I appreciate you!
Aug 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book was so much more than I expected! Once I started this, I could not put it down. This is not your typical romance. This is not a woman meeting her prince-charming type of story. This is very dark and twisted and not intended for those who have weaker hearts.
Abbot is a man who lives his life taking out the vicious, evil people in London. His main focus is on the ones who kidnap, rape, sell, and even kill innocent women. This stemming from his youth when his sister was kidnapped while the
Aug 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
4.5 sexual and violent stars...great read!


the good:
-All of the main characters are amazing. Lauren is resilient and always maintained her sense of self in her mind- even during the kidnapping. Abbot is a sexy 'hero' type man that I will be dreaming about tonight. Derrick is deliciously evil. Loved his character the most! He was evil through and through and definitely made an amazing bad guy.
-I do like how the author did not pay much attention to describing their surroundings which made the r
Advance Readers Copy (ARC) provided for my blog by the lovely author Lyra Parish via blog tour.

Thanks, Lyra I can't wait to meet my newest book boyfriend

Rating: 5 Steaming Hot Stars
Cover: 10
Plot: 10
Heroine: 7
Hero: 9
Ending: (view spoiler)
Series: (view spoiler)

Lyra Parish did it again. Anything she writes is pure gold. She could do no wrong. I have nothing bad to say about this book because I loved it from the very first page. This book is a page turner. I r
Nov 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Un banned

This was an amazing book. I am glad that it was unbanned and put back in the readers hands for us to decide. I could not put this book down and need there to be a second book soon, so I know what happens with the other important characters.

I recommend this book to anyone who loves a dark read. You won't be disappointed. Excellent writing indeed.
Evelin was dark..maybe even too dark for my taste. But I really liked this book, it was different and in a good way.
Tara Dawn (Colourful WordWench)
Beta read this book while Lyra wrote it. That may sound awesome to some of you, and it really fucking is, but my sanity is tested during the writing process while I'm screaming in agony for the wait of the next chapter. So yeah, I received this story in bits in pieces by Lyra for my honest opinion while she laughed maniacally.

Lyra is one of the few authors who elicits a response from me of this magnitude: HOLY...MOTHER...FUCKING...SHIT...BALLS!

I find it nerve wracking to write a review about Ly
May 06, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, dark-read
***Received an ARC copy of Eluded by the author, Lyra Parish, in exchange for an honest review***

This isn't your typical girl meets boy.
There isn't a glass slipper or Prince Charming.
I've lived it and now it will be told.
Welcome to my personal hell...

Eluded is very different than Lyra’s other books. This one is a lot darker than her weakness series and deals with more sensitive issues. Eluded can be read as a standalone but I HIGHLY recommend reading Lyra’s weakness series first. Abbot is introd
Atalia • FMR Book Grind
May 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: for-review, arc
ARC received in exchange for an honest review

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Rating: 4.5

Lyra this is for you:

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WOW! I totally had a great time reading this book! While reading Eluded, it was so hard to not be captivated from page one. It seriously felt like I was watching a movie instead of reading a book; I just couldn't look away. The action packed scenes totally kept my eyes glued to my iPad and the romantic scenes left me swooning. As Eluded deals with sex trafficking, it is definitely not a light read, so p
Oct 12, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: gifted-books
So….oh where to start. It’s difficult for me to actually write what I want to write in this review because I don’t want to be a spoiler moiler!!

Ok, Lauren and Abbot meet and set off a chain of events of hate and revenge. Derrick kidnaps Lauren. She’s not the first girl he’s kidnapped and from what I understand, he kidnapped her in particular as some kind of revenge towards Abbot.

Abbot ran around London trying to find Lauren like Batman ran around Gotham city, keeping the innocent safe and cleari
Jul 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Review Originally Posted at: Book Freak

Rating: 4.5 Stars

Stop. Heed the warning. Digest it. Proceed at your own risk.


Because this is not your ordinary romantic tale. This is not princess-meeting-her-prince-charming type of story. So not intended for those who have weaker hearts.

Lauren had a nice life, it wasn’t perfect, but it was nice and comfortable. Until, she found her fiancé sleeping with his partner, and she was taken away and held hostage. Her nightmare began. But she stood there, holding
Monica **can't read fast enough**
Here I am having a hard time deciding how I feel about ELUDED. ELUDED is well written and flows well, but I just didn't really connect or empathize very much with the characters. I can't quite put my finger on what was missing for me in this story. I am just going to chalk it up to the fact that not every story is for every reader.

Lauren falls victim to Abbot, a psychotic sex trafficker. Lauren is a young American who has come to London to be with her fiance. After being devastated by her fianc
Ann Marie
Jul 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Wow! Ok, this is DARK FYI if you do not like DARK reads this book is NOT for you! I however, don’t mind a good dark read.


With that here is my review of Eluded:

Laureen, she is a strong women! I mean the stuff she goes through in this book from the beginning to the end, wow. I love her strength and will to survive no matter what. I took that away from this story, strength to LIVE. It doesn’t start off dark, but it definitely gets there at
May 31, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Thanks Author for ARC


These book was darker than the other books she has written.
Abbot is really, really dark character that something bad happen to him when little (view spoiler)
he turns into these gang leader that helps to keep clean the streets of London. He Is The KING.
Lauren discovers her fiancé was cheating on her for a while. She then meets Abbot, and something clicks on him that he knows he has to keep her safe.
Derrick was the villain just
Jul 21, 2014 rated it really liked it

Actual Rating 3.5 Stars

When I read the blurb I knew this book was right up my alley. I love dark romances so I was really excited to find out more.

It was an interesting book, I finished reading it in one go. Though at first I was iffy with the character's voices (POVs shifts from Lauren to Abbot) especially Abbot's. When he was describing himself he was like; I am this and I am that, I wasn't thrilled about it but hey that's just me.

The characters were interesting. The story was quite strong but
Aug 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
♥♥♥♥♥♥♡♡♡♡♡♡This book deserves every star I gave it.♡♡♡♡♡♥♥♥♥♥
I absolutely love Lyra and the work she puts out, and let me tell you she nailed it with this one wow just wow, it was freaking amazing.
You start the book meeting Abbot a troubled young boy that loses his sister to a kidnapping, this totally changes Abbots view on life and moulds him into the man he is today a ruthless calculated killer (But in a hot damn sexy way) lol he only kills people who desrve it and he never kills women or chi
Twin Opinions
Aug 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Holy mother of books! This is one of those books that you can't get over. The kind of book that has you shaking. My emotions are so scattered right now I can barely write a review. Many times I wait hours to right a review, but I couldn't wait to get my emotions out on this one.

I won't giveaway any plot point on this, because I strongly believe you should read this book. Be warned though, it is not for the faint of heart. If you enjoy a dark read and a plot that throws you twist and turns, you
Heather Carver
Jul 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book was really different. It wasn't what I was expecting. It was a lot darker than I thought. I wasn't expecting it, but then again I couldn't put the book down because I had to know what happened to Lauren.

Lauren is in London with her fiancé. He is starting a new project and will be there for a year and wanted Lauren to come with him. Lauren is not sure why she came with him. She isn't sure he is the right man for her. She finally thinks it's time to stand up for herself when she is devas
Rumpled Sheets Blog
May 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: review
Lyra nailed it once again. A big time.

Absolutely spectacular. Eluded is a powerful read.

If you are looking for a light and sugar sweet story‚ Eluded is definitely not that. It´s intense‚ suspenseful‚ complex‚ gritty‚ dark but not that much‚ angst-ridden‚ dramatic. And it doesn´t make apologies.

Abbot and Lauren story is razor-sharp and raw and hooks you really fast. It involves some very heavy and emotional topics.

I love the idea of the plot and the flow it has. The characters were very well craf
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Lyra Parish loves to write, glamp, and sing obnoxiously loud at the top of her lungs in the shower. Sweet love stories (along with the dirty ones) make her gush. She is a firm believer that a person can never have too many cups of coffee, cats, or happily ever afters. When she isn't busy writing under bestselling pseudonym Kennedy Fox with Brooke Cumberland, she can be found sipping various bevera ...more

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