Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Eluded” as Want to Read:
Eluded
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Eluded

by
3.67  ·  Rating details ·  484 Ratings  ·  93 Reviews
Lives intersect only to be changed indefinitely...

Lauren
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...

Derrick
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 ar
...more
ebook
Published July 28th 2014 (first published July 26th 2014)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Eluded, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Eluded

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
Rating details
Sort: Default
|
Filter
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
Debra
Jul 26, 2014 rated it liked it

3.5 Stars!

Review to come.

**ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review**
Texas
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-lood′) 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
...more
✿kawehi.reviews
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?!

description

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
...more
 ~*~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?

 photo 875820_zpsad6bb40d.gif

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 ma
...more
Valentina
Sep 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
WOOOW! JUST WOOOW!

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.

description

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
...more
Nadine Hook Me Up Book Blog
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
...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!
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.

description

description


Tash
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
Brit
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 re
...more
Ruth
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.
Amy
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
...more
Katie
Aug 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
4.5 sexual and violent stars...great read!

description


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 rea
...more
Jennifer Edwards
Aug 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I will warn you this is not a typical romance erotica novel. It's dark. It's brutal. It's emotional.

Kidnapping, murder, rape, violation, abuse, all of these are in this story as we veiw sides of two different men. Both are murders, however, Abbot is more of a vigilante whose crimes are meant to clean the streets of London from a predator so evil and vile and deranged that you do cheer his acts on. Lyra also delves into his mind and past which gives the reader a view of why he lives the life tha
...more
Evelin
Well...it 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
...more
Christa
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
...more
Atalia • FMR Book Grind
May 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, for-review
ARC received in exchange for an honest review

 photo FMRBGR1.png

Rating: 4.5

Lyra this is for you:

 photo tumblr_n9o0wpMInf1sgl0ajo1_500.gif

 photo Eluded2.jpg

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 please take
...more
Amanda
Aug 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance-dark
To begin I have to say, sorry for the ramblings to come but I can't think of any other way to post this review but to tell you my thoughts.

I don`t do this often but when I read a new author or genre and the book sticks with me for days after, I feel the need to post a review for those other readers out there that might be nervous about stepping into a new genre or trying a new-to-them author.

Dark romance is a relatively new genre for me. I am not a huge thriller or horror fan (not saying this b
...more
Rob
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
...more
Chu
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.


some_text

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
...more
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
...more
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.

***WARNING RAPE SCENES AND PHYSICAL AND MENTAL ABUSE*******

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
...more
Katherine
May 31, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Thanks Author for ARC

description

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 a c
...more
Anya
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
...more
Raunchyrudereadersblog
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
...more
Chiara Cilli
Apr 20, 2014 rated it it was ok


Ooooooooh >:( era iniziato così bene, maledizione! Abbot, leader della Gang di Londra, era così promettente, sempre con il coltello sottomano e pronto a squarciare gole a tutto spiano >.< ed era interessante anche l'attrazione con Lauren. Ma poi... puff, è sparito tutto perché Lauren è stata sequestrata. Ora, all'inizio era intrigante il rapporto malato con Derrik e ne poteva nascere veramente qualcosa di epico, secondo me, ma il fatto che praticamente tutto il libro verta sul disgusto
...more
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • Unbearable (Unbearable, #1)
  • The Good Girl
  • Beautiful Chase (The Bounty Hunters – The Marino Bros., #2)
  • Succumbing (Scars and Sorrow Saga, #2)
  • A Sweet Affair (Atlanta Affair, #2)
  • Jolted (Conflicted Encounters #1)
  • Savior (Keepers of Hell, #1)
  • Blurred Lines
  • My Masters' Nightmare Season 1, Ep. 4 "Poisoned" (My Masters' Nightmare, #4)
  • Keep Me (Shelter Me, #3)
  • Claiming What's His (What's His, #1)
  • Don't Let Go (Dark Nights, #2)
  • Deeper (The Deeper Chronicles #1)
  • Return to Grace Street (Chapter 8, #2)
  • His Witness (Vittorio Crime Family, #4)
  • unStrapped (Strapped, #3)
  • Fragile Truths (The Shadows of Sin, #1)
  • Devil's Prey (Dance With The Devil #1)
668 followers
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
More about Lyra Parish

Romance Deals

  • The Wedding Shroud (Tales of Ancient Rome, #1)
    $3.99 $1.99
  • Release Me (Stark Trilogy, #1)
    $2.99 $0.99
  • Better Off Without Him
    $3.99 $1.99
  • Veronica's Dragon (Icehome, #2)
    $3.99 $1.99
  • No Prince Charming (Secrets of Stone Series Book 1)
    $6.99 $2.99
  • A Loyal Heart (An Uncertain Choice, #4)
    $3.99 $1.99
  • Surrender (Steel Brothers Saga, #6)
    $7.99 $2.49
  • Forged in Smoke (Red-Hot SEALs, #3)
    $4.99 $1.99
  • Hunted (The Warrior Chronicles, #2)
    $4.99 $2.49
  • A Husband's Regret (Unwanted, #2)
    $4.99 $1.99
  • Be My Reason
    $3.99 $1.99
  • The Jewel (The Lone City, #1)
    $7.99 $1.99
  • Cuffed (Honor Bound Book 2)
    $6.99 $2.99
  • His Unlikely Lover (Unwanted, #3)
    $4.99 $1.99
  • Love Me Sweet (Bell Harbor, #3)
    $4.99 $1.99
  • Forged in Ember (Red-Hot SEALs, #4)
    $4.99 $1.99
  • Taking Catie (Temptation Saga #3)
    $5.99 $2.49
  • Desire After Dark (Gansett Island, #14)
    $4.99 $2.49
  • The Scotch King (Scotch #1)
    $6.99 $2.99
  • This Love of Mine (Mirror Lake, #2)
    $4.99 $1.99
  • Your Scandalous Ways (Fallen Women, #1)
    $6.99 $1.99
  • The End of Feeling
    $4.49 $1.99
  • Seaside Hearts (Love in Bloom: Seaside Summers #2)
    $4.99 $1.99
  • Forgotten Secrets (Singing River Legacy, #1)
    $4.99 $1.99
  • The Knight (Endgame, #2)
    $4.99 $1.99
  • Storm Warrior (Grim, #1)
    $3.99 $1.99
  • Bayside Passions (Bayside Summers, #2)
    $4.99 $1.99
  • Misadventures with a Rookie (Misadventures, #11)
    $5.99 $1.99
  • Finding Libbie: A Novel
    $3.99 $1.99
  • Love at Last (Love in Bloom: The Bradens at Peaceful Harbor, #6.5)
    $2.99 $1.49
  • Nitro's Torment (Sydney Storm MC #2)
    $3.99 $1.99
  • A Strange Hymn (The Bargainer #2)
    $3.99 $1.49
  • Only You
    $4.99 $2.49
  • Lily and the Duke (Sex and the Season #1)
    $5.99 $2.49
  • A Girl's Best Friend
    $9.99 $1.99
  • My Once and Future Duke (The Wagers of Sin, #1)
    $5.99 $1.99
  • Surrender/Submission Bound Hearts 1 & 2
    $2.99 $1.49
  • Burn (Steel Brothers Saga, #5)
    $7.99 $3.49
  • Mistress of Magic
    $6.99 $1.99
  • The Duchess Deal (Girl Meets Duke, #1)
    $4.99 $1.99
  • INK: A Love Story on 7th and Main
    $4.99 $2.49
  • Misadventures of a City Girl (Misadventures, #2)
    $5.99 $1.99
  • A Ruthless Proposition
    $4.99 $1.99
  • Hearts at Seaside (Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summers #3)
    $4.99 $1.99
  • Hometown Girl
    $3.99 $1.99
  • In Flight (Up in the Air, #1)
    $2.99 $0.99
  • Mind (Trinity Trilogy #2)
    $6.99 $2.49
  • Rhapsodic (The Bargainer, #1)
    $2.99 $1.49
  • The Room Mate (Roommates, #1)
    $3.99 $1.49
  • Surrender My Love: Cole Braden (Love in Bloom: The Bradens at Peaceful Harbor Book 2)
    $4.99 $1.99
  • The Decaying Empire (The Vanishing Girl, #2)
    $4.99 $1.99
  • The Forgiving Hour
    $2.99 $1.49
  • Bright Side (Bright Side, #1)
    $3.99 $1.49
  • The Fixer Upper
    $9.99 $1.99
  • Room for More (Cranberry Inn Book 2)
    $4.99 $1.99
  • Neanderthal Seeks Human (Knitting in the City, #1)
    $4.99 $2.49
  • Chasing I Do (The Eastons #1)
    $3.99 $1.49
  • Forever Hunted (Forever Bluegrass #9)
    $4.99 $2.49
  • Slow Dance in Purgatory (Purgatory, #1)
    $4.99 $1.99
  • The Cafe by the Sea
    $9.99 $1.99
  • That Month in Tuscany
    $6.99 $2.49
  • My Brother Michael
    $3.99 $1.99
  • Something in the Way (Something in the Way, #1)
    $3.99 $1.49
  • Elect (Eagle Elite, #2)
    $2.99 $0.99
  • Just Friends
    $7.80 $2.99
  • To Taste Temptation (Legend of the Four Soldiers, #1)
    $6.99 $1.99
  • Ghosted
    $3.99 $1.49
  • Dodging Temptation
    $2.99 $0.99
  • The Billionaire's Final Stand (Billionaire Bachelors, #7)
    $3.99 $1.49
  • The Billionaire's Dance (Billionaire Bachelors, #2)
    $2.99 $0.99
  • Find Me (Corrupted Hearts #3)
    $4.99 $1.99
  • Blackmailing the Billionaire (Billionaire Bachelors, #5)
    $3.99 $1.49
  • Hunger (The Energy Vampires #2)
    $5.99 $1.99
  • Healed By Love (The Bradens at Peaceful Harbor #1; The Bradens #13; Love in Bloom #32)
    $4.99 $1.99
  • The Billionaire Falls (Billionaire Bachelors, #3)
    $3.99 $1.49
  • Runaway Heiress (Billionaire Bachelors, #6)
    $3.99 $1.49
  • Treading Water (Treading Water, #1)
    $3.99 $1.49
  • Life Next Door (Love Not Included Book 3)
    $2.99 $1.49
  • Undeniable Love (Journey Of Love Book 2)
    $3.99 $1.49
  • Bittersweet
    $3.99 $1.99
  • Mr. Perfect (Mister, #1)
    $3.99 $1.49
  • Made for You
    $3.99 $1.49
  • The Light In Summer
    $5.99 $1.99
  • For Love and Honor (An Uncertain Choice, #3)
    $7.99 $1.99
  • Collision Point (Brute Force, #1)
    $7.99 $2.99
  • The Journey Home
    $3.99 $1.49
  • Heirs of Grace
    $3.99 $0.99
  • Storm Bound (Grim, #2)
    $3.99 $1.99
  • Unforgettable Love (Journey of Love Book 3)
    $3.99 $1.49
  • Prom Night in Purgatory (Purgatory, #2)
    $4.99 $1.99
  • The Valiant (Spy Girl Book 4)
    $6.99 $2.99
  • Dear Aaron
    $3.99 $1.49
  • Running Barefoot
    $5.95 $2.49
  • Wrecked
    $3.99 $0.99
  • The Sapphire Heist (Jewel, #2)
    $3.99 $1.99
  • The Other Side of the Story
    $10.99 $1.99
  • One Fell Sweep (Innkeeper Chronicles, #3)
    $4.99 $1.99
  • Out of Focus (Adams Grove, #2)
    $4.99 $1.99
  • Eighth Grave After Dark (Charley Davidson, #8)
    $8.99 $2.99
  • What If
    $3.99 $1.99
  • Journey's End (Gilded Promises)
    $3.99 $1.99
  • Light After Dark (Gansett Island, #15)
    $4.99 $2.49
  • Pecan Pie and Deadly Lies (Adams Grove, #4)
    $4.99 $0.99
  • How To Marry A Werewolf (Claw & Courtship, #1)
    $3.99 $1.99
No trivia or quizzes yet. Add some now »