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Rona believes love is nothing more than a myth, a tale for little girls. Until the immortal ruler of the seas appears from thin air and she is swept into a dark and dangerous affair, turning myth into a grave reality. Commanded to work as the savior of true love, Rona realizes that love is just an illusion as grandiose as magic and after two thousand years, she is ready to ...more
Paperback, 2, 214 pages
Published March 31st 2016 by SilverWoodSketches (first published February 13th 2013)
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Jennifer
Jan 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
If I didn't love my own novel then what sort of author would I be? Of the three works I've published thus far, Stay might be my personal favorite. I interviewed over two dozen women on the subject of true love, that ever elusive and hard-to-define topic. I've felt it in the past but like so many modern women, have been burned more than a few times. I wanted to write more than a love story when I started Stay. I wanted to put true love to the test and see not just what it is but how it stands up ...more
Vanessa
May 28, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

“I don’t know if purely romantic love can last through anything (it is so based on feelings and attraction, both of which are pretty fickle at times), but I think friendship can, and when the romantic love and friendship get blurred together into one, it makes ‘relationship cement’ I think.” –Kate

Orona, the beautiful being of time long lost. Two thousand years is a long time to be “stuck.” Cursed to walk the earth and solidify the bonds of true love when she herself can feel nothing.
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Beth
Feb 14, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Does true love exist? What are you willing to do to find and keep true love? Cain and Rona’s story stretches across time. Both battered by life’s experiences and a curse, they struggle to find that special spark in life again. As love begins to grow, the task to reunite Cain and his ex-girlfriend becomes more difficult. Cain’s emotions reawakens Rona’s lost humanity and feelings, building strong emotional connections to the characters.

Stay is a completely original story, highly complex and/>
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Sarah Ashley Jones
Feb 20, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2013
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Here's another book that has a gorgeous, simple cover. The colors and tones are perfect! Excellent job!

As for the book itself, after reading the blurb, I knew I had never read anything like Stay before. I was expecting some type of cupid love triangle, but I got much more than that. This is a love story that stretches acr
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Maria
Mar 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Vicki
Jul 01, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I won Stay from a giveaway and was really excited to read it! This was the first book I read from Jennifer Silverwood and I really enjoyed it. I was captured by the main character Rona and the man she meet and fell in love with, Cain! I loved how their relationship grew and I was so happy to see the two of them find their true love! This was a different type of story from what I usually read, and I am so glad I got to read it! I look forward to more work from Jennifer!
Becky
Jun 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, own
I read her first book so I was looking forward to her next book. Stay hasn't disappointed me at all. The premise of the book is so romantic. A girl who is cursed by her lover then spends her immortality helping couples. Although she is cursed she can't forget Seid. She is an amazing character you want to see her happy.
Voir Media Group Literary Div.
A beautiful and sweeping tale of love and redemption.
Sharon
Mar 30, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013-reads
Wow! I do not think there is anything I can say to do this book justice. such an amazingly powerful story by a talented author.

Find my full review here:
http://elfie-books.blogspot.co.uk
Karen (BaronessBookTrove)
I received this book for free from the Prism Blog Tours in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Will Orona ever feel love again?
Stay by Jennifer Silverwood is my first novel from this author. I have to say it was a great introduction to her way of writing. I loved everything about it including that it’s in the first person as that helps us, the reader, to see things from Orona’s perspective and with the way that she has known things.

Orona i
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Sabrina
Apr 02, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

It was a difficult read for me. At times, I would start to like the characters but their behavior would throw me off again. Rona is constantly being indecisive, going back and forth on whether she wants to save Lissa and Cain's love or continue strengthening her own connection with him. I expected some of that from the summary but I thought she lacked a maturity a 2000 year old woman who'd been fighting for love should have. She h
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Candy Smith
Apr 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So I went into this story skeptical about true love prevailing.If you ask me if I believe in true love ,on most days I would say no.One failed marriage destroyed my belief in love.I believe true love only exists in books and movies.However,Jennifer's writing motivates me to have hope that maybe true love it real.
Rona is dealt a bad hand when she seeks safety in the arms of Seid after her father has sold her for marriage to an abusive husband. Seid sees her decision as a betray;Rona sees h
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Krystal Willingham
Wow! Stay is an amazing original story. Jennifer writes complex stories and detail characters and environments. I clung to ever word of this novel and felt every emotion that was thrown at me throughout this book and I loved every minute of it.

The main character reminded me of myself and the way I handle some situations and when it comes to the way I react to love and those situations. Orona has been through a lot in her 2000 years here on earth and when it comes to feeling as if lov
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Chie
Mar 29, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

What to do when the only man you ever love cursed you then forget you?
~You fall in love again...with him??


I'm pretty sure I've never read a book like Stay before. Stay is different from what I imagine it will be, the story is original and will keep you guessing till the end which is very refreshing.

Stay is a tale of discovery...on how far can we give and let go? We all know how much easier it is to prioritize our own happiness, but can we really be happy knowingrefreshing.
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Melissa
Sep 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Silverwood's writing is epic and dreamy, but each novel has a different, distinctive voice and cast. Stay follows the life of Orona, cursed by her lover to an immortality of roaming the Earth alone, deciding true love's fate. But one day she finds the face of her tormentor in the young couple she's meant to save, and the longer she's near him, the more human she becomes. Because she's lived outside the realm of everyday life, she's niave about electronics and the like, and she's only had the one ...more
Lynn Kelly
To say that this book is "well written paranormal romance" doesn't give it justice. It's a highly imaginative whirlwind of emotion, which, thanks to Jennifer's immense talent for "showing not telling," the reader gets to experience first-hand.

I have to admit that I was a bit lost when I picked up the story, though. Jennifer dives right into Orona's narrative and doesn't give the reader much time to establish an equilibrium before winding us deeper into her life. But the beauty of the writing an
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Nanette Littlestone
Aug 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
What is love? Love means different things to different people, a physical, mental, and emotional sensation that’s as varied as circumstance and time. And for the main character, Rona, a caretaker of love, time has transcended all physical feeling until love is not only just a memory but now an excruciating reminder of pain. Until she meets Cain, and she dares to go where love is forbidden. Will she be punished? Will she find what she seeks? Will her mission succeed? Jennifer Silverwood weaves ro ...more
Rebecca
Apr 01, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Overall, I really liked Stay by Jennifer Silverwood.
The prologue was a little tough to get through, but when I got the real story, I couldn't put it down. I read straight through in one sitting. I found myself changing my mind endlessly. I just couldn't decide how I wanted it to end.
Orona is really likable and I really wanted her to find happiness. I wanted her to do the selfish thing, and the right thing, alternating hours. Cain, of course, is swoon worthy and I couldn't help falling for him
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Auhmanduh
Mar 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
no plot spoilers here

i found it hard to get into the prologue; but once the first chapter kicked in I couldn't put the book down.

Jennifer did an excellent job of getting me interested with the main character Rona. My heart went out to Rona, and I often found myself wishing that she could get what she wanted instead of having to provide that for others.

I'm torn wishing there was a second book coming out and being happy with the ending.

great book.
Amber
Jan 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this love story! I was totally surprised at the ending!
This author never fails to deliver a fresh story and such new and fun characters! It was really neat how she came up with this story in the first place! :)
Not to mention that the cover is beautiful!

Madhuri Palaji
Nov 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Stay is the second book I’ve read from the author Jennifer Silverwood. The best thing about the author is that the books are very easy to read. The characters, setting and details are very natural.. it doesn’t feel like they are parts of her imagination. The book feels very real though this is not a regular fiction.
I fell in love with the female lead Orona from the first chapter itself. I tried to give her life in my imagination but every time I read another detailing about her appearance; I fe
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Alex (Briennai)
Dec 02, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is a mixture of a mythology story and a romance novel, and I loved every minute of it. 

Let's start with Rona. She is a unique character who has been cursed by a former lover. She has spent the last 2000 years protecting the true love of various humans and helping humans escape fake love and find true love. They never see her, never know she is there, and she is unable to show herself to them. It is a lonely life, but it is the life she has been chosen to live. Then she meet
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Kelley
Apr 04, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Nikki
I liked this book much more than I originally thought I would.

To be honest, I was tempted to quit reading this one several times within the first 1/4 - 1/2 of the book. I was so confused and frustrated with the lack of details. I eventually was able to figure out the details and cryptic story line, but I would have liked it better if the stage was set early on.

Once things cleared up a bit, I really enjoyed the story. Rona is a cursed immortal... fated to restore the bonds of true lo
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Jackie
Mar 31, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This book was a little harder to get into then I thought it would be, but I finished it and ending up really liking it! I love the original take on the book and the thought of true love and how hard we are willing to fight for it. It was such a fast read once you get into it. The beginning was a little confusing but it started to make sense further into the story line.

The ending is not what I was expecting at all. She
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Renee
Jun 13, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition


This is a little more magical for me than I like. I liked Rona, the main character, she didnt believe in the love fairy tale. So Rona is sold, not happy about that, and he is a loser. No man should ever abuse a woman and poor Rona going into this knowing he is a vile person was hard to get over. As the character is growing she leans on Seid. As the story moves on the characters turn towards what I would call a grieving process. Now Rona is nasty, blaming the wrong people. Seid is also doing the
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Mary
Feb 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
"I have no right to make you love me, or to love you. But I do know that love is something that is tested and mended over time." - Stay by Jennifer Silverwood

"I don't know if purely romantic love can last through anything (it is so based on feelings and attraction, both of which are fickle at times), but I think friendship can, and when the romantic love and friendship get blurred together into one it makes 'relationship cement,' I think." - Stay by Jennifer Silverwood

"An
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Misty
Mar 30, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: immortal, new-adult
I just finished this book and I am still digesting it. Overall it was a really good concept and I really did enjoy the book.

I liked how Roma's an entity that is so original the character doesn't even know what she is. She is destined to protect true love but cursed to never feel it for herself.

I won't lie I expected the ending, but I enjoy it when I'm right when I predict something in a story. I was almost afraid during the epilogue that she wouldn't try to make amends where she nee
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This book was better than I thought it would be. This was a book about the real test of love and how no matter what happens in your life and no matter who you with if its truly meant for you to be with someone it will happen. Orona found that out the hard way, by going through life for many years she shut her self off to real feelings, until she meet the one guy who remainder her of her true love. She finally let go of the hurt and pain and she healed not only herself but others.
Heather
Apr 03, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I signed up to read and review this book. I wanted to thank Jennifer first.
I liked the cover art that's what caught my eye first. I was a bit confused in the beginning but then I couldn't put it down. My heart went out to Rona. I wanted her heart & soul to heal. Very well written. I Loved the ending.I will be reading more of this authors books ASAP
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Jennifer Silverwood was raised deep in the heart of Texas and has been spinning yarns a mile high since childhood. In her spare time, she reads and writes and tries to sustain her wanderlust, whether it's the Carpathian Mountains in Transylvania, the highlands of Ecuador, or a road trip to the next town. Always on the lookout for her next adventure, in print or reality, she dreams of one day provi ...more
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“I understand if you choose to leave. If it means you get to live, I'd let you go. But you need to know, I won't ever regret a moment we've spent together” 7 likes
“I couldn't help smiling as he grasped my arms and held me in place because his warmth infected me. I hadn't known I was freezing until he held me. I hadn't known until then, after the long hours of separation, that with Cain I could pretend to be human.” 5 likes
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