[Steven Long Mitchell] ☆ Saving Luke [harlequin-presents PDF] Ebook Epub Download Ê Once loyal lifetime fans of the Pretender television series were lied to about what would be in the both Saving Luke and its predecessor Rebirth The series is not reborn The series has been rebooted There is a difference One being that there is a time gap problem that everyone is talking about, probably because a reboot means the time line, the characters and original story line have been given the boot The fans, too, have been given the boot, by the creators of The Pretender The writing, editing, and cover design are all badly done, sloppy, amateurish I can t recognize the characters in the novels because it s a reboot Everyone is way out of character, so much that aren t even the same people because it s a reboot I m with the majority who believe the reboot is the biggest mistake yet to occur in this fandom, and if you are familiar with the Inner Sense and IOTH and the lack of quality and continuity during the first four seasons of the tv series, you know how bad that must be I d give this farce less than one star if I could Don t waste your time or money on reboot I d like an apology for being lied to A refund would be nice too I have voted this in the trees died for this , most boring book ever , and how originalnot lists, among others I am done with this fandom and the never ending promises and lies.
Lies Cliffhangers Bad writing Bad editing Bad cover design Rebotch That sums it up I think I didn t finish readingand that seems fitting for a fandom where we wait 19 years and counting for an ending.
Abandoned Boring as hell, and it was one dirty old man barb after another The authors spin back and forth between juvenile jokes that are bereft of humor and dirty old man jargon It s what happens when boys don t grow up The characters were out of character The typos were the least of my complaints This isn t my show The Pretender hasn t been my show since season two back when it aired on television, but at least was sort of interesting Now it s boring and dull The cliff hangers and the wait and the promises were old back then in the 90s and now, wouldn t you know it, they went and rebooted started all over again from the beginning Living through it once was agony enough Rebirth was the nail in the coffin of The Pretender Saving Luke, the sequel novel, is an extra unnecessary nail A wasted The only way these Pretender novels could be worse is if I d spent money on them The Pretender novels were given to me by someone else who didn t want them The novels are that bad RIP The Pretender I can t even say I ll miss it.
I hate the ingenious Jason Bourne comparisons That s so far fetched that it isn t even funny I know there are life long fans that really really want these pretender books to make it so the sales will fund a third movie but come on All star ratings when the book hasn t been released or read yet That s like lying It s stupid I m not going to lie Rebirth and Saving Luke are NOTHING nothing at all like the Bourne novels These Pretender books are no where near the league of the Bourne Novels NOT even close It s a disgrace to Ludlum Jason Bourne kicks serious ass, exposes the wrong, gets the girl He has killer moves, bare hands He doesn t dick around with every woman he meets like Jarod does and Jarod no last nameby the second tv season there should have a been a last name is a wus compared to Jason Bourne Jarod cries about the wrong Jarod can t take life even if doing so betters the world Jarod is a little boy Jarod is a wimp The creators of the pretender say Jarod is a sociopath proves how little they know the characters they created Jarod doesn t get to see the world.
EXCEPT in the best fanfiction where he goes to Cambodia, Venezuela, Istanbul, Conjo, Khovd, etc OMG the fanfiction is BETTER than the novels in this fandom lol Jason Bourne travels the world, spans the entire world Jason Bourne is awesome Jason Bourne would kick every bastard s ass, deal with Miss Parker once and for all and end IT It should end before I m too ashamed to admit I was ever a fan of The Pretender Wait Too late These stupid, poorly written and edited books with crappy covers will never be what the Bourne novels are and that s obvious I m sure Mitchell would like to aspire to Ludlum s greatness I m glad I didn t waste my money on the Pretender books I feel sorry for my friend who spent the money and now passes the books to the displeased fans so they don t have to milk this cash cow enterprise What a joke To say I m disappointed is a understatement.
The Pretender Saving Luke picks up moving right along with Jarods mission to find the missing boy and discover who his parents really are Previously in The Pretender Rebirth, Jarod had escaped The Centre and the beautiful Miss Parker and her crew on hard on the chase to find Jarod Stopping at nothing to find him, Jarod must stay five steps ahead and keep them guessing.
The Pretender has a heart of gold and fights for the little guy who can t fight for himself in all of his missions This mission of Saving Luke is no different Luke is a young boy who mysteriously disappeared and Jarod is dead set on saving him or die trying With being taken from his own parents so many years ago, Jarod feels compelled to find out the truth behind the disappearance of Luke and help bring the boy home to his family before it s too late Saving Luke is action packed and a super fast paced page turner that, once again, I was not able to put down Points of views are switched seamlessly giving the reader information and the back story as needed With Jarod s brilliant mind, I was amazed over and over again with his clever ways to escaping his hunters Leaving his physiatrist, Sydney, clues along the way, there isn t any telling what is going to happen from chapter to chapter The Pretender Saving Luke is filled with elements of fear, rage, guilt, emotion, lies, deceit, cover ups and of course the very colorful characters all come together perfectly for an edge of your seat read Saving Luke has the depth and quality required to make it as a best seller Steven Long Mitchell Craig W Van Sickle make one hell of a story come to life on these pages and without their brilliant minds, Jarod s mind would be nothing Saving Luke, being the second volume in this series, has proved to be better than the first Keep it coming fellas, I am excited to see what is next for The Pretender 5 Stars Didn t buy this one I was fooled once I won t be fooled again Poorly written, edited, designed Juvenile Stupid Hideous The word Pretender printed on the book is the only similarity these novels bear to The Pretender television series The characters were completely OOC, unrecognizable, cheap caricatures Because it s a reboot I wish I d known that before I purchased the first novel New questions, new cliffhangers, juvenile dialog, cheap jokes I thought the writers were grown men Meanwhile loyal fans are waiting for answers to the old questions We were promised answers to the original television series by the writers creators We thought we were buying those answers Wrong The creators didn t think to give us a heads up Judging by the contents of both novels and the cover, editing the writers didn t think period Unless you just want to line your hamster cage with stupidity, save your money Words just can t describe what I feel about this rebotch It s not worth a penny, but a picture s worth a thousand words.
Story wise, The Pretender Saving Luke it s a page turner filled with Easter eggs even though the story takes place in October Unlike The Pretender Rebirth, it reads like a novel written by two novelists, instead of a novel written by two screenwriters Being both myself, I understand how hard it can be to switch from one writing technique to the other The characters are evenbelievable, and the appearance of fan favorite characters like Broots and Mr Raines was a very nice surprise Was it Angelo the friend who helped Jarod with his first escape attempt shown in chapter 1 Perhaps we ll find it out in the next book I sense it will set the bar even higher.
Seven months after the release of Rebirth, the first chapter that enchanted and catapulted us into a new adventure undertaken by the authors Steven Long Mitchell and Craig W Van Sickle, Saving Luke, the second awaited book of The Pretender world is finally here.
The story follows from what was narrated in Rebirth Jarod is looking for answers about an imminent terrorist attack and he must thwart it without endangering young Luke s life, whose father is being threatened to cooperate with the abductors if he wants to see his son ever again The chameleon is also willing to help his fascinating companion Skylar to detox after the forced permanence at Dr Bilson s clinic, where Jarod had been pretending to be a doctor to interrogate Kaj, Luke s kidnapper In addition, the runaway pretender isthan ever longing to have answers about his identity, and to find them he doesn t hesitate to stay in touch with his former protector Sydney who is struggling with a crisis of conscience after Jarod s escape and yearning to help his prot g to pay off debt for his past mistakes If that isn t enough, Miss Parker is always hot on the heels of Jarod, helped by a team composed by the sweet Daphne, whose idol is the Ice Princess herself, and the creepy Cornelius, narcissist and ambitious young genius, selfish lover of his own intelligence to the limits of excess In an extraordinary succession of events, Jarod finds himself in a rush to manage all the aspects of his existence The pretender takes a long road that leads him to face his past, present and future, finding fear, anguish and sufferance on his way, but also friendship, love and new discoveries The adult Jarod approaches life as a young boy experimenting the world for the first time, is it to taste cotton candy or loving a woman But Jarod s distinctive feature is always his superior intellect that puts him in the condition to face the bad guys and try to save Luke and hundreds of people with him.
Meanwhile, Miss Parker isandtormented by the memories of a young girl who doesn t exist any She s back to do one job Chase Jarod and return him to the Centre But this assignment puts her vis vis with an agonizing challenge Defying her emotions and all the feelings she has for him During the pursuit, specially at those moments when the huntress is in very close contact with her prey, those feelings come to the surface, described in a whole new way, filled with tension and unresolved emotional conflicts Perhaps the bond between Jarod and Miss Parker isobvious in Saving Luke than it ever was during the show, also thanks to new revelations on their shared childhood.
Not to alarm all the fans of the couple, it must be said that the presence of another woman in Jarod s life might annoy all of us waiting for a happy ending to this UST, but at the same time it s finding out about Skylar that exasperate Miss Parker to the point of becoming jealous So it s also because of the other woman if emotions resurface and Miss Parker feels something for the fleeing monster , something she didn t think she still had inside her To all the fans of the show still waiting for a reconciliation of this wonderful couple, I say read Saving Luke in one breath, and you ll realize it was worth it The book is nice and writing is fluid Reading Saving Luke was easy and satisfying.
The form was improved compared with the first book, and the authors were certainly aided by the fact that a group of trusty proofreaders many of which recognizable among the fans of the show helped with the final editing To express their total devotion to those fans who clung on to The Pretender world even when the fandom was falling into oblivion, the authors included a large group of secondary characters named precisely like those fans By doing so, Steven and Craig are pushing the concept of relationship between authors and end users of a fandom to an integration and cooperation levels never seen before.
If the plot in Rebirth was basically a reinterpretation of the Pilot of the tv show, Saving Luke is a completely different story After reading the book it s pretty obvious that scenes coming directly from episodes of the show are missing, and if there are any references to specific moments of the first season they have been totally revised, even the dialogues to the delight of the fans, who are finally able to read fresh Parkerisms and Jarodisms.
This choice allows Saving Luke to be muchinteresting and addictive than Rebirth.
Rebirth bad habit to combine the TV past and the literary present would annoy the long standing fans and confuse the new readers With the second chapter a whole different way forward is recognizable Laying the foundations, then departing from the original TV show The result is a path that will probably lead towards the same direction, but by following a different route As a first hour fan, I can say that I m really satisfied with the breath of fresh hair provided by Saving Luke, with the new scenes and the new characters, always very well detailed.
Following the rule that a good team shouldn t change, Steven and Craig maintained all the main characters alike, with their traumas, physical description, behavior and personal life What changes, are the means to reach the main goal Jarod is still looking for his family, but he gets information about his past in a different way Miss Parker still wants to know the truth about her mother s death, but Jarod gives it to her differently Sydney is still in pain for the pretender s escape and feels responsible for stealing his life, but he s also struggling with the guilt for his wife and son s death characters never mentioned during the show The lack of some main characters Broots, Lyle, Angelo and Raines is much evident and undeniable You must be patient though, and be careful while reading, because among those lines you may find Easter eggs aimed to tell us that their absence might be only temporary Saving Luke is a perfect union of what the TV show lovers appreciated the most in the series and something wonderfully new that modernized not only the characters, but also the narrated themes In the show, Jarod is kidnapped in 1963 and runs from the Centre in 1996, he is 36 37 his birth date is still unknown In the new pretender, Jarod is abducted in 1983 and escapes in 2013, so the characters are still the same age, but they are suddenly thrown into acontemporary era, at least for what concerns technologies If in the show Jarod used red notebooks, today he has a tablet if he used a huge medicine textbook to learn how to pretend to be a doctor, today it is enough to watch videos on YouTube, let alone the continuous mentioning of Google, Wikipedia, actual singers All that goes pretty well with a character that becameshrewd and aware of his own potential While the TV Jarod was definitely timid and almost clumsy in his attitude, the written Jarod is muchviolent and determined, even cruel at times With his omnipresent weird sense of justice, employed in an exquisitely arbitrary way, Jarod reminds us of Michael Westen in Burn Notice whose main features certainly retraced the pretender s one , a Robin Hood of our times helping the little guy to outwit the bad guys But if in the show Jarod did it in atheatrical way, in Saving Luke his method of persuasion reachesexasperated levels of physical and psychological torture.
At the same time, we are dealing with adynamic Jarod, using advanced technological gadgets to accomplish amazing and almost unrealistic missions, like Sydney Bristow used to do in Alias Whether it is jumping off a plane to catch a train or putting electro magnets in his gloves and boots to lock on the train roof, this Jarod seems to have acquired also a tactical mind that has nothing to envy to Ethan Hunt s Mission Impossible Take the TV Jarod, add a little bit of Michael Westen s determination, a bunch of Ethan Hunt s unbelievable action sequences, a handful of Sydney Bristow s disguising techniques, mix them up and the result is a brand new Jarod A swirling cocktail of unprecedented adrenaline that doesn t divert attention from the main news the TV show becomes a book, reinventing itself and it does it pretty well Now the authors have the difficult task to continue Jarod s saga in the best possible way, maybe also by providing the lifetime fans with a series of answers to still unresolved issues, without omitting the narrative necessity to keep them waiting with bated breath until the very end of the race.
The Second In The Exciting Pretender Series Of Novels, Saving Luke Is An Edge Of Your Seat Mystery Thriller About Jarod, A Child Prodigy, Stolen And Raised By A Clandestine Organization That Exploited His Gift For Their Nefarious Activities After His Escape, This Ingenious Jason Bourne, A Human Chameleon That Can Literally Become Anyone He Wants To Be, Rejoins The World Denied To Him ForYears While Attempting To Find His Own Family, Jarod Uses His Brilliance To Save A Young Boy Kidnapped By Terrorists And Return Him Safely To His Parents Jarod Does This While Staying One Step Ahead Of His Nemesis, Miss Parker,the Sexiest Woman On The Planet Who Is Hell Bent On Tracking Him Down And Returning Him To Her Masters Their Multifaceted, Love Hate Relationship,driven By The Emotional Secrets They Share, Continues To Fuel A Heated Chase, Pitting A Cunning Predator Against Her Brilliant PreySaving Luke Is An Intricate, Suspenseful, And Enthralling Mystery About One Man S Exploration Of Life, Love, And The Truth That Captures And Reignites The Hit TV Series For Both Loyal Fans And New Readers Alike There Are Pretenders Among Us Saving Luke is a captivating combination of elements mystery, suspense, intrigue, and, of course, love that make the second Pretender novel a true page turner Following the exploits of our favorite characters, The Pretender Saving Luke is an intellectual adventure true to the core dynamics of the TV series complete with twists and turns, as well as answers and new questions that will satisfy old and news fans alike