by Kate Baxter
Read: 14th – 19th December 2015
My Overall Goodreads Rating: 5 Stars
So what’s this book about?
This is the second book in a new paranormal romance series about vampires, half breeds, slayers and other creatures that go bump in the night.
The blurb says:
The vampire was built for sin, every inch of him tight and bulky with corded muscle. A killer, that much was apparent, and she couldn't help but wonder if his appetite for violence would rival his appetites for other...things.
A WOMAN SEDUCED
Naya Morales is no ordinary mortal. Born with a shaman's power, she has devoted her life to tracking down stolen magic-and punishing those who take it. But one fateful night, she follows the alluring call of a sensual magic that is too glorious to be true-and finds herself face to face with a stunningly handsome thief who is too magnificent to resist...
A VAMPIRE ENSLAVED
From the moment he sees her, Ronan knows Naya is his mate. Driven by a deep, almost mystical connection, he aches for her body, hungers for her blood, and swears their souls are anchored together. Naya refuses to believe the words of a vampire-or risk the wrath of her tribe. But when she tries to make Ronan her prisoner, neither chains of silver nor fires of hell can help her escape the truth: she is the one who's been captured...
I was lucky enough to receive a digital version of this book for free from the UK publishers (Headline Eternal) via Netgally.com in exchange for an honest review.
Thank you. :-)
Thank you. :-)
...So, what did I like about it?
I found Ms Baxter’s writing style very easy to read and never felt lost being introduced to Naya’s world of demonic slayers, the Bororo Tribe, in this book. I find her world building very good; I like the idea of all Vampires’ memories being connected (The Collective), the part that the Dhampiri (vampire half-breeds) play and their relationship to the Vampires and the Bororo Tribe’s ancient duty to protect innocents from malicious magic.
Those of you who have read my reviews before know that I am an old romantic at heart so the “two halves of one soul reunited” love story part of this tale satisfied my mushy side but it was the real relationship doubts and insecurities that added a very real and contemporary romance element to this tale that keeps you guessing if Naya and Ronan will ever get their happily ever after.
The balance between tense scenes, action scenes and sexual scenes was good, as a modern woman I was irritated at the “traditional values” of Naya’s pod (the term for her local Bororo Tribe clan) a number of times reading this story and I can’t tell you how many times the temperature seemed to mount while reading certain scenes too!
...So, ummm, was there anything I disliked about it?
In a word - no.
Although this story didn’t take the direction that I was expecting after the way book 1 (The Last True Vampire) lead into it I was completely captivated by Naya and Ronan’s trying romance.
...So, basically what I’m saying is...
I really loved this amazing novel, I think it has it all; relationship/family drama, mystery, action and thrills when tracking demons, fighting and passionate sex scenes! Woohoo!
If you’re a fan of adult paranormal romance stories where your heroines are intelligent, witty and independent and your heroes strong, sexy with a big heart waiting to be unleashed or if you’ve enjoyed reading the “destined soul mate” theme of Felicity Heaton’s Eternal Mates Series or Dianne Duvall’s Immortal Guardians Series, then I think you’ll love this paranormal romance novel too.
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