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Review – His Dark Embrace June 12, 2012

Posted by thehypermonkey in 3.5 stars, Paranormal Romance.
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Title: His Dark Embrace

Author: Amanda Ashley

Publisher:  Kensington

Publication Date: June 5, 2012

ISBN-10: 1420121332

Available at: AmazonBarnes and Noble

From Goodreads:

Tall, dark, mysterious—and with a faint scar on his cheek that only makes him more gorgeous—Kaiden Thorne is one schoolgirl obsession Skylynn never forgot. Now, returning to her childhood home after eight years, she can’t believe her reclusive neighbor is still living across the street—and hotter than ever. Skylynn doesn’t know how Kaiden manages to stay so young, virile, and impossibly attractive. But she knows she wants him…even if he harbors a fearful secret he refuses to tell her.

When Kaiden sees the beautiful young woman Skylynn has become, he can no longer control the bloodlust that is his true nature. Once he pulls Skylynn into his arms, presses his lips against hers—and accidentally draws blood—he longs for more. Only she possesses what he wants and what he needs. Only she can save him or destroy him. But once Skylynn agrees to help Kaiden battle his darkest desires, there is no turning back…

Review:

I don’t normally read Paranormal Romances but I happened to be in the mood for one and this one caught my eye. It’s a good one.

Skylynn is grieving for her recently deceased grandfather and is wrapping up his affairs in his house. Across the street is her old neighbor, Kaiden. All her old schoolgirl crush feelings come roaring back when she sees him again.

Kaiden has watched Skylynn grow up into a beautiful woman. A beautiful desirable woman. Only he has a dark secret. He’s a vampire. How she reacts when she finds out he’s a vampire is entirely realistic, but you know what they say! Love conquers all!

Skylynn’s brother Sam gets thrown into the picture in an intriguing plot mix making the story interesting and all the more fast-paced. He wasn’t the most charming character I’ve ever read but he was a good addition to the story.

There are good plot twists and I liked the way the story’s pace moved. There were some new paranormal elements on vampires that I haven’t read before. Desmairis, the novel’s villain was a little corny but he did make you hate him a bit. He added a lot of the plots thrills.

In fact there was more then one instance where the book got a little corny, but I didn’t mind. It still made for a good story. I had a good time with Kaiden and Skylynn. It was a nice romance with some fun paranormal components to it.

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