Love is Darkness
Valerie Dearborn wants a cotton candy life, but it’s more like a puffer fish: pointy, unusual, and—if not prepared exactly right—deadly. In London for graduate school, Val knows she's finally free. Her father and ex-almost-boyfriend are back in California and she's out of the Vampire hunting biz... show more
Valerie Dearborn wants a cotton candy life, but it’s more like a puffer fish: pointy, unusual, and—if not prepared exactly right—deadly. In London for graduate school, Val knows she's finally free. Her father and ex-almost-boyfriend are back in California and she's out of the Vampire hunting biz for good. Or is she? She draws the attention of Lucas, a 1600 year old Vampire, and King to his kind. He’s also wicked hot. As golden as Lucifer, and just as tempting, he makes Valerie an offer she can't refuse— help him find out if the Others (Empaths, Fey and Werewolves) still exist or he'll stop protecting those she loves.Lucas tells her that Empaths were a Vampire’s biggest weakness before going extinct hundreds of years ago. While the Fey or a Werewolf might kill a Vampire, an Empath could enslave them, seducing or harming with emotions at will. The one detail he leaves out? Valerie is an Empath. And after 1600 years of an emotionless existence, Lucas wants Valerie like a recovering alcoholic wants a wine cooler. Can she keep those she loves alive, stop Lucas from munching on her, survive a fanged revolution and still find a way to have that boring, normal life she’s always wanted? Probably not, but boy is she gonna try!This is a full length novel and contains adult content.
Publish date: August 27th 2011
Publisher: Host of the Hills
Pages no: 323
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Urban Fantasy
, Paranormal Romance
Series: Valerie Dearborn (#1)
This is something I've had sat on my Kindle for ages, I got it when it was an Amazon freebie. Some mild spoilers. It started out very promisingly, I have a policy now on Kindle freebies if I can make it past the first 10-15% of the book, its a keeper, this one got my attention with in the first ...
It has a more or less annoying heroine, two hot alpha guys (ensuing love triangle) and a lot of unfulfilled sexual tension. I liked Lucas. A lot. He was hot. Jack also. Unfortunately Val was not so interesting. So I will refrain from picking up part 2 & 3.
This book really took me by surprise. I never expected to like it so much, and I am honestly glad I've read this one who waited on my Kindle for a little while.
Mixed feelings about this book..not as great as I thought it'd be.