Reviewed By Aethena Drake
Member of the Paranormal Romance Guild Review Team
This story starts with an emotional scene that occurs in Scotland in the 1700’s. This scene reveals the history of some of the supernatural individuals in this book who are not your typical vampires and werewolves. They have the usual aversions to sunlight and silver, but they are primarily portrayed as an ancient race with paranormal abilities and long lives. The Cynn Cruor bloodline is in perpetual conflict with the Scatha Cruors. Both races feel the compulsion to fuel their hungers during the full moon, and the hunger isn’t always just for blood. This compulsion is the reason for a well deserved mature rating.
The story has a few plot lines. The core plot line involves the connection between a Scatha Cruor, Max Greene, and Colin Butler the main character who is a Cynn Cruor. Amaryllis Hart finds herself in peril which forces a confrontation between Max and Colin that reveals some interesting secrets. The conflict between Max and Colin creates emotional tension throughout the story, and the secret behind their animosity kept me turning the pages looking for answers. Their mutual appreciation for Amaryllis added an extra bite to the story.
The cast of characters was expansive. I was challenged to keep track of everyone in this book. Although I read this book as a stand alone, I suspect I would learn more if I read the entire series. The author does a good job of making references to how each character fits into the story without reading the previous volumes, but I was curious about the backstory of Seth who befriends Amaryllis. I would also like to get to know Amaryllis a bit better, and I suspect that we will see more of her parkour skills in future books as she becomes a part of the Cynn Cruor family.
I recommend this book if you enjoy an erotic paranormal story with a healthy dose of historical romance and a happy for now ending.