Author: Sara Humphreys
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Format: Mass Market Paperback and E-book $6.99
How I Read It: Mass Market Arc from Publisher
Rating: 3.5 Crowns
SHE ALWAYS KNEW FATE WAS CRUEL…
The last person Olivia expected to turn up at her club was her one true love. It would normally be great to see him, except he’s been dead for centuries. Olivia really though she have moved on with immortal life, but as soon as she sees Doug Paxton, she knows she’d rather die than lose him again. And that’s a real problem…
BUT THIS IS BEYOND THE PALE…
Doug is a no-nonsense cop by day, but his nights are tormented by dreams of a gorgeous redhead who’s so much a part of him, she seems to be in his blood. When he meets Olivia face-to-face, long-buried memories begin to surface. She might be the answer to his prayers…or she might be the death of him. (taken from the back of the arc)
This was my first time reading Sara Humphries and I have to admit that I’m rather torn with this book.
I loved the way she incorporated lore and mythology into a vampire story, I think the paranormal world could do with more novels going down that lore/mythology road as it lends an element of antiquity to more modernized vampire stories. I also loved the vivid description that pulled me into the book, her writing is so detailed it was almost as it I was witnessing/experiencing what the characters were going through.
The chemistry between Doug and Olivia was present as were the twits, turns, and suspense, but I felt something about the book was a little off and it was almost as if the ending was too rushed.
Overall, I enjoyed the book, which surprised me, as I am highly critical of modern-day vampire novels. I look forward to reading more from Sarah Humphreys.
Reviewed by Angela Simmons