by Amanda Ashley
Sequel to Night’s Kiss
One Kiss Can Seal Your Fate…
Cara DeLongpre wandered into the mysterious Nocturne club looking for a fleeting diversion from her sheltered life. Instead she found a dar, seductive stranger whose touch entices her beyond the safety she’s always known and into a heady carnal bliss…
A year ago, Vincent Cardova believed that vampires existed only in bad moveis and bogeyman stories. That was before a chance enounter left him with unimaginable powers, a hellish thirst, and an aching loneliness he’s sure will never end … until the night he meets Cara DeLongpre. Cara’s beauty and bewitching innocence call to his mind, his heart … and his blood. For Vincent senses the Dark Gift shared by Cara’s parents, and the lurking threat from an ancient and powerful foe. And he knows that the only thing more dangerous than the enemy waiting to seek its vengeance is the secret carried by those Cara trusts the most…
Review: I finished this novel on Tuesday, June 26th, 2007. As the sequel to ‘Night’s Kiss’, which I hadn’t read, this book was pretty good. It touched base enough on Cara’s parents’ past that it didn’t give you the ‘lost, what the hell’ feeling.
I thought Cara, though naively innocent in the beginning, becomes a strong woman with a mind of her own. She is thrown for a loop, a couple of times, but thinking it over, she comes to terms, which is nice. When she makes up her mind, it sometimes wages war with her heart, and her heart wins. Sort of cliche, yes, I know. But the way it was written, it went well with the story.
Vince was a great male character. His common sense and his heart wage a ware as well, and though he tries to do what he thinks is best, I’m glad his heart won as well. I truly believe that Cara and Vince were meant to be together – and against all odds, they are. You can feel the sparks coming off between them. A few surprises from the regular vampire novel, slight differences, which were nice to see.
A sense of danger and purpose, enough action to entice the reader, well played out. A good book!