Lucian's Delight by N.J. Walters
Series: Dalakis Passion #2
Published by Beyond The Page on May 3, 2017
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Book Two in the sizzling Dalakis Passion vampire romance series!
Fans of steamy romance will love this novel by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author N. J. Walters!
For years Delight Deveraux suffered from a recurring nightmare of being savagely attacked and assaulted, until the night a mysterious stranger appears in her dream to rescue her. When the same scene plays itself out in real life just days later, with the same mesmerizing dream man coming to her rescue, Delight suddenly finds herself swirling in a haze of passion and confusion, between what’s real and what’s not. But Lucian Dalakis is real, and he intends not just to save her but to bind her to himself for all time.
Lucian is a creature of the dark and must endure the same curse as all Dalakis men: they love only once in their lives, and may search for all eternity without ever finding their mate. When Delight shows up unexpectedly in Lucian’s life, he knows immediately that he has found his one true love. But her life is still in danger from the same vicious attackers, and he will do everything in his power to protect her, even as he uses every one of his seductive powers to keep her close.
As Delight surrenders to the searing passion that erupts every time they’re together, she’s also torn by the fearful prospect of giving herself fully to a vampire—even as Lucian secretly knows that the one woman who could complete him and be his for all time also has the power to destroy him . . .
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
Holy Provolone, Batman!
I have no idea what to think of this book. Lucian’s Delight was cheesy—B-movie cheesy. NJ Walters has treated me to a variety of different types of book, but this was a new one for me. I’m not quite sure cheesy is how I was supposed to take it, but well, them’s the breaks I guess.
Lucian’s character was oh so very mysterious and vampy that I kept waiting for him to say “I vant to drink your blood” in a really bad Romanian accent. He was very courtly and serious and I just couldn’t connect with him. Delight was incredibly naive and the more I read, the more I decided she was just plain old TSTL. She had my eyes rolling quite a lot.
But what really cemented the cheesy label was the sex scenes. One was over 20 pages long and they were full of turgid body parts, slick folds, heated depths, and yes, the word “moist” was used. There were lots of clichéd phrases like “Take me, Lucian. Make me yours”, “We have only just begun”, and “I have no control left”.
Although I never got past the absolute ridiculousness of the dialogue, I ended up settling in and having a bit of fun with it. After all, what good Wisconsin girl doesn’t enjoy a serving or two (or ten) of the most pungent of cheeses. At one point I wondered if I could make a drinking game out of the sex scenes. You know, a sip for words like “depths” or “folds”, a full shot for overused phrases, and “moist” spurring on a chugging contest.
Even with making the best of a cheesy situation and having a little fun at the books expense, Lucian’s Delight was a disappointment. Ms. Walters has treated me to some seriously sexy good reads, but this one didn’t work for me.
2.5 Limburger On Rye Stars
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