Dark Heart of the Sun by S.K. Ryder
Series: Dark Destinies #1
Also in this series: Dark Lord of the Night
Published by Soul Mate Publishing on August 10th 2016
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His future is already written…in her blood.
Rookie journalist Cassidy Chandler wakes to an ugly bruise on her neck, a hole in her memory, and a fiancé who seems to know more about what happened than he's telling. It's enough to make Cassidy call off the engagement and move out, even if that means trading a posh South Florida mansion for a dilapidated beach house. Unfortunately, she also trades one devious man for another questionable character in her unexpected new roommate: the darkly enigmatic and exasperatingly French Dominic Marchant.
For Dominic Marchant secrecy is a matter of survival. As a newborn vampire with dangerous enemies, he's sure the headstrong young woman invading his lair with an unknown vampire's mark on her throat is about to get him killed. But the charming Cassidy resists his every effort to make her leave and even embroils him in her own tumultuous life. Before he knows it, she has stolen his heart and helps him rediscover his lost humanity. Now he's fighting to protect her not only from the ancient vampires hunting him, but also from his own deadly desire for her.
But her secretive ex isn't done with her yet, and neither is the dark prophecy Cassidy and Dominic's unlikely relationship has set in motion. Together they are swept up in a battle where nothing is as it seems, love and deception are the weapons of choice, and the only way to survive is to risk everything--for each other.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
This is the kind of darkness I adore!
It’s been awhile since I lost myself in a good vampire story and I was excited to not only be reading Dark Heart of the Sun but also to discover a new to me author, S.K. Ryder. A well-paced, slow burn romance which included a sultry, brooding Frenchman who happened to come with a set of fangs!
Dominic was a charming and reluctant newly turned vampire. He was doing his best to stay under the radar of the coastal town of Key West. His sanctuary is compromised when Cassidy, a local reporter decides to end her engagement and start life anew in the same holiday rental as Dominic.
Cassidy’s ex-fiance is the complete opposite of Dominic and I had no doubt as to which man I would be cheering for, it was Dominic all they way! Not only did he have a way with words, the guy had the whole charming business well and truly honed.
While there were a couple of vampire traits I wondered about, the overall romance and story-line kept me thoroughly entertained. It had suspense, fear, humour and super-hot chemistry. What impressed me most of all, was story didn’t rely on between the sheets action to entertain. It didn’t deviate from sensual moments, rather utilising banter and depicting their attraction through their nightly encounters.
The secondary characters, including a suspicious cat were splendid in fleshing out the story without overshadowing the struggles Cassidy and Dominic experienced in merging their lifestyles. I can’t wait to read the next book and hopefully catch up with Cassidy and Dominic a bit more as well!
4 Sun Filled Stars
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