Author: Jaden Sinclair
Publisher: Secret Cravings Publishing
Genre: M/F Paranormal & Dark Urban Fantasy
ISBN 13: 9781618850058
Summary: Dimitri de Fiammetta is one of three Guardians left to protect the vampire race. He is a second born son and feels unworthy to bond with anyone. That is until Claudia Wyborn stumbles into his life. She is a light to his darkness, one that he is reluctant at first to accept. And yet Dimitri can’t fight the need to protect her or the desire to hold her. The attraction is too strong for even the strongest Guardian to fight.
But even in the light of his happiness, his job still demands him. His last test as a true Guardian is at hand. Can he be the protector of his race and still be a true vampire to his heart and bloodmate? Or will the war take even more from him, leaving him with a Forgotten Soul?
Review: After finishing the first book I couldn’t wait to read the second book to see how Julian handles his loss from the first story. It was a journey I extremely enjoyed throughout the book. The vampires were so original. This book was focusing on Dimitri’s story. It was a good character to learn who he was and I really warmed up to him. There were plenty of sex scenes and these were hot as well. The way they bonded was very similar to werewolves except they were vampires, an interesting way of showing how vampires would bond.
The action part of the story was done well too. I could imagine the scenes inside my head clearly. I understood what was going on from the beginning to the ending. Although, the author ended the book with ‘to be continued’, I’m only half okay with it (since I’ve never been a big fan of cliffhangers). Still, it convinced me to pick up the third book immediately. Oh, also, in this book I got to understand a bigger definition of the guardians and what their duty was better than in the first book. That was a huge bonus for me, getting a better understanding of them. I’m looking forward to see what will be the new thing I’m going to learn in the third book.
I completely connected to every character in the story, which was another bonus when reading the book. I like how vulnerable Claudia was and how much of a struggle it was for Dimitri to choose whether he deserved love or he didn’t. That was one of several fascinating pathways I got a chance to roam during this story. It was engaging enough for me to enjoy the book from page one to the last page.
If you like an original vampire love story that was filled with action that may made your heart race, then this book will be perfect for you. It was a great dark urban fantasy story. Highly recommended!