This book was so great, awesome, wonderful, could not get through it fast enough, but sad when it was over!!! Roland is so sweet, strong, generous, gorgeous and Sara is the type of heroine you love to read about, funny, sexy, and so so likable. I absolutely can not wait to read/listen to the next one. The book kept me on the edge of my seat.
Kirsten Potter- yes. Dianne Duvall- NO.
I liked the premise of the story and the narrator was great. I bought book one and two of the series thinking it would be right up my alley. I loved the concept and parts of the story, however, it seemed like the book was a political statement 50% of the time. It drones on and on about organic foods, pollution, and all the carcinogens in the food we regular humans eat. For a race of people who live to protect humans, they sure do think very little of us. And personally, I want my heroes larger than life, all these almost 7 foot tall men drive a Prius.
I would not try another book from Dianne Duvall. This book lacked the heat, passion, and suspense that I look for in a romance novel. I found the story and characters to be boring.
What was most disappointing was the relationship between the male and female leads. There is no build up or sexual tension between the two. It is also difficult to relate to the female main character. Although she is supposed to be 30, she comes across as more as in her 50s. I also did not find any allure or attraction towards the male lead character. So disappointing. Finally, the story line and descriptions of the immortals and vampires is somewhat immature. It lacks any interesting and original concepts and comes across as immature.
Mature, feminine, old.
I personally like the Fever series by Karen Marie Moning, the Black Dagger Brotherhood by J.R. Ward, and the Night Huntress Books by Jeanie Frost. If you are a fan of those, I do not recommend this book.
I was so disappointed because I chose this audio book based on the high reviews other members had given it. I completely disagree with the high marks this audio book has received.
In pursuit of truth, justice, and an end to spoilers!
Paranormal romance fans, this one's for you! It's not deep and it's not going to impress the snobs at cocktail parties. It's just a great example of its genre.
And a very, very yummy one at that!
If you're an old hand at paranormal romance then you'll find yourself on familiar ground. Good guy vamps and bad guy vamps are secretly at war and humans end up in the crossfire. Human Sarah saves a good guy vamp and finds herself in the thick of things, and a lot of action and very steamy romance ensues. This was just what I was in the mood for, and I ate it right up!
I liked that Sarah wasn't just a damsel in distress. She's not the type to cower in the corner or be pushed aside. Another reviewer didn't like that these vampires are environmentally concerned and have to take care of themselves. I loved that part, and found it very refreshing! It makes so much sense that immortals would care about the earth, since they'll live forever in any mess they've created. I've always wondered why that doesn't come up in more books! (Or maybe I'm just daydreaming about a guy making me an organic salad. OK, both.)
The narrator's fantastic. This was the first time I've heard her, and she was good enough to bump up other books in my queue just because she narrated them. It's not always easy to read steamy books without sounding silly or overdone, but she handled it perfectly!
Highly recommended for paranormal romance fans. If you're not a romance fan, pass right on by.
If not all vampire books had the same "hot" guys and girls ready to rush into bed with them, an unpredictable plot line, and more intense problem solving this book would have been so much more entertaining. The female protagonist is so willing to give up her body and life with barely a thought because she can't seem to get enough of Roland's muscular body and sexual prowess. She seems to act tough out of a sense that she thinks she's a rough and tough feminist, but she caves in to every lusty outreach that Roland throws at her. Enough of drooling over hunky vampires women! Get a life! Very dissappointing book.
Too predictable and trendy
If the listener could have second guessed what would come next
The mystery woman
Not to have written it to begin with.
All of them.
This is the worst book I have ever read/listened to. Incredibly sappy and annoying. I kept listening hoping it would get better. No such luck! I can't believe it has as many stars as it does. I usually like this type of book, but not this one. My advice don't waste your money.
I read so I can write
Politically correct health nuts make good vamps? Well maybe not, but it's good for laughs. Add a narrator who gets so excited reading the sex scenes that it becomes audio erotica and you have a wrap. I actually listened to the whole thing. It was good for the laughs. If you have extra credits laying around and want some paranormal comedy, go for it.
I'm kind of a paranormal newbie, but, this book has truly endeared characters of this genre to me! I've already listened several times and this book is definitely one of my all time favorites. The depth of character and life that Kirsten Potter gave in her narration was awesome, it really drew me in. Darkness Dawns had love, action, passion, and humor. Great listen!!
4.5 Stars. I loved it.
In this story, music teacher Sarah Bingham found some men beating and attempting to kill another man. Thinking fast, Sarah grabs a shovel and knocks out the two men stomping on the unconscious man. When she asks the man who he was, he explained that he was Roland Warbrook and he was an undercover CIA agent in a drug buy gone awry. She didn't quite believe him, but soon he gained her trust. He later revealed that he an immortal guardian, protecting "the innocents" (mankind) from insane vampires who were preying on humans, torturing and later killing them. Someone was trying to kill Roland and now Sarah has gotten herself involved in the vendatta.
In an attempt to protect Sarah, Roland solicits help from his friend Marcus and the leader of the Immortal Guardians, Seth--as well as a few others. All the while, Sarah was determined to be no one's victim. I loved Roland and Sarah Bingham together. She wasn't content to just be some helpless female. She wanted to fight for and at Roland's side. Great story.
The battle between the Immortal Guardians and the Vampires was interesting. The relationship between Roland, Marcus and Seth was also interesting.
I really enjoyed listening to this one and I will definitely continue with the series.
**the rants about Organic stuff was a little annoying.
Married, not quite 40 mom from the mid-west. I sit behind a computer all day translating large amounts of data into business solutions.
Like many other reviewers I struggled to connect with the characters, the concept of a vegan good guy blood sucker and the overly long narration it takes to describe these 'immortals' made me yawn.