Terrified of becoming mated like her parents, Isabelle has locked herself away in order to avoid their fate. She is content to stay sheltered among her family, hidden away as she lives out her days away from the human race and the world. Despite her determination to remain alone, her world is rocked when a person from her parents' past arrives at their door, bringing with them the powerful and stunning vampire Stefan.
Though Stefan is not expecting to arrive at a nest full of vampires, he is immediately drawn to the vibrant, often defiant, and willful Isabelle. To his surprise Isabelle does everything in her power to avoid him and her desire for him. No matter how hard she tries to fight it, Isabelle begins to realize that trying to deny her destiny may just destroy them both, as there are some things that cannot be stopped. But just as she begins to let her guard down, Stefan's dark and deadly past catches up to him and threatens to destroy them both.
©2012 Brenda K. Davies (P)2015 Podium Publishing
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At the beginning of the book I was very lost and confused because there are so very many characters. Too many. But I love Tavis Gilbert and Brenda Davies so I worked through my confusion.
I read the first book in this series last year and never got around to reading book two. With the way book one ended I wasn't really sure I wanted to continue the story... I'm not one of those people that wants to read about the white picket fence family, regardless of how much sex and vampire you throw in the mix. ;)
However I did enjoy the first book, and I really liked Brenda Davies writing style, so I decided to give book two a chance.
For the most part I liked the book. I like Stefan's character, but as for Isabel... she's rather whiny and so sheltered that it's almost ridiculous. There were some chapters that seemed to drag on with no real purpose and others that were so full of action and plot twists that your head would be spinning. There was a lot of potential for more dramatic scenes that weren't taken advantage of in my opinion; the drama happened and a solution was quickly found and daily life returned to normal, repeat pattern. Nothing lasted long enough to create suspense.
Overall it's a good read, I see potential for the next book which seems to take place away from the homestead.
the story was excellent. it was broken down enough to fall in love with all the old characters as well as the new ones. the story had a bit of drama, love and action.
I loved the 1st book! I am not sure what the author was thinking here or how the editor let this one get published but the only good part about it was the last 2 chapters. This book really dragged on and on. I kept listening because I paid for it for one and second the 1st was so good!!!! Very disappointed with this one.
I loved all the characters except Isabelle.
The first was definitely much better. I hope the third makes up for this one.
Isabelle was just too naive, immature and judgmental for me.
Stefan is over 200 years old so he should have the patience, maturity and control of a 200 year old vampire. Instead, he has the maturity of a teenager. He has no patience and his personality comes across as more abusive than controlling. He has terrible tantrums and the way he treats Isabelle is unacceptable.
5 star narrator performance.
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