Love is Darkness
Book 1, Valerie Dearborn - Valerie Dearborn, no. 1
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Valerie Dearborn wants a cotton candy life, but it’s more like a puffer fish: pointy, unusual, and—if not prepared exactly right—deadly.
In London for graduate school, Val knows she's finally free. Her father and ex- almost-boyfriend are back in California and she's out of the vampire hunting biz for good. Or is she?
She draws the attention of Lucas, a 1600 year old vampire, and King to his kind. He’s also wicked hot. As golden as Lucifer, and just as tempting, he makes Valerie an offer she can't refuse: help him find out if the Others (Empaths, Fey and Werewolves) still exist or he'll stop protecting those she loves.
Lucas tells her that Empaths were a vampire’s biggest weakness before going extinct hundreds of years ago. While the Fey or a Werewolf might kill a vampire, an Empath could enslave them, seducing or harming them with emotions.
The one detail he leaves out? Valerie is an Empath. And after 1600 years of an emotionless existence, Lucas is drawn to Val like a recovering alcoholic to a wine cooler.
Can she keep those she loves alive, stop Lucas from munching on her, survive a fanged revolution and still find a way to have that boring, normal life she’s always wanted? Probably not, but boy is she gonna try.
Ok, 1,2, or 3 "flashbacks" to get the background story is fine, but EVERY freaking chapter is ridiculous! Got 1/4 of the way through it & got fed up. Good plot but it dragged & dragged to the point I couldn't continue reading it. For 99 cents, it wasn't worth it. It's written in third person but occasionally using "I" didn't make much sense either.
Leaves you hanging!
Why? This book leaves you hanging. Very cruel. Why? Don't waste your time unless you like to be frustrated. Ugh!
It was such a captivating story with interesting plot twists and thrills that kept you wanting more. Can't wait for the next book!! :-D