Series: Royal House of Shadows #1
Published by Mills & Boon on October 1, 2011
Genres: Paranormal Romance
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Dangerously sexy vampire Nicolai was renowned for his virility, but now fate has turned against The Dark Seducer. Cast out from his home, Nicolai has been doomed to become a sex slave in the magical kingdom of Delfina. All that remains of Nicolai's mind is the primal need for freedom, revenge—and the only woman who can help him.
I’d never read anything by Gena Showalter before but, since I’ve always heard great things about her titles, I was sure this book would have amazed me. That was a very wrong guess from my part. I shouldn’t have had high expectations in the first place, I would have avoided the disappointment . . . maybe.
At first, I thought it was going to be an exciting read. I was eager to live the pre-announced adventure in a fantasy world with magical creatures and I couldn’t wait for the action to kick in but, suddenly, an ongoing back and forth of ‘Mine’ started . . . Now, I do love alpha males and, let’s be honest, their possessiveness is what captivates us the most, but it kinda lost its power/charm in here. ‘Mine’ was a word used too easily and it sounded way repetitive, like the dialogues between the couple. For me Nicolai wasn’t a hero to fall for and Jane’s concerns and her constant mind ramblings were annoying most of the times.
I liked the idea, the plot was there but the development was very disappointing, and sometimes confusing. Nevertheless, even if this book didn’t do well for me, I feel like I should not give up on Showalter just yet.