Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Review for Tempted by Brenda Tetreault - 5 out of 5!
He spotted her in club Nightshade, a beautiful goddess among the mortals, and from that moment on she was his everything. She tempted him. She intrigued him. He wanted her.
Sabrina Donahue knew she was playing with fire from the moment their lips met, but something about Roman Arceneaux made it difficult for her to care.
Sensual and darkly intense, Roman is every woman’s fantasy come to life. One by one, Sabrina’s reservations fall prey to his skilled seduction, leaving her dreaming of a future she never imagined.
When monsters and mayhem intrude upon their lives, Sabrina’s fragile existence is threatened and Roman is left to wonder if their love will survive.
*For mature readers only due to graphic language and sexual situations*
MY REVIEW -
Yep, I totally loved this! It's so good! I loved the whole premise and I loved that this books deals with vampires and other supernatural types. In Tempted, Roman, who is a dhampir (half human, half vampire), sees Sabrina across the room in his nightclub, Nightshade, and feels a strong attraction and pull towards her. Sabrina also feels a pull towards Roman, and the two have a moment, but it doesn't go much further before they separate, but Roman isn't ready to let Sabrina walk out of his life. Sabrina is from a well-off family, but she is a bit of a wild child because her parents are a bit cold towards her and they try to run her life, so she rebels by doing some things that aren't very smart and make her seem childish, which normally would bother me, but I liked that Sabrina had sass and that she understood that her actions weren't really helping anything. Sabrina is intelligent and I think she handles having a lot of crazy thrown at her wonderfully. At one of these little rebellions, Roman and Sabrina end up meeting again, but the meeting doesn't quite go as Roman would have hoped, but eventually they end up reconnecting. I don't want to spoil it, so I'll just say this action by Sabrina was really the only thing I didn't enjoy about this story, and I didn't like the thought that Roman was there frequently enough to be knowledgeable about the setting, but luckily it wasn't too big a part of the story, so I didn't let it affect my rating. Roman and Sabrina begin to grow closer, but Roman has his secrets that may make Sabrina leave him, so he is trying to find the right time to mention these things to her, but some outside forces intrude on Roman and Sabrina's relationship causing strife. Roman has some dangerous people in his past that aren't too happy that Sabrina is in Roman's life, so Roman and Sabrina are on a tough road to happiness. Roman and Sabrina are hot together, and I loved how much Roman feels for Sabrina. They have a really great connection; deep and heartfelt, and I was surprised with how sweet the romance ended up being. The sex scenes are very steamy, and definitely had my heart pounding. Tempted really pulled me in, and the story is very interesting. The whole story was so full of wonderfulness, and I just love Brenda Tetreault's writing! I love that there are different types of supernaturals in this book, and I especially loved that Roman's "butler" was a fawn! So cool! That character was so much fun! We also get a glimpse at the relationship between Caine and Gaela, who are Roman's bodyguard and sister, and their story just broke my heart! Although the majority of the book is about Roman and Sabrina, Caine and Gaela get some chapters too, and normally I don't like when focus is taken off the main couple, but I loved their story so much, so I wasn't disappointed at all that they get some scene time. I was truly hoping that the next book would be a continuation of their story, but I have to wait one more book before that happens, so I'm going to have to hurry up and read the next book, so I can get to their book. I'm definitely going to have to do that sooner rather than later because I want more Caine and Gaela! I loved how Tempted's story evolved, and I enjoyed the bit of mystery and the little surprises. I also listened to the audio version of this story, and the narrator is amazing! She does multiple voices and accents, and does a great job! I'm really looking forward to the next book! The next book is about Caius, who is a villain in this book, so that will be interesting to see his story, when he was mentioned in this book, I did think I would like to read his story, so although I want Caine and Gaela's story, I'm excited to read Caius' story too!