August 1, 2014
I was given In Still Darkness for an honest review by NetGalley.
Richart d’Alençon a 230-year-old Immortal Guardian out hunting one night when he comes across four vamps attacking a woman leaving her work. When she kisses him after he rescues her Richart finds he can’t get her out of his head but she doesn’t remember the incident thanks to the bite from one of her attackers, never mind the huge secret he is keeping from her, how will she ever accept him?
Jenna McBride is a single mother of a college aged student who doesn’t have a lot of time for dating. But when Richart starts coming into to the store she works at she finds herself really attracted to him, but most men run for the door when they discover she has a son in college.
Finally, I have read one of the books I am supposed to be reading although Bastien was making it very difficult, so I was reading In Still Darkness and Phantom Shadows in tandem to resolve this hilarious issue I have developed since I delved back into the Immortal Guardians series.
Jenna and Richart’s story is being told in the same time frame as Melanie and Bastien’s story so reading them in tandem was fairly easy as they fit so well together and reading them a lot of fun, although I am not yet done with Phantom Shadows. I wish I could say I had a favorite character or part in every book but the truth is every time I get into one book in the series I fall in love with every character. May favorite part of this particular book was when Richart teleported into Jenna’s apartment by accident I could almost see the absolute shock on hers and John’s face even as they got a repeat performance when he tried to go back for Ami.
“Okay, I see we’re going to have to have a little talk, John. Here’s the thing. Since Richart is planning to explore the Kama Sutra with your mom, if she forgives him . . .”—Sheldon
“You can’t threaten a man’s balls, dude. A man’s balls are off limits. Even vampires don’t fuck with a man’s balls. That’s just . . . mean.”—Sheldon
Its official Dianne Duvall is now one of my favorite authors, I just this series.
Book Cover Rating
The cover is definitely different than the previous covers in that it has a darker more intense feeling to it.
In Dianne Duvall’s world of Immortal Guardians, the stakes for mortals are high, but the cost–especially to the heart–might be higher…
It’s not the first time Immortal Guardian Richart d’Alençon has saved a human life from eternal damnation. Usually, he moves on, a nameless savior like a ghost in the night. But this time he can’t seem to forget the woman who rewarded him with a sensuous kiss after he rescued her from a trio of vampires. While Richart knows that loving a human can only bring trouble, the taste of forbidden lust is too great to resist…
Jenna never imagined she’d end up a single mom working overtime to put her son through school. But she might have daydreamed once that a devastatingly gorgeous Frenchman would sweep her off her feet. Now that a package of tall, dark, and handsome seems intent on doing just that, doctors are telling her she may not have long to live. But Richart is telling her just the opposite. All she has to do is abandon her humanity…
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