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Let me tell you a secret - Dracula had a brother. This is true. They called him Radu the Handsome, but his beauty was deceiving, and it hid a deadly secret... With high ambitions as a journalist, Juliet Jochs travels to the Carpathians to investigate a mysterious and unnaturally beautiful prince. She suspects that he's a dangerous man, and that this mission may cost her life. But, as the prince's masks begin to peel off, she fears she may lose her sanity.
Prince Radek's dark powers suck Juliet into a whirl of hypnotic desire--no woman has ever resisted his lures. But something is different about her, special, and he's growing dangerously addicted to her. She must keep her head above the water if she is to save herself, run away and not look back before he consumes her completely. But can she resist opening the last door to his most terrible secret?
3 out of 5 (good)
Independent Reviewer for Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!
This story started out strong. The story flowed well, the characters were great, and details and descriptions were perfect.
However, as the story progressed, that seemed to have fall apart rather rapidly, sadly. The story line seemed to falter and was hard to follow. It required me to back read and re-read trying to keep up with what was going on in the story, it didn’t flow freely like it had been and the idea that the entire story was written around seemed to be planned out well until about the middle of the story then it felt the author was just going with whatever sounded good.
Details and descriptions were extremely strong at the beginning. It was easy to visualize what was going on and which character was doing what. However, as the story proceeded, they seemed to fall apart. I was confused with what I was reading and what was going on. There were times I just couldn’t figure out what was going on so I just kept reading in hopes it would all fall together.
The overall story was good. It started out so strong and had a great promise and I’d even say it finished semi-decently. The middle of the story was confusing and didn’t seem to go along with the rest of the story but seemed to be added to give the story a “plot twist”. There is obviously a second book to this series and I’d be skeptical to recommend it.
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* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and the comments here are my honest opinion. *
Born in vampire land Romania and living in romantic Germany, Ana Calin writes paranormal romance with vampires, shifters and other mysterious creatures who stalk their love interests from behind mirrors, or using other paranormal powers. Dark, intense, these love stories are not for the faint of heart. Influences: I.T. Lucas, Bella Forrest, Christine Feehan.