By Michele Hauf
Expected Publication: July 2013
Length: 304 pages
Series: In the company of Vampires #1
Source: Gifted for honest review by Harlequin and Netgalley
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Read If you liked: Anita Blake
Synopsis from Goodreads
Could Her Sworn Enemy Lead Her Out of Darkness?
As a member of an ancient order of vampire hunters, Lark has found that eliminating dangerous vampires is about more than duty. It’s personal—a kill for every day her husband was held captive before his death. Staking her prey isn’t a challenge until she confronts Domingos LaRoque. Mad with vengeance and the blood of a powerful phoenix, Domingos tests her skills…and seduces her soul.
Once a talented musician, Domingos can’t escape the constant music in his head…or his need to destroy the werewolf pack that tortured him. Though trusting the hunter ordered to kill him can be his gravest mistake, the dark desires between them can’t be refused. Yet as he and Lark become allies to defeat a mutual threat, loving the enemy may be the ultimate sacrifice.
I actually requested this book after reading a bad review from a blogger, not because I like to review books that I don’t enjoy, but because I was so surprised that a book from Mills & Boon wasn’t enjoyable. I get that everyone’s taste is different, but I personally love Mills & Boons Books.
Beautiful danger was an enjoyable, short and action packed story. I loved how Lark’s character was trying to slay vampires to ease her guilt over staking her husband, as well as her soft side in being able to love someone who is so wrong for her.
Domingos character was also unique in which he is a deadly, sexy vampire that is
bat shit crazy mentally disturbed, after being captured by a pack of werewolves and being tortured.
I enjoyed the back and forth fighting between the characters and thought it was a good read, but a couple of things didn’t sit well with me, which were the fact that Lark could love a vampire that was crazy, not that him being disabled is the problem because hell aren’t we all a little crazy? the problem is that he is even more dangerous when he is having an episode. If someone was standing in front of me slamming his head into a wall giggling and yelling I would not stop to think oh how sweet I love him so much, I would be thinking WTF? where is the exit? There is also a scene where he loses control completely and viciously attacks Lark, which I am so not into the new trend of the Sexy but violent boyfriend. Domestic violence is domestic violence there is no sweet side to it, But it seems ok that he nearly killed her because he was crazy. That is just an excuse, if your sister came home with a black eye and said her boyfriend hit her, but it is ok because he was crazy at the time, would you accept it?
The other part that didn’t sit well with me was they kept talking to themselves, (and not in a crazy way). I don’t know about you but I am not in the habit of constantly talking to myself.
Anyway overall it was a good read, if you don’t think too hard about the plot. Which lets face it Mills & Boons are just short escapes, not deep thought-provoking material.
- Review of Beautiful Danger by Michele Hauf out on 1/7/13 (vampyandracey.com)
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