Caressed by Night
(Rulers of Darkness #2)
By: Amanda J. Greene
Published By: Entangled Publishing
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I thought the first book in this series was good and showed great potential....And oh how I love being right!!! I devoured this one in one evening and a few hours the next morning.
The plot was totally solid and hit all it's marks just right -picking up almost 200 years after Caressed by Moonlight. It was fast paced when it was called for, lingered gracefully in all the right spots, and a total mind bender. I'm even more firmly entrenched in the author's world then ever before. I kept trying to figure out the end, and was unsuccessful. Miz Greene ends on yet another tantalizing cliff hanger, whetting the appetite for the next installment.
(Note: Unlike my previous complaint, the e-copy I received was practically flawless. Thanks Entangled!)
On the characters:
Love love love! Nothing but love.
The only complaint I have about Kerstyn was her confusingly spelled name. She was strong, confident, and willful.
Dimitri is equistely tortured and yet in control of himself and knows who he is. Oh, and believe me when I tell you, sexy as all get out. YUM.
And the two of them together? Explosively hot! I mean, sizzling. I was breathless after reading a couple of their encounters.
They were a joy to read, and the secondary cast of characters blare to life in this story. Gabriel, Gannon, and yes again, Falcon, as well as the Shaw priestess Silvie and vamp queen Sonya. I don't know if the author just liked this book and these characters better, or she simply has perfected her craft - whichever it is, it was absolutely fantastic.
Dimitri Arsov, the last remaining pure vampire, was thought to be dead for the past four hundred years. Now, he is back and has a score to settle with the traitor that had tried to kill him centuries ago. But as he waits for his prey to blindly step into his carefully laid trap, his overwhelming hunger for blood is triggered when he saves a beautiful art historian.
Kerstyn Ingmar’s life was normal and straight up boring until the night she is rescued by the dangerously sexy, powerfully mesmerizing, Dimitri.
Unable to resist his diamond blue eyes and intense kisses, she is drawn into his world of darkness and closer to her impending doom.
While their desire consumes them, Dimitri is haunted by images of a bloody and deadly future. As his enemies draw near, he must find a way to save his mate from her destiny before fate destroys them both.