LORELEI AND DARIN
Rating: 3 Cups
Lorelei Riese is engaged to Vincent, a very powerful werewolf. He wants to convert her on the night he becomes the head of the clan. He also abuses her and cheats on her but she is afraid to leave him.
Darin Magruder is an old and powerful vampire. A Dark Guardian, he has been sent to see if Vincent Cochran is fit to become one of them.
Lorelei has finally had enough of Vincent’s abuse and infidelities, but she does not want to affect his status in the werewolf world or her own safety, so her plans are a secret. Darin Magruder is a complete surprise. She is incredibly drawn to him, but knows that she can not act on her feelings. Darin is shocked to have finally found his Truelove and that she is engaged to a werewolf.
As a warning to readers, though there are no overt acts of rape in the story, the relationship between Vincent and Lorelei can be uncomfortable for some readers. There is also mention of a rape prior to the story. I liked Lorelei’s character; despite her situation, she is a very strong woman. Her friend Jade is very well written as is Darin’s friend Dylan, they both added a lighter touch to the story. The two animal spirits that Dylan and Darin carry are an interesting concept. Unfortunately, I found few redeeming qualities in Vincent, and Eve is unrelentingly evil. The plot is interesting and exciting and there are some pretty good love scenes. The author definitely has a gift for these. Dylan and Jade’s stories should be pretty interesting.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More