KIMBERLY VAN METER
April 22, 2011
Amazon Digital Services
Rating: 5 Cups
Dr. Isabella Beckett seeks revenge for the death of her parents after vampires murdered them. She hopes her latest capture will aid her in all she needs to know about them.
Julien de Valsan has kept a low profile as a dealer in rare art for the past ten years. He can only wonder why after 400 years of never being captured, he becomes a victim to this pretty scientist.
Isabella has made the capture of the vampire very personal. If she can tap into how he clicks, she hopes to unlock the code to bring down all vampires. It had taken six long months to find this creature so she made sure to prepare the strongest compound to hold him. Isabella never realized his thoughts leaking through the barrier, nor how the strong enigma of his presence, would carry strange feelings to her heart. Julien can only stand confinement for so long before he must find a way to escape. Once he does, the lovely scientist will pay for his capture. Can Isabella continue her plan or will she fall prey to Julien’s charm?
The Reckoning is a compelling story that had this reader from the first page to the last. I absolutely love how Julien says, ‘pretty Isabella.’ He and Isabella indeed make a breathtaking couple allowing the story to come completely alive in every way. Kimberly Van Meter instils robust characters into this powerful, fascinating tale. This reader was swept away by the richness of her writing; the styling was completely elegant. Julien is so sympathetic, compassionate; I want one of him. He has a depth to him that is completely mesmerizing. Honestly, Isabella and Julien are realistic, dynamite players that spellbound this reader and therefore making this read deserving of five cups.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More