5+ stars for Midnight Temptation by @Shari_Nich #urbanfantasy #paranormalromance #bookreview
Title: Midnight Temptation
Author: Shari Nichols
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy
When tarot card reader Gillian Howe hosts a supernatural speed dating event, she’s hopeful to discover her chance at love.
Making the perfect match is her passion. Too bad she can’t find one for herself.
A chance encounter with a wealthy vampire soon finds her plunged into a secret society of trancing, blood bonds, and human escort rings. She’ll need help to survive, but the vampire detective is the last person she wants...even if he is scorching hot.
Garrett Mulroney has dealt with his share of the supernatural. His sire tried to force him into a life of debauchery, but he chose to uphold the law.
The fact that the one woman he can’t seem to get out of his lust-filled dreams is at the center of his investigation doesn’t bode well. It's a good thing she hates his guts, because it helps douse his growing desire for her and focus on the case.
But when Gillian’s cousin is kidnapped into the Du Sang Brotherhood, she becomes the prime witness.
Now they’re forced to put their differences aside and go undercover by pretending to be a couple. The more time they spend together, the more Garrett wants her in his life—and in his bed.
Will they be able to develop the love and trust needed to take down the Brotherhood or become its next victim?
If you like Hailey Edwards, Lisa Edmonds, BR Kingsolver, or Jennifer Blackstream, you’ll love this paranormal romance with mystery, magic, and suspense!
The last person Gillian Howe expects to see at her supernatural speed dating event is Detective Garrett Mulroney. Sure, he’s a hot vampire but whenever they’re in close contact, all she wants to do is throttle him. Later, when she and her cousin arrive at a party thrown by a wealthy vampire, things go from bad to worse when her cousin is bitten and then kidnapped by the Du Sang Brotherhood. She’ll do anything to free her cousin from the thrall of the Du Sang Brotherhood and partners up with Garrett. They pretend to be a couple to bring down the Du Sang Brotherhood but when the faking ends and a real attachment takes shape, will they be able to embrace true love or will they go their separate ways when they take down the Brotherhood?
Midnight Temptation is such a fantastic enemies-to-lovers paranormal romance filled with suspense, intrigue, vampire lore and killer sexual tension. From the very first page, I connected with Gillian. She’s such a fun heroine with plenty of foibles and self-effacing inner dialogue. The romance between Gillian and Garrett is slow-building with plenty of angst. What makes Midnight Temptation one of the best paranormal romances I’ve read in a long time is the vampire lore Shari Nichols creates for this story. Not only does it make sense, historically, but it is completely original. The plot moves at a fast pace with a few shocking twists I didn’t see coming. If you’re a fan of urban fantasy with steamy romance, you’ll enjoy Midnight Temptation. Highly recommend!
My Rating: 5+ stars
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Shari Nichols grew up in a small town in Connecticut where haunted houses, ghosts and Ouija boards were commonplace, spurring her fascination with all things paranormal. Ever since she read her first Barbara Cartland novel, her life-long dream has been to write sexy, romantic stories. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, going to the gym, or hanging out with family and friends.
Shari’s a member of Romance Writers of America, New Jersey Romance Writers, Liberty States Fiction Writers and Fantasy, Futuristic, and Paranormal Romance Writers. Shari’s new series, Ravens’ Hollow Coven, is an urban fantasy with City Owl Press.
Awards: Beverley Award, Golden Leaf Finalist, Best Book Finalist by a New Jersey Author, HOLT Medallion Finalist, Literary Titan Silver Medal Winner.
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Reviewed by: Mrs. N
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