My life had always been blissfully, wonderfully normal. But it only took one moment to change everything.
Suddenly, my sister, Georgia, and I were orphans. We put our lives into storage and moved to Paris to live with my grandparents. And I knew my shattered heart, my shattered life, would never feel normal again. Then I met Vincent.
Mysterious, sexy, and unnervingly charming, Vincent Delacroix appeared out of nowhere and swept me off my feet. Just like that, I was in danger of losing my heart all over again. But I was ready to let it happen.
Of course, nothing is ever that easy. Because Vincent is no normal human. He has a terrifying destiny, one that puts his life at risk every day. He also has enemies . . . immortal, murderous enemies who are determined to destroy him and all of his kind.
While I'm fighting to piece together the remnants of my life, can I risk putting my heart—as well as my life and my family's—in jeopardy for a chance at love?This book surprised me in the way it handled it's paranormal community. Now, let me get my evil laugh out of the way because I will not tell you exactly what that paranormal community entails. *EVIL LAUGH* I had an idea going into this book, but was wrong. So, I enjoyed this book mostly because of that fact. Made me more curious and wanting to know more.
As far as Kate, our heroine, I did enjoy her character for most of the book. Morose and grieving for their parents both siblings, Kate and Georgia, try to start over in Paris from America. Kate tries to lose herself in books to cope, and Georgia tries to party the pain away. Neither is wholly successful, but are doing the best they can. After getting booted out of the house, Kate tries to go to a café to read. At least she is among the living. In that first visit her eyes lock onto a enigmatic group of guys but becomes interested in one in particular. They do meet and things do not go well. Vincent manages to insult her at every turn, but he is loathe to give up. He finally tries again, but this time with a bit of honesty and they become friends and then each other's romantic interests.
Well, secrets get revealed and problems ensue. and our couple is torn apart. Both pine for each other even though they have only known each other for a little time. Now, I know people who don't like insta-romances may scoff at it, but it didn't bother me. Both characters are emotionally damaged as well as emotionally mature. How does that work? Well, I think it would explain the intense feelings, but it was tempered by wanting to do the right thing for themselves as well as each other.
I admit, however, by the end of the book Kate does something that makes me not like her. Again, I cannot reveal exactly what that is, but I do suspect my main complaint will be solved later in this series. Other than that one thing, she was a strong and mature character for this book.
I give this book 4 stars. It was an interesting take on the paranormal community. It was unique and refreshing in that aspect.
If you want to have my evil laugh erased from your brain... you can watch the author give up what these paranormal creatures are... ;) Hint: UF fans will have heard the word many times before. :D
I received this ARC from Book it Forward Tours and NetGalley (yes, I asked from both and forgot I had asked to be apart of the other *headdesk*) and no compensation for my review was given.