Saturday, January 8, 2011

Review: Vaughn’s Bidding by Ava McKnight

Vaughn’s Bidding by Ava McKnight

Publisher: Ellora's Cave
Genre: Paranormal Romance

Heat Rating: 3



Zora has lived the past thirteen years in an anesthetized state. She logs long hours at work and takes sleeping pills at night, helping her to keep insanity at bay and the howling of wolves from her dreams. But memories of her family, slaughtered by a pack in Montana, haunt her. One night, her troubled dreams are interrupted by a man who urges Zora to return home—and finds an erotically stirring way in which to entice her to do his bidding.

Vaughn is a vampire. He’s read Zora’s thoughts for years, making his desire for her nearly unbearable, especially when she begins to fantasize about him. Vaughn responds in reality, but can his mind-blowing orgasms help Zora call forth the mystical power buried within her? Will their lust be a distraction or will it help them defeat the pack?

Publisher’s Note: This story was previously published elsewhere under the title Keeper of the Night and has been revised for Ellora's Cave.

Hunter's Review

I think this book was supposed to be really exciting and it started out that way. In fact, I was totally riveted by the blurb. I thought it sounded fascinating but the truth is that I found it to be kind of dull. Our heroine spends an inordinate amount of time wondering if she’s crazy.

I think a certain amount of that is expected and should show up in these kind of stories. I wouldn’t believe it if she’d just accepted it but after a while it really dragged the story down and made me want to roll my eyes at her.

Vaughn is a wonderful hero and I did enjoy him. Clearly Ms. McKnight is adept at creating sexy vampire heroes. Fans of that genre will not be disappointed.

3 Tea Cups!


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