Thursday, April 28, 2011

Review: Wild Souls by Jocelyn Devon

Wild Souls by Jocelyn Devon

Publisher: Red Rose Publishing
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Heat Rating: 2



Can Eliza’s and Hank’s marriage be saved or is it already too late after his affair with town tart Sylvia? Her home wrecking ways threaten to end all three of their lives. HIV, looms over then like a dark shroud. Can any be saved?

Sterling an ancient vampire mourns the loss of his beloved Alana. He never thought he’d find another woman to take her place. Yet, he finds hope in Eliza.

Will Eliza accept his dark gift before it’s too late?

Can she find it within herself to love a creature of the night? Is it possible his love can cure her?

Claudette’s Review

Eliza’s husband Hank is suffering a bad case of denial, for some reason he refuses to take the blame for the affair he had with the town tramp, Sylvia. This affair ends his marriage and put both him and Eliza at risk of HIV. While packing his bags, he accuses her of having an affair with his friend Sterling. Unknown to them both, Sterling is a vampire. Sterling being something other than human appears to be an addition to the plot that doesn’t blend seamlessly in a way that would make sense to the story by adding a touch of the paranormal. This is just thrown into the story, the same way that soap opera writers add mad plot twists to the storyline.

Sterling is in love with Eliza, she is the first woman to make him care about anything, since the death of his beloved first wife. Instead of Sterling, making the effort to hide the fact that he isn’t human in order to be there for Eliza while she tries to deal with the aftermath of losing the husband she was about to divorce, he appears in her apartment, clearly not having entered through the front door, just as the officers call at her home to inform her of Hank’s death. There is little to no real characterization nor do any of the characters react to their circumstances in a way that makes sense in terms of motivation.

2 Tea Cups!


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