January 19, 2011

Book Review: Nocturne by Syrie James

Nocturne
Publisher: Vanguard Press (January 4, 2011)
Hardcover: 224 Pages
Genre: Adult Fantasy
Book From Star Book Tours
From Goodreads. When Nicole Whitcomb’s car runs off a Colorado mountain road during a blinding snowstorm, she is saved from death by a handsome, fascinating, and enigmatic stranger.

Snowbound with him for days in his beautiful home high in the Rockies, she finds herself powerfully attracted to him and soon comes to realize that the feeling is mutual. But there are things about him that mystify her, filling her with apprehension—and Nicole can’t shake the feeling that he doesn’t want her there.

Who is Michael Tyler? Why does he live alone in such a secluded spot and guard his private life so carefully? What secret—or secrets—is he hiding?

Nicole has secrets of her own and a past she is running from—but Michael understands her better than anyone she has ever known. Soon, she is falling as deeply in love with him as he is with her.

But as the sexual tension between them builds, the clues mount up. When Nicole learns the terrifying truth—that her host is an ages-old vampire who is torn between his love for her and his desire for her blood—there’s nowhere for her to run but into the blizzard raging outside, and he’s the only one who can save her life.

Review
NOCTURNE, by Syrie James, is a romantic tale of two people stuck in a cabin together during a blizzard storm. As the time ticks by, their desire for each other grows until it becomes overwhelming.

The synopsis I read when looking at this book had no indication of being a vampire book. I went into this book blind to the 'secrets' of both main characters. The sexual tension between Michael and Nicole was definitely steamy and I liked the development of their relationship very much.

The history of Michael and how he became a vampire was fairly typical and did not stand out among the abundance of vampire books that are bursting from bookstore shelves. But besides the paranormal aspect, I did enjoy this book. It was definitely a "get away from reality for a few hours" novel. I let myself fall into the story and the characters.

My favorite part of this book besides the romantic scenes was the ending. It went to a place I never thought it would and was bittersweet but perfect. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to escape for a few hours into a romantic story.


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