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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Review: Nocturne by Syrie James

imagePublisher: Vanguard Press 
ISBN: 159315674X
Pages: 320 pages
Genre: Romance/Paranormal/Vampires  
Challenges-100+ Reading Challenge, Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge
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Summary from publisher:

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 yet mystified by him, filling her with apprehension.

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? With her own secrets and a past she is running from, Michael understands Nicole better than anyone she has ever known. Soon, they are falling deeply in love—a profoundly meaningful experience that is destined to change their lives forever. However, as the sexual tension between them builds, the clues mount up. When Nicole learns her host’s terrifying secret, there is nowhere for her to run but into the blizzard raging outside, and Michael may be the only one who can save her life.

My Review: 

I have been procrastinating about this review because when I finished reading, my opinion was a bit blurry. But I think I got it now.

Nicole was one of those heroines that you can’t help but like. Nicole is on vacation and caught in an avalanche which cause her to crash her car. She is rescued by a mysterious man, Michael. I liked her. I don’t think there was anything particularly special about her. But I did like her. Michael was, on the other hand, a great hero. He was the gruff and sort of stern type of hero that I love. I also thought he had an amazing chemistry with Nicole. They had this really great push and pull type of chemistry that I really liked.

I really loved so much about this book. The writing was amazing. It really drew me in from the first page. It just felt cozy. Like the setting. I also loved the chemistry between Michael and Nicole. They were constantly battling each other but they had this innate chemistry that really worked very well. I only had one issue with the book and it was the ending. The ending left me feeling bereft and let down. I wanted to know that Nicole and Michael ended up together and were happy—it’s the romance novel addict in me. I didn’t get that. The Author’s Note does alleviate some of my disappointment but I think I need to see them end up happy to be completely satisfied.  

I really hope that someday Syrie James comes back to Nocturne and gives Nicole and Michael the happy ending they deserve.

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*A copy of this book was provided to me by the publisher for review.   My opinion is my own and has not been influenced in any way and any monies   made from associate or affiliate accounts are recycled back into the  blog.

1 comment:

  1. Oh, I hate it when books are left open-ended like that :( But it sounds like a great story regardless. I started reading Syrie James's Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen and never finished. Don't know why, I actually did like the book. Michael kinda sounds like a Rochester type, but I like those sort of stern heroes as well.
    Great review,
    Ninja Girl

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