Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Reviewed: Shadow Rising by Kendra Leigh Castle...

Shadow Rising (Dark Dynasties, #3)
The Dark Dynasties Series Book #3
As one of the Grigori, a noble vampire dynasty shrouded in mystery, Ariane has spent her life hidden away in the desert. Like all of her kind, she is a watcher, fated to observe, forbidden to act. Yet when her best friend, Sammael, vanishes, she defies all rules and flees her safe haven to bring him home.
A shape-shifting assassin for the House of Shadows, Damien Tremaine is hired to locate Sammael. His hunt for the wayward Grigori leads him to Ariane, the rogue vamp who stands between him and his bounty. Damien never lets emotion interfere with his work, but a single touch from the sexy, beguiling vampire shatters his self-control. Drawn together by their common goal, what begins as an alliance of necessity soon becomes one of desire. But when the secret at the dark heart of the Grigori comes to light, Damien and Ariane must make a choice that could bind them eternally...or tear them—and everything they care about—apart.
Oh, how I love this book!! It reminds me a little of the Night Huntress series!! So incredibly good!! 
Shadow Rising is my first book from Kendra Leigh Castle and it has made me a HUGE fan of hers. 
I was immediately drawn into this story. Even though I started with Shadow Rising, the third book in the series, I never felt lost or unable to follow along but I will definitely be reading the rest of the series. 
I love love love Damien and Ariane. He is so funny, sarcastic, cocky, broken, sexy, caring and sweet (the last two mostly just to Ariane). She is so sweet, caring, loving, a bit kick-ass and also a little vulnerable.  Loved them together and wanted a HEA for them so much. 
Shadow Rising had laughter, excitement, romance, great characters and Hot sex--what more could you ask for?? I loved the scene in the cemetery!!! ;) 
Just a great read that is definitely going into my keeper pile and will definitely be a reread for me. Actually I want to reread now!! LOL 5 out of 5 rating. 

***ARC provided by NetGalley

The Dark Dynasties Series Books 1 and 2 / AMAZON
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  1. You should definitely go back and read the first 2. It's a great series!

    1. Thanks for stopping by!! I definitely plan too--I got this one off of NetGalley and they only had Shadow Rising. I am looking forward to reading the rest of the series!! Thanks again!! :)

  2. I have the 1st two books on my bookshelf. I can not wait to start this series. Great review. Have a nice week sweetie.

    1. Hey you,
      I love this book and can;t wait to read the first two. Thanks for stopping by. You have a good week too!! :)