Darby is a kind, intelligent, level-headed young woman who enjoys her peaceful, ordinary existence and loves her younger sister Rowan with her whole heart. Rowan is an energetic whirlwind who is somewhat scatter-brained and a trouble magnet. Since the death of their parents several years ago the two sisters rely on each other. They know that they are descended from a long line of witches because they found some old books and a diary. However, neither has ever shown any particular gifts in that area.
Devon and his younger brother are vampires who have just moved into the house next door. Devon is immediately enamored of the lovely Darby and Blake is similarly drawn to Rowan. At first the girls have no idea that the guys are vampires. It is only after a frightening and almost deadly encounter, where Darby unexpectedly finds she has special powers that allow her to repel the attacker, that the two young women learn the truth about their handsome boyfriends. The foursome face peril together, learns some significant lessons of love and loss, and must make some tough decisions.
I enjoyed this fun paranormal romantic tale. Written in an easy conversational style, it was at times quite humorous. I thought the pacing of the story was good. This story is very light on the sex – it is only implied in a few places. Parents should feel quite comfortable letting their teenage children read this book. I absolutely adored the “manly” feline, Harry. There was an excellent sense of suspense in the latter half of the book and I became invested in discovering if the couples were meant to be together or if hatred and bigotry would tear Rowan and Blake apart. This is the first book in a series by this author. I will be reading the next book, Blood Moon, within days where I am hoping the brooding, sexy Dean Wolfe – Rowan’s mentor and friend - will show his amorous side. If you enjoy books with witches, vampires and werewolves living secretly within our society you should read this one.
Darby O'Rielly is not your typical girl next door. She and her sister are ancestral witches, but have never been taught the art of their craft in an attempt to have the girls 'fit in' to their tiny community. When a dark stranger and his brother enter her life, love blooms and havoc ensues. For these two handsome brothers aren't just good looking, they are 'born vampires' of royal blood and they have hunters hot on their trail. When a Van Helsing wanna-be arrives and threatens Devon and Blake's immortal lives, Darby unleashes a deadly magic in order to save them.
As vengeance for killing his hunter, our villain kidnaps, Rowan, Darby's sister and injects her with werewolf blood. Darby, Devon and Blake take a redeye to Maine to try and save her. A search then ensues to find a werewolf named Dean who isn't exceptionally friendly or eager to help friends of vampires. Will Rowan survive her transformation or will the werewolf blood wreak havoc on her body and kill her. You'll find out when you read this action packed urban fantasy romance novel yourself.