Twilight Dreams by Amanda Ashley

Sequel to As Twilight Falls

**advance reader copy received via NetGalley**

Genre: Paranormal Romance (contemporary)

Publishes on: 9 September 2016

Publisher’s Excerpt:

Holly Parrish has never met anyone like Micah Ravenwood: his dark eyes, his movie-star smile, the indefinable way he looks at her. Even when she thought he was no more than another client for her investment firm, her lust overpowered her logic.

But she never expected this attraction to whisk her from her busy southern California life to a silent and eerie ghost town in Wyoming. Only vampires call the deserted place home—and one of them is Micah. He says he’s brought her to Morgan Creek for her safety, that vicious creatures are hunting her. But how can Holly trust him? One look and she can see the need barely restrained behind Micah’s polite words. The heat of his kiss, the pleasure of his touch—none of it can tell her whether he wants her as his lover—or his prey…

My Review:

I am usually a pretty big Amanda Ashley fan, but this book did not sit well with me at all.  Maybe it was because I came in on the sequel, and more was explained in the first book?  I cannot really put my finger on it, but I will say that I requested the book based on the author and the blurb, which seemed appealing.  The leading female seemed interesting enough, but the leading male…was adrift at best, and even for a young vampire he did not seem to have much of himself together.  With an overall count of 400 pages, I stopped myself about 20 percent into the book and realized the story was a little bit starved for detail and interactions between the main characters but I kept pushing because I realized it was not the first book.  At one point, the heroine admits that she hardly knows him but she’s falling in love with him.  We see that a lot in books, but normally something has happened between the two to reinforce the strength of this emotion.  At 66 percent into the book we reach a place where they are finishing each other’s sentences, but there had been no significant romantic interactions – which is okay, if the story is filled with emotion and action.  Something.  Instead I was left wondering where the depth was.  Additionally, while I admit I did not read the first book, the idea that a town was built to trap humans as blood slaves and somehow the grand leader of this entire plan has become a standup guy and leader in the second book…was a little bit perplexing to me.  I do not want to be overly negative, so I will say the story will probably work for some people but it did not work for me.


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