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Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Review: Tempt Me With Darkness by Shayla Black

Tempt Me With Darkness
by Shayla Black
(Doomsday Brethren # 1)
Paranormal Romance

Marrock. One of King Arthur’s knights. Maybe used to be the “love them and leave them” type. Until the day he slept with, and left, the wrong woman. Or witch, in his case, Morganna. Obviously none to happy about it, Morganna curses him to immortality.  

Now fast forward to present day. He has lived in isolation, after having everything taken from him, being kicked out of court, and watching his loved ones die, he lives in solitude, does not form bonds with anyone as he knows he will eventually lose them.  But one day, he sees Olivia, and her eyes are the same eyes he’s been remembering for the past 15 centuries. Morganna’s. He believes her to be the witch who cursed him. However Olivia is just an American human, who has moved to London in search of her heritage. After the death of her mother she finds out who her father is and goes to London to find him.  And she does find out where she came from, as she is descendant of Morganna Le Fay.

I really like the premises of this whole new world. There’s magic, there’s fae. I enjoyed the fact that the book had a mystery feel to it, with a lot of twists and turns, and I didn't expect how things would turn out and unfold, which was great! The one scene in the hallway with Bram walking up the stairs (great!). And towards the end where there’s more action it got really good.

I thought Marrock was a bit of a brute, I understand why he’s bitter, I understand why he doesn’t have any personal relations skills, so in a way I thought he was cute in his big brute ways. He does have issues with trusting Olivia, and although understandable, I thought they went on too long. The lack of communication and mistrust was getting a bit frustrating at times, but I could see Marrocks point completely.

I liked Olivia just fine. She struggles with believing that Marrock can love her, even after they perform the mating ritual. This also felt a bit repetitive.  Onto the other characters: I LOVED Bram! Sabelle and Ice, I could see some sparks maybe in the future. Shock, he's hot and I'm still confused (and that's all I'm going to say). Caden, sounds very promising ;)

I loved the ending and how things fell into place and I'm looking forward to book 2. 
Purchase links: Amazon


Anonymous said...

This is one of those series were I think it gets better with each book. Great review Francesca!

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JoAnna said...

I'm anxiously awaiting the next book in the series. It's been so long!

Artemis said...

I didn't quite know what to expect when I picked this up. Then BAMM! I was hooked. And I'm not one to read about magic, but the way Shayla writes it and her to-die-for heroes....waiting impatiently for the next one.

Lauren B said...
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Lauren B said...

I loved this book. I agree with you about the trust issues becoming aggravating after a while. I loved Ice and can't wait to read his book.
Here's my review for Tempt Me with Darkness

jfort357 said...

This sounds like an intriguing beginning to a series!! Adding it to my TBR list!! :-)

Unknown said...

Great review. This is the hottest cover I have seen for a Fae book LOL! I know what you mean about that uncertainty getting repetitive. I hate it when that happens. I need ro meet the Bram guy. I keep hearing about him, it is driving me crazy. Thank you for the review hon :)

June M. said...

Sounds like a sexy paranormal. I will definitely be checing into this series.

Unknown said...

Looks intriguing and I'll definitely be checking out this new series.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this review. I don't have this book, but some of the later ones.

Di said...

I've always loved stories about King Arthur - this looks like an interesting twist.

Lisa Richards/alterlisa said...

Sounds like an awesome new series. Can't wait.

Artemis said...

Really didn't know if I would like this series but started it any way because of Wicked Lovers. WOW! Absolutely wonderful!

ParanormalRomanceFan said...

I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Shayla Black a.k.a. Shelley Bradley & have read mostly all of her Books & they were ALL Fantastic!!!!!
The only 2 I have not read yet are:
“Mine To Hold”, Wicked Lovers, Book 6
“Arresting Desire” in the Hot in Handcuffs Anthology Sexy Capers, Book 3...& this one ins't released yet.

The Doomsday Brethren Series was Fantastic & I'm ALWAYS LQQking for another Book in the Series to be released.

You can't go wrong with picking one of her Books up, you don't know what your missing.

Take Care & Stay Naughty,
PaParanormalFan Renee
paranormalromancefan at yahoo dot com

Unknown said...

It's such a great story! The series is really different than other paranormals out there, which is why
I love it. And hot!


Lisa Richards/alterlisa said...

Thanks for reminding me why I wanted to read this. Need to dig it out.

Sophia Rose said...

I haven't started this series yet, but it sounds great.

Thanks for sharing your review!

Unknown said...

Hope you get a chance to read it soon!