3.5 of 5 stars
This is the first book I've read by Ms. Nightingale and I'm not sure I'll read any more of the series. First, a minor complaint, but one that set the tone for me is about the cover. Throughout the book, Morgan's shoulder length blond hair was mentioned over and over again and there was a bit of a disconnect for me between the description and the man on the cover. While I found the writing was well done, it was overdone in many passages and I ended up skipping over a bunch of them. Trying to invoke certain feelings, the author could have streamlined the prose and still gotten the same reaction. As it is, the book is more than 400 pages long and could easily have been pared down to produce a riveting story between Morgan and Isabeau. The beginning of the story is quite confusing and hard to figure which timeline the author was trying to invoke, but after the first couple of chapters, the story line was clearer.
There are a number of unique and interesting vampire laws and customs and that gave this book a fresh perspective and I enjoyed reading about those. If you're looking for a different take on vampire lore, this is a good read.
Morgan D'Arcy is an English lord, a classical pianist, and a vampire. He has everything except what he desires most—Isabeau. As the Angel Gabriel he's steered her life and career choice, preparing her to become Lady D'Arcy.
Many forces oppose Morgan's daring plan—not the least of which is Vampyre law.
Isabeau Gervase is a brilliant geneticist. Though she no longer believes in angels, she sees a ticket to a Nobel Prize in Gabriel's secrets—secrets that have led her to a startling conclusion. Gabriel isn't human, and she fully intends to identify the species she named the Angel Genome. Morgan is ready to come back into Isabeau's life, but this time as a man not an angel. Will he outsmart his enemies, protect his beloved and escape death himself? For the first time in eternity, the clock is ticking
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
She enjoys dressing up and hosting formal dinner parties!
After 14 years in Texas, Linda just returned home to her roots. She has seven published novels, four of which are available from Audible.com in audio. For many years, she bred, trained and showed Andalusian horses on their farm in Five Forks. So, she’s seen a lot of this country from the windshield of a truck pulling a horse trailer. Our local author has won several writing awards, including the Georgia Romance Writers’ Magnolia Award and the SARA Merritt. She retired from a career as a legal assistant at MD Anderson Cancer Center to write full time.
She has 2 wonderful sons—one in Texas; one in England—and 4 equally marvelous grandchildren.
She loves horses, sports cars, music, and piano.
Web Site: http://www.lindanightingale.com
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