Nov 13, 2013

Book Review: Beautiful Danger

Could Her Sworn Enemy Lead Her Out of Darkness?

As a member of an ancient order of vampire hunters, Lark has found that eliminating dangerous vampires is about more than duty. It's personal—a kill for every day her husband was held captive before his death. Staking her prey isn't a challenge until she confronts Domingos LaRoque. Mad with vengeance and the blood of a powerful phoenix, Domingos tests her skills...and seduces her soul.

Once a talented musician, Domingos can't escape the constant music in his head...or his need to destroy the werewolf pack that tortured him. Though trusting the hunter ordered to kill him can be his gravest mistake, the dark desires between them can't be refused. Yet as he and Lark become allies to defeat a mutual threat, loving the enemy may be the ultimate sacrifice.

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One thing that I really enjoy about Ms. Hauf's books is the fact that there are no  monsters.  Yes, there are werewolves and vampires but first and foremost is their humanity, or in some cases their lack of humanity.  The outer casing really doesn't matter, it's all about what is in the heart or soul.

This is really brought home in the person of the vampire Domingos.  Yes, he is out to destroy a werewolf pack yet they wronged him first by starving him and using him for blood sport.  Yes, he is mad but he was driven so by hunger and poisoning, and he controls his madness enough to not harm any that haven't harmed him first.  Before he became a vampire, he was a gentle man, a musician, and that man is still within him.  And Larks helps that man to come forth more and more.

I really enjoyed BEAUTIFUL DANGER.  It is a fast paced paranormal romantic suspense that sweeps the reader away to the streets and roofs of Paris.  The tale has a delightful tension to it that kept me from setting it aside once I started reading.  Oh and let's not forget the hot sex scenes that don't get too explicit yet had me reaching for a fan to cool off.  

I do recommend this book to my readers that enjoy paranormal romance.  It is a quick read and one that will have you looking for further books by Ms. Hauf.  I rate this book a 4.2.

*** I received this book at no charge from NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.  All opinions expressed within are my own.
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