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Their lord drinks blood and they are dead men walking. The tales of the mansion don’t stop Nika from falling for one of the guards, but when wolves attack her and he rides to her rescue, she discovers that her knight is anything but saintly. He is a vampire and she is becoming a werewolf, and love between their species is forbidden—the penalty death.
Winter’s world is shaken beyond salvation and his allegiance to his bloodline tested as he watches the woman he’s fallen for turn into a werewolf. His heart demands vengeance and that he protects her, both from the werewolf now hunting for her and from himself, but she tempts him more than he can bear and it isn't long into their journey before he’s torn between upholding the law and succumbing to desire.
Will Nika be able to convince Winter to leave his world and stay with her or will she spend eternity dreaming of Winter's kiss?
This is the fifth book in the Vampire Realm Romance Series. I loved it!
Winter is a vampire and a member of the Validus bloodline, one of the oldest vampire families. He is the Chosen Son and second in command to Lord Hyperion. I liked this character a lot. He is the ultimate warrior - protective of his bloodline and loyal. When the human he secretly covets is attacked, he is torn between his loyalty to his family and his love for Nika.
Nika is a human, who has grown up in a village near to the Validus castle in Russia. I liked this character. She is rather naive about the world around her, but after an attack that changes her world, she finds herself facing a deadly decision.
This is another fantastic erotic paranormal romance in the series. The world building has gotten better, and the characters more complex and sexy. The story is an exciting roller coaster ride from start to finish. Having already been introduced to a vampire/werewolf couple in the Prophecy Trilogy in the form of Mia and Demitri, it was intriguing to follow Winter and Nika's journey. The story is told from both Winter's and Nika's point of view.
I felt for Winter as he dealt with the devastating consequences of the werewolf attack on Nika. Not only is a relationship between a vampire and werewolf frowned on, it is against the Law and is punishable by death. The raw passion that Winter and Nika feel for each other comes across as scorching! The pages just about combust! There are several twists and turns, and I have come to the conclusion that Lord Hyperion is either a rebel, or he has a soft spot for couples in love. Nevertheless, I am beginning to like the Validus leader a lot! It would be interesting to read his story eventually. The end of the story made me very happy and, although this book can be read as a stand alone, I look forward to reading the next book in the series, Hunter's Moon.
Felicity Heaton has written another fantastic paranormal romance. I love her writing style, which is fast paced, exciting and believable. She is number one on my Favourite Authors List.
As this is an erotic paranormal romance with explicit scenes, I do not recommend this book to younger readers. However, I highly recommend this book if you love erotic paranormal romances full of action, adventure, sexy vampires and werewolves. - Lynn Worton