Thursday 25 January 2018

Book Review: Reunion (Vampires Realm #3.5) by Felicity Heaton

Title: Reunion (Vampire Realm #3.5)
Author: Felicity Heaton
Publisher: Self-Published
Publication Date: 2013 (2008)
Pages: 83
Format: eBook - EPUB
Genre: Paranormal
Source: Free on Kobo

The Law Keeper for the Venia bloodline, Marise doesn’t want to return home but duty dictates that she must investigate the attempt on her lord’s life by another vampire.

When she sets eyes on her lord, Marise realises that she might have been called for another reason and that the attack on her lord might not have been by a vampire after all. Her only source of information is a guard who was mortally wounded during the attack, a guard who turns out to be the man who broke her heart fifty years ago.

The sight of Jascha so close to death triggers a battle in Marise’s heart that will see her struggle to turn her back on him and her family again, and maintain her sense of duty. Is fifty years enough to forgive the one you love for breaking your heart? Will Marise finally confess to everything she’s held inside and kept hidden from him? And can Jascha convince Marise to listen to what he has to say and make her love him again? (Goodreads Synopsis)

I found Reunion for free on Kobo, so I decided to give it a try (along with some of Heaton's other free stories) despite the fact that I haven't read any other books in this series. On the whole that didn't matter. Yes, there is some history that might make more sense if I'd read books one through three first, but there was enough world building and backstory within the text that one can read this novella as a standalone tale. It was enjoyable enough. The plot was interesting and there was plenty of action alongside the romantic content. I didn't completely fall in love with the characters, but I had nothing against them. I wouldn't rush to reread this book, but it was a pleasant enough way to pass a couple of evenings, so paranormal romance and vampire fans may want to give it a try.

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