Review: Nocturne by Syrie James

Nocturne by Syrie James
Release Date: January 4, 2011
Publisher: Vanguard Press
Page Count: 264
Source: book provided by the publisher

When Nicole Whitcomb’s car runs off a Colorado mountain road during a blinding snowstorm, she is saved from death by a handsome, fascinating, and enigmatic stranger.

Snowbound with him for days in his beautiful home high in the Rockies, she finds herself powerfully attracted to him and soon comes to realize that the feeling is mutual. But there are things about him that mystify her, filling her with apprehension—and Nicole can’t shake the feeling that he doesn’t want her there.

Who is Michael Tyler? Why does he live alone in such a secluded spot and guard his private life so carefully? What secret—or secrets—is he hiding?

Nicole has secrets of her own and a past she is running from—but Michael understands her better than anyone she has ever known. Soon, she is falling as deeply in love with him as he is with her.

But as the sexual tension between them builds, the clues mount up. When Nicole learns the terrifying truth—that her host is an ages-old vampire who is torn between his love for her and his desire for her blood—there’s nowhere for her to run but into the blizzard raging outside, and he’s the only one who can save her life.

Filled with unexpected twists and surprises, Nocturne is a page-turning, haunting, and deeply romantic story of forbidden love that will grab your heart and not let go.


Review: I really enjoyed this book. In fact, I was sitting here thinking . . that over the past year (almost) I can only count 2 books that didn’t “tickle” my fancy. Does that mean I’m easy? Hmmmm. Well, on to THIS book!!!

The story that was told here, is one filled with mystery and a good ole dash of romance. We start the book and we get a good idea of who Nicole is . . but we don’t understand just what her secret is. We can feel the tension and we understand that there is something in her past that she is trying so hard to keep there, but we have no clue what it is. We then meet Michael, her knight in shining amour, there to rescue her from the bitter blizzard that is pounding her now wrecked rental car. Waking up in a strangers home, and getting mixed signals from this stranger; Nicole plans to just try her best to stay out of his way for the time she must remain in his home.

Michael fighting a battle within himself, life for him was fine . . just himself and his barn friends to keep him company. Now he has to deal with feelings he hasn’t felt in a very long time. Bouncing between wanting to keep his distance and wanting to feel that connection again, Michael finds that he is having the hardest time keeping his distance.

No longer able to stay away, Michael and Nicole start to talk . . learning more and more about each other, until both put the pieces together in one way or another about the others past. Unable to fight their attraction for one another they give in, but each has their own ending in mind. Nicole falling fast would love to find a way to stick around longer. Michael frightened that he wouldn’t be unable to control himself forever with her, wants her far away and safe. Who will win?

Warning: You may want to have a tissue handy when you come to the end. No matter how you want it to end, the end it has will make you tear up.

 
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