Deception

DeceptionRaphael and Cyn must face a dangerous situation when someone from Raphael’s past kidnaps him while he is in Hawaii. An enemy from Europe has descended and wants Raphael’s territory.

Deception is the ninth book to the series Vampires in Americas by D. B. Reynolds. I really loved this book. It was intense with Raphael’s kidnapping and how Cyn and the team find a way to save him.

Cyn’s character is once again a bad ass. With every book she is getting more and more blood thirsty. I don’t want her to appear so invincible but I do love the kick ass attitude. She is a woman who would do whatever she needed to protect her mate. I loved that Raphael and Cyn have a connection as that helps them talk to each other in their dreams, which was helpful.

The villain, Mathilda was pretty viscous but really only in the cunning way. She was a woman who liked to get her way and when she didn’t get her way she had a temper tantrum. Mathilda’s way of capturing Raphael was underhanded as she using a lot of vampires and magic. The magic aspect was interesting which it sounds like there will be more with Nick’s character. I had liked Nick in the first book because he was just a guy but I don’t want him causing problems. I just really hope that a love triangle doesn’t happen with Cyn, Raphael and Nick. It is not needed.

I am reading Christian next.

Dark Rider by Iris Johansen

There are some books out there that get your heart pumping and Iris Johansen is one of those authors that can do that.

From the moment she heard of the arrival of the English ship, Cassandra Deville sensed danger.  But she never expected the sensuous invader who stepped out of the shadows of the palms and onto the moonlit beach.  Bold, passionate, electrfiyingly masculine, Jared Danemount made it clear he had every intention of destroying her father.  But the Duke of Morland hardly knew what to make of the exquisite pagan creature who offered herself to him, defiantly declaring that she would use his desire to her own advantage.  Still, he could no more resist her challenge than he could ignore the temptation to risk everything for the heart of a woman sworn to betray him.

She has as style that makes you feel for the characters and the situations they have to go through.

Cassie and Jared are a pair who find the pleasure with each other but neither wants to committ.  Each are going against what they believe with begin with each other.

I love how the story is set in the tropical paridse and then follows to London.  You get to see how both of the characters react to each environment.  It was interesting to see how each of the characters changed to either masks themselves within the situation or to show their regards to the rules.

The plot is thrilling to read and the antics which go on are humorous, sensuous and enduring.  An enjoyable book to read.