Christian Duvall was determined to be the Lord of the South. All he needed to do was defeat any challengers as Anthony, the present lord, was stepping down. Although, Christian will find that Anthony will be a lot of trouble especially with the woman Christian wanted.
Natalie Vivant Gaudet was a forensic accountant who was working for Anthony but only because he had blackmailed her. She will be working at the office when Christian walks into the office. Natalie will instantly want Christian and she will do what she can to protect him.
Christian is the tenth book to the series Vampires in America by D.B. Reynolds. I really loved this book. I wasn’t sure how I would like Christian since his sire was Mathilda who was very evil. Christian for me was a character I could easily like. He was a warrior and had good intentions with wanting to be the Lord of the South. He was also very strong, much stronger than any other vampire had known. This helped with the fight scenes which were in the book and the challenges, and those fight scenes were intense. Natalie was a smart woman being a forensic account, which I loved. I thought that in the beginning she was a little too much with the desire for Christian but I of course wanted them together. I did like that she was a woman who could handle herself. She was by no means like Cyn but she could handle some of the bad things that had come her way.
Anthony was a very devious lord. I disliked him right away as he tried to cheat and used his vampire powers to do that. I was horrified that he wanted Natalie and would use his mind control to make her want him. Luckily Christian was a strong enough vampire to stop Anthony before Natalie’s fate was sealed.
Heath Rayne, a charming Southerner, will find himself playing hero to Lucinda Caldwell who had fallen through the ice. He had wanted to meet her since he had first set his eyes upon her. He wants to be with her and will find a way.
Lucinda Caldwell was set to be married to her lifelong love but when she finds Heath her mind will change. She will fight against her feelings but it will only last so long. She will find her life changing and married to a man she does not know.
Love Come To Me is a standalone novel by Lisa Kleypas. I really liked this novel though there were parts that annoyed me at times. One part was when Lucy was acting too much like a child. She got a little annoying at times with how she acted but then you understood that she was not satisfied with how her life was turning out but too afraid to make that change. A change is forced upon her and she will embrace it eventually. The character Heath was an interesting one. I liked him as he was a good man, charming but thoughtful. He just did not tell everything that needed to be said which will get him into trouble with Lucy.
I liked most of the characters. Daniel, who was Lucy’s fiance, was not a bad man but not the one for Lucy. I thought him a coward for just not being honest with Lucy since they had been friends for so long. Then there was Raine who was from Heath’s past. She wanted to get him back which of course I didn’t want. I am happy to say that Heath is a very good man and loved his wife, so there was nothing to worry about in that case.
At the end of the book we get our happy ending but towards the end it almost looked like that would not happen. The ending is sweet with what Lucy finds out and you can’t help but smile at the declaration of love.
With reading this book I have a wanting to read more from Lisa Kleypas and found some more books of hers that I am sure I will enjoy.
A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash was the next book from my book club. This book is Wiley Cash’s first novel.
Jess Hall was an adventuress young boy who loved his older mute brother Christopher. Jess was ferociously protective of his brother especially as he spied his mom and his brother at the church. He didn’t like what he saw but before he could do anything it will be too late. Jess’s world will begin to unravel and turn upside down as secrets come out.
When I first started the novel I wasn’t sure if I would like it. The pace for me started a little slow. You were grabbed though with the question of what happened to Christopher “Stump” and once I got a few pages into the book I was hooked. You are given different perspectives throughout the book at the start of several chapters. This gave the book a well rounded plot and characters. There was definitely emotion that was invoked in me as I read this book which really was for Jess and Christopher. The rage went for the Pastor and the church which practiced their own kind of healing. You wanted the Pastor to suffer for what had happened to Christopher. I will say justice was given but at a cost.
Now what made this book club meeting a little different was we had the chance to speak with him on Skype. This was a fun experience as we were brought more insight to how the book had come to be written and where the inspiration was found.