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Anyone who brought us Kellan Kyle couldn't let us down...could she?
on 15 September 2013
So, I went into this wondering if Teren could surpass Kellan's (Thoughtless trilogy if you've not had the pleasure) high standards and discovered that you simply can't compare the two. This is its own book with the exception that it's a journey of love...sans love triangle but with a gorgeous warm-hearted man who is also a little bit vampire. Don't be deterred if you aren't a fan of paranormal romances, as this is a vampire world where everything is much more 'realistic' and believable.
Whilst it starts out steady, once it gets going it is full of unexpected twists and surprises and it really ramps it up heading towards the end. I had theories on certain characters and I was way off. I couldn't help comparing it to Twilight on occasion very early on, but at the end of the day we all know the mythology and there couldn't not be the odd similarity. But on the whole it's different and In some respects I actually preferred Emma and Teren to Bella and Edward; they're more mature and their growing relationship isn't full of angst and woe, it's touching, fun and sexy with just the right amount of tension.
There's no painful cliffhanger, but there's room for much more and has confirmed that S. C Stephens is a versatile author with a gift of creating fabulous characters whose journeys you become invested in. I would definitely recommend and look forward to more because Teren stole my heart and is wonderful human-vampire being.