Sophia by D.B. Reynolds
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
This book felt like two books for the price of one! We get lots of updates and POV from Raphael and Cyn with the added bonus of a new couple: Sophia and Colin. There’s the typical sexy times, crazy vampire action, mystery, and vampire lord drama.
Cyn and Raphael are on the hunt for whoever is killing executing his vampires in their daytime lairs. Sophia is a powerful vampire on a mission to find her guilty sire (who also happens to be the vampire lord of Canada). Colin is the local Sheriff (and ex-Navy SEAL) of a town inhabited by vampires that are getting killed. Through a bit of manipulation by vampires and bad guys alike, all four of these characters end up in Seattle teaming up to track down both the killers and the missing Canadian Vampire Lord.
My favorites are still Cyn and Raphael. It’s nice to see their relationship grown and change them both. The usual characters that surround them in a bodyguard or power structure capacity are also nice to see again. Duncan in particular is one of my favorites and I can’t wait to see what happens with his story. After some not so unexpected events in this book, we get to see most of the characters stripped bare, which gave a lot of unexpected insight into their true feelings.
Sophia and Colin are not your typical paranormal romance stars. They had a relationship that ended under false pretenses only to get blown wide open when they run into one another again. There wasn’t a lot of romance involved but there sure were a lot of naughty times. This story almost felt like a separate book and didn’t get as much focus as Raphael and Cyn’s. I think that was probably for the best, as a lot of story was jammed into this book and it had to happen at a pretty rapid pace.
Overall, I still love this series and each book delivers something different. It isn’t formulaic at all and it’s a nice reprieve from the expected paranormal romance book.
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