Sunday, March 9, 2014
Duncan by D.B. Reynolds
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
This was absolutely my new favorite of the series! I was delighted to see that Duncan got his own book and it delivered on everything I wanted in a good paranormal romance. Duncan remains my favorite of these characters, still.
After much scheming and plotting, Duncan finally gets to show his real power and take over the DC area (in typically vampire assassination fashion). We get to meet Duncan's children and see into his typically reserved and controlled world. How did he meet Raphael? What about his family? All of those questions and more are answered in this book. Most importantly, we get to see him get completely bowled over by a human by the name of Emma.
Emma is hunting for her best friend Lacey, who disappeared one weekend after attending a vampire party with the previous vampire lord of DC. Her and Duncan have some serious sparks from the very first moment and it doesn't let up at all, even when their romance really starts to take off. Emma's internal monologue was also hilariously realistic and honest. It was fun to read and had me smiling and laughing along with Duncan, who was no doubt listening to her closely. The steamy scenes were sizzling hot and the mystery in this one was great, too. I was completely shocked when the mystery was revealed, and it takes a lot to catch me off guard in a paranormal romance.
If you've read the other books (and even if you haven't) this one is a must read! Duncan is such a great character and I'm glad this book really gave him a place to shine. Emma is such a great partner for him and they made a wonderful match (just like Raphael and Cyn). I'd love to see the antics that happen when Raphael and Duncan double date -- maybe I can hope for something like that in future installments.
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