Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Review: Second Nature
Second Nature by Marie Lavender
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
The rating for this book was 3.5 stars. It had vampires, oodles of sexy times, and heartbreaking romance.
This book is primarily a romance. It starts a little… strangely, but heads right into the kind of romance that makes each partner want to sacrifice themselves for the other. Alec finds Des at a festival by tracking her yummy blood. He’s instantly attracted and probably experiences love at first sight. Des, being completely oblivious to Alec’s discovery, goes about her daily life as an editor, still trying to get over her ex-husband’s betrayal. Alec proceeds to essentially stalk Des, which ends in him mostly attacking her. After his bite, they both tumble into each other’s arms and have some surprising sex. In the aftermath, there is a lot of use of the word “rape.” If this offends you, you should be warned that it gets used quite a bit. While their first encounter isn’t actually rape, there’s a lot of roughness that could make a frightened woman associate the two.
Once Des gets over her traumatic first meeting with Alec, the two get along wonderfully. Sure, the vampire/human thing is a bit of a challenge, but they seem willing to take that chance. They go through some pretty big challenges, but in the end we get the HEA we want from them. While there are some action elements, this is definitely a romantic read from start to finish.
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