Book Review: A Vampire’s Saving Embrace

PictureA Vampire’s Saving Embrace, by Darlene Kuncytes

* * * * (4 stars)

Vampire paranormal romance is way out of my usual reading, but I decided to give A Vampire’s Saving Embrace a try and I’m glad I did. Fast-moving, emotional, and dramatic, with gripping battles between the vampires (and their werewolf allies) and some truly nasty demons.

My favorite part of the book was Desmond. Gorgeous and manly, he genuinely cares about Abby and wants what’s best for her. In a time when one of the hottest trends in romance seems to be the idealization of abusive jerks, it’s wonderful to find a hero who is hot and entirely masculine but also a genuinely nice guy (yes, even though he’s a vampire, he can still be a nice guy) and who treats the heroine with true caring and respect.

Abby makes a few decisions that I found frustrating, but I think she learned her lesson by the end. There were also a few minor editing issues I found a little distracting, but nothing serious.

Overall, A Vampire’s Saving Embrace is a lot of fun, both for lovers of vampire romances and for those of us new to the genre. I’m looking forward to catching up with two of the supporting characters, Katrina and Luke, in the next book, A Wolf’s Savage Embrace.

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About kyrahalland

Kyra Halland has always loved fantasy. She has also always loved a good love story. Years ago, as a new stay-at-home mom, she decided to combine those two loves - like chocolate and peanut butter! - by writing the kinds of romantic fantasy novels she wanted to read. Complicated, honorable heroes; strong, smart, feminine heroines; magic, romance, and adventure; deep emotion mixed with a dash of offbeat humor - all of these make up Kyra Halland's worlds. She loves sharing those worlds with readers and hopes they will enjoy her stories and characters as much as she does. Kyra Halland lives in southern Arizona. She has a very patient husband, two less-patient cats, two young adult sons, a lovely daughter-in-law, and an adorable granddaughter. Besides writing, she enjoys scrapbooking and anime, and she wants to be a crazy cat lady when she grows up. View all posts by kyrahalland

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