Review: Forever at Midnight – Isobelle Cate

Forever at Midnight Book Cover Forever at Midnight
The Cynn Cruors Bloodline Series Book 2
Isobelle Cate
Paranormal Romance/Vampires
February 6, 2016

He's an immortal, herculean warrior. She's the love of his life, a mortal tragically killed in battle the night before their wedding. Centuries later ... could it be she's still alive?
When Roarke—a handsomely brooding, supernatural Cynn Cruor warrior—catches a glimpse of Deanna—a beautiful Scottish maiden he pledged his undying love to eons ago—he thinks he's lost his mind. Because, unlike him, she's human. He's a hybrid warrior—part human, part vampire, part werewolf, bred by an ancient alchemist to guard humans from the evil Scatha Crurors, a race of dangerous shape-shifters led by the maniacal Dac Valerian.

Roarke met Deanna over 500 years ago. The night they vowed their undying love to one another, Deanna was murdered by the Scatha Cruors. And Roarke swears he buried her himself. But when Deanna turns up in Dac Valerian's club, a shock ripples through him, leaving him both fiery hot and stone cold. Roarke needs to know why she’s hidden herself from him all these years.

And he needs to make her his again.

Knowing her secret can only destroy whatever feelings Roarke has left for her, Deanna remains silent...until a twist of fate forces her to reveal everything.

Both heartbroken, Roarke and Deanna have to work together if they are to find a way of ending Dac's vast power once and for all. But their unquenchable desire for one another cannot be suppressed.

Their passionate flame rekindled, can Roarke and Deanna destroy the vile Scatha Cruors, who tore them apart once before? Or will they be torn apart forever?

This second paranormal romance novel in the Cynn Cruors Bloodline series is the perfect read for lovers of werewolf/vampire romance and spicy, steamy erotica alike.

Reviewed by Sandy Wolters

Guest Reviewer for the Paranormal Romance Guild

He’s a powerful immortal warrior. She’s his human mate that’s torn from his grasp the night before their wedding. Hundreds of years pass as he mourns the only woman his heart will accept.

Let me preface this review by stating that I have not read book 1 in this series. The author did a wonderful job for those of us that do not get a chance to read series books in order. The only thing I felt lacking was a better explanation of the type of supernatural character the book deals with. I thoroughly enjoyed the fact that the author didn’t go with the ordinary paranormal being. I feel certain, though, that was probably dealt with in the first book. I will tell you, the book ends in a cliffhanger but the storyline and characters in Forever at Midnight came to a conclusion so the reader doesn’t feel cheated in any way. As a matter of fact, the ending gives you something to look forward to in the following book.

This book was a fast paced read and lots of fun. I enjoyed how the storyline and characters came together. The fight scenes were intense and so was the loving. This book was right up my alley. The only criticisms I have are at points I was taken aback by the lead male’s thoughts regarding the circumstances the woman he’s pined for all of these years had to survive. There was a bit of redundancy in areas. But when you’ve got such a great plot and characters to lose yourself into, these are small criticisms that any reader can overlook.

Kudos to Ms. Cate! I recommend this book to all of those that enjoy a good read about alpha males and the women they love.

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