Published: 3rd May 2012
Author: Rachel Carrington
Vampires Destined Series
Three vampires. Separate destinies. All desiring a woman to love them for who they are not what they are.
ALL TITLES ARE STANDALONE AND DO NOT NEED TO BE READ IN ANY ORDER.
Cursed to live alone. Existing as cold, soulless vampire. His life is no longer his own.
Nathaniel, Duke of Lehr, has been waiting for someone to love, a woman to break the witch’s curse that holds him captive within the walls of his own home. For only unfettered, unconditional love will sever the ties binding him to a reality he abhors.
Abby’s been drawn to Castle Lehr for a long time. She wants an interview with the elusive owner, a chance for a big break in journalism. But the story isn’t one she can write about in the newspaper.
One moment, one connection, is all it takes for Nathaniel to realize his heart will be forever bound to Abby’s, but could she ever trust a vampire much less love one?
Goes down as another off my 2016 Bookworm Bingo Challenge – a book with a castle in it. Short and sweet but over far too quickly when the story had only just gotten started. I would have liked the story to be developed more.
Abigail thinks her big break has come when she gets to write a piece about an old castle in England and its elusive owner. From the moment she draws near to the door she is filled with longing to go back and to go forward at the same time. Not sure which she really wants to do but when the door opens her choice is made for her. Once inside Castle Lehr she almost has a feeling of being home but soon pushes that aside. She wants to focus on her story and the Duke – even if she thinks it’s a bit funny that there is still a real Duke living there. The moment she sees him her laughter ends as she is drawn to his beauty, as much as the house and from the look in his eyes the feeling is mutual. When he tells her the real reason she’s there though will she stay or run?
Nathaniel has waited 300 years for Abigail. She’s the one woman who can break the curse that a witch cast on him all those years ago. Immortality wouldn’t seem so bad if he had someone to share it with, not that he would really want to curse Abigail to stay. He wants her and wastes no time in saying that its destiny that brought them together whether she wants to believe him or not. He knows her better than she knows herself. Well to a point anyway but when an 18th century man tries to tell a 21st century woman what to do you can imagine it won’t go over so well.
There is some chemistry between them that grows slowly when they get close. They are like magnets being drawn together but it seems the witch isn’t too happy with this development. It appears she wanted him all those years ago and being spiteful thought if she can’t have him no one will. Who would love a cursed vampire? Nathaniel’s hoping Abigail, if only for a short time.
2.5/3 out of 5 stars