The blurb: Valerie Dearborn wants a cotton candy life filled with light sweetness, but it’s more like a puffer fish: pointy, unusual, and—if not prepared exactly right—deadly.
In London for graduate school, Val knows she’s finally free. Her father and ex-almost-boyfriend are back in California and she’s out of the Vampire hunting biz for good. Or is she?
She draws the attention of Lucas, a 1600 year old Vampire, and King to his kind. He’s also wicked hot. As golden as Lucifer, and just as tempting, he makes Valerie an offer she can’t refuse— help him find out if the Others (Empaths, Fey and Werewolves) still exist or he’ll stop protecting those she loves.
Lucas tells her that Empaths were a Vampire’s biggest weakness before going extinct hundreds of years ago. While the Fey or a Werewolf might kill a Vampire, an Empath could enslave them, seducing or harming with emotions at will. The one detail he leaves out? Valerie is an Empath.
And after 1600 years of an emotionless existence, Lucas wants Valerie like a recovering alcoholic wants a wine cooler.
Can she keep those she loves alive, stop Lucas from munching on her, survive a fanged revolution and still find a way to have that boring, normal life she’s always wanted? Probably not, but boy is she gonna try!
This is a full length novel and contains adult content.
Belletristic Malady says:
If you are looking for a steamy New Adult paranormal fantasy, this is the book for you. Valerie Dearborn is born to a family of vampire hunters, but guess what? She wants nothing to do with the life! Complete with a love triangle, Love is Darkness leaves the reader torn. Should she end up with the broody, sexy vampire hunter that she’s loved all her life or the 1600 year old vampire king who she has inspired to feel again after centuries of apathetic nothingness. Hanson is an artistic when it comes to sexual tension. She raises the stakes throughout the book, and in the final scene leaves us with an Oh crap moment that has us racing back online to purchase the next book in the series! I
Are you one to book binge? Caroline Hanson has completed this series so you can read all three!
Read the Valerie Dearborn Trilogy