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Let the Night Begin (Brotherhood of Blood #4)

4.10  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,546 Ratings  ·  44 Reviews
A vampire will not rest until he satisfies his hunger…

And what I, Reign, hungered for most of all was Olivia Gavin. I have never met a woman more beautiful, more tantalizing, and so I made her my bride. She promised me her heart and soul…in return, I plundered her flesh, and bound her to me for all eternity. Then, terrified of what I’d made her, she fled.

Now she has return
Unknown Binding, 373 pages
Published June 24th 2008 by Avon Books (first published January 1st 2008)
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Tina Folsom
Sep 23, 2010 Tina Folsom rated it it was amazing
I came across Kathryn Smith's novel when I attended the Romance Writers of America's National Conference in Orlando this year - and I'm very glad I did, because now I have another author I can confidently add to my favorite authors list.

Let the Night Begin is the story of vampire Reign who turned his new bride Olivia into a vampire on their wedding night - mind you, without her permission. Hurt, she leaves him. But thirty years later she needs help when her beloved nephew is kidnapped.

Julie (jjmachshev)
Aug 07, 2008 Julie (jjmachshev) rated it really liked it
"Let the Night Begin" is the 4th book in Kathryn Smith's 'Brotherhood of Blood' series. If you've been reading the series, you know that the brotherhood refers to a group of 5 Templar knights who drank from Lilith's chalice and became vampire warriors until jealousy and greed separated them from their order. Now they are hunted by an organization who again envies their powers and hunts the chalice.

This book is Reign's story. I always thought Reign was an incredibly sexy character and was happy
Jan 11, 2012 Bianca rated it really liked it
good novel, horrible kid.
I often say that kids between 13 and 16 should have their dumb heads knocked on a wall twice a day (mine too, when I was that age, I don't know how my parents kept from killing me, they must be saints, or love me very much) but this one beats them all. Christ. Obnoxious and so self centered he's disgusting. "I wanna be a vampire, you're cruel because you wont make me a vampire" gnegnegne. If this had been a movie I would have thrown pop-corns at the screen every time he
BJ Rose
Nov 30, 2015 BJ Rose rated it really liked it
This is a very good story of love lost and love recovered, and Reign is a hero to die for (oh, wait - she did). This is a strong 4.5* read and would have been a 5* if not for the use of the 'f' word for making love. I have accepted the use of that word to show strong anger, frustration, etc., and in some cases it's very appropriate (in battle, e.g.), but being 'f'-ed is just not loving and romantic to me. I just wish authors would resist this push to be so graphic.
Miss Kim
Sep 11, 2008 Miss Kim rated it it was ok
Shelves: random-grab, 2008, dnf
So far, so stinky.... I grabbed this one from the grocery store because I needed a filler book until I get my orders from the library. I didn't know it was 4th in a series until I added it here. After all of the great vampire books I've read recently by Lara Adrian and Sherrilyln Kenyon, this one comes off as stupid. It is set in 19th century England, and I don't like how the characters talk. Its annoying. Plus they fly. It comes off as stupid that they would just leap off a balcony and start fl ...more
4 -5 stars – Vampire/Historical Romance

This is a great fourth installment in the fantastic Brotherhood of the Blood historical romance series with a unique take on vampire mythology, centering on six soldiers who became vampires by drinking from an ancient chalice infused with the essence of Lilith. Let the Night Begin focuses on the vampire Reign’s reunion with his estranged wife Olivia. The relationship between Reign and Olivia is passionate and well developed. This is another great, romantic
Jun 04, 2009 Robin rated it really liked it
Great story about Reign a vampire who married Olivia. On their wedding night he turned Olivia into a vampire and was quite brutal. She left him and disappeared for over 30 years. During that time her sister had a child. Her sister died in an accident and Olivia raised the child as her own. He gets kidnapped and the ransom note demands she trade Reign for the child. So after not seeing him for over 30 years she finds him and goes to him for help. She doesn't tell him that he is the ransom for the ...more
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Mar 23, 2010 Ronda Tutt rated it really liked it
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Jul 26, 2011 Nonieღserenity2bliss rated it really liked it
After the snoring fest that is the third book, I thoroughly enjoyed this one. I love the pace of the story, the chemistry between the characters, their character growth as well as their back story. I find everything was amazing and exciting...that is, until just at the very end.

The heroine, Olivia, has a nephew. A spoil and selfish young nephew who wishes to become a vampire like his aunt, who raises him like a son. Olivia refuse because to her, being a vampire is like a curse. Let's just say he
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Jan 24, 2011 ~*~Princess Nhya~*~ rated it really liked it
This book was awesome. I love Reign equally and in some ways more than Saint or Bishop. I loved the dynamic with he and Olivia. And I really cared what would happen to them. Would they be able to forgive each other? How would Olivia get passed her fear and anger and resentment where Reign is concerned? Her plight with her nephew. I felt really sorry for him by the way. And the plot getting closer to the answers that have eluded me since the very first book in this series is enough to keep me on ...more
Sep 08, 2008 Jen rated it really liked it
The fourth book in the Brotherhood of Blood does not disappoint. I love how Kathryn Smith has somewhat defied the typical romance formula by giving the protagonists a long history (the hero, Reign, has been estranged from his wife, Olivia, for thirty years, which probably isn't very long in vampire years, but I digress--thirty years is a long time to be nursing a grudge!), so we are spared the usual getting-to-know-you/lust-after-you riff-raff, and dig right into the hot chemistry, and there is ...more
Jan 29, 2015 Kathelin rated it really liked it
The idea for the story is interesting. Taking the married couple that is still in love but had something come between them. I have to say that this idea could have so grratly blossomed and I am a little dissapointed by the author's take on it. She has a great writing style that she just won't take advantage of. Another thing that I know she does often, at least in this series, is make the woman the weak one and while I appreciate the fact that in their relationship Olivia was the strong one, her ...more
The fourth installment in Kate's Brotherhood of Blood Series. It is an historical paranormal series with vampiric mythology based on the Templar Knights and a Blood Grail. Let The Night Begin is the story of the vampire Reign and his love Violet. What made this story special and unique is that Reign and Violet are husband and wife and have been apart since their wedding night 30 years prior. At the beginning of this story, they are brought together again and while the work together to find Viole ...more
Dec 08, 2013 Bookworms rated it liked it
Well, I was happy to read again a book from this great author. But I was a litte bit disappointed about the story. The love story between Olivia and Reign is similiar to the other ones and the fire between them which you have seen in the beginning vanished very fast. For me it was a little bit to much dramatic and romantic between both. The criticism of Olivia regarding Reigns behavior in the past is annoying after a while because it's always the same what she's saying to him. The background sto ...more
Aug 22, 2010 Kat rated it really liked it
This was another solid story in the Brotherhood of Blood series. However, this was the first time that I REALLY disliked one of the characters. But I could NOT warm up to Olivia, no matter how much I wanted to. I just found her to be a self-centered bitch, more concerned with how badly Reign treated her, and her bratty nephew. I really liked Reign, but could not understand how he was pining for this woman. I thought that he deserved better than the likes of her. The romance was still hot, though ...more
Mar 14, 2013 Rorie rated it really liked it
Let the Night Begin takes us further into the saga of the brotherhood, and deviates from the first three in formula. Here Reign doesn't find his mate and undergo a sudden upheaval in his life, he found her years ago. The dynamic between the two is strong and fun. The sex scenes are still steamy. And, we find that the story lines in the previous 2 books are happening simultaneously to this one. It also seems like Smith will wrap it up in book 5 rather than drag out the story to fill more books. I ...more
Jul 11, 2015 Carolina rated it really liked it
reread 2015
Jory ♡
Sep 22, 2015 Jory ♡ rated it liked it
Like always the author didn't disappoint. I enjoyed it much as the others before, even though it is pretty predictable, but it's an easy read, and fun!
However the heroine did piss me off, her thinking drove me crazy.. Though doesn't change the fact it's enjoyable!
Oct 27, 2010 =^☺^=mskitty rated it it was amazing
Reign and Olivia fall in love, he confesses to being a vampire, she's OK with that, they get married and on the wedding night he decides to change her without ever even biting her before. Olivia gets pissed and leaves him.
30 yrs later Olivia has to go to Reign for help, they still are very much in love but the trust has been broken.
A great story lots of good sex and suspense, can't wait to read the final book in this series, it hasn't dissappionted me.
Bestes Buch der Reihe bisher. Second Chance Romance <3
May 23, 2009 Lauren rated it it was amazing
Reign was great! I was so frustrated that Olivia just wouldn't admit to him that she loved him. Ugh! I took forever but it was great when it finally happened. She spent so much time thinking about how much he had ruined her life and blaming him that she didn't focus on how she was really feeling. It was frustrating but a great book. I loved it. But I mostly loved Reign!
Gladys (glad4twilight)
Can I just say how annoying the women in this book are!?!? There was one great scene in this book that saved entire book for me. Other than that part and the great male characters I wasn't too impressed. This series could be sooooo much better. I will read on though because now Temple is captured and it's a cliffhanger need to know. So on to the next!
Gypsie Holley
Oct 04, 2008 Gypsie Holley rated it liked it
I like Reign and Olivia. I liked the fact the Liv was blood thirsty, not to the point of killing but liked a good fight. She was a very strong character, something I definitely appreciated!

Best Quote from the book:

"...any trust could be compromised by a threat to something the other person held more dear." ---Reign
Jan 05, 2009 Natalie rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal
Library strikes again. This was the 4th book in a series but they don’t have the other 3. I actually enjoyed the book, it had quite a lot of swearing in it for a Victorian set book though. I enjoyed the premis of the book and would really like to read the others. Good weekend read
Mar 25, 2015 sakura_txell rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Me ha gustado muchísimo. Creo que es mejor que los dos anteriores. Me ha encantado la relación amor-odio de los protagonistas. Eso de los que 'se pelean se desean' les queda bien. Tengo muchas ganas de leer el de Temple.
May 19, 2012 Melissa rated it liked it
Shelves: read-owned
I enjoyed reading this book even though it is a pretty predictable paranormal romance. Good characters and an easy read, and it had a few nicely erotic parts for just the right amount of steam. A nice way to spend a quiet day.
Jul 10, 2011 Sherry rated it it was amazing
Another hit, Reign is just another notch in this lovely collection of the beautiful undead. I am anticipating Temples Story, but first a short break to read Deeper than Midnight by Lara Adrian..
Oct 05, 2011 Laura rated it it was ok
I was really disappointed with the story. It dragged a lot, while focusing mainly on the sex while weaving a weak story round this. In an erotica I would expect it but not a romance story
Jul 23, 2015 Cheryl rated it did not like it
This book made some negative spiritual remarks that I really did not like. This was done several times and had I known I never would have purchased it.
Megan Riverina Romantics/Meggerfly
I won an autographed copy of this from along with some fantabulous swag!
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