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Dark Vow by Shona Husk
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Expected Release Date: November 14, 2011
Publisher: Harlequin
Imprint: Carina Press
Author’s Website:
My Source for This Book: Netgalley
Part of a Series: No
Series Best Read In Order: N/A
Steam Level: Warm

Believe it or not, I think the main thing that kept this story from getting a 4.5 or 5-star rating from me was the romance. I never thought I’d say that, but in this case, it’s kind of true.

Well, okay, that isn’t completely fair. I loved both Obsidian and Jaines, and I think they were absolutely perfect for each other. However, the distinct lack of sensuality combined with the whirlwind nature of their romance made it hard for me to really feel connected to the budding relationship between them. With her so recently widowed and mired in guilt, it was understandable that she might be looking for a distraction, and of course Obsidian’s obvious interest in her as a woman would flatter someone who’d long believed they were rather undesirable, but in the end, while I could certainly believe that there was affection growing between the two of them, I wasn’t quite buying the ILY’s so quickly.

Regardless of how I felt about the speed of the relationship between Obsidian and Jaines, I absolutely adored the world that Ms. Husk has created, and if and when there is a sequel available, you can be absolutely certain that I will snap it up with a quickness. According to the author, this is currently labeled as a standalone title, but she has plans to write more books set in this world, which has me incredibly excited.

In the end, despite my discomfort with the whirlwind romance, this book is easily going on my keeper’s shelf, and I sincerely hope that Ms. Husk continues to explore this fascinating world with future novels (and that she doesn’t keep us waiting too terribly long).

An incredibly solid 4/5 Stars.
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