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(Institut Scientifique #3)

3.26  ·  Rating details ·  39 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Satisfaction can be found in the darkest places.

From Melinda Morel, the award-winning author of Prey and Devour

Vengeance has its price.

But you pay for passion forever...

Descended from werewolf hunters, Catherine Marais has vanquished countless of their vile kind-including the one that slaughtered her father. Her debt of blood and honor was fulfilled-but her heart
Paperback, 336 pages
Published January 5th 2010 by Signet (first published November 23rd 2009)
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All Things Urban Fantasy
Jan 03, 2010 rated it did not like it
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I’ll admit that I struggled to get through the first half dozen chapters of Smolder. Things did pick up after that, but not nearly enough. If you read Melina’s earlier Devour and Prey, then you’ve already met some of the many, many characters in Smolder, but its not necessary to have read it, and if its anything like Smolder, I can’t recommend it.

Countess Catherine Marais is part of an elite
Jackie (Literary Escapism)
I'm not really sure what I think about Smolder to be honest. Morel's writing is very much like a story telling and not a story "show and tell", if that makes sense. We're told everything that is going on and while I don't have a problem with the storyline or the characters, it does give off a detached sort of feeling. The story itself is intriguing, but...there's a lot of words.

The relationship between Catherine and Ian is nothing I haven't seen in the previous two novels. It's almost as if the
Barbara ★
I was disappointed in this book. I really liked the first one and tolerated the second but this one was terrible. Catherine and Ian were the heroine/hero of the first one and I liked them there but in this installment, their relationship felt flat. Well, they didn't really have a relationship, it was just sex, sex, sex. And boring, repetitive sex at that. The only things Catherine said was OMG and I love you over and over. Instead of anticipating a good sex scene, my only thought was oh no, not ...more
Michele bookloverforever
paranormal romance. rich, beautiful lead female character who has so much money she does not need to do anything except hunt evil werewolves for adventure pro bono. Handsome, rich colleagues who do ditto. Handsome, rich, urbane vampire in love with lead female who routinely saves her from evil werewolves.
I should know better than to buy a book and a new author at that while I'm at work BORED. I'm on Chp 5 and wondering what the HECK, ummm its boring, and all the french/german/whatever is really boring. I'm going to try to stick with it but if it doesn't get any more interesting another one bites the dust, I have got to stop doing this 3rd one in a week. ...more
Pete Garza
Mar 15, 2011 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Any Vampire lovers out there
This book was okay. Not too bad considering the fact that Melina Morel made the vampires the goodguys.I am planing on finding her other two books to read. I admit, I actually enjoyed Smolder.
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Aug 08, 2011 rated it really liked it
Very sexy with lots of action as well as twists and turns.
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Melina is from New Jersey and spent many years teaching before publishing her first paranormal novel, DEVOUR. She always loved history and enjoys reading it, especially relating to the world’s great empires. She’s a big fan of the History Channel and has always adored costume dramas. Her love of history also led to an appreciation of art and fashion, and in fact, she put this to good use when she ...more

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