Reviewer: Marlene Breakfield
Title: Twilight's Kiss
Author: Marly Mathews
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Release Date: January 2007
Genre/Sub-genre: Paranormal Romance
Year/Setting: Present Day Scotland
Overall Rating: 4.0
Sexual Content Rating: Subtle
Language (Profanity/Slang) Rating: Mild
Violent Content Rating: None/Negligible
Marly's Website: www.marlymathews.com
Bridget Sinclair travels to a Scottish village using her romance novel pseudonym, Bridie Sullivan. However, Bridget has a secret- she is really a faery, who has been trained to kill vampires and other evil creatures. When Bridget first arrives, she meets dark, broody, Sean Sutherland and their attraction is immediate. Sean, too, has a secret- he is cursed by a vampire sorceress to be a vampire until his true love saves him via a prophesy. Sean is a reluctant vampire and has fought off the evil nature of his vampire self for over three hundred years. As the lord of the village and surrounding lands, Sean has been his peoples' protector. Unfortunately, evil forces are planning on converging on Sean's land, which magnifies magic. Will Sean and Bridget be able to stop the evil hordes and will a vampire and a vampire hunter be able to find love?
Ms. Mathews pens an exciting fantasy romance with charming secondary characters and a very stubborn hero and heroine. In fact, Sean and Bridget are so stubborn that, at times, I wanted to knock some sense into them. Sean did come around fairly quickly but Bridget is like a pitbull- she has trouble letting go of an idea. The fact that I wanted to force the characters to see the error of their ways shows how involved I became in their story. Poor Sean, is such a tortured hero, who has so many people depending on him and only love can save him. Bridget is very confused, because her duty is to destroy vampires and she finds herself falling for one. During all this emotional turmoil the evil vampire sorceress sets out to make sure Sean remains cursed and that she becomes even more powerful.
Ms. Mathews produces an epic battle against good and evil and delivers a sigh-inducing ending. I recommend Twilight's Kiss to the reader of fantasy romance.
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