Today's review is on Dark Diary by Dawne Dominique
After reading Dominique's first book in this series; Eden's Hell, I
just had to keep going. Now after reading this second installment, I'm
glad I did. In Dark Diary we are introduced to Daniella Rolfe. She is
one of The First, and the last of her kind. She is a born vampire, able
to walk in the sun and feed just once a month.
Like Addison from Eden's Hell, Daniella has be living her life
alone. Yes, she has had love in her life, but the differences between
her and other "made" vampires was just to much. Now she lives off of
one night stands; when she is in her blood cycle, and snacks in between
on the killers, rapists, and all around scum of Winnipeg.
Even though there are magical wards surrounding her 180,000sqft
penthouse from other vampires, it does not protect against regular old
humans. Her penthouse home, along with other tenants of her building
Though Aiden has been investigating a string of strange murders, he
has been pulled from the case because he lost his temper and hit a perp.
Because of this, he is sent to Daniella's building to investigate the
Once Daniella and Aiden see each other they can't seem to get the
other off of their minds. They even dream of each other, and those are
some serious X rated dreams.
When it is found that the men that have been murdered have all been
past lovers of Daniella, and one of them had the detective's name etched
into the skin, the case takes on new meaning. Aiden has been ordered
to stay with Daniella to make sure she is safe, and that is one
assignment he doesn't mind.
As days go by, the attraction that Daniella and Aiden feel for each
other becomes to much and they both give in. There is no mistaking it,
they are in love. Now both of them will do anything to protect the
other. But can they stop the crazed vampire that has been watching
them? Not before some of the humans they love are killed. And not
before one of their own lives are about to end.
Excellently written with still a bit to many mistakes, but I still
could not force myself to put this book down. I only hope that the next
is just as good. I will be starting that one today :)
4 of 5 stars
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