Title: Vampire Forgotten (Vampires Destined #2
Author: Rachel Carrington
Source: Requested Review
Genre: Paranormal Romance - Vampires
Release Date: May 30th 2012
Forgotten in the mountains of Romania. Forced to live a life he didn’t choose. Suffering the daily pain of loneliness. Spending an eternity without the touch of a woman’s hand.
Though damned as a vampire, Rhad Valentine has been given what some might call the gift of psychic sight. He sees it as a constant reminder of real life going on without him—a life he cannot live.
Mischa Bonovich is on a desperate mission to find her missing sister, Rianna. Led to the mountains of her homeland by the faint call of Rianna’s voice, Mischa needs Rhad’s gift and his strength.
Wild hunger, both foreign and welcome, drives Rhad to his knees. He’d never held a woman so soft. Kissed one so responsive. And in spite of his inner protests, he’ll do anything to help her. Anything to feel just one more touch of her hand.
In the dark forests of Romania, Rhad’s desire won’t be quenched until he tastes what only Mischa can offer, but first, he must save her from a man who has nothing to lose. A man who holds a deadly secret that could tear Mischa from Rhad’s arms before love can happen.
My Review -
This is the second book in the Vampires Destined series but as the author states this book is a standalone and does not need to be read in any order. I was looking forward to reading this book as I always love reading a good vampire story with a strong, passionate and sometimes brooding vampire with a lost soul.
This story had the elements that I enjoy, a brooding vampire who has been alone for so long that he sees his existence more like a curse. Rhad has lived a lonely life ever since he was turned and has never really comes to terms to who and what he is. He sees himself as a monster even though he tries to live a quiet, respectful life he knows others only see him as a vile creature of the night.
Mischa ends up at Rhad's doorstep unconscious and scantily dressed and the moment he sees her he feels that it was the Fates that brought her to him. How little does he or Mischa know that the two have been brought together by supernatural forces who have their own reason and agenda for the two to be together.
As the story unfolds Mischa slowly finds herself drawn to Rhad but tries to resist the attraction knowing what he is and that her primary task is to find her missing sister. Unknown to the both of them Mischa life is at danger from a man who has nothing to lose in ensuring his destiny.
There were a few drawbacks that I found in the story that me me feel that something was missing. It felt at that times that bits of information were missing that would help to explain the plotline for example, why was it so important for the Fates to bring these two together or Rhad's background surrounding to his isolation. I would have enjoyed to have seen the passion between these two as the author presented Rhad as being very ravishing and passionate, but all that I got was an indication that the two were intimate but no details.
Overall, it was a sweet, short story that gave me a taste of vampire love but I wished it would have given me more fire and passion.