Sunday, October 14, 2012
Review: Reawakened by Carrie Pulkinen
Author: Carrie Pulkinen
Her magic has been reawakened. But will her heart let her follow her destiny?
Jules Hume lives in a world where magic is a myth and supernatural creatures are fiction. Or so she thinks. Her boyfriend Ian would have to disagree. When Jules discovers the man of her dreams is not only a vampire, but a vampire king who's tasked with saving the world from a demon attack, life as she knows it ends. Can she accept her fate and take her place by Ian's side as ruler of the paranormal world? Or will she close her mind and her heart to the chance at love and adventure?
I loved Jules Hume. She was a strong single mom - raised her daughter by herself - and had long ago decided that she could make it on her own and didn't need a man. She had sworn off love until she met Ian. Ian was a bit of a mystery, working odd hours, unearthly beautiful, and undeniably appealing. Jules is drawn to Ian and finds herself breaking the no need for love rule, but there is a good reason behind this....but I can't tell you or I might ruin the surprise.
My only real complaint about this book was with how easily Jules accepted the fact that Ian is a vampire. I don't think any person in their right mind would be able to just move on and live with that information the way Jules does, but then she is a special woman. There is a minor secondary romance between Jules' daughter and Ian's friend that at times added to the story, but at times it also drew too much attention away from the main characters. Parts of this story moved a bit fast for my taste, but most of it was drawn out just enough to have to turn the next page to find out what happened.