Monday, June 13, 2011
[ARC Review] - The Darkest Heart
Author: Thea Devine
Genre: Historical Paranormal Romance
Release Date: June 21, 2011
I received this book for review from Simon & Schuster.
Summary: Countess Lazlaric wants nothing more than an heir to carry on her family name. But without a beautiful, young, and malleable wife for her son, Charles, a man who has no desire to settle down, she knows an heir is impossible. So when the Countess receives a letter from a lawyer claiming he’s found her long-lost cousin’s daughter, she jumps at the chance to meet the girl.
Senna Landseth is exactly what the Countess had in mind. But beneath Senna’s lovely exterior lies a fraud. The situation Senna finds herself in is rich and opulent beyond her wildest dreams, but the house—and the Lazlaric family—have something dark, dangerous, and deadly lurking in the shadows.
Thoughts: Senna Landseth is exactly what The Countess is looking for, a bride for her son Charles. What The Countess doesn't realize is that Senna is a con and not who she claims to be. Neither of them know that there is someone more devious than the two of them out there stalking, with a taste for revenge.
Deception and secrets play a big part in The Darkest Heart. This story is dark, dangerous and seductive. It pulled me in right way, especially with the Gothic feel it has. I really loved that. Ms. Devine has taken the paranormal and historical and weaved them together so perfectly. All together this was a great story with interesting vampire mythology to sink your teeth into.
Score: 4 Stars
Author Website: http://www.theadevine.com/