Sunday, August 12, 2012

Review: Where Darkness Lives by Alexandra Ivy

Where Darkness Lives

Paperback, 359 pages
Published November 1st 2011 by Kensington (first published October 25th 2011)
ISBN 13: 9780758261588
Source: Purchased for self
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: Guardians of Eternity #8.5
Best read in order: this novella works as a stand-alone
Stars: 4
Flames: 3

If you have ever considered giving Alexandra’s Guardians of Eternity a try Where Darkness Lives is a perfect starting point. This story is set in the world, has a few characters from past books, but easy stands alone from the series. The main storyline of the Dark Lord and the impending apocalypse does not get mentioned in this story. Sophia gives this story a Desperate Housewives meets the paranormal vibe. It’s a great addition to a series that I’ve enjoyed from the beginning.

Sophia, the Were quads mother has moved to suburbia to be closer to her daughters, especially Harley who is expecting her first litter. Sophia is looking forward to the arrival of her grandbabes, but she feels she is still too young, healthy and vibrant to ever be considered a grandmother. She is embracing her new home and business and all the happiness she sees in her near future. Sophia is not however prepared for the predator that is stalking her leaving childish threats and annoying her in general.

Luc has accepted the job of protecting Sophia from her tormentor as her new bodyguard. He has moved into her life so that he may be able to better protect her from the hunter who has escalated from threats to attempts on her life. Luc finds it inexcusable that someone is trying to kill the female that he has taking a liking to. Sophia quickly becomes more that a job to this fierce alpha Were.

I immensely enjoyed this short story in the Guardians of Eternity world. Sophia was always unbearably annoying to me in the previous books. I liked her here in her own tale though. She was presented as a strong, independent female Were. I saw as strong in the books she had a role in, but I also saw her as a horrible (not evil) character. Something about her always grated on me wrong. Luc was perfect for her. What woman doesn’t want a strong, sexy alpha whose one goal in life is to protect her?

Where Darkness Lives can be found in the anthology The Real Werewives of Vampire County.

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