Publication Date: March, 2008
Publisher: Pocket Star
Reviewer: Amber R.
A mythic warrior who'll stop at nothing to possess her . . .
After enduring years of torture from the vampire horde, Lachlain MacRieve, leader of the Lykae Clan, is enraged to find the predestined mate he's waited millennia for is a vampire. Or partly one. This Emmaline is a small, ethereal half Valkyrie/half vampire, who somehow begins to soothe the fury burning within him.
A vampire captured by her wildest fantasy . . .
Sheltered Emmaline Troy finally sets out to uncover the truth about her deceased parents -- until a powerful Lykae claims her as his mate and forces her back to his ancestral Scottish castle. There, her fear of the Lykae -- and their notorious dark desires -- ebbs as he begins a slow, wicked seduction to sate her own dark cravings.
An all-consuming desire . . .
Yet when an ancient evil from her past resurfaces, will their desire deepen into a love that can bring a proud warrior to his knees and turn a gentle beauty into the fighter she was born to be?
Within the first 30 pages of this book, I decided I didn't like it. You are thrown right into the story and the way that it's written, you really don't have a clear idea of what's going on. This continues throughout the book. Apparently Lachlain is the king of all Lykae, he was captured by the leader of vampires and tortured for like 100 years. However, the smell of his mate allows him to have the strength to break free from his bonds and finally escape. So he scents this woman, tracks her down, and basically manhandles her until she takes him back to her hotel room. Emma is scared of him the entire time and she voices that. However, he completely ignores her concerns and treats her like crap just because she's part vampire.
He's also attracted to her because she's his mate. So he basically forces her to take him in, uses her credit card to pay for his transport back to his castle, and he does in fact perform certain sexual acts on her even though she's told him that she doesn't want too. So in my world that makes him a huge douche. I mean at points she's obviously aroused but she also states that she doesn't want him touching her. He takes little consideration to her care and at one point she's in direct sunlight. Not too mention, there's still no clear indication of what's really going on.
Then if you include Emma's Valkrie aunts into the mix. They're just as bad as Lachlain. I mean, they don't rape her but they're basically like YOU DO WHAT WE WANT! WE DON'T CARE THAT YOU'RE AN ADULT. It's weird and forceful and annoying. And I can't stand the fact that Emma doesn't stand up for herself, at all. She just lets them all do what they want to do and it's this clashing and arguing. It's not appealing at all.
I wouldn't recommend this book to anyone. Honestly I'll probably forget about it, only to be reminded when the review posts in a week or so. It wasn't something that I would even continue reading the series or any other books by this author.