Tempted: A Nightshade Novel by Brenda Tetreault (Reviewed by Patricia – #NerdGirlPatricia)

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Title: Tempted: A Nightshade Novel

    Author: Brenda Tetreault

    Published Date: January 18, 2014

    Genre:  Paranormal Romance


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He spotted her in club Nightshade, a beautiful goddess among the mortals, and from that moment on she was his everything. She tempted him. She intrigued him. He wanted her.

Sabrina Donahue knew she was playing with fire from the moment their lips met, but something about Roman Arceneaux made it difficult for her to care.

Sensual and darkly intense, Roman is every woman’s fantasy come to life. One by one, Sabrina’s reservations fall prey to his skilled seduction, leaving her dreaming of a future she never imagined.

When monsters and mayhem intrude upon their lives, Sabrina’s fragile existence is threatened and Roman is left to wonder if their love will survive.

 ***Contains Graphic Sex, Strong Language and Adult Situations. Not for young readers***

paragraph divider 18***Patricia, #NerdGirlPatricia’s Review***

Tempted: A Nightshade Novel is a steamy paranormal romance. Roman, a Damphir (half vampire, half human) runs Club Nightshade, a haven for all sorts of supernatural creatures. One night, he sees a beautiful human woman he just must meet: Sabrina. From the very first meeting, Sabrina and Roman have tremendous chemistry. They’re practically jumping into bed with one another that first night.

Sabrina is a hot mess through parts of this book. Dancing in a peep show club, getting herself photographed outside said club (when her father is a politician and he and her mother are always embarrassed by her) and just generally not quite knowing who she is. Her parents put too much pressure on her to be perfect so she rebels and is anything but.

Roman is anything but. He’s a businessman, but he’s also responsible for keeping the world safe from Stirogi, terrible predators.

Tempted follows their romance and the danger that hunts Sabrina from several different angles.

Overall, I enjoyed the book. Despite Sabrina’s hot messiness in parts of the book, she kicks ass and holds her own in others. However, I did want her to pick a personality. She goes from being willing to fight off a terrible monster in one scene to losing her whole composure when she sees that she’s got a couple of scars across her breast in another.

The sex was steamy and well done. I really wanted half stars for this book because it should be 3.5 stars. That said, it’s too good to round down to 3 stars. I felt as if there were too many threads that were woven together in a rug that was just slightly out of focus. Adrianna (another character I won’t elaborate on due to spoilers) ran too hot and cold. Caine’s story was explained a little too much in this book (but not finished because it’s going to be completed in another book).

The ending was satisfying and and though Caine’s story begins again in the epilogue, Sabrina and Roman have their resolution.

All in all, a good paranormal romance.

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