Hello fellow bookworms. Today, I want to share my thoughts about Broken Dawn by Dianne Duvall. Book 10 in her bestselling paranormal romance series, Immortal Guardians.
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About the Book
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Title: Broken Dawn by Dianne Duvall
Series: Immortal Guardians #10
Published by Self-Published on 16 June, 2020
Genres: Adult Paranormal Romance
Narrator: Kirsten Potter
Length: 8 hours 52 minutes
No. of Pages: 330
Nick Belanger can't stop thinking about the single mother who lives next door. She's smart. She's funny. She's so beautiful he can't stare at her too long for fear his eyes will start to glow. But Kayla thinks he's just an ordinary guy who works in security. Finding out he instead is a powerful immortal warrior who hunts and slays psychotic vampires for a living may not go over well, particularly since she has a daughter she doesn't want to endanger.
Kayla Dorman can keep neither her gaze nor her thoughts from straying to the man next door. Who can blame her really? He is the epitome of tall, dark, and handsome with smart, charming, and honorable thrown in. He's also a few years younger than her and surely would not be interested in a single mom who hasn't dated since her divorce. At least that's what she thinks until an accident nearly takes her life and Nick risks all to save her.
The dynamics of their relationship swiftly change. The friendship they've developed over the years deepens into love as the two spend every minute they can together, laughing and teasing, never suspecting a threat may lurk in the shadows. But that threat soon strikes, making it clear that Nick is the target and his enemy doesn't care if Kayla gets caught in the cross fire. Though Kayla bravely rises to the occasion and is determined to do whatever it takes to help Nick defeat his enemy, Nick is terrified of losing her. Can he identify and eliminate his new nemesis before the man takes everything from him?
Review Format: Audiobook, eBook
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So, what did I think about Broken Dawn?
I’m already a big fan of Dianne Duvall’s books and have read all of them. Broken Dawn felt like a new beginning, although it’s book 10 in her Immortal Guardians series. I was drawn into this story and remained hooked throughout.
I love Dianne’s writing style, the language she uses and the way she paces her plots. There’s always a natural balance throughout the story between the mystery, fighting and violent scenes and the humorous, romantic and passionate ones. All of Dianne’s characters are well thought out, with a range of personalities without being stereotypical. Therefore, they feel real and believable, despite most of them being supernatural. Kayla, our female protagonist, was perfect. She displayed all the traits that I need a leading lady to have: resilience, intelligence and gumption. Kayla’s not a badass warrior but her inner strength is undeniable and I loved her wit.
I added the narration by Kristen Potter who has narrated Dianne’s other books. Kristen’s performance was excellent, as usual, and conveyed just what the story needed, when it was needed. She has a knack for voices. The difference accents she uses for Dianne’s characters brings them to life in my ear!
The Immortal Guardians team based in North Carolina will always hold a special place in my heart. I loved seeing the cameos from them in Broken Dawn. However, I really liked that I’m learning more about the Immortal Guardians, Gifted Ones and Network humans elsewhere. I’m looking forward to reading a story or two about the European headquarters. *hint*hint* Dianne. 😉
The Immortal Guardians series by Dianne Duvall
Immortal Guardians series sits in the paranormal romance genre. However, it could also sit happily on an urban fantasy shelf due to much of the content. Set in our modern human world, it features a new twist on the vampire genre.
Immortals and vampires are both infected with the same virus, which lends them dramatically increased strength, speed, healing capabilities and enhanced senses. Vampires are humans who have been infected, whereas Immortals are Gifted Ones who have been infected. Gifted Ones are men and women who were born with extremely advanced DNA that lends them special gifts, such as healing, telepathy, precognition and the like. Vampires rapidly descend into madness when the virus damages their brains but Immortals don’t; their advanced DNA protects them from that aspect of the virus.
Books in the Series
If you haven’t read any of the series yet, it’s never too late to start your adventure with these gripping alpha heroes and truly awesome heroines. Follow the links to read my reviews or buy your own copy.
- Darkness Dawns (Immortal Guardians, #1) (2011)
- Night Reigns (Immortal Guardians, #2) (2011)
- Phantom Shadows (Immortal Guardians, #3) (2012)
- In Still Darkness (Immortal Guardians, #3.5) (2014)
- Darkness Rises (Immortal Guardians, #4) (2013)
- Night Unbound (Immortal Guardians, #5) (2014)
- Phantom Embrace (Immortal Guardians, #5.5) (2016)
- Shadows Strike (Immortal Guardians, #6) (2015)
- Blade of Darkness (Immortal Guardians, #7) (2017)
- Awaken the Darkness (Immortal Guardians, #8) (2018)
- Death of Darkness (Immortal Guardians, #9) (2019)
- Broken Dawn (Immortal Guardians, #10) (2020)
- Cliff’s Descent (Immortal Guardians #11) (2021)
- An Immortal Guardians Companion (2021)
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Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read my thoughts. I hope I’ve sparked your interest in Broken Dawn and that you add it to your groaning TBR piles. 😉
I really LOVE this series. Dianne Duvall is one of the amazing authors on my favourites’ page. Have you read any of her books? Drop me a comment below.
Bye for now,