Hello Fellow Book Lovers, it’s time for another Mini Review. Today, I want to share my thoughts about Taste of Torment by Suzanne Wright.
Taste of Torment is another great book that I wouldn’t have found if I hadn’t attended RARE19 in London! I was lucky enough to meet Suzanne Wright (a new-to-me author) and spend a few minutes chatting with her. She’s lovely, funny and easy to talk to and I’m so glad that I like her writing style. I haven’t read many of her books (yet 😉) but I have loved the ones that I have. 💜
Last year, I decided that mini reviews were the way forward for this particular book blogger. This means that I only write full detailed reviews for the books I receive from authors, publishers and PR organiser (ARCs).
So, on to my thoughts about …
Taste of Torment (Deep in Your Veins #3) by Suzanne Wright
It’s been five months since vampire Sam Parker Bound herself to Jared Michaels, her powerful co-commander within the Grand High Master vampire’s personal legion. Life as a Bound couple has been going just fine…until the Grand High Master announces he will be stepping down from his position and wants Sam and Jared to take his place.
Despite Sam’s reservations, she agrees to ascend. But something very powerful has surfaced; something that is quickly decreasing the vampire population and could steal the lives of people close to Sam. At the same time, she finds herself under the scrutiny of vindictive vampires accusing her of exploiting her position as a commander – something that would threaten her ascension.
Under the watchful eyes of people who would love nothing more than to strip her of her title, Sam and Jared must continue to conceal her hybrid status and find a way to fight this power that nothing before them has ever been able to overcome. If not, they stand to lose not only the people they hold close, but their future as the Grand High Pair.
Warning: This novel features a female vampire who is a ray of blunt, obstinate sunshine, a possessive alpha male vampire who considers her his only weakness, lots of bad words, some dirty talk, and steamy explicit sex.
Taste of Torment is only the third book I’ve read by Suzanne Wright. However, she’s fast becoming one of my favourite authors. I love her writing style; the pace she set for her story, the characters she creates and the gripping plot-lines.
I loved that this book brought out so many of my emotions. Yes, I did growl like a wild woman at times in frustration. I wanted to hide from the violence and cruelty and yes, I did shed a tear or two. However I also smiled and chuckled out loud a lot at all the lighter moments, humour and well written banter. 😉
I enjoy a story more when the female protagonist is intelligent, resilient, resourceful, self-reliant and has plenty of gumption. Sam ticks all those boxes and more. I love Sam’s sense of humour, sarkiness, loyalty and her an innate sense of right and wrong. All the characters that Suzanne has created for this series have been written well. They’re complex and multifaceted which makes both the villains and heroes feel real.
Once again, I downloaded the narration by Justine Eyre and P. J. Ochlan. I enjoyed the variation that these actors brought to the duel point of view from Sam and Jared. The only niggle I have is with Ochlan’s London accent. To my English ear, his version of Sam’s London accent isn’t as good as Eyre’s. He doesn’t seem to have as many accents in his arsenal as she does. However, despite this, they both swept me up with the story and plunged me feet first into the adventure.
There are graphic sexual scenes, violence, colourful vocabulary and expletives throughout Taste of Torment. Therefore, I’d recommend this book to adults who are not offended by content of this sort. If you love stories about kickass heroines and deserving alphas. Adult paranormal romances with story-lines about tenacity, loyalty, fighting against insurmountable odds and soul saving love then read this one.
Taste of Torment is a bloody good book and a great addition to this amazing vampire series.
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I don’t remember a time when I wasn’t writing something, whether it was stories, poems, or even songs – though I can’t carry a tune. I only have one rule when I’m writing a book which is that it has to have a happy ending. Other than that, pretty much anything goes. I write stories that I would enjoy reading and then I just hope that others will enjoy them too.
I was born and raised in England where I live with my husband (a person who doesn’t judge me for hearing voices in my head – how often do you come across people like that?), and my two demanding children.
Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read my mini review. I hope I’ve sparked your interest and you’ll consider adding Taste of Torment to your TBR pile. Check out the whole series, it’s fun but an action-packed paranormal mystery.
I hope you enjoy the rest of your week. Remember to stay safe & healthy and read (or listen to) some great stories. 💜
Bye for now,