Flora Reviews…. Today, I’m sharing my thoughts about Winter’s Kiss by Felicity Heaton. Book 5 in her highly popular adult paranormal romance series, Vampires Realm.
What’s Winter’s Kiss about?
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Title: Winter's Kiss by Felicity Heaton
Series: Vampires Realm #5
Published by Self-Published on 24 March, 2014
Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal, Romance, Adult Paranormal Romance, Shifters, Vampires
No. of Pages: 275
New York Times and USA Today Best-selling paranormal romance author Felicity Heaton presents
Winter’s Kiss (Vampires Realm Romance Series Book 5)
Their lord drinks blood and they are dead men walking. The tales of the mansion don’t stop Nika from falling for one of the guards, but when wolves attack her and he rides to her rescue, she discovers that her knight is anything but saintly. He is a vampire and she is becoming a werewolf, and love between their species is forbidden—the penalty death.
Winter’s world is shaken beyond salvation and his allegiance to his bloodline tested as he watches the woman he’s fallen for turn into a werewolf. His heart demands vengeance and that he protects her, both from the werewolf now hunting for her and from himself, but she tempts him more than he can bear and it isn't long into their journey before he’s torn between upholding the law and succumbing to desire.
Will Nika be able to convince Winter to leave his world and stay with her or will she spend eternity dreaming of Winter's kiss?
Review Format: eBook
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Read: 6th to 9th August, 2014
Winter’s Kiss is book 5 in the Vampires Realm series. I don’t think that it’s necessary to have read the previous books in the series to enjoy this one. The two main characters, Winter and Nika haven’t featured in the books before and there is no cliffhanger ending in this one! Of course, that being said the realm’s prominent characters, hierarchy, laws, histories and ongoing sagas will shed an extra dimension of light on Winter and Nika’s social dilemma.
What did I like about Winter’s Kiss?
I find Felicity Heaton’s books very easy to read. Her writing style and level of description transport me right into her stories. The pace, the tension, the action and of course, the passion are all well balanced and fantastically written.
I usually find it very challenging to feel engaged with characters who are teenagers or young adults. However, although Nika is only 20 years old, her naivety, impatience and foolhardiness did not grate on my nerves in this story. I still liked her by the end of the book and hope she appears in the series again.
I found myself gripped, turning the pages, wondering how on earth Winter and Nika’s relationship could survive, after all Ms Heaton doesn’t always give us, the Reader, the happily ever after ending that we expect or hope for… 😉
Was there anything I didn’t like?
Actually? Not a single thing!
Basically, what I’m saying is…
I loved “Winter’s Kiss”! It’s everything I look for in an adult paranormal romance story. If you love forbidden romances – think Romeo & Juliet, then this is a book for you. However, don’t be fooled into thinking that this is a slushy soft read, the sex and violent fight scenes are well written but graphic – old school Mills & Bloom this is not! It’s beautifully crafted, gripping and passionate making “Winter’s Kiss” a 5 Star read from me.
Thanks for stopping by and for taking the time to read my review. I really appreciate it. Tell me I’ve tempted you to add Winter’s Kiss to your ever-growing TBR pile. 😉
I love these books. Felicity Heaton 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,