Published January 31st, 2014
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
ISBN 1419990888 (ISBN13: 9781419990885)
Source: Received for an honest review
Hannah Grey will do anything to escape the tortured memories haunting her. Every breath brings back the pain, the fear and the unbearable knowledge that she’ll never be the once-perfect girl everyone thought her to be. When the self-destructive fog of drugs, alcohol and meaningless sex starts to clear, Dante, a lion shifter sexier than sin itself, emerges through the darkness ready to rescue her for the second time in so many weeks.
In the safety of Dante’s embrace, Hannah allows herself to become the woman she’s always wanted to be—smart, sexy, capable and empowered. His every touch electrifies. His hot, hungry kisses set her senses ablaze. As Dante masters her body, Hannah finally finds the strength to master her fears.
Perfection shatters as a mysterious vampire escalates from anonymous phone calls to violent encounters. When Hannah’s enemies unite, placing both her and Dante in mortal peril, it’s going to take all of her new found strength to face the coming darkness and save the man she loves.
A Romantica® paranormal erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave
Madeline Pryce earned her spot on my “must read” list with her first novel DARK CRAVINGS. DARK INNOCENCE ensures she’ll remain there. It was a real treat to see Hannah as someone far more complex and stronger than she seemed in DARK CRAVINGS. She’s an impressive young woman with far more depth than anyone every notices. Dante is sexy and genuinely nice despite his macho exterior. He takes time to ensure Hannah is protected and to be her nonjudgmental safe harbor while she continues to hope the drugs and alcohol will dull her pain. Both have reservations about their age difference. When Hannah finally decides she wants Dante for more than a friend and throws herself at him things don’t go as she’d planned. It’s not a lack of mutual attraction that keeps the friends from amping up their relationship. Dante is perfect for Hannah because he’s not only willing to fight to ensure her safety. He’s also uniquely able to support her new-found strength as she battles a madman. When the two finally do consummate their relationship, it’s HOT.
Pryce is an amazing storyteller who can write the hottest erotica within fascinating paranormal stories full of action, tension and romance.
Heat Rating: Steamy/Sizzling: Sensual, with more explicit love scenes, and the language may be more graphic and direct.
Reviewed by ReadWarrior
This book was a personal purchase by the reviewer.