(Amoveo Rising #1)
by Sara Humphreys
Publisher ~ Sourcebooks Casablanca
Genres ~ Paranormal Shifter Romance
He's the man of her dreams
A long time ago, Zander Lorens was cursed to walk the earth stripped of his Dragon Clan powers. Every night, trapped in a recurring nightmare, Zander relives his darkest moment. He can hardly believe it when the dream changes and a beautiful young woman appears. Zander believes she's the key to ending his torment. Finding her in the real world is one thing, but how will he convince her of who-and what-she really is?
She's the end to his nightmare
Rena McHale uses her unique sensitivity as a private investigator, touting herself as a "human divining rod" and finder of the lost. By day she struggles with sensory overload, and by night her sleep is haunted by a fiery dragon shifter. Nothing in her life makes sense, until the man from her dreams shows up at her door with a proposition..
The intense opening to this fast-paced paranormal shifter romance by author Sara Humphreys kept me reading this book in one sitting. I loved the Amoveo. I have read other books by this author before I started writing book reviews so I am familiar with many of the Amoveo people in this story and I loved, loved all those books. This book did not disappoint me. It was amazing to read and purely entertaining.
Rena kind of broke my heart. She was so broken in many ways while being very strong and dedicated to her profession and longtime friend and mentor Vito. I liked the way the author built her character up throughout the book showing that even though she was broken that she was a survivor and strong.
Zander's history is bleak and sad but also like Rena he was broken though one couldn't see it. I felt the author's explanation and presentation of his curse was done to perfection and created the additional intrigue necessary to keep this story moving quickly.
This book will bring out a lot of emotions and the reader will not be bored at any time throughout the book. The dream sequences are dramatic, memorable and well plotted. I do like the fact that at no time did I or could I guess the ending. In fact, the ending did take me by surprise to some extent creating a desire for me to read the next book to this series.
I give this 5 STARS for not being predictable.
Sara Humphreys is the award winning author of the Amoveo Legend series. The third book in the series, UNTAMED, won two PRISM awards--Dark Paranormal and Best of the Best. The first two novels from her Dead in the City series have been nominated for the National Readers Choice Award. Sara was also a professional actress. Some of her television credits include, A&E Biography, Guiding Light, Another World, As the World Turns and Rescue Me.
She loves writing hot heroes and heroines with moxie but above all, Sara adores a satisfying happily-ever-after. She lives in New York with Mr. H., their four amazing sons, and two adorable pups. When she's not writing or hanging out with the men in her life, she can be found working out with Shaun T in her living room or chatting with readers on Facebook.
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