Friday, September 14, 2012

Jacquelyn Frank--Forbidden (World of Nightwalkers #1)

Genre: Paranormal Romance

From New York Times bestselling author Jacquelyn Frank comes this first book in The World of the Nightwalkers—an exciting and sensual new spin-off series in which the Bodywalkers, an ancient race of the night, battles the evil forces who prey on them.

The unexpected happens in an instant. On her way to work, secretary Docia Waverley hurtles into a crashing crossroads, and she quickly begins to suspect that things will never be the same. Then, when a tall, blond, muscular stranger intervenes on her behalf, telling her it is his duty to protect her at all cost, what is just a feeling turns to proof positive. That is, as long as Docia’s savior doesn’t turn out to be a crazed kidnapper.

When Ram finds Docia, he has no doubt that she is his queen. But as this golden warrior sweeps in to protect her, he feels something more than body heat every time they touch. He is overwhelmed by a searing connection that goes deep into the twin souls inside him. A desire rises in him that is forbidden—this woman is his queen, the mate of his king, his leader, his best friend. And yet Docia is so vulnerable and attractive that she awakens a hunger in Ram that is undeniable, a carnal craving he cannot yield to . . . not without risking the very survival of the Bodywalkers.

{3.5 stars}

ARC provided by netgalley

This book felt like one big prologue. Now, I realize there has to be a lot of world building in a new series, but the storyline never did "click" for me. I kept waiting for the story to start, and then it was over. What I love about Frank's series, is that they take place in other worlds, and other dimensions. But this one took place in present day earth....boring. The Egyptian history woven into the characters adds a new aspect I haven't seen any other authors do, and I really enjoyed that part (even though I still can't pronounce their names) Docia is adorable, Ram is a stoic, gorgeous god. And their compability is amazing. All in all the result just felt "unfinished" to me. BUT, I am looking forward to the second one to see how this all plays out.

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