Dark Heart of the Sun by S.K. Ryder #Review
Posted by brriske
She is determined to live life on her own terms. Destiny has other plans.
Rookie journalist Cassidy Chandler wakes to an ugly bruise on her neck, a hole in her memory, and a fiancé who seems to know more about what happened than he’s telling. It’s enough to make Cassidy call off the engagement and move out, even if that means trading a posh South Florida mansion for a dilapidated beach house. Unfortunately, she also trades one devious man for another questionable character in her unexpected new roommate: the darkly enigmatic and exasperatingly French Dominic Marchant.
For Dominic Marchant secrecy is a matter of survival. As a newborn vampire with dangerous enemies, he’s sure the headstrong young woman invading his lair with an unknown vampire’s mark on her throat is about to get him killed. But the charming Cassidy resists his every effort to make her leave and even embroils him in her own tumultuous life. Before he knows it, she has stolen his heart and helps him rediscover his lost humanity. Now he’s fighting to protect her not only from the ancient vampires hunting him, but also from his own deadly desire for her.
But her secretive ex isn’t done with her yet, and neither is the dark prophecy Cassidy and Dominic’s unlikely relationship has set in motion. Together they are swept up in a battle where nothing is as it seems, love and deception are the weapons of choice, and the only way to survive is to risk everything—for each other.
Dark Heart of the Sun is the first book in the Dark Destinies series by S.K. Ryder. The story revolves around Cassidy and how one day life is all good and the next day it’s flipped upside down. Though, I do think Cassidy did one heck of a job copping and going with the flow. I didn’t like our hunky French Vampire, Dominic, at first. He came across as a pompous prick, but I quickly warmed up to him, a lot. As for Cassidy’s ex, Jackson, my biggest issue was due to other reviews. Thank goodness I didn’t read any before I started this book. Okay, so you find out pretty quickly in the story what Jackson’s deal is, but I didn’t have a clue, so those reviews that give away Jackson’s secret are spoilers. The synopsis doesn’t even give his secret away. Anyways, rant done and moving on. The story switches POV between a few characters, editing was good, and the story flows at a steady pace of twists and turns. It’s a book appropriate for YA and up. Overall, well done. I liked the book and give it (4) Hearts. I received a copy from Romance Authors That Rock, in exchange for an honest review.
Available on Amazon KU: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01JGNEWQY/