A dangerous alliance between a Vampyre bride and an Alpha Werewolf becomes a love deep enough to sink your teeth into in this new paranormal romance from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Love, Theoretically and The Love Hypothesis.
Misery Lark, the only daughter of the most powerful Vampyre councilman of the Southwest, is an outcast—again. Her days of living in anonymity among the Humans are over: she has been called upon to uphold a historic peacekeeping alliance between the Vampyres and their mortal enemies, the Weres, and she sees little choice but to surrender herself in the exchange—again…
Weres are ruthless and unpredictable, and their Alpha, Lowe Moreland, is no exception. He rules his pack with absolute authority, but not without justice. And, unlike the Vampyre Council, not without feeling. It’s clear from the way he tracks Misery’s every movement that he doesn’t trust her. If only he knew how right he was….
Because Misery has her own reasons to agree to this marriage of convenience, reasons that have nothing to do with politics or alliances, and everything to do with the only thing she’s ever cared about. And she is willing to do whatever it takes to get back what’s hers, even if it means a life alone in Were territory…alone with the wolf.
Bride is by one of my favorite romance authors, Ali Hazelwood, and for this novel, she’s switched gears, dabbing into paranormal romance, and friends I am here for it!
I’m sure most fans of Hazelwood’s STEM romances paused when news broke that her next adult fiction was going to be fantasy/paranormal romance. The focus of this manuscript would be on vampires and werewolves, rival factions (akin to Romeo and Juliet), filled with romance tropes book lovers adore: marriage of convenience, forced proximity, and enemies to lovers.
My final verdict: I can’t gush enough about Bride!
Hazelwood has penned another fun, humorous, deliciously envisioned story about two new characters wanting something more for their respective species (vampires and werewolves) and leaving some room for themselves.👨🍳🍳😘👌💋
As the story progresses, like the sun sinking into the horizon, painting the sky pale shades of amethyst dusk blending to the deep indigo of twilight, it’s filled with Hazelwood’s quirky humor, longing, and a bit of mystery.
A Few More Thoughts
Friends, I was so surprised to discover some thriller elements in Bride, where Hazelwood peppers in a missing person, having her two MC’s/love interests team up to be detectives! It added that extra layer between Misery and Lowe, creating that delicious confection between these two characters.
Readers will be anxious to know if Misery will ever find her best friend AND if she and Lowe are more than a marriage of convenience.
With unseen plot twists, steamy romance scenes, and a sprinkle of mystery, Hazelwood can pretty much pen anything and I’ll read it.
And that ending!!!!
Can we skip the STEM romance and get into Serena’s story please?!?!?! (I’m noticing I’m using way to many exclamation marks, I’ll stop here and let you go pre-order the book) 😉
Happy Reading ~ Cece
RATING: – Exceptionally Inked
|Pub Date||ISBN||Page Count||Publisher||Age Group||Source & Format||Review Posted Online|
|6-Feb-24||978-0593550403||416||Berkley||Adult||NetGalley, Digital ARC||October 28, 2023|
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