Rating: 4 Stars
Written by: Amanda Ashley
Series: Children of the Night
Sequence in Series: Book 7
Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
Publication Date: August 25, 2015
Genre: Paranormal Romance
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Aspiring actress Abbey Marie Cordova knows more than most people do about vampires—she was born among them, the only human child in a centuries-old family of the undead, and determined to stay that way. But a chance encounter with dark, mysterious Niccola Desanto rocks her to the core. Nick is a vampire, and he’s the only man who has ever made her feel so beautiful, so cherished, and so passionately desired …
Nick has spent hundreds of years on his own, and the decadent pleasures of the world have lost their appeal. Rumor has it the vampire who made him has regained her humanity—the temptation to find her and demand to know the secret is overwhelming. But one glance at innocently alluring Abbey changes everything. Drawn to her with dangerous, consuming passion, Nick will need more than a lifetime to love her…
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Night's Surrender by Amanda Ashley
Abbey is at a critical point in her life. Raised as a human in an vampire family, Abbey must decide whether to turn to a vampire or age out past her parents. Abbey has never really considered taking the “Dark Gift” until Nick. Nick makes her feel more alive, beautiful and worth changing for.
The issue, Nick is a 2000 year old vampire who's seen it all and lost most of his zeal for the immortal life until Abbey. Abbey doesn't want to be turned and Nick's only recourse is to find the “cure”.
For a vampire tale, I wouldn't consider it a the normal dark fantasy. Abbey and Nick have an insta-love connection, circumstance that threaten to tear them apart and Nick making some asshat choices for a being with over 2000 years experience...that was a bit of a surprise.
What was particular catching for me was the quirky side characters. An overprotective vampire family, ancient vampires and hunters all make this story come alive.
Night's Surrender was an all around enjoyable, easy and very entertaining read.
I received this ARC copy of Night's Surrender from Kensington Books - Zebra in exchange for a honest review. This book is set for publication August 25, 2015.