Genre: Paranormal Romance
Published by: CreateSpace on June 3, 2011
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Delila has roamed the Earth for over one thousand years with her maker, Alaric. She has everything a vampire could want: beauty, brains, a booming business, and an ability to read human emotions.When a werewolf makes an imprint in her life, Delila feels she may have finally found the soul mate she has been seeking. But when everything goes terribly wrong Delila finds herself burdened with a young half breed child to protect from the evil forces of her world.
*I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
As a vampire, Delila lives life, alongside her maker Alaric for centuries. Delila has everything: the looks, the brains and money, but it’s her ability to tune into human emotions sets her apart from all other vampires. She’s loved and lost and vowed to keep that vulnerable part of her buried deep within until she meets Eli, a werewolf that sparks an interest in Delila she thought long gone. There’s a war brewing between the two species and Eli has pledged both his love his allegiance to Delila. Eli seems like a dream come true…but Delila will soon learn things aren’t always as they seem.
Delila is one of the most well developed heroines I’ve read about in a while. The author does a magnificent job incorporating a very detailed past and defining Delila’s character based on those past events, making her a survivor, not a victim. She knows who she is and doesn’t apologize for it, her confidence and fighting skills make her a formidable opponent to anyone that crosses her path…and I for one wouldn’t want to challenge her! Delila is very realistic and raw, she’s not your typical romantic and brooding vampire which puts her in a class of her own. Her character will leave a lasting impression on readers.
This story gives the impression of a forbidden romance but quickly changes into an action packed battle of the supernatural. Each chapter takes an unexpected turn that will make it impossible for you to predict how the story ends. The happy ending I anticipated was transformed into something I would have never envisioned but thoroughly enjoyed all the same. Every character has his own agenda and will have you wondering who’s side they’re really on. The suspense is both aggravating and exciting!
THE LIFE AND TIMES OF DELILA tells a story of one of the best vampire heroines I’ve come across in this vast genre. You’ll fall for Delila’s charm, experience her love, betrayal and resurrection. As long as Lindsay keeps writing heroines like Delila I’ll keep reading!