Savannah Past Midnight (Past Midnight #2) by Christine Edwards
Released: September 1, 2015
Genre: Paranormal erotic romance
Publisher: Fanny Press
Reviewed by Sarah
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Cosette Beauvais is a risk taker with a capital R. When her daredevil behavior leaves her paralyzed, her uncle ends her suffering by turning her into a vampire. In no time she makes her mark as one of the most cunning female vamps in existence. Though her fearlessness is admired in her violent new world, her impulsiveness leaves her with terrible regrets. By violating the rules, she kills a young human while feeding from him. The selfish deed haunts her, causing her to steer clear of men who attract her both physically and mentally.
After she breaks with a vampire kingpin named Tristan who tried to turn her against her uncle and her own vampire family, her life spins out of control. Bloodthirsty wolves, a new threat to the Savannah area, stalk her daily. She is dead set on finding the source of the attempts on her life and repairing the strained ties with her uncle Severin, so the last thing Cosette needs is a devastatingly sexy new human in her life. Colton Brennan is a massive Montana cowboy, a skilled fighter who has sworn to win Cosette’s love. Try as she might, she can’t resist the passion he has ignited within her, no matter what the consequences. Can this human provide the love and protection Cosette has unwittingly craved?
Meanwhile Tristan and his power-hungry clan are on a quest for Southern vampiric domination. Can Cosette and her Charleston-based vampire family survive their brutal onslaughts?
Book 2 in the Past Midnight series.
First let me say while this is the second book in the Past Midnight series, you don’t necessarily need to read Charleston Past Midnight to enjoy it…although I don’t know why you wouldn’t want to read it first.
Cosette may be one of my favorite heroines of Edwards. She’s extremely independent and spirited, headstrong and sexy with just a hint of vulnerability underneath. I love she is truly the central character and feel when all is said and done we have a better grasp on her entirely, from childhood/vampire origin to the present.
Colton, on the other hand, isn’t my favorite male lead but I do appreciate his alpha maleness at the core. He is a protector by nature, with that theme carrying him throughout the storyline. Although we do know plenty about him and his past, he also seems to be more tangential.
This is another fun turn of events courtesy of Christine Edwards. She has a way of telling a succinct yet enjoyable story. I love that there’s never too much information. She leaves just enough to the imagination for me to create the story in my head like a movie but still gives sufficient detail to paint a clear picture. This isn’t gritty or over emotional. It is pure erotic romance and in this specific case, has the paranormal aspect. There is also great appeal with the suspense and action which helps propel the story forward; creating just enough unease to create that push and pull of the characters. Another solid book and I can’t wait for the next.
Rating: 4 Stars
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I have a large appetite for books with pensive alpha males. I tend to lean towards erotica and contemporary romance. I am completely addicted to my Kindle and feel naked when it’s not with me. If you have any recommendations, feel free to email them. I’m a single-ish woman with two crazy dogs. I also love football and basketball. Living in Oklahoma City, my teams are the Thunder and Sooners.