The Purest of the Breed (The Community Series #2) by Tracy Tappan
Released: June 27, 2014
Genre: Paranormal/Gothic Romance
Publisher: B. Reed Publishing
Reviewed by Lena
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Plagued by enemies from above and below ground, a group of Vârcolac warriors fight a desperate battle to keep their secret town safe from invasion
A different place to find her dreams…
The night Marissa Bonaventure is saved from vicious kidnappers by special operative, Dev Nichita, her life is changed in ways she never could have imagined. Brought to the safety of an underground “research institute,” she’s offered a hefty sum of money to stay on and work for a year, money that will allow her to fulfill her lifelong dream of owning a restaurant. But the surreal events that unfold in the strange community of Ţărână soon make her wonder if all is what it seems. When the shocking truth about Dev is exposed, Marissa faces an impossible decision. She loves Dev deeply, but committing to a Vârcolac is a forever proposition, and the only way she can be with Dev will require her to throw away her one chance to redeem a miserable past.
The man he wants to be…
The night Dev Nichita rescues Marissa from the claws of the Om Rău demon race, he knows she’s meant to be his mate. Lying to her about his true nature feels wrong, but he needs time to make her fall in love with him before he reveals that he’s a different breed of human being. When that secret finally comes out, their relationship is shattered in ways Dev hadn’t predicted. A 100-year-old betrayal rises up to threaten their future together—devastating every member of his family—and Dev’s own angry withdrawal becomes a nearly insurmountable obstacle. Then the Topside Om Rău enemy threatens a catastrophic breach of the hidden community, and Dev must call upon all his power as he races against the clock to save the most important people in his life.
** Contains profanity and adult situations.
This is the second in the Community Book series by Tracy Tappan. Although it is part of a series, it can be read as a stand-alone. I'm not usually drawn to Paranormal romance books but the synopsis of this book had me curious. I am glad I gave into my curiosity.
The series is about two communities, Tarana, who because of their Vampire like traits, must reside underground and the Om Rau who exist Topside otherwise known as, our world. They are competing for the Dragon Blood humans.
Tracy brings you into a world rich in history and tradition. She does a good job of educating the reader on the history without bogging the reader down with too much detail. She gave just enough history for the reader to understand why actions that were taken in the past had affected their world in the present. Doing this made for a well-rounded story.
Although the series is about the communities, the main characters are the Warrior class of the Varcolac community. These men are tasked with protecting the underground society. You really got the sense of the skills and abilities they possessed with the way the action scenes were written. They were very well done.
This story is about Dev, the second in command of the Warrior class and a newbie Dragon Blood human named Marissa. They met when he went Topside to rescue her from the Om Rau. Their relationship was started under false pretenses since he could not divulge what he really was to her. Even after the big reveal, their relationship does not move forward. It isn’t until tragedy strikes that they realize they are meant to be in each other’s lives that they truly are soul mates.
This book is filled with so much good stuff it was hard to write this review without giving too much away. I wanted to cover everything. All in all, this was a fun read and I am hooked on the series and look forward to the third book.
This book was given to me from the author for an honest review.
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