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Friday, April 11, 2014

Dark Innocence by Madeline Pryce




Book Description

Hannah Grey will do anything to escape the tortured memories haunting her. Every breath brings back the pain, the fear and the unbearable knowledge that she'll never be the once-perfect girl everyone thought her to be. When the self-destructive fog of drugs, alcohol and meaningless sex starts to clear, Dante, a lion shifter sexier than sin itself, emerges through the darkness ready to rescue her for the second time in so many weeks.

In the safety of Dante's embrace, Hannah allows herself to become the woman she's always wanted to be--smart, sexy, capable and empowered. His every touch electrifies. His hot, hungry kisses set her senses ablaze. As Dante masters her body, Hannah finally finds the strength to master her fears.

Perfection shatters as threats from a mysterious vampire escalate from anonymous phone calls to violent encounters. When Hannah's enemies unite, placing both her and Dante in mortal peril, she's going to need her newfound strength to face the coming darkness and save the man she loves.



My Review

Dark Innocence opens up with an eye opening chapter that brings you into Hannah’s frame of mind. You quickly remember why she tries to forget and understand the want and the need to be numb, though with her eidetic memory every painful moment of her kidnapping is forever etched in her brain, forgetting isn’t an option. It is so well done and she puts the reader in Hannah’s head so much so that you feel squidgy when reading her self-abuse moment… you hate to see someone hurting and she writes so well you SEE it, feel it!! Hannah calls Dante to pick her up after another failed attempt to forget and this time it was a changing point for them both.

Hannah Grey of course is the sister of the new bad ass Queen of the vampires and she is feeling pretty useless and weak when she looks around at all the strong in body and mind people around her.  After Dante’s rescue and his telling her she is done abusing herself this way she straightens herself up. When a few days of being sober passes she and she sick of what she had done to herself. She is irrevocably changed after her kidnapping and wants to be seen as strong and capable, but she also sees something else she wants… she wants Dante.

Dante beats himself up for not being able to save Hannah those weeks ago. He picks her up when she needs a ride or listens when she needs to talk. He has become her friend and protector. He wants Hannah but he doesn’t want to be used to forget like the others. If they get together it will his way, on his terms.

Dark Innocence has so many hot moments and heart pounding scenes. Throw in a stalker that wants to lay claim to Hannah and Eli who doesn’t know what he wants and this book will keep your eyes glued to every word. If your able to put it down you are a stronger person that I. It kept my chest constricted with so many emotions from the very first paragraph that I was barely able to breathe until the very last sentence!! 


The Author

Madeline Pryce wrote her first novel when she was ten, penned with neon-pink ink in a loose-leaf binder. Captivated by romantic literature, yet intrigued by the paranormal, she continues to develop her own voice, writing the kinds of stories that inspired her as a teen.

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