Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Review - In the Heat of the Bite by Lydia Dare

TITLE:    In the Heat of the Bite
AUTHOR:    Lydia Dare
INFO:    Paperback, Fiction, 368 pages
PUBLISHED:   Sourcebooks, 2011
SOURCE:   Received from Publisher for Review

 Chivalry is far from undead...

Matthew Halkett, Earl of Blodswell, is one of the few men in the ton who can claim to be a knight in shining armor- because that's precisely what he was before being turned into a vampyre. When he spies a damsel in distress in the midst of a storm in Hyde Park, his natural instinct is to rush to her aid...
But not every woman needs to be rescued...
Weather-controlling witch Rhiannon Sinclair isn't caught in a storm-she's the cause of it. She's mortified to have been caught making trouble by the imposing earl, but she doesn't need any man-never has, and is sure she never will...
But when Rhiannon encounters Matthew again, her powers go awry and his supernatural abilities run amok. Between the two of them, the ton is thrown into an uproar. There's never been a more tempestuous scandal...

MY TAKE:    Lydia Dare is an author who has been on my radar for a while.  She has created a fascinating world using ingredients from two of my favorite romance sub-genres:  historicals and paranormals.  I love that in The Heat of the Bite we have the background setting of Regency England and the unsuspecting ton populated with vampires and werewolves - in nob's clothing!

Matthew and Rhiannon are quite the pair.  Sparks are literally flying between the two of them as they try to navigate the rough waters surrounding them.  The fun really starts when both of their powers go haywire.  Rhiannon's ability to affect the weather fascinated me.  I enjoy stories about those who are connected to the elements and this was no exception.  The book is full of richly written characters which is definitely what drives the tale. 
Very enjoyable read, entertaining as stand-alones and as part of the series.

Out of 5 JEWELS, I give it:

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1 comment:

  1. I have read a few reviews on this one. It sounds interesting and worth checking out. Haven't yet read one of her books.

    Thanks for the review.


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