Title: Truly, Madly… Deadly
Author: Delilah Devlin
Series: Night Fall #2
Rating Out of 5: 3 (On the fence about this one)
My Bookshelves: Erotica, Paranormal romance, Vampires
Dates read: 2nd – 19th May 2020
Format: eBook, Novel
Publisher: Delilah Devlin
5th sentence, 74th page: ‘She was sore, and she wouldn’t be at all surprised if her tender inner flesh was slightly torn.
Just this once…
On the trail of a serial killer, vampire Quentin Albermarle is mistaken for the killer by a police special task force. Once the smoke clears, Quentin finds himself in a delicious position–atop one of the unit’s crack officers, Darcy Henry. In need of Quentin’s access to the vampire sub-culture, the task force leadership invites Quentin to join the crime unit as a special advisor, much to the chagrin of the men in the unit, and especially, of Darcy.
Caught between opposing forces, vampire and hunter…
A no-nonsense cop with no time for romance, Darcy suddenly finds herself embroiled in a steamy love triangle between her mortal partner, Joe, and the handsome vampire. Going from abstinence to wantonness, she is unable to resist the two men’s relentless seduction or her own sensual curiosity about a vampire’s special “kiss”.
A hunger like no other…
When the real killer threatens the life of someone close to her, Darcy makes a choice that forever binds the three of them together.
I really don’t know what it is about these books. They both make me seriously uncomfortable and seriously addicted. They’re the kind of seriously guilty pleasure that I pull out when I’m home alone, curled up with a cup of coffee and absolutely no one around to ask me what I’m reading about. Because I’m not good at lying… and saying m/f/m or anal sex is just not the conversation I want to have with people.
At the very beginning, I did really enjoy Darcy’s quandary – after a man drought, she had her pick of two amazing male specimens. A gorgeous, sexually charged vampire, or her gorgeous, loyal partner. It quickly gets really intense and confusing though. Darcy is constantly pulled between the two moronic males and, honestly, I almost put this book down so many times because of their stupid, alpha bullshit. Yet, every time I was pushed to the limit, something happened so that I felt like the story was redeemed.
One of the things about this book that I found the most uncomfortable was Quentin’s domineering nature. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely adore a tough man in the main role… but this took it to a whole other, darker place. One that made me feel seriously uncomfortable. And, honestly, made some of the aspects of the story feel a little rapey. Yet, there was always that moment that somehow managed to make it less… well, like assault. I really don’t know how Devlin is able to walk that seriously fine line and make me feel… not totally okay with this story, but a lot less uncomfortable. And I’ve already bought the next ebook for the next time I’m feeling lonely late at night… so she walks that line quite nicely.
It’s kind of hard to write a review for this. I enjoyed it, and will be reading the next book in this series. But I finally, truly understand the meaning of “guilty pleasure”. I mean, this is the absolute epitome of guilty pleasure… it is not the kind of book that I will be able to recommend to my family and friends. I’m just not sure that they would understand the pleasure aspect of reading this erotic novel…
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