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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Kensington's Soul by Faith V. Smith

Kensington’s Soul by Faith V. Smith
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genre: Contemporary; Paranormal
Heat: Sensual
Length: Full (298 pages)
Rating: 4 Books
Reviewed by Larkspur

Four centuries ago, a spurned lover damned Lord Zachary Kensington to eternity as a vampire. Convinced no woman could love the beast within, he concentrates his attention on the quest for redemption. He now stalks evil in the 21st century, working as a police detective. His job puts him up close and personal with Dr. Miranda James when she is carjacked. The sensual doctor captures his heart, but before he can claim her as his, Zacke's past comes back to haunt him.

Miranda James falls hard and fast for the seductive Detective Zacke Kensington, but the closer she gets to him the more elusive he becomes. His mysterious air grates on her nerves and when she discovers him kissing a beautiful woman, Miranda is devastated.

Tables turn when ex-lover and vampire, Gabriella designates Miranda as her next meal. Miranda swears off of men while Zacke vows to stop Gabriella's vindictive murder spree before she turns Savannah into a city of carnage.

Ms. Smith gives us a hypnotic, uber sexy, not-quite-human hero and a heroine who’s a combination of innocence and bravado. In this unique read we find unexpected creatures of the night who are compassionate, heroic and enjoy brother-like friendships and villains that are worse than our worst nightmares.

After a slow start this book picked up speed, never slowed down, and turned into an action-packed, thrill-a-minute good versus evil story that is well worth your time to read it. It has a great plot, well-developed characters, and I really liked the hero being a centuries old vampire seeking redemption. I noticed some editing mistakes that only would have been caught by good old-fashioned reading. As the story started I found the dialogue choppy, but as I got further into the story it smoothed out and became much more enjoyable. The ending was amazing and surprising. The love story and courtship was sweet and refreshing and it’s always nice to see a man brought to his knees by the power of love. The love scenes were sexually sensual without being garish but tender.

All in all this was a very enjoyable read with its great plot and super characters. It’s a story any lover of paranormal romance would enjoy. Just remember to keep the tissues handy for the dramatic ending. This is the beginning of her series and I can’t wait to read the next adventure.