Review: Night Reigns by Dianne Duvall (paranormal romance)

Review: Night Reigns by Dianne Duvall (paranormal romance)Author: Dianne Duvall
Title: Night Reigns
Series: Immortal Guardians #2
Publisher: Zebra Books
Pages: 393
Release Date: 2011
Genres: Paranormal Romance

Dianne Duvall portrays a world of temptation, loyalty, and heartbreak . . . a world where danger and desire walk hand in hand . . .Ami isn't much for trusting strangers. She has a hard time trusting anyone. But she's no coward, and she's no pushover in the protection department either. So when she comes across a mysterious warrior taking on eight deranged vampires on his own, she doesn't hesitate to save his bacon. Of course, that was before she realized what one little rescue would get her into . . . Marcus Graden has been an Immortal protector of humanity for eight hundred years, and he's not interested in backup. From the moment Ami arrives in his life, he can't deny that she's strong, smart, and extremely skilled at watching his back. But she's also destroying his protective solitude and stirring desires he can't bear to awaken. After all, whatever her secrets - how can she defeat death itself?

'A thrilling and chilling new paranormal series. Fantastic!' - Romantic Times

Format: Paperback
Also by this author: Darkness Dawns, Shadows Strike, Phantom Shadows, In Still Darkness
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Jen’s Review of Night Reigns

Night Reigns is the second book in the Immortal Guardians series by Dianne Duvall. I didn’t enjoy this one as much as book one. The story took a long time to get going. I couldn’t see where the story was headed, except for the potential romance. The problem of the vampire’s unusual behavior makes the characters wonder what’s going on, but no clear cut goal becomes apparent for the characters until much later in the story.

I also had a hard time understanding how a virgin could trust a man enough to have sex with him, yet not trust him enough to tell him she has abilities or what kind of creature she is. When she finally reveals her secret, I was very disappointed because I expected something totally different and it takes the story into a different genre entirely. I don’t want to give it away if you haven’t read it, so I won’t say anything more about her secret.

I did like Amy and Marcus’ characters. They were both strong, tough, and reliable. I liked that Marcus had a sensitive side. I also liked seeing Roland and Sarah again. Roland is so sweet with her!

The story doesn’t have any resolution to the non-romantic plot line. I will have to read the next one to see what will happen.

Overall, I enjoyed reading Night Reigns. It was good but not great. I will definitely continue this series because I like the concept of the Immortal Guardians and I like the characters.

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