Friday, October 16, 2015

Raging Dawn by Colleen Gleason [Review]

 Raging Dawn by Colleen Gleason
Raging Dawn (The Gardella Vampire Hunters #7) by Colleen Gleason
Format: ebook
Source: purchased as part of the Dark & Damaged bundle
Date read: July 30, 2015

The Gardella Vampire Hunters
1. The Rest Falls Away
1.5. Victoria Gardella: Vampire Hunter
2. Rises the Night
3. The Bleeding Dusk
4. When Twilight Burns
5. As Shadows Fade
5.5. Max Stops the Presses
6. Roaring Midnight
7. Raging Dawn - Kindle
8. Roaring Shadows

Colleen Gleason
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Synopsis (Goodreads):
England, 1922 When the vampires Max Denton hunts brutally murder his wife, he is nearly destroyed himself. He spends his life in solitude, violence, and revenge.

But when sensitive information about his young daughter falls into the hands of the vampires, Max is forced to team up with the woman whose father ultimately caused the death of his wife.

Savina Eleaisa has secrets of her own, and she’s determined to do whatever it takes to clear her father’s name: even if it involves seducing the most dangerous of vampires--with or without the help of the arrogant, brooding Max Denton.

A short, stand-alone novel in the Gardella Vampire Hunters series set at a Downton Abbey type English estate.
Thoughts on Raging Dawn: This one took me a little to get into. I mean, I liked the fighting and Max's emotional evisceration at his wife's death was well done, but there was a lot of world-specific info that I had to assimilate before I (personally) felt comfortable with who was who and what went where.

That said, watching Savina and Max dance around one another was entertaining. Her father's implication in his wife's death makes Max a little harsh with Savina. Her determination to prove her father was innocent gives each of their interactions a little oomph.

And when they both gave in? Hello. Sex-ay.

Ultimately, while the vampire hunter politics took me a little to get into, the overall story pretty much rocked. Max and Savina had some definite sparks and they got to take on a few vampires to make the world a safer place.

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