Thursday, April 11, 2013

After Dark Review of Cynful by Dana Marie Bell

I have added After Dark Reviews to my blog as a way of notifying you of a review of a book with Adult themes and scenes. From now on I will keep my reviews of all books I read that have explicit scenes in them for late night posts for those of you who prefer to avoid them or easy to find for those of you who seek them out ;)
This was a book you all picked from my Spend My Money posts in January! Enjoy!
Synopsis: "To save the woman he loves, he must push his gifts to the brink.

Halle Shifters, Book 2

Julian DuCharme, a rare Spirit Bear with legendary healing powers, is finally free from the threat of death, finally free to claim his mate—but she’s not having it. While his Bear screams it’s time to mate, the love of his life wants to date.

Holding his Bear in check while convincing her he’s not out to control her won’t be easy. She’s stubborn and a closeted geek—in other words, perfect for him.

Cynthia “Cyn” Reyes, owner of Living Art Tattoos, thinks Julian is the hottest thing on two legs. That doesn’t mean she’s going to roll over for his masculine charm. She watched her mother flounder when her father passed away, and she’s determined to never lose herself to someone else. Not even a man who would jump the moon for her, if she asked that of him.

When the women of Living Art are targeted by a killer, Julian doesn’t think twice about pouring out his last drop of power
to keep Cyn safe. But it’s Cyn who’ll give up everything—her independence, even her humanity—to keep a terrifying vision
from coming true.

One of his death.

Warning: This novel contains explicit sex, graphic language, a tattooed heroine and the Bear who loves her. Maybe he’ll finally convince her to tattoo him with “Property of Cyn”."

My Review: This was a great follow up to Bear Necessities, and a much better book to read. I got to see the characters I really liked in the first book of the series really develop. I absolutely adore Cyn and Julian, I want to be their friends. They are both hidden geeks and I loved seeing them discover that about each other as their relationship developed. While there was a lot of crisis in this one, it didn't seem as much because there was some recovery time in between. What I did love was Cyn's journey to meet Bear, it was a great little insight into how things work for the Spirit Bears. I am not sure what to think of the next potential book in the series as I am not sure if I like Glory or Ryan so much anymore but maybe once their story takes the spotlight and I can see what is behind their personalities it will be better.
My Rating: I love Julian and Cyn, they are such great characters! Cynful was a much better story for me than the first book of this branch off series. I give this book a rating of Four Paws!

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