by Syrie JamesPublished by: Vanguard Press Publish Date: August 2, 2011 Genre: Paranormal Romance Source: Print copy provided for review My Rating (3.5 of 5 stars): Blurb from Goodreads:
When Nicole Whitcomb’s car runs off a Colorado mountain road during a blinding snowstorm, she is saved from death by a handsome, fascinating, and enigmatic stranger.Snowbound with him for days in his beautiful home high in the Rockies, she finds herself powerfully attracted to him and soon comes to realize that the feeling is mutual. But there are things about him that mystify her, filling her with apprehension—and Nicole can’t shake the feeling that he doesn’t want her there.
Who is Michael Tyler? Why does he live alone in such a secluded spot and guard his private life so carefully? What secret—or secrets—is he hiding?
Nicole has secrets of her own and a past she is running from—but Michael understands her better than anyone she has ever known. Soon, she is falling as deeply in love with him as he is with her.
But as the sexual tension between them builds, the clues mount up. When Nicole learns the terrifying truth—that her host is an ages-old vampire who is torn between his love for her and his desire for her blood—there’s nowhere for her to run but into the blizzard raging outside, and he’s the only one who can save her life.
Filled with unexpected twists and surprises, Nocturne is a page-turning, haunting, and deeply romantic story of forbidden love that will grab your heart and not let go.
Nocturne is not your average paranormal romance novel. This novel is not a series, and it does not follow a typical paranormal romance storyline. In Nocturne, there are only 2 characters, Nicole and a reclusive vampire named Michael. When Nicole is stranded and injured in a snowstorm, Michael reluctantly rescues her and brings her to his house. Over the course of the next few days, the pair are isolated from the world, and as they get to know each other, their attraction blossoms. However, Michael is not human, he has many secrets, and Nicole’s fears come between them.