Darkride by Laura Bradley Rede
Author: Laura Bradley Rede
Source: ebook from author for review
Publish Date: Dec 14th, 2011
Ander McNair used to be the favorite son of a great monster-hunting family – until he was bitten by a werewolf and the hunter became the hunted. Now anything that makes his pulse race, even a kiss from his girlfriend Cicely, is enough to turn him into a monster. When he finally gets a chance to earn his cure by killing a vampire prince, he finds he has to choose between his own past and the future of the girl he loves. Can a guy who’s not even human learn what it means to be a man?
Luke Marianez used to be an immortal vampire prince – until the witch he loved betrayed him and cursed him with the ability to die. Now he lives in the world of vampire blood bars, where the waitresses are the drinks, and dreams about killing the last of the witch’s line so he can live forever. But revenge doesn’t just mean breaking the curse. He wants to break the girl’s heart, too. Can Luke seduce Cicely without falling in love himself?
Cicely Watson doesn’t believe in werewolves or vampires. She’s not even sure she believes in true love. But she’s about to discover what every werewolf knows:
So we have Cicely who has been in love with Ander, her best friend for 4 years. Ander has made in clear to her he wants nothing more than friendship from her though. Then there is Luke, the sexy vampire who comes to town to make Cicely fall in love with him, then betray her like her ancestor did to him long ago. And Ander who is secretly in love with Cicely, but cannot do anything about it because he is a monster that could hurt her; he is a werewolf. Yep, that about sums it up. Or does it??
What happens when Ander has to separate himself from Cicely even more in order to protect her? What happens when the vampire who is out to kill Cicely starts falling in love with her, jeopardizing the curse that could make him Immortal again? And what happens when Cicely falls for both guys? *Sheesh* What is a girl to do?
When I first opened Darkride up I saw it was over 500 pages on my nook, I thought ‘good grief this is going to take forever to read’. But once I started the pages flew by. I was grabbed right from the start until the very last word. I loved the characters and the whole plot was positively appealing. Each chapter was a different POV of either Luke, Cicely or Ander; getting their take and feeling what they felt. And just when I thought I was rooting for one guy, I would have a change of heart for the other. I absolutely adored both guys in the story.
Rede brings a new take on Vampire/Werewolf/Loner Girl Love Triangles. It was kinda refreshing thinking ‘Huh there is no way out for any of them...they stand no chance’. *Insert evil cackle here* But is there a happy ending for any of them? Well guess you’re just going to have to read it ain’t ya?