DANTE’S FIRE by Jennifer Probst
August 26th, 2014
Goodreads link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22587388-dante-s-fire
I was definitely intrigued when I started this book. The premise of Dante being a modern-day paranormal hero for women who have been attacked like Selina who helps them heal after their trauma was quite appealing. And the character of Dante, tortured, alpha, protective-and of course hot and sexy-makes you immediately want to root for him to get his own happy resolution. Selina's character, while initially strong, has to go through a terrifying experience that takes much of that strength from her.
The justice that Dante metes out to the offenders certainly is appropriate, and getting to see them really get what they deserve if they ever attack again is very satisfying.
While the storyline was unique, I found it hard for me to stay focused. It just didn't really grab me like I thought it would when I first started the book. That's not to say it's not a good story, because it is...just something about it didn't quite draw me in, mostly because I didn't feel like it was long enough to tell the full story and get full resolution for Dante and Selina. I'm hoping that the next book in the series will help with that as I do plan on continuing the series to see where it goes.
I actually was drawn more toward the relationship between Selina and Dante's alternate persona, Daniel than to her and Dante. Yes, they are the same person, but the attitude, mannerisms and such are so different.
My overall rating...3.5 stars for this original paranormal romance.
Jennifer Probst wrote her first book at twelve years old. She bound it in a folder, read it to her classmates, and hasn’t stopped writing since. She took a short hiatus to get married, get pregnant, buy a house, get pregnant again, pursue a master’s in English Literature, and rescue two shelter dogs. Now she is writing again.
She makes her home in Upstate New York with the whole crew. Her sons keep her active, stressed, joyous, and sad her house will never be truly clean.
She is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of sexy and erotic contemporary romance. She was thrilled her book, The Marriage Bargain, was ranked #6 on Amazon's Best Books for 2012. She loves hearing from readers. Visit her website for updates on new releases and her street team at www.jenniferprobst.com.
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