(Book 1 Auriano Curse Series)
by Patricia Barletta
Publication Date: Dec 6, 2015
Buy Link: Amazon
Lady Sabrina Dunfield is desperate. Widowed and destitute, she must rely on the dubious benevolence of her secretive uncle, an art collector living in Venice. Determined to make her way and provide for her young son, Sabrina is forced to take on clandestine and dangerous errands for her tyrannical relative. But when a mysterious shadow man saves her from an assassin’s blade, she knows she must do everything in her power to keep her son safe.
Alessandro D’Este, Prince of Auriano, is cursed. Doomed to live a life half in shadow, he is determined to free himself and his family from the evil that stalks them. When Alessandro saves the English woman’s life, he is captivated by her beauty and shocked at her ability to touch him in his shadowy form.
When Sabrina meets Alessandro in his human form, heady attraction sparks between them. She has no idea he is her shadowy savior, and she wonders what her life might be like with this charismatic man. Alessandro has never met a woman who affects him this way. Although life has taught him to trust only family, Sabrina might be the key that could deliver him from the diabolical darkness.
I was not previously familiar with this author, but would be vey interested in reading the next book in the series. The cursed twins were a great idea. I ended up liking this book although I may have stopped reading if I wasn’t reading it for review. To me it starts out slow, but gets progressively better as the story goes on.
I know it’s considered a Paranormal Historical Romance but I would label it “Supernatural” due to some of the characters and events.
The overall storyline is very good and the characters are well developed. They keep you guessing as to what will happen next.
It ends in somewhat of a cliffhanger making you want to read the next book in the series.
The story starts off slowly. It could have been one that I would have put aside if not for the commitment I made to read it.
I was provided with a complimentary copy of this book through Reading Deals Book Club so I could give an honest review.”