Friday, June 15, 2012

The Claimed by Caridad Pineiro REVIEW

The Claimed

Victoria Johnson loves her life. She's her own boss in a quaint beach side town, and has great friends who keep her grounded. If only they knew who she really is: an heiress to an ancient race who possesses astonishing superhuman powers. It's Victoria's duty to restore her clan of Light Hunters to their former glory by choosing the perfect mate. In Christopher Sombrosa, she just may have found him. Strong, smart, and successful, Christopher exudes a powerful energy. Their connection is sensual, irresistible-and forbidden.

A member of the Shadow Hunter clan, Christopher has defied his own father to lead his people away from affliction and violence. Yet he cannot ignore his duty to carry on his ancient bloodline. Stunningly beautiful and brimming with an erotic life force, Victoria is everything Christopher ever hoped for in a mate . . . but as a Light Hunter, she's his mortal enemy. Together, they could unite their warring tribes. But murderous factions on both sides don't want peace-and they'll stop at nothing to keep light and darkness apart forever . .
***This is book 2 in the Sin Hunters Series***
*disclaimer* I tried it again...reading a book completely out of my genre...trying to expand my pallet...that said....
It was a bumpy start. I had a hard time getting into this story with all the sci fi / fantasy talk and theme. I didn't agree to reading this because of the hype of vampires etc, I think I have made it crystal clear, sci fi and fantasy...not my forte.  But I don't want to see seem like a square and not try new things or re-try genres because I think that at times like food, after a while you should try it again because your taste buds do change and you may surprise yourself and end up liking it.
Well, still not a fan of this particular writing, but that is not the authors fault though; Pineiro wrote a good story that flowed very well with a nice thick plot that didn't go exactly as I had thought (which I actually enjoyed because it threw me off guard but irritated me because I was wrong about where the story was going *razz*) and it had steamy romance which I expected since it is a paranormal romance.  A couple of the characters drove me nuts, especially Christopher's ex-fiance, Anaru (pretty name!). She so irritated me! She seemed to be a major backstabber and totally untrustworthy. Gotta throw that wrench in there;)
All in all for me, it was alright. But that is on me because as I said, this genre is not my cup of coffee.
So please, read these other reviews on this book to get bigger, better picture of what this book and author has to offer:
Book Spotlight and giveaway at Sapphyria's Book Reviews
Paranormal Romance with Lisa Annesley

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