Dimitri Arsov, the last remaining pure vampire, was thought to be dead for the past four hundreds years. Now, he is back and has a score to settle with the traitor that had tried to kill him centuries ago. But as he waits for his prey to blindly step into his carefully laid trap, his overwhelming hunger for blood is triggered when he saves a beautiful art historian.
Kerstyn Ingmar’s life was normal and straight up boring until the night she is rescued by the dangerously sexy, powerfully mesmerizing, Dimitri. Unable to resist his diamond blue eyes and intense kisses, she is drawn into his world of darkness and closer to her impending doom.
While their desire consumes them, Dimitri is haunted by images of a bloody and deadly future. As his enemies draw near, he must find a way to save his mate from her destiny before fate destroys them both.
- Quoted from Goodreads.com
Title: Caressed by Night (Rulers of Darkness #2)
Author: Amanda J. Greene
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Romance
Note: Contains spoilers, sorry!
I started reading the 2nd book from the series. I already have the first book and will start reading it on my next break. :) Anyway…
Dimitri is an ancient, extremely powerful vampire (the origin) that has lived since the stone age. He is like the king of kings, ancient of the ancients, oldest of the oldest fangs, and his aura makes everyone look down or something. Yeah you get the idea.
Kerstyn is the… “nothing” girl who just happened to be the mate of a mighty hot vampire. And yes, yes, yes, I dislike Kerstyn’s character. In the whole story, I don’t see Kerstyn doing anything. She simply just exists for the sake of being the character of a book. Oh yeah, wait, I forgot. She did do something… stupid. She insisted on going out of a well-guarded safety area to pick her nasty cry-and-cry friend up while her soon-to-be mate fought for her life with an enemy.
I was like… huh? Seriously? You choose this time – this life-and-death situation to actually start pitying your friend when she kicked you out? Uh-uh. No way. Not smart. I’m fine with Kerstyn existing. I get irritated when she exists and but doesn’t treasure her own existence. If I tell you to stay because if you go out before tomorrow comes, you die, would you have gambled your life and gone out for A) your mate or B) an idiot friend?
Please forgive my rant. I just wished the female could have a stronger character… be more resistant to Dimitri and not just melt in his arms and accept every single thing revealed. Too good to be true even though it’s just a story.
It seems like Greene had this planned as “fate” could be changed and such… and the story flowed smoothly anyway, so I enjoyed it a lot. I mostly enjoy the parts with Dimitri, which unfortunately, contained mostly conversations with Kerstyn.
I give this book 4/5. It is definitely worth a read.