Sanguine Series #1. By Melissa R. Smith. Format: eBook. Read: August 2012.
Madeline Stevens was raised in a fashion that guaranteed she would never fit in and make friends. A daughter of a strict preacher, and her future set in stone, she makes a drastic choice to prevent her future from happening. However, she wants to have fun and break some of her family rules first. Reece Summerall is a Sanguine, which isn’t considered a bad thing unless you are in certain cities. It is by an odd and unique setting that he meets Madeline. They have a connection, but when he interferes with Madeline’s plans, it becomes one big miss-understanding after another. Will they be able to set aside their own thoughts and opinions to be able to listen to what they each feel? Or will they continue with their opinion of what is best destroy them?
Vampire novels are the main attraction right now. This is a book about one human and one Sanguine. Filled with broken rules and traditions, along with miss-communications, provides a roller-coaster of emotions for both the characters and the readers. Several unique twists will keep the reader guessing until the final pages. This format of the book had several grammatical errors that should have been caught during the editing process. Even through the errors, this is a great story for fans of paranormal romance. Readers will be anxious to see what happens next.
This book epitomizes the need to talk in a relationship, even in non-human relationships. If you are reading this book, then you more than likely did not have a childhood like Madeline. Smith paints the extreme situation of her childhood, while keeping her relatable to every woman who has struggled with finding her own path in life. It is the relationship with the character that allows readers to connect with the story and become fans of the writing.
Have you read either of Melissa R. Smith’s series? If so, what did you think? Do you plan on reading them? If so, what intrigues you the most?
Notes: Melissa R. Smith provided me a copy of this book for me to review. To learn more about this author and her books, visit her website.