Sunday, October 28, 2012

Forbidden by Jacquelyn Frank

Genre:  Adult Paranormal Romance
World of Nightwalkers, Book 1
Expected publication date:  October 30, 2012

Description (taken from Jacquelyn Frank's website):
The unexpected happens in an instant. On her way to work, secretary Docia Waverley hurtles into a crashing crossroads, and she quickly begins to suspect that things will never be the same. Then, when a tall, blond, muscular stranger intervenes on her behalf, telling her it is his duty to protect her at all cost, what is just a feeling turns to proof positive. That is, as long as Docia’s savior doesn’t turn out to be a crazed kidnapper.

When Ram finds Docia, he has no doubt that she is his queen. But as this golden warrior sweeps in to protect her, he feels something more than body heat every time they touch. He is overwhelmed by a searing connection that goes deep into the twin souls inside him. A desire rises in him that is forbidden—this woman is his queen, the mate of his king, his leader, his best friend. And yet Docia is so vulnerable and attractive that she awakens a hunger in Ram that is undeniable, a carnal craving he cannot yield to . . . not without risking the very survival of the Bodywalkers.

I have to first start out with this is the first book by Jacquelyn Frank that I have read.  I have not read her Nightwalkers series.  In fact, I'm still a little confused as to what that term refers to exactly.  And secondly, I accidentally ruined the book (or was unable to figure it out on my own) by reading the description of the second novel in the series.  Bummer, I know...

Bodywalkers, anybody?  A very interesting supernatural creature that I think is quite unique in the writing world nowadays.  To keep it blunt, bodywalkers are Egyptians cursed to walk the world every thousand years in a host's body.  In essence, you have two individuals living in one body.  Reminds me of some of the other sci-fi reads, right?  But it's totally different from other books.

As to the story between Ram and Docia.  Meh, I wasn't too impressed with their story.  In fact, I was more interested in Docia's brother's story.  Jackson appealed to me a lot more than Ram.  Plus, the lumping around from different character's point of views threw me off initially.  But still, this was a great supernatural romance read.

As to continuing this series, I most likely will since the second book continues on with Jackson's story.  I might also read the Nightwalkers series as well.  For being a first intro to Jacquelyn Frank's books, this was an alright read.  And now I'm expecting it'll be an easier transition into her next few books that I read.

Thanks goes to Random House Publishing Group and Netgalley for providing me a review copy.

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