Friday, January 25, 2013

Midnight Silence

Author: D. McEntire
Publisher: Silver Publishing
ISBN/BIN: 9781614956136
Genre: {M/F} Contemporary Paranormal Series
Rating: 3.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx           

At age sixteen, LeeAnn’s family was killed by a group of red-eyed monsters, leaving her in the care of her step-uncle William and his surly mother. As a deaf person, her life is difficult and it’s filled with lots of hard work and little thanks. Three years later, LeeAnn learns William has stolen the inheritance she didn’t know about and she runs, sending her straight into the path of danger.

As a Watcher, Jacob rescued LeeAnn but wasn’t able to save her family. He’s been keeping an eye on her since and when she runs from William, he rescues her from a group of Rogue vampires. To keep her close to him, Jacob pulls her into his world but the question is whether he can keep her safe.

Midnight Silence is the latest release in D. McEntire’s The Watchers series. Since this is part of an ongoing series, reading them in order would be helpful but isn’t mandatory.

I’m not usually a big fan prologue’s but this one is well done and provided vital information on what happened to LeeAnn and her family when she was child. In this case the story would have been lacking without it. Now to LeeAnn. I really like this young woman and her personality is pretty fleshed out. Her being born deaf is a twist from other books in the series and it certainly gives her many unique problems to deal with. Then there’s Jacob. Having him learn sign language so he can communicate with LeeAnn is a nice touch and not something you see often in a romance. This guy is tough on the outside and a marshmallow inside—at least where LeeAnn is concerned.

And I can’t forget to mention the villain of the story—William. This guy is a total creep and having him escape his just desserts didn’t sit well. I’m disappointed in the abrupt ending. There’s a big dramatic moment here and instead of finding out how the situation’s resolved, the chapter ends on a note of hope. Next the epilogue begins with a three year gap when life is rosy. As much as I’m happy to see that their life is going well, the omission in the last chapter’s a let-down. Still I enjoyed the story of these two and look forward to the next one—most likely featuring the stern Malachai and newly introduced Elizabeth.

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