Saturday, June 29, 2013

Diamond Dust

Title: Diamond Dust 
Author: Vivian Arend
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
ISBN/BIN: 978-1-61921-556-6
Genre: {M/F} Contemporary Paranormal Series
Rating: Golden Blush
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx

Release Date: 08-20-13

Talk about a rough week—Caroline Bradley is having one. With a large group of rowdy bear-shifters ready to overtake Takhini territory, as pack second in command, she’s busier than ever. Then without warning, her alpha lover scents his mate, changing her status. Caroline’s happy for Evan but it couldn’t come at a more inopportune time—she needs to focus all her skills to keep the town from exploding.

As one of the front-runners in the upcoming election, clan leader Tyler Harrison needs every advantage possible. As a bachelor, he’s afraid for others to trust and vote for him that he’ll need a female at his side, and Tyler picks Caroline for the role. She’s strong, independent, sexy and has influence over nearly everyone in town, both human and shifter alike. She’s what he needs and his bear shouldn’t agree more.

Diamond Dust is the newest release in Vivian Arend’s Takhini Wolves series. Because of recurring characters and relationships, I recommend the books be read in order.

Where for me to begin? How about with a general statement of how much I enjoyed this book. It’s hard to believe, but for me this paranormal series just keeps getting better with each new release.  It has so many things to recommend it—and I do. It has great characters you can care about, and they even have well rounded personalities—way to go Ms. Arend. But that’s not all. It also has a fast pace, an interesting premise with plenty of twists, vivid descriptions, and a snappy dialogue that caused more than a few chuckles. And I can’t forget all the wonderful secondary characters because this story is truly driven by how their lives interact with Caroline and Tyler.

Despite all the things going on in this story—the clan election and the Takhini pack—at its hearts you’ll still find Caroline and Tyler. I like these two. They’re so different, yet the same in so many ways and when they get together—watch out for the sparks. Unlike many paranormal books, it’s not a quick I’ve found my mate book. I’m pleased about the slower way in which the author got them together, developing a relationship first. 

So, as you can see, I’m pretty happy with this entertaining story from beginning to end. I don’t know who the focus of the next book will be but I have an idea it’ll likely be Evan and I’ll be watching for its release. I hope you will be too.

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