Paladin Warriors #1
February 7th 2012 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
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A STRANGER IN THE NIGHT...GoodReads
He had once been a warrior of the Light, one of the revered Paladin. A protector. But now he lives in darkness, and the shadows are his sanctuary. Every day is a struggle to overcome the bloodlust. Especially the day Karissa shows up at his doorstep.
COMES KNOCKING ON THE DOOR
She is light and bright and everything beautiful—despite her scratches and torn clothes. Every creature of the night is after her. So is every male Paladin. Because Karissa is the last female of their kind. But she is his. He may not have a soul, but he can't deny his heart.
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An honorable vampire fighting to keep himself from turning into a beast. A young woman with a light inside that burns bright enough to transform. And an age old fight between good and evil.
No it is not original, but Hilaire has brought a mix of vampires, demons and men who resemble angel together to create an enjoyable read. She gives her characters vulnerabilities and flaws along with hopes and dreams; the result is you become attached rather quickly.
Karissa doesn’t know her heritage, but it did give her gifts that both endanger and save her life. Because she is special circumstances bring her to Roland, and it seems like divine intervention. Roland is what will keep you from putting this book down. He believes himself evil and unable to change; yet he will not let himself act like all the other vampires he despises. Even at the chance of denying himself love and any type of solace.
A great start to a series. Plenty of options left for future books, and even though it is not a cliffhanger as the main story line has a HEA, you will be curious as to what happens next for these secondary characters.
Rating: 3.5 Wines, Just a taste that will make you want more.