vendredi 26 juillet 2013

Awkward Holidays (Ward of The Vampire 3) by Kallysten

Hello to all,

                   Nothing is better when the sun is shinning and you desesperately want some fresh air to read a story taking place in winter That's the magic of books. Today i have the pleasure to share with you the third part of the series ( or serial) Ward of a Vampire, this story is really growing on me so i hope you enjoy it as much as i do.

Awkward Holidays was just released yesterday so you are right on time to jump on this series if you love vampires... but just a tips.. Kallysten is really generous and the 1st of each month one of her book is free on amazon so take a look you could perhaps get your hands on the precedent parts if you haven't them yet. So don't fortget to put them on your wishlist to get a message when the price is free or on promotion because you have to read it in order.... but that's not all.... currently Kallysten has a contest on her blog where you could win it to, if you chose one of those titles.

And next detail in regards to this series: you have some comics on Kallysten's blog that tell you part of the story in Morgan point of view, a great bonus to make you wait until october for part 4.

but until then enjoy!
Publisher: Kallysten
Publication: 2013
ISBN:  0373277210
Genre: paranormal romance
Violence: none

Language: normal
sex: strong
Public: 18+
Source: ecopy in exchange for an honest review

Short description from goodreads :

Trapped in the Ward mansion with a reluctant and standoffish host – a vampire she should be afraid of but can’t help being attracted to – Angelina is preparing herself for grim, lonely holidays.

When her parents unexpectedly decide to visit, the situation, far from improving, only grows more complicated. They look forward to visiting New York with her, but how can she explain that she’s unable to leave the mansion? For that matter, what will they say when they realize she lives with a millionaire?

A hastily concocted excuse smoothes things over, but now Angelina finds herself having to work closely with Morgan Ward. It wouldn’t be so bad if Morgan was as pleasant to her as he is to her parents, but his mercurial moods leave her confused and frustrated. It doesn’t help that he seems no closer to finding a way for her to leave his house.

The New Year brings change with a startling kiss and an even more surprising guest… or is it more of the same?

My opinion:
          Fantastic! Kallysten manages to make me really addicted because each part is better than the last but also longer! (We got an addition of more than 20pages in comparatively to part 2!) The more the story goes the more I like it, I couldn’t stop reading this one, I was completely immersed in the story that start just where “ My reluctant Warden” left us and I loved to see Morgan opens himself, discover about his maker and see Angelina becoming herself and true to her feelings.

So Angelina is still in the impossibility to leave Morgan’s mansion which is causing a problem since it’s the end of the year and she was expected to spend the holidays with her family. Not an easy time of the year to feel prisoner but worse, her parents not happy to learn she can’t come home decide to visit her; once the panic is over she will need Morgan’s help to find a believable cover and story. I appreciate to see her calmer and thinking about the situation from Morgan point of view. She is not giving up but she is trying to cope the best way possible and slowly she sees new aspects of Morgan’s life and past, as a result she is falling for him and starting to accept that truth.

Morgan Ward is really a complex but honest man. Attracted and more to Angelina, he wants to make her stay more comfortable but doesn’t always know how to express himself. To help her to see her parents he accepts to offer them hospitality and organise their stay so she doesn’t have to lie too much to them while still keeping the truth secret. He even thinks about getting her the presents she wished despites a snow storm outside, that’s so thoughtful and cute. However,  for the first time he is letting  Angelina sees some aspects from his pasts, explaining to her his relation to Delilah and his “ mother”. He is not saying everything but at least he is not lying to her even if the truth can be harsh. He has become really protective of her and I loved how he helped when she was sick.
He even organises a party when he really abhors them just to give her an excuse and a cover for the fact she is living with him.

Their relationship is really more complex now and the fantasy and reality are not as well separated than before, what she has lived as fantasy influence her and he wants some of it too when he doesn’t hide his needs. We get a really hot first kiss, not a fantasy one, so the emotions are building, and both have to start to admit what they feel and want even if they are not ready to act on it.

 I enjoyed to see her parents, the fact that we learn a little more about Stephen is also a plus, it was interesting to see how Stephen wants to protects Morgan and who the later one care about his butler.  Her mother is quite the gossip one while her father is more an observer calm but seeing everything while keeping quiet,  two opposite but that fit so well together.

Irene is still really mysterious, dangerous for sure she seems to want Morgan’s happiness but is it her real goal I wonder… and the “ Melody” person gains even more importance than in past  part but we still can only guess who she is and wonder what happened.

 The only thing is that it ends on a little cliffhanger,  not a  important or a angsty one so I will manage to wait until part 4 in October without too much stress but I do want to continue the story and see more of Angelina and Morgan interactions.
It’s really a excellent serials if you love Vampires and romance so give it a try but read it in order or it would be really confusing. (and if you keep you eyes open you could get the precedent episodes free or in promotion really soon)

Score:  4,5/5

Disclaimer/ Source: a copy in exchange for an honest review, no other compensation was received. All opinions are my own.


3 commentaires:

  1. Are you part of her review crew too!? :) I have this one to read and review too. I was going to get to it tonite. I can generally finish her stories in like an hour. Its an interesting little series.

    1. since the first part of this series yes^^ but i also own one of her other books that i hope to review soon