Monday, August 8, 2011

Book Review: Night Walker

Night Walker (The Night Series, #1) (Volume 1)
Author: Lisa Kessler
Title: Night Walker
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Publish Date: Aug 2, 2011
Buy: Amazon
Review Copy Provided By: Bewitching Book Tours and the author
Book Blurb:
He gave up his soul for a second chance to love her...

Two and a half centuries ago, Calisto Terana lost everything when a zealous priest murdered the woman he loved. Now, desperate for another chance to love her, he wants redemption for the mistake that cost her life.

She's haunted by dreams of her own death...

After catching her fiance with another woman, Kate Bradley returns to San Diego to clear her head. The last thing she needs is romance, but after meeting Calisto she s drawn to him in ways she doesn't understand.

They've waited in the shadows for centuries...

Calisto has no doubt Kate is the reincarnation of his lost love, but the Fraternidad Del Fuego Santo has a new watcher with dark ambitions of his own. As old enemies reemerge and a new threat arises, the betrayal that enslaved Calisto to the night might destroy the only woman he s ever loved again.

Review: Night Walker was a bit of a surprise to me. Lisa Kessler has created a vampire that isn't really a vampire. I think. I wasn't really sure what the difference was between the two creatures, but I loved Calisto, a Spanish priest turned Night Walker/philanthropist. Really what more can you ask for in a creature of the night? Oh and he's smokin' hot and really sweet.

I love the element of reincarnation that brings Kate into his life. The dreams she has really helps her in grasping her connection to Calisto in the end. A kind of remembrance of her former life, as if their instant attraction isn't enough.

Lisa's writing is sensual and that makes things feel hot when there isn't really a whole lot of sex going on. You just feel the heat of the characters. The pages sizzle with their chemistry.

A few of the characters that really annoyed me were Betty and Jose. Betty you weren't really supposed to like, so she was properly annoying, but Jose just didn't come off right as a villain. He was a monk sent to get rid of Calisto but ended up wanting more. I couldn't quite understand why it took Calisto so long figure out who he was.

A foreshadowing of something sinister to come appears in the epilogue, and let me tell you, it makes me really excited for the next book in this series.

Rating: 4 flowers


Lisa Kessler said...

Thanks for reading and reviewing Night Walker!!! :)

I'm glad you enjoyed the book!

Lisa :)

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