Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Review ~ The Darkest Day

The Darkest Day

By Britt Bury

4 of 5 STARS

Izel Campbell was raised to believe she is an immortal Fionn with the magical skills of persuasion. But when she travels to Scotland to visit her ancestral home, Izel discovers that she is actually the world’s last living human. Forced to run for her life, Izel crosses paths with Kelvin Kerr, the Campbells’ greatest foe—and the most magnificent warrior she has ever seen.

A thousand-year-old battle chief of the Kerr clan, Kelvin lives only to avenge his father, who died at the hands of the bloody Campbells. Honor demands he kill the Campbell heir, but when he learns that the lovely Izel is both Campbell and human, Kelvin is torn between duty and desire . . .
(via Goodreads)

I have to start by saying I finished this in two sittings, I was only interrupted by my need to sleep!  This debut novel from Britt Bury is a very promising start and I can't wait to see what she comes up with next!  It's a very easy and quick read and has everything I love reading in a paranormal romance.

We are first introduced to Izel when she gets to her grandfathers home in Scotland.  Once there she finds that he is missing but she does stumble upon Kelvin.  He's from a rival clan and is there to find the heir that he can seek vengeance on.  He is shocked to find that not only is the heir of the Campbell tribe female, but the last human on earth.  That changes everything for him.

Needing to find answers about who and what she is, she agrees rather reluctantly to Kelvin's offer of assistance.  Soon we follow Kelvin and Izel as they traipse through Scotland on their way to Kerr castle where he promises to help her and keep her safe from the things that go bump in the night.

Most of this book is about Izel and Kelvin on their journey.  Kelvin trying to deal with what fate has dealt him in the form of Izel while both of them are fighting a budding mutual attraction.
"You donna wanna stab me, lass."  He tilted his head.  "In fact, I think you wanna do something else entirely to me."  His voice was laced with such potent seduction it made her knees weak.
This book has some very steamy moments.  Outdoors, Scotland while it's raining?  Oh yes.  That was a very hot scene.  They are well written and not rushed.  Though the attraction was pretty much from the beginning, there is no professing of undying love or quick lays.  There is a build-up to this romance and bumps along the way.  Exactly what I like in a romance.

How the family rivalry is dealt with is very satisfying and introduces us to some interesting side characters like Ian, Ryo and Ramsey.  The way this ends wraps up the storyline for Izel and Kelvin but there could easily be more in the series revolving around these characters.  If that's the case, sign me up now 'cause I want to read them!

ARC provided by Netgalley.

1 comment:

  1. You read PNR too? I thought that you din't.

    I am glad you enjoyed it. Hot scene in the rain sounds really good. Iw onder how they coped with the cold.


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