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This book started as a 3 star, then built up towards the last third to a 5, so I think it's only fair to give it 4 stars in the end. Very slow beginning in some way, whereas in other ways it was really fast. I know, I'm not making a lot of sense, but this story didn't make a whole lot of sense at first either...
Fury’s Kiss is the third book in the Dorina Basarb series, and I have to say I’m very happy Dorina is back! She is one of those strong heroines, who can fight with the best of them, but who is still vulnerable enough to hug her best friend and be coddled when she’s feeling sad about something. She is also a no-nonsense woman, she knows what she wants, what she doesn’t want – and does her best to get her way – no matter who she’s up against.
Dorina is in a difficult situation (yes, even more so than usual) in big parts of this book. And there were some pretty confusing passages here. The beginning was slow, and it was hard to follow whether the readers were following Dorina’s thoughts, or if it was Dory’s thoughts. A lot of what happened went on inside of Dorina/Dory’s mind, and a lot of things got explained that way.
Louis-Cesare was his usual, hot and elegant self. I love that vampire to pieces! What I love the most about him is that he never gives up on Dorina, he knows what he wants from her, and goes after it. Dorina has difficulties dealing with Louis-Cesare, most of all because she doesn’t want him to get in trouble because of her. And while I’m on the subject of Louis-Cesare, allow me to sigh and get dreamy for a little while :) he is a hot vamp, with excellent manners, and a certain way about him. Especially when it comes to Dorina.
The senate, and by extension the whole supernatural community, is fighting against an unknown enemy, and they are all having trouble both with the fighting, and with finding out who the enemy could be. Dorina’s mind might hold all the secrets, but something has been done to her mind – to keep her and Dory separate – and she is unable to think through everything on her own while being conscious. This creates quite a few problems with the investigation of course, and it also becomes increasingly dangerous both for Dorina and Louis-Cesare.
But he didn’t move because he was badass like that.
People who were too angry in fights sometimes lost, but people who were too afraid always did.
If you like paranormal romance books with strong heroines, hot heroes, lots of fighting and some kind of redemption team, this is probably the book for you.”