Caressed by Night by Amanda J. Greene
Pages: about 250-300
Publication Date: Feb 29, 2012
Age Group: Adult
Source: blog tour
Series: Rulers of Darkness #2
Challenge(s): Ebook challenge, 150+ reading challenge, ABC challenge
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Dimitri Arsov, the last remaining pure vampire, was thought to be dead for the past four hundred years. Now, he is back and has a score to settle with the traitor that had tried to kill him centuries ago. But as he waits for his prey to blindly step into his carefully laid trap, his overwhelming hunger for blood is triggered when he saves a beautiful art historian.
Kerstyn Ingmar’s life was normal and straight up boring until the night she is rescued by the dangerously sexy, powerfully mesmerizing, Dimitri.
Unable to resist his diamond blue eyes and intense kisses, she is drawn into his world of darkness and closer to her impending doom.
While their desire consumes them, Dimitri is haunted by images of a bloody and deadly future. As his enemies draw near, he must find a way to save his mate from her destiny before fate destroys them both.
You can see my review of book 1 HERE
I really enjoyed the first book, Caressed by Moonlight, and this book was just as good. I liked Dorian from book 1 and i’m not going to lie- I wanted this book to be about him too. I pouted for a good 10-15 pages when I was first reading about Dimitri. But then I started to get into his story and I started liking him, a lot.
Dimitri is constantly waging an inner battle. I felt so bad for him, he could never just let go and be in the moment. Kerstyn was really good for him. She tried to help him let go. I liked that balance between the two of them. They had a good dynamic and it was really easy for me to root for the two of them. I will say this- Kerstyn sure is trusting. To the point of being a little too trusting. I also didn’t really like that this was her very first boyfriend ever. It made it seem like she was holding on at times just because there was no one else, because she hadn’t experienced this before. Now, that is not to say that I don’t like the two of them as a couple. I do, I think they work really well together, I just almost wish that Kerstyn had a little bit more of a backstory. I’m not even sure why, I just kept thinking that while I was reading.
I loved that Dimitri had a few secrets up his sleeve and as the story went on you could see layer after layer being peeled back. I loved learning his secrets. I especially loved the history on how vampires came about. I thought that was an awesome story!
All in all, this is a really good book. It picks up almost 200 years after the first book left off, and even though I didn’t want it to be about a different character at first, I ended up really enjoying Dimitri’s story. I became very attached to him and I think I might even like him more than Dorian now. Great series.
**Note: this is an adult book, so it might not be suited for some people in the YA audience**
About the Author:
Amanda J. Greene is a paranormal romance author. When she is not writing, she can be found playing the role of a full time university student, who works part time.
She lives in Southern California with her very supportive military husband and their sweet cocker spaniel.
For more information about her upcoming books, visit
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