Sunday, July 21, 2013

Linked by Judy Serrano Review & Giveaway

Daphne Foster is a substitute teacher stuck in an English class, waiting for that dreaded parent-teacher conference. With much preparation and anxiety, she encounters the unforgettable Charlie Cross. His charm and good looks, win her over but rumors of his involvement with organized crime make his continued disappearances disturbing.

In walks Heathcliff Vanderpool, creating a love triangle of unusual sorts. Unknown to Daphne, Heathcliff and Charlie are old friends: Older than she could have imagined. With Charlie away on business, Daphne and Heathcliff discover a passion between them lying beneath the surface. As their souls link, pulling away from Charlie becomes next to impossible. Will his involvement in organized crime consume them both before she’s able to get free? When you become “linked,” the choice may not be your own.

I have to say that I loved this book.  It is kind of a mix of Shades of Gray & Twilight, except the characters are older (not teens) and there is no bondage.  You have this mixture of vampires and invisible bonds between characters with this almost obsessive need to be with each other.  There is the sweet, innocent woman who falls for the hunky man that has this bad side.  The story turns into a love triangle.  

Judy Serrano pulls you into the story from the very beginning and never lets go.  The story is full of twists and turns that you never expect.  You just have to be careful because you may become the obsessed one.  I know I couldn't put the book down after I was hooked.  What is disappointing is now I have to wait for the next book.  This is the thing I hate.  I become obsessed with a series and feel that I am left on hold for what seems like an eternity waiting for the next book.

If you love vampire literature, you will love this one.  I give this book a big thumbs up and a 5 star rating.  However, this is not a book for children and tweens.  It is definitely for young adults and older due to some of the steamy love scenes.  While I know that teens would probably love this book, I think parents should read this first and decide for themselves whether or not they will let their teen read this book.  

Author Bio:
Judy Serrano graduated from Texas A&M University, Commerce with a BA in English. She is a member of Romance Writers of America and Dallas Area Romance Authors. She is a substitute teacher at the local school district and writes for various on-line publications. She is the author of Easter's Lilly, Brother Number Three, Relatively Close and Memoirs of a Mobster, which are romantic thrillers and part of The Easter’s Lilly Series.

Judy currently resides in Texas with her husband, four children (all boys) and five dogs. She is also a singer/songwriter in her spare time.

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I received a copy of this book to review from CM Book Tours but all opinions are 100% mine.

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