Genres: Paranormal Romance
Published by Ballantine Books
Released on March 13, 2018
While I had problems with the Black Dagger Brotherhood series, Dearest Ivie struck me hard right in the heart. The emotion it evoked from me has been lacking in a lot of books lately. I cried so hard. This is more of what I want out of the series…a cracking of my heart that lets the world fade away.
Dearest Ivie was like a breath of fresh air to me. The world was familiar, while the war and deep cross stories took a back seat in this Black Dagger Brotherhood story. The focus was laser as we deal with one couple dealing with trouble closer to home and in such a human way even if we are considered rats without tails. The basic message of the story was not losing hope when all hope is all but lost. Love at its more brutally honest level. I appreciated every moment that the author never shied away from revealing. I cried. I weeped with the characters and became angry that this was happening. I can’t say how much I really appreciated every word that was written in this story.
Ivie is a civilian vampire who works as a nurse in Haver’s clinic. She has a respect for the end of life, not shying away from the end of life as most do, but celebrating the entry into the Fade. She’s not rich, but she is rich in family and love. In a bar she meets a mysterious man name Silas. He rocks her world, but she is also realistic to the fact he is part of the glymera and beyond her reach.
Silas is mysterious and draws you towards him. He sees Ivie and knows she is the woman of his heart, but he can’t expose her to what is to be his future. Drawn to her, he tries to take what he is capable to taking while he still has time. Making love to her is a blessing and gift he will treasure, but he doesn’t want her to know the truth of what is going to happen to him.
The reality of pride, love and death push these two in all kinds of directions. The raw emotion exposed dragged me to deep sorrow. For what could be, what would be and what isn’t going to be, I thank the author to allowing me to go view into the story of Ivie and Silas.
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