Review: Lachlan by D.B Reynolds

Posted April 29, 2019 by Lorna in Reviews / 21 Comments

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Review: Lachlan by D.B Reynolds
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Series: Vampires in America #13
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Published by Imajinn Books
Released on April 26, 2019
Pages: 276
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
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Hot vampire lords? This series has those in ample supply. In this latest installment, Scotland is about to be won from a horrible vampire leader by Lachlan McRae. Lachlan is still under two centuries old, but has spent over 150 years trying to right a horrible wrong done to his clan by the vampire lord of Scotland. Julia Harper is a beautiful CIA agent going for her own revenge against the same lord. When Lachlan and Julia cross paths, sparks fly all over the place and eventually they team up. Quite the delightful team, I must add.

Review

A new Vampires in America book is always welcome sight for me. I am still working my way through the series as time permits, but I still request a new one that shows up on Net Galley when I see one. Not sure, but I think they have all been 4 to 5 star reads every time. By now readers of the series know pretty much what’s coming with each new book. It’s time for an American territory or now European country to get a better, less oppressive, and more just leader. Times are changing and all that. In order for that to happen, a vampire must have an almost magical power that other vampires are not imbued with. These men feel the need to rule if they are strong enough. Lachlan is definitely strong enough. Julia Harper is strong in her own human way. She’s CIA, rich as one can possibly be, and has the brains that go along with the CIA job. When one of her longest and dearest friends gets killed by the Scotland lord, she vows to kill him. Of course, she has no idea the amount of power these vampire lords hold inside them.

Julia went to an exclusive French boarding school with Cyn. Cyn is Raphael’s mate, also known as the strongest vampire in the world. So when Lachlan asks for an “in” with Raphael from Julia, the two undertake the journey to California for a visit with the vampire ruler. If there’s such a thing as main characters of this series, it’s Raphael and Cyn. They have been featured in several books and even more novellas. So it’s always nice to catch up with the pair. They are, after all, the reason most of us readers fell in love with this series in the first place. Of course, most of the action switches back to Scotland.

I enjoyed the characters of Julia and Lachlan and all the Scottish scenery, accents and the back story of how Lachlan became a vampire and ultimately why he is working so hard to take down the brutal, but cowardly, lord of Scotland. Personally, I think these two are going to be up in the top three of my favorite couples to date from this series. I loved their chemistry and banter and really appreciated how strong Julia was when she went up against Lachlan’s equally strong personality.

Reynold’s world building is still fascinating to me. These vampires are known about by human’s, mostly feared, but still have a place in the world. Needless to say, it hasn’t always been that way. Vampires have their own code of honor, their own politics, and police each other. Human law enforcement could never really police them anyway, due to a vampire’s ability to scrub minds.

For adult readers that enjoy paranormal romance, this is the series to try-if you haven’t already. There’s always plenty of action, life and death moments, romance and really hot sexy times as well. You can start anywhere in the series and still get a pretty much standalone romance, but I would suggest starting with Raphael, book one and still my favorite.

Whole series is highly recommended. This one, 4.25 stars!

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I’m a lifetime book addict and currently own nine Kindles, with only six still working. I do tend to wear them out! They pretty much are my favorite technology-well that and my cell phone. Okay, yes and my laptop. I spent most of my life in Kentucky, but moved to Maryland in my attempt to get closer to the the ocean a few years ago. Being retired helps. I have a B.S. degree in law enforcement with a minor in sociology, but never really worked in my major. Instead, I spent my entire adult life working in the medical field in some capacity. After retiring(early), I found my passion in reviewing books for a couple of blogs and I love it. My author favorites include, Dannika Dark, Amber Lynn Natusch, J.T. Geissinger, Colleen Hoover, Samantha Towle, K.A. Tucker, Karina Halle, Sarina Bowen, J.R. Ward, Mariana Zapata, Dianne Duvall, and I could go on and on. I read many different genre’s, but still like a romantic element in most, if not all of them.

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Tracy Terry
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I’ve somewhat sickened myself when it comes to the likes of vampires and werewolves etc and whilst I rather like the idea of the not quite two centuries old Lachlan spending all that time trying to right a horrible wrong done to his clan I’m afraid that this one doesn’t otherwise appeal to me.

Lorna
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Lorna

I actually know what you mean. I reviewed for two other blogs for years and mostly reviewed paranormal books. However, along the way I found a few series that I still keep up with to this day and this is one of them.

Debbie Haupt
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Hello Lachlan!! this series just got put on my list Lorna thanks!

Lorna
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Lorna

Oh good! I hope you enjoy them!

Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer
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I am glad these can all be read on their own or out of order. The story arc sounds good. Sometimes knowing what to expect makes series like this a pleasurable escape.

Lorna
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Lorna

Yes, there is a timeline followed in order though, but you can read them standalone without being lost.

Sophia Rose
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Vampires, Scotland, and a tough CIA agent do sound like a great combo.

Lorna
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Lorna

It really was Sophia!

Mary Kirkland
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I have this one on my Kindle and plan on reading it soon. This series has been a hit or miss for me but I keep reading it. I’ve enjoyed some of the books and others not so much.

Lorna
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Lorna

I think there was one or two that weren’t my favorites, but I still liked them.

Melliane
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I heard about the author from afar but I haven’t tried any of her books. I’m even more surprised to see it’s a book 13

Lorna
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Lorna

Book 13 with quite a few novellas as well.

Angela (Angel's Guilty Pleasures)
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Nice review. Glad you enjoyed. I’ve got this author and series on my TBR to try one day!

Lorna
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Lorna

Thank you! I think you would enjoy these a lot.

Lover of Romance
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I absolutely loves this series as well. It’s a must read for any pnr lover. I just received this ARC so want to read this ….glad to hear it was well done

Lorna
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Lorna

Definitely a must read for pnr lovers, you are right. I hope you enjoy the arc.

Carole Rae
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Hot vampire lords are hard to deny 😉

Lorna
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Lorna

I know, right?

Anne - Books of My Heart
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I haven’t heard about this series but I like the strong women / CIA aspect. Not sure about vampires. Great review!

Lorna
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Lorna

Well there’s not a whole lot about the CIA although it is mentioned in conversation. She’s just a strong heroine, I thought.

Lindy@ A Bookish Escape
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I like that the books in this series can be read as standalones Lorna. I haven’t read a vampire romance in quiet a while, but this one sounds really good! I enjoy paranormal romance, and love that this author has great world building and characters that engage in great banter!