cover image Twilight Desires

Twilight Desires

Amanda Ashley. Zebra, $7.99 mass market (331p) ISBN 978-1-4201-4738-4

This sweet and clean paranormal romance will appeal to readers who want a quick story with elements of the supernatural and protagonists who respect each other. Although the plot is bland, the characters are not. Sofia, a young woman who once wanted to be a vampire, and Ethan, a man turned into one against his will, have every reason to stay away from each other. She’s not ready to live life in the night, and he believes he’s destined to hurt anyone who gets close to him. But circumstances continue to pull them together, even when they’ve decided to push each other away. While the romance unfolds in a predictable way, a lot happens to the characters, giving the reader insight into the demons they struggle with. This fast-paced romance isn’t particularly challenging or rewarding, but it’s nevertheless a good escape. Agent: Ethan Ellenberg, Ethan Ellenberg Literary. (Sept.)