Well I don't know where to start. I enjoyed this book. It was romance through and through. The problem that I had was that I had gone out and picked up the two books that preceded this one since I am anal about reading books in order. I really enjoyed both of themâ'Shades of Gray' & 'After Sundown'. While those two books were very much tied together and had wonderful characters, this book, which is very loosely tied to the first two and could be read as a stand alone, had characters that to me were not as interesting. The plot also was pretty much the same as the previous two books, but with new characters, so it was like reading the same story over again, but with the names changed.
Don't get me wrong. If I run across any more of Amanda Ashley's books I will probably read them. They are good romances. But I probably won't actively seek them out as I understand that most of them are just the same plot, different characters. While the plot was great the first time around with 'Shades of Gray' and still interesting since the characters were really likeable in 'After Sundown', by the time I got to 'Desire After Dark', I had had my fill.
There were several elements to the story that just did not make sense. One example is when Vicki is going to rescue Antonio from Falco. She just so happens to run into a guy who not only sells her a gun but spends an hour training her to shoot it. While they are in an empty lot practicing they just so happen to run into a group of 4, what I would describe as hoodlums, who volunteer to go with Vicki and help her out. They don't know her, have no clue what she is going to do, but they go along for the ride. Pretty far fetched. There are a few instances like that where you just go, wait a minute, what is going on here! But put that aside and the story is okay. Lady Katherine is a fun character and we do get to revisit Edward Ramsey a bit. Worth an afternoon to read, but nothing fantastic~
Exciting set-up, mediocre writing, one-dimensional characters.
Another book in her vampire series. I didnt like it as much as I liked the ones that came before.
good book, didn't care that much for the heroine, to much if's on her part loved the hero!
This was the first Amanda Ashley book for me. It was okay. Antonio is a handsome hunk of a vampire, but a little to whimpy and sensitive for my taste. (No pun intended). Victoria is a flake most of the time. Maybe that is because she is so young. Overall I thought the story and the characters were rather shallow.
he has found the wwoman that love him for what he is but could he keep her in his lifef knowing that he only could offer darknes as a vampire
Really held my interest..I like Ashley.
suspenseful. romantic. thrilling. what more can u ask for?
Totally trite and boring. The characters have all the sexual chemistry of a banana. No wait, a banana is at least suggestive. A potato then, perhaps? All in all, totally craptastic.
Antonio Battista is a vampire "cursed to an eternity of darkness, he has wondered the earth, satisfying his hunger with countless women,letting none find a place in his heart. But Victoria Cavendish is different.... Antonio is a vampire not a saint...and Victoria needs protecting from a remorseless enemy who would make her his prey..."
I enjoyed this. Not as much tension or plot twisting as some vampire romances but fun all the same.
This is the first and only book I have read by her. Didn't find it that intersting.
Great beach read. Typical vampire sort of romance.
Another great one by Amanda Ashley.
Vicki Cavendish knows she should be careful. After all, theres a killer loose in town--one who drains women of blood, women with red hair and green eyes just like her. She knows shoe should tell police about the dark, gorgeous man who comes into the diner every night, the one who makes her feel a longing shes never felt before. The last thing she should do is invite the beautiful stranger into her house..Curse to an eternity of darkness, Antonio Battista has wandered the earth, satisfying his hunger with countless women, letting none find a place in his heart. But Victoria Cavendish is different.....
Different from other's I have read, but very good never the less.
This book was so good! I couldn't put it down.
This was one of the better books from Amanda Ashley's vampire series.
Victoria Cavendish is a young, single woman living in her hometown with no family and only a handful of friends nearby. She's not Hollywood beautiful, but she's pretty...a wholesome, country girl with long, red hair. She's also just become the latest target of a vicious serial killer who favors red-haired women. But is he REALLY a serial killer?
Enter Antonio Batista, the tall, dark, and handsome stranger who's just moved to town. Victoria is fascinated by his dark good looks and hypnotic, blue eyes. Unfortunately, she's the only person who KNOWS that two murdered women were last seen with HIM.
Is Antonio a sadistic killer? Or, is he only looking out for Victoria's safety as he claims?
This is a hard cover book. It is a very good vampire book by Amanda Ashley.
Very sweet - Antonio is a very sexy vampire!
good read about vampires - good and bad!!
GREAT vampire love story! A lot of action and love included in the book. Couldn't put the book down, it was sooo good. My favorite vampire read yet! You MUST read this book!
this is a keeper for me. Loved it.
MS ASHLEY HAS OUT DONE HERSELF ON THIS ONE. THIS IS THE LATEST OFFERING TO HER VAMPIRE SET. AND I LOVE THE FACT THAT I ALWAYS MEET A NEW VAMPIRE PLUS HAVE MY OLD VAMPIRES TALKED ABOUT IN THEM. A VERY GOOD, AND I DO MEAN GOOD READ.
VICKI CAVENDISH KNOWS SHE SHOULD BE CAREFUL. AFTER ALL, THERE'S A KILLER LOOSE IN TOWN-ONE WHO DRAINS WOMEN OF BLOOD,WOMAN WITH RED HAIR AND GREEN EYES JUST LIKE HER. SHE KNOWS SHE SHOULD TELL POLICE ABOUT THE DARK,GORGEOUS MAN WHO COMES INTO THE DINER EVERY NIGHT,THE ONE WHO MAKES HER FEEL A LONGING SHE'A NEVER FELT BEFORE.THE LAST THING SHE SHOULD DO IS INVITE THE BEAUTIFUL STRANGER INTO HER HOUSE.
killer is draining green-eyed redheads of their blood in the Midwestern town of Pear Blossom Creek, and 22-year-old Victoria Cavendish knows she should be leery of mysterious men like Antonio Battista, who orders food he never eats at the diner where she waitresses, then disappears into thin air. In fact, Antonio is a 600-year-old vampire. While an obsessive, yellow-eyed vampire stalks Vicki and a vampire hunter remains convinced Antonio's the killer, the innocent smalltown girl and Antonio fall in love. Even if they can survive the danger, what will happen to their love? A ghost living in Antonio's isolated Spanish castle provides additional paranormal flair, and a secondary romance between the vampire hunter ready to retire his stake and Vicki's best friend round out the story
"Master storyteller Amanda Ashley weaves a classic tale of sensual, spine-tingling suspense."
Vicki Cavendish knows she should be careful. After all. there's a killer loose in town-one who drains women of blood, women with red hair and green eyes just like her. She knows she should tell the police about the dark, gorgeous man who comes to the diner every night, the one who makes her feel a longing she's never felt before. The last thing she should do is invite the beautiful stranger into her house...
Cursed to an eternity of darkness, Antonio Battista has wandered the earth, satisfying his hunger with countless women, letting none find a place in his heart. But Victoria Cavendish is different. Finally, he has found a woman to love, a woman who accepts him for what he is-a woman who wants him as much as he wants her... which is why he should leave. But Antonio is a vampire, not a saint. What is his, he'll fight to keep and protect. And Victoria Cavendish needs protecting... from the remorseless enemy who would make her his prey... and from Antonio's own uncontrollable hunger...