A huge fan of Jane Austen, Danielle hopes to find her own Mr. Darcy when she leaves Colorado to attend art school in London. Of course she knows it's silly to wish for that, naive even. But she's met enough males who lacked respect for women, a growing trend it seemed. However, on only her second night there she gets lost and is threatened by a stalker who proves to be immune to her martial arts training. Before she is completely overpowered, she is then saved by Ethan Deveroux.
While Danielle does find the romance she seeks in Ethan, he's no Mr. Darcy. Her hero is held by a spell which fractures their chance at a happy ending. During the day Ethan is closer to mortal than immortal and can date her like any other man. Yet, as the sun sets, the powerful magic of an ancient curse returns and the evil of that spell is revealed. When that magic begins, Danielle's fairytale romance ends because Ethan Deveroux is a vampire.
This book had a very Twilight-ish feel to me. I guess when you write a story about good vampires that choose not to eat human blood, you are going to get that. J I did rather like that there was no love triangle to deal with. It was just one guy and one girl, fighting to stay together. I was glad I didn’t have to pick between two hot guys. There were the typical good vampires/bad vampires and the clan leaders. I liked that Ethan had hope of someday reversing the curse of being a vampire and becoming human again whereas most of the vampire books, it’s the human having to turn or be left behind.
I liked this book. It had passion that you could feel. It was fun to read and left me feeling happy.
There were some inconsistencies in the story line, I thought. Some places where I felt like the story was a bit under developed. And there were some places where I was completely confused because scenes changed so abruptly. That might have been because I was reading a kindle version and something was up with that. ?? I don’t know. Here is a girly dream quote from the book:
"They continued to play with her hair as Ethan kissed her, his lips caressing hers almost hungrily, almost devouring her. It was an exotic experience, and almost too unbelievable. She was standing in an enchanted forest, being kissed by a vampire, surrounded by hundreds of colorful fairies. This never could have happened in her wildest dreams, and she thought she was pretty creative. "
Schmidt, Cheri (2011). Fateful (Kindle Locations 3429-3433). Cheri Schmidt. Kindle Edition.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book. It was light, easy reading. A good paranormal romance. And a steal for .99 on Amazon for the kindle. For sure worth a dollar to read it!