Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Amaury's Hellion By Tina Folsom

Amaury's Hellion (Scanguards Vampires #2)

*Received for review from publisher*

Genre: Paranormal Romance


Vampire Amaury LeSang is cursed to feel everybody's emotions like a permanent migraine. The only way to alleviate the pain is through sex. When he meets the feisty human woman Nina, a cure for his ailment seems within reach: in her presence all pain vanishes.

Unfortunately, Nina is out to kill him because she believes he's involved in her brother's death. And she would succeed if only Amaury's bad boy charm didn't play havoc with her hormones and catapulted her into his arms and his bed every time she was near him.

As every kiss brings them physically closer, danger is lurking and threatens to destroy the little trust they have in each other.


Amaury suffer from a curse that he was unfortunate enough to attain from his wife who killed herself after her son was killed by a newly turned vampire, by Amaury himself. Being a newly turned vampire back then, Amaury wasn’t in control of his thirst and this has haunted him ever since; especially with the curse of never being loved and the ability to sense emotions of all those around him which causes him pain. After a sting of Scanguards turning on the people they are charged with protecting and then themselves, Samson and the rest are uneasy and need to work fast to find out what is going on, the link being that the bodyguards happened to be humans. After Nina’s brother was killed, she is on the search for who took him from her, she assumes it to be one of the Scanguards, but she couldn’t be further from the truth. When Amaury encounters Nina, for the first time in his life since he was cursed he is able to get relief with the sensing of emotions that hurt him so much;

“For a moment, he closed his eyes and blocked out everything else. With joy, he realized that no emotions bombarded him. His mind was clear. Peace.
When he opened his eyes, his gaze collided with hers.
“What’s wrong?”
He sensed a twinge of alarm in her voice and shook his head, smiling. “Nothing! Absolutely nothing.” For the first time in centuries. No pain. No foreign emotions. It was just him, all by himself.”

As time passes Nina unknowingly Blood-Bonds to Amaury which she isn’t all that happy about at first and it causes him to totally lose his ability, but instead of missing his "gift" of being able to sense emotions, which was helpful on Scanguard missions, Amaury feels happy and free. When we find out about Nina’s past it is so heartbreaking, all that happened to her and why it had an impact with her being able to be vulnerable with Amaury at the start and the twist with her brother was unexpected but I am glad at the way it turned out. I really loved Amaury, even though due to his curse it made him a bit of a man-whore before he met Nina, his caring and protective nature I swooned over. I liked this one more than the first and the reads just keep getting better and better from here.


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