Friday, October 14, 2011

[Archive] LITERAL ADDICTION's Review of Adam

Jacquelyn Frank  was born in NY, started writing romantic fiction at the tender age of 13, and currently lives in North Carolina with her family, which of course includes her 9 beloved furbabies [read:  cats].
Adam, Book #6 of the Nightwalker series
Author:  Jacquelyn Frank
SynopsisHunted by magic, beset by evil, the Nightwalkers face their darkest hour yet. And when the unthinkable happens, only one legendary male has the power, the will, to save them: Adam…

For 400 Years He Was Lost To Her, But He Is Hers Tonight…

From their first tantalizing touch, Jasmine knows he is different. What other lover could unlock her tight control, flood vampire senses jaded by a lifetime of decadent self indulgence? Centuries ago, when he disappeared without a trace, she had given up hope of ever fulfilling the promise of incomparable passion. But here he is, against the very laws of nature, ready to bring down their most vicious enemy, ready to bring her blood to the boiling point…if she will only let him.

Our Review [by LITERAL ADDICTION’s Pack Alpha – Michelle L Olson]: 
Jacquelyn Frank is an amazing artist with the written word and Adam did not disappoint. 

This book is going to be very hard to review without giving things away (and believe me, with this book, you don’t want ANY spoilers because from the first page to the end it’s an amazing rollercoaster), so I’ll just stick to generalities, character observations and personal feelings and hope that it’s enough to give people what they need when reading a review to determine whether or not to pick up a book. 

Character wise, most of our favorites are back in this installment.  We’re graced by the Enforcers, the Demon King and his mate, the Vampire Prince and his mate, the ‘police’ of the Nightwalkers, our love to loathe villains, and so many more.  Most importantly however, this book focuses on Adam and Jasmine.

Adam is a strong, virile and confident male lead with a turbulent present and feelings that he doesn’t know what to do with.   

Jasmine, as usual, is an amazingly strong, confident heroine, though we get to investigate some vulnerabilities that I wasn’t aware she had, and it made me love her even more. 

Together, these two make an amazing power couple, fighting the good fight, and learning from one another each step of the way.  It was frustrating, titillating, tantalizing, and tender all at the same time.

Plot wise, as I said, I really don’t want to spoil anything, so let me just say that from the first 20 pages of this book, you will be shocked, amazed, awed, and a number of other adjectives I could carry on with.  Jacquelyn grips the reader IMMEDIATELY and doesn’t let go.  Even after the last page you feel that she quite possibly could have more in store, and is chuckling about what might be yet to come.  This book had more surprises, twists and turns and intrigue than I knew what to do with, and if you follow my reviews, you know I’m a HUGE fan of the intrigue, so that’s saying a lot.  J 

As always, Jacquelyn gave us an amazing Nightwalker installment, and I certainly hope that the story as it played out in this book continues, because I would love to learn more. 
LITERAL ADDICTION Paranormal Book Club gives Adam 4 1/2 Skulls, and recommends it to all Jacquelyn Frank fans, Urban Fantasy lovers, Paranormal Romance addicts and anyone who wants a gripping, emotion-filled read. 

We highly recommend that you read the entire series in order of publication though.  While this book can be read as a stand-alone, it will have way more reader impact if you’ve lived the lives of the Nightwalkers and know about each couple’s story.