- File Size: 595 KB
- Print Length: 260 pages
- Publisher: Beyond the Page (May 3, 2017)
- Publication Date: May 3, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B071DW31BJ
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #509,366 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Lucian’s Delight (Dalakis Passion Book 2) Kindle Edition
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Delight has some surprisingly realistic dreams, so it's not a shock to her when a vampire ends up seducing her in one, asking her why she's in his dreams. Sure, it's a change to her typical frightening nightmares, but she's willing to accept it if she gets a break from them. She's a hard working guardian to her younger brother and is determined to save up enough money to send him to art school. This means that she's working two jobs which puts her out dangerously late at night. It's here that her nightmares begin to become reality.
Lucian is a vampire who has been cursed to only get one love. Said love will be able to share his dreams and bond with him, if he can find her and convince her to become his. Lucky for the both of them, Lucian ends up living out their rescue dream/nightmare in real life, which appears to bode well for their romance. Oh, and the attraction is just as good in real life as it is in their dreams. Maybe even more so.
So, things can't be super easy, or we wouldn't have a real story, right? The big bad is still out there and determined to make Lucian's job of keeping Delight and her family safe even harder. There's action, some really really stupid moves on Delight's part, but ultimately we get a solid HEA. If this is an indicator for what the rest of the series is like, I'm in!
I have no idea what to think of this book. Lucian’s Delight was cheesy—B-movie cheesy. NJ Walters has treated me to a variety of different types of books, but this was a new one for me. I’m not quite sure cheesy is how I was supposed to take it, but well, them’s the breaks I guess.
Lucian’s character was oh so very mysterious and vampy that I kept waiting for him to say “I vant to drink your blood” in a really bad Romanian accent. He was very courtly and serious and I just couldn’t connect with him. Delight was incredibly naive and the more I read, the more I decided she was just plain old TSTL. She had my eyes rolling quite a lot.
But what really cemented the cheesy label was the sex scenes. One was over 20 pages long and they were full of turgid body parts, slick folds, heated depths, and yes, the word “moist” was used. There were lots of clichéd phrases like “Take me, Lucian. Make me yours”, “We have only just begun”, and “I have no control left”.
Although I never got past the absolute ridiculousness of the dialogue, I ended up settling in and having a bit of fun with it. After all, what good Wisconsin girl doesn’t enjoy a serving or two (or ten) of the most pungent of cheeses. At one point I wondered if I could make a drinking game out of the sex scenes. You know, a sip for words like “depths” or “folds”, a full shot for overused phrases, and “moist” spurring on a chugging contest.
Even with making the best of a cheesy situation and having a little fun at the books expense, Lucian’s Delight was a disappointment. Ms. Walters has treated me to some seriously sexy good reads, but this one didn’t work for me.
I loved Delight's tenacity and determination in making the best out of what life had handed her. Then, of course, life hands her Lucian. I got a kick out of Delight telling both Lucian and one of his brothers off when they got too bossy. Lucian, of course, is amazing and hot. There is also quite a bit of action that can happen when you have a protective vampire willing to do whatever it takes to end the danger for his woman. Even though there might have been a few moments of improbability, I read for enjoyment, wonder, escape and fun and I found all these things and more in LUCIAN'S DELIGHT.