Discovery by Thianna Durston
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
As a fan of Durston’s writing, I was excited to get the opportunity to review Discovery. While I love paranormal romances, most of my reads have been of the MF variety. After finishing Discovery I now have another MM vampire book to add to my reread list. While human-vampire hybrids are not new to the genre, I liked the way in which the author added her own personal twist to make the creatures her own (or at least it’s nothing I’ve encountered before). Actually I enjoyed it so much that I was again up until 2am reading and was nearly late to work because I got caught up in the story while I was reading it over breakfast.
Discovery is an odd combination of intense actions scenes balanced with really calm day-to-day life scenes as the author introduces us to Jaret and Aaron. Jaret is a centuries old drakyl who really doesn’t remember how old he is but knows it’s been at least five centuries since his change. Aaron is a 32 year old Montana man who suffers from a sun allergy and feels as though he may very well beat his 86 year-old uncle to the grave. Or at least he thought he was human until Jaret stumbles upon the Drakyl Ranch and finds out that the man who so entranced him a few nights earlier has no idea of what he is. Once Jaret learns why Aaron’s uncle kept his true nature from him, Jaret stays on to help out at the ranch and to be closer to Aaron because while he understands why Davis didn’t tell Aaron that Drakyl is more than his last name, he will no longer allow the man to suffer as he has been for over a decade. And while Jaret’s clock is ticking for Davis to ‘fess up, there’s an even deadlier countdown taking place that may put everything that Jaret’s found at risk.
That the author chose to open the book with a fast-paced action scene as Jaret is attempting to evade capture by vampyrs sucked me right into the book and my attention never wavered, not even when the book was forced to slow down. Because this is the first book in the Drakyl Ranch series, there is a bit of world building which provides for a slow build to the book (after its initial scene). The author takes the time to introduce us to the main players amidst the action and the day-to-day workings of the ranch. I liked the chemistry between Jaret and Aaron and obviously enjoyed their sexy fun times. I also liked how well Aaron handled his transition and was willing to reassess his stance on human blood when Jaret’s continued survival was at risk. The lengths to which a man in love will go is almost always entertaining. I LOVED that the author chose to include the attack on Jaret and Aaron at the end of the book rather than making readers wait for book two and the scene itself was intense (and highly satisfying for my blood lust). Discovery was an excellent read for me and I need book two NOW!!!
I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
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