Review: Hart Attack – Elle Chardou
Angelika Hart has both beauty and brains and uses them constantly to her advantage. Half-Sidhe and half-shifter, she has the best of both worlds, but only one of them will define her in more ways than one. She’s lived her life her way for as long as she can remember and wouldn’t have things any other way. She has anything and everything she could ever want, when she wants it. A certainty that suits her lifestyle very well.
Unfortunately, not every aspect of her life is as rosy as it seems. She’s picked up after her older sister, Lena, every time she gets herself into trouble. Lena is a V Neg addict and will do anything to experience the thrill of a high whenever possible. She’s used to living the high life and isn’t afraid to show it. Angelika knows she’ll gladly help her sister out whenever possible, after all, she’s family. Yet the fact that she’s had to do so repeatedly has started to take its toll.
Summoned to New Orleans on her sister’s behalf, Angelika isn’t sure as to what she’ll encounter there. She’s been told that her sister’s boyfriend has a proposition for her, but the prospect doesn’t really seem that enticing to her. Deep inside, she knows that whatever her sister has up her sleep, it won’t be pretty. Yet her curiosity has gotten the best of her. She needs to know what it is that Lena wants, if only to ease her own piece of mind.
When Lena unexpectedly goes missing, she soon realizes that there’s more afoot than she’d imagined. Someone’s out to teach her sister a lesson and she’s not sure as to who that could be. Surrounded by her sister’s current boyfriend and her ex, she can’t deny that both men stir her desires. Part of her wants to indulge in sampling what they’re able to give her, but she knows that’s not likely since Lena’s nowhere to be found.
Her utmost goal is to find her sister and make sure that she’s brought back in one piece. The possibility of that very fact isn’t likely, but for her sake, she’ll do anything to make sure she’s found intact. As tensions between every Supernatural faction mount, Angelika soon realizes that she’ll need to act as some sort of mediator if she’s to bring her sister home, once and for all. To do that, she’ll need to come to terms with the secrets of her past and that of her own family. Unfortunately, that’s easier said than done.
This was quite a riveting story. Full of vampires, werewolves, faeries, and every other Supernatural imaginable, the story is sure to capture the reader’s attention from the get-go. It’s pages are chock-full of intrigue, romance, and graphic violence. Granted, this sort of thing isn’t for everyone.
This series ties in with Danielle’s Vamp Saga. If you haven’t read any of those books yet, you might want to, since it’ll give the reader a better idea of the world she’s created for both of her series. I did note, here and there, that there was a little too much information provided in order to tie-in the bloodlines and their respective lineages. I get that some of it was necessary, but at times it felt as if too much precedence was taken in regards to it. Overall, the book is a good read.
The Big Easy
A city known for its magic, sparkle and overwhelming amount of supernatural creatures, it is one vacation Angelika Hart is not looking forward to in the slightest. A visit to her sister, Lena’s, will mean dealing with her vampire boyfriend, Andreas, and a gorgeous Lycan King, Sebastiaan, who both seem to want something else from her besides her talented hacking skills.
A night at the ultra popular club, Thirst, changes everything when Lena mysteriously disappears. What started out as a carefree getaway has turned into a full fledged mystery of what has happened to Angelika’s sister, and whether she is still alive? Lena’s disappearance does a lot more than shake the depths of Angelika’s world and those around her. She finds herself in an impossibly difficult situation where an attraction to Andreas can set her on a course down a dark path she never meant to venture.
After Lena is found, Angelika’s life spins into a free fall where her controlling nature slips away, Andreas pierces her icy exterior and a choice has to be made. Her journey into the forbidden leaves her a changed person and she finds there is no way of going back once she is past the point of no return. As the bodies began to pile up, she has to make a decision that will ultimately change her destiny forever and those of everyone else around her.
If you are a fan of the HBO series, True Blood, you will like Hart Attack.
WARNING: This is paranormal romance novel with sexy good times, a couple of naughty half-Faerie half-shifter sisters, an Alpha Lycan King, a smokin’ hot vampire, blood, and explicit language. Gore and closed door sex scenes? Not in this book.
About The Author:
Danielle Blanchard Benson is a world traveler and author of several different series.
Ms. Blanchard Benson is the author of Beginnings: Book I (The Plague), Death Wish: Book I, Better off Dead: Book II and Death Lair: A Novella (all from The Vamp Saga), The Catalyst: Book One (The Pop Stars) and The Beautiful People series.
She is currently working on Love Voodoo: Book I (DeGeneration), Apocalypse 2012: Book II (The Plague), Hart Attack: Book I (The Hart Family Saga), The Making of a Star: Book Two (The Pop Stars) and Queen of the Undead: Book III (The Vamp Saga).
Ms. Blanchard Benson has lived abroad in Stockholm (Sweden), Manchester (England), Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area and Portland. She currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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