When a mysterious man rescues Madison Bainbridge from a random attack, she sees only his broad shoulders, his gray eyes, and his kindness. But as she gets to know Dominic, her attraction wars with the certainty he’s keeping big secrets. Who is the menacing beauty following him around? What of the palm reader who stops her in the park? And who’s watching them from the shadows?
Young vampire Dominic Falconer wanted nothing more than a few weeks in New Orleans, a chance to see the city on his own. He didn’t expect to be captivated by lovely Maddy—or for enemies to surround him, eager to use the stirrings of his heart to bring down his family.
A hostile rival is out for vengeance. Dominic’s fellow Hungarian vampires are vanishing without a trace. And the shadowy Knights of the Dark Wood want nothing more than to get hold of Dominic himself. But Dominic and Maddy have a connection worth fighting for—and a passion that will awaken the unexpected in them both . . .
This is an adult 18+ story that may contain language, possible violence, and/or sexual situations geared to an adult audience.
Title: Enchant the Dawn
Series: Enchant #2
Author: Amanda Ashley
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Published: August 23, 2022
Publisher: Kensington Books
My Rating: 4
Enchant the Dawn is the second title in the Enchant series, and delivers every single spine chill I expect from this author or a vampire hero. As a long-time reader of Paranormal Romance, especially vampires, it’s become a given that the vampire character is all-powerful, with little hesitation in their actions. I was charmed early on by Dominic, who is a strong but young vampire who clearly doesn’t always think before he jumps in, and who shows vulnerabilities where he sometimes needs to be rescued. That struck me and perhaps endeared him to me a bit sooner than I expected. Oh, he’s sexy as sin and a force to be reckoned with… but those little touches of hesitation, of getting in over his head, made him a much more interesting character to me.
I adored Maddy. She’s stronger than she believes, and when faced with an entire world that she never knew existed she faces the challenges ahead if she wants to be in Dominic’s life. Yes, her acceptance of the paranormal may seem fast to some, but realistically, hasn’t the entire population of the world been exposed to the fictional paranormal world by now? Why would it take her weeks to realize that the pretend is the reality? At least, that’s how I chose to take her rather fast acceptance of the unknown.
Maddy and Dominic’s story is a fast-paced, steamy, intense, and action-packed tale that highlights the dangers of the world that Maddy is stepping into. We’ll run into witches, more evil vampires, and a revenge-driven villain. I enjoyed myself in this world with a romance that made me smile and a couple that felt right together.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*
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