This is the debut novel by Elle Bright and this paranormal tale is based on the werewolf versus vampire theme. Kate is the key to the fulfillment of a prophecy that she isn't even aware of. Kate has nightmares where she sees a version of herself that is evil and she is being chased by a dark creature that she can't quite make out or recognize. Her parents died in a car accident when she was very young and she was adopted soon after, so Kate has no real sense of her family history, and absolutely no clue what her true self is and what it means to be a Cacciatori.
Dominique is the werewolf who has been tasked to kill Kate and remove the threat the she represents to his kind; however when he sees her in person for the first time he finds that he can't follow through with killing an innocent. There is also the problem of her bringing out a strong desire to protect her and the urge to see her as his "Il cambiamento", his true mate. When Kate is faced with what she is she has real difficulty coming to terms with being a vampire and what that means for her. Alexander and Massimo help her to adjust, but Alex has more than a platonic interest in Kate.
There were several instances in this story where I really, really wanted to smack Kate around a bit. I get that she was having difficulty adjusting and accepting the changes that were being forced upon her, but seriously, I just wanted her to get on with it already and suck it up. So I suppose that Elle did her job as writer when you want to pimp slap the heroine! There were some parts of the story that felt as though it didn't flow as well as others, but all in all a good first book.
**I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.**
One woman, the fate of the world in her unknowing hands. One man, sworn to destroy her. A love so strong it defies nature. In a world of obsession, deception and betrayal, the line between good and evil fades, but one truth remains absolute. Darkness must fall.
For centuries, werewolf, Dominic Ridolfi, has battled the demons of the night, upholding the sacred pact to protect man from vampires. Yet when sent to destroy the long lost Cacciatori heiress, the vampire prophesied to free her kind from the curse of darkness, he finds himself reluctant to complete his task. The innocent beauty awakens his humanity and Dominic finds himself not in the role of assassin, but savior. Though he surrenders to the passion she ignites, he knows that loving her is the ultimate betrayal.
Swept away in a whirlwind romance, Kate loses herself in Dominic’s mysterious world of opulence and seduction. But Dominic has a secret. He knows the truth about Kate’s past, and her future, truths with the power to destroy them both. Only in her dreams does Kate sense the growing darkness within. Every day, she draws nearer to the truth about her shaded past. Dominic saved her once, but can she save herself from the darkness within?
About the Author:
Elle Bright grew up in Layton, Utah. Elle currently resides in San Diego, California, with her husband, their three children, and their border collie. Elle graduated from Grand Canyon University with her Bachelor's of Science in Nursing. As a practicing Registered Nurse, Elle specializes in Pediatrics, Neonatal Intensive Care, and Emergency Medicine.Fall of Darkness is Elle's first published novel. She is currently working on Dark Redemption, the second installment in The Darkness Chronicles. Elle is a proud member of the Romance Writers of America.
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