Born with powers similar to a vampire’s, Lilith has spent her life hunting demons for Section Seven. On the same night as she watches a vampire kill her best friend, she is faced with her worst nightmare—a client who is not only attractive but a vampire.
Lincoln is a powerful pureblood with a problem. He’s caught up in a prophecy and has little time left to unravel the mystery of the contract between his lord and the Devil before he dies. When witches foretell that a vampire hunter will save his life, he’s prepared to work with his most hated enemy, but he isn’t prepared for the forbidden desire he feels when he meets her.
Their mutual attraction becomes difficult to deny as they work together but when Lincoln reveals the truth about her powers, will Lilith find the strength to embrace a side of herself that she wished didn’t exist? And when they discover Lilith’s role in the prophecy, how far will Lincoln go to save her?
Dark, sensual and fast-paced, Seventh Circle is a story of forbidden love so strong that it will save the world.
Seventh Circle by Felicity Heaton
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This is the fourth book in the Vampire Realm Romance Series. I loved it!
Lilith is a fascinating character. I liked her very much. She is a very strong character with a kick ass attitude. She is a human vampire hunter, working for Section Seven and has a special gift, which allows her to track vampires. She sees this gift as a curse, but when a powerful vampire comes into her life with a business proposal, she finds out something about herself that totally shocks her.
Lincoln is a very powerful Vehemens vampire and is four hundred years old. I really liked him. He can be a little arrogant and condescending towards humans, but he also has a gentle side that not many people, vampires included, see. He is also the Chosen Son (sort of like the second in command) of his house, which makes him pretty important to his bloodline.
This is the fourth book in the series, and things are getting more complicated for the full blooded vampire houses - Caelestis, Aurorea, Venia, Validus, Vehemens, Tenebrae and Nocens.
The story is told from both Lilith's and Lincoln's point of view, which gives the reader an insight into their thoughts and feelings. I was completely engrossed from the first page and struggled to put my Kindle down long enough to eat lunch! Thank goodness it was the weekend, else I would have been rather annoyed if I couldn't get back to reading it until later! I picked up the book again, and was quickly pulled back into the story. A different prophecy has come to light, which involves not only Lincoln, but Lilith herself, and needs to be fulfilled. The surprising twists and turns kept me turning the pages. Lincoln has a few secrets of his own, and has a very interesting back story; I was intrigued by it. There are also some other interesting characters in this story, and a few familiar faces make a welcome return. Daniel, Lilith's boss, is another one keeping secrets and Mark, her boyfriend, is a total jerk! Meeting Lilith's father was an interesting experience - I would love to know his story one day. It was also nice to see Prophecy, Valentine and Venturi again, even though it was only for a short flying visit.
The fight scenes were exciting and extremely vivid, as usual. I can't decide which are the best - the fight with the fallen angel or the deadly fight with Cerberus. In any case, each scene (whether a fight scene or any scene in general) is described in such a way that I felt like I was there. I also felt that this story had a bit more depth to it and the laws and hierarchy of the vampires more fully explained, as the world building has developed and evolved. The end of the story has a slight twist and, although this book could be read as a stand alone, I am now looking forward to reading the next intriguing installment in the series, Winter's Kiss.
Felicity Heaton has written another fantastic paranormal romance. I love her writing style, which is fast paced, exciting and believable. She is number one on my Favourite Authors List.
As this is an erotic paranormal romance with explicit scenes, I do not recommend this book to younger readers. However, I highly recommend this book if you love erotic paranormal romances full of action, adventure and sexy vampires. - Lynn Worton
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