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Let's say hello to the characters, shall we?
Giovanni Vecchio is an Italian god; at least he looks like one. Rich, sexy, and mysterious is a completely accurate description of Gio. His weekly trips to the Special Collections reading room at the Houston University library unearth a long lost collection of letters and poetry. This collection will complicate every part of Gio's life.as well as others.
Beatrice De Novo is beautiful and intelligent. She is snippy, sarcastic, and made me laugh so hard. Her job at the library entwines her fate with Gio's. B, as she prefers to be called, has had a difficult life. Her father died when she was young and she is left the haunting feeling that he is still around. She is a strong heroin and will bring feeling to Gio's heart.
Casper appears to be Gio's butler; however, the more you learn about Gio, the more you realize that Casper is family. Casper cares deeply about Gio's well-being and attempts to help him find the life he has always deserved. I loved Casper because he tells it like it is. He doesn't let Gio pull anything over on him and forces Gio to answer for his actions.
Stephen De Novo found something he shouldn't of. He paid with his life.in one form or another.
Carwyn, a great friend to Gio, is probably my favorite character. He is a Welsh Priest who has lived a long time. Funny and flirtatious, he is able to give Beatrice some of the answers she is looking for. He believes that each person should tell their own story. He and Beatrice are great as friends.he can read her like a book and knows exactly what to say.
Isadora De Novo is Beatrice's only living family member. She and Beatrice have become very close since her grandfather's passing. Isadora has been keeping a huge secret that may bring much unwanted strife to Beatrice's life.
Tenzin remains a mystery to me. She is very old and powerful. A very close friend of Gio and Carwyn. She fights by their side to obtain something extremely important to Gio. Tenzin is an odd one, but I loved her.
Lorenzo is the pain in Gio's ass. He seeks power and seizes any opportunity to cause Gio discord.
Elizabeth combined the lore of elementals with the lore of vampires and created an out-of-this-world world. I was extremely interested in the creation of these immortal creatures. Being from Texas, I appreciated the location of the story and became more interested as she took her characters from Houston to Greece to Chili ending in California. The author did a great job of pulling local culture into each of these locations.
The romance that is portrayed is not immediate and overwhelming. It simmers slowly until it engulfs you in its entirety and leaves you a tad bit disappointed, not in the story or the romance, but in the situation. I wanted what Beatrice wanted.I wanted Gio to fight for her. I suspect he has his reasons for his actio
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3 out of 7 people found this review helpful.
badly needed editing
posted by 2112839 on March 19, 2012Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 19, 2012
badly needed editing
Wish I had kept track of the number of times a character "smirked" or "chuckled." Also, the heroine was poorly developed. The author produced no reason for an urbane, sophisticated man to be interested in her. Her manner of speech was trite and juvenile to the extreme. There is some good plotting, and I would expect improvements in the future from this author if she works on editing and style.
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