Some secrets are too dark to ever be brought into the light.
At least mine are.
My name is Orson Winters, and you already know too much for me to let you walk away.
A decade has passed since my parents were killed, forcing my younger siblings and me to move in with our estranged uncle. Whitestone Manor in all its grandeur was overwhelming enough. Then, we learned the family secret.
There's darkness in the world no one, besides a handful of fighting families, even knows exists. The Winters family is the most acclaimed of them all. However, power isn't always pleasurable, especially considering that it's my responsibility to keep my reckless brothers and sister from jeopardizing us all.
When an old enemy emerges from the shadows, Uncle Sebastian calls in another fighting family to assist. I didn't need their help. I could independently protect my siblings and the rest of the world from danger. That was, until I met Lilith Shaw. Now I'm not even sure that I can protect myself.
I can't focus on that, though.
I'm the last one standing between you and those who wait in the darkness.
If you can keep a secret, I'll tell you my story.
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WHAT I THOUGHT: LOVED IT! I like so much about this book! Even the cover gives you the feel of something old, sinister and creepy. I was into the book, well before I opened it, as the blurb really latched onto me. I had to read it and find out these dirty little secrets that are worth so much plotting and sinister messages. I instantly loved the writing style and pace that James took in the book. I found that it was a brilliant pace, the same pace you would expect if you were a journalist, trying to suss a story and dig up all the secrets behind the manor. This meant that there were times where the story flew by, with action and urgency, really grabbing me, and there were times when we paused, reflecting and really taking in all the details. All this meant for me, was that I was hooked. I had enough detail to know the characters and the situations, and I felt like I was there. I really like the plot of the story, which I won't share because, as you can tell...it's a secret. However, I am a fan of romance mixed with a bit of paranormal. This was written well and really blended that, along with the paranormal reason that things were the way they were in the manor. I found the lead female to be strong and intelligent, which I love. I am a fan of strong females, especially when they are the counter, in a story, to a very strong male. I like when they battle for the story, not realising what is building between them. James writes this tension so well, that the scenes and emotions flow together, making it as real as if you were the person involved. Overall, I really loved this read. It was different, but still had a lot of the underlying parts you need in a great paranormal romance. I highly recommend this read, as I truly could not put it down, even when my hubby moaned at me for reading on my iPad at 3AM....I just had to know the next step in the Secrets of Whitestone Manor. So Addicting!
I received this book from HEA Book Tours, PR & More in return for a fair and honest review. I've actually had trouble deciding on a star rating for this book. There are parts of it that are definitely worth a 4 and then others where I was wavering towards a 3. I've gone with 4 because, overall, this book held my attention and kept me turning the pages. The story starts with a happy family who are enjoying life. They have a visit from someone who calls himself Uncle Sebastian which confuses the children because their parents say he is just an old friend. Not much time passes before tragedy strikes and both parents are killed. The children are packed up sent off to Uncle Sebastian who tells them that their whole way of life has to change. Fast forward 10 years and then the story really starts. The book is well written with a fast paced plot that will keep you turning the pages. I think the issues I had were more of a personal level which is why I have given this 4 stars instead of 3 but I just didn't like Orson that much and got whiplash from the amount of times that he and Lilith were together, no they're not, yes they are. Plus there's a massive dollop of insta-love on there which just didn't seem to fit considering their first meeting (which was absolutely brilliant! I had high hopes!).