Taken by the Night (Brotherhood of the Blood Series #3)

Taken by the Night (Brotherhood of the Blood Series #3)

by Kathryn Smith

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ISBN-13: 9780061755132
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/13/2009
Series: Brotherhood of the Blood Series , #3
Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 224,101
File size: 863 KB

About the Author

Kathryn Smith has always loved happy endings. From the bedtime stories her wildly imaginative mother told, to the soap operas she wasn't supposed to watch, Kathryn loved to speculate as to how the characters would end up. Needless to say the entire Smith household heard about it when things did not go as young Kathryn thought they ought. Through her school years, Kathryn wrote stories and books for her friends to read. Even during college, when she studied journalism, her need to make up her own tales often drove her to late nights at the typewriter, writing about sexy men and the women they fell in love with. Fortunately, Kathryn's idea of sexy has changed over the years. Instead of rock stars and spies she writes about lords and...well, spies. The best part is she gets to share these stories with a few more people than were in her homeroom class!

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Taken By the Night (Brotherhood of the Blood Series #3) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 62 reviews.
blingtastic on LibraryThing 2 days ago
The latest Kathryn Smith historical vampire romance tale is a fabulous paranormal Victorian serial killer whodunit; It takes place in 19th century London; The romance between the heroine and vampire is filled with confict...very good read
fairypenguin on LibraryThing 2 days ago
I don't know why I continue to read Kathryn Smith's work expecting to like it. This was my fourth attempt at her, third within this series, and I still can't call any of it better than mediocre. The problem is, I keep getting sucked in by the good premise but let down by the execution.This book, for example, was about a Jack the Ripper type killer preying of prostitutes who service vampires. For that alone I wanted to love this book. Saint is one of the owners of the house of women who cater to the needs of himself and his fellow vampires. Ivy is the daughter of the madame of the house. Though not a prostitute herself, she is no shy virgin. Her main occupation is taking provocative pictures of the ladies as an artform. It comes to her attention that the women being murdered are all ones she has photographed, and she and Saint undertake to stop the killer before more women parish.As I stated I think this book has an excellent premise. I even like the characters. Saint is your generic romance hero, everything you might want and expect. Attractive and rakeish, yet caring and attentive. Lacking in uniqueness, but likeable nonetheless. Ivy, on the other hand, suprised me with her originality of character. Oweing to the unusual circumstances of her life, she is neither bashful and innocent nor tough and jaded. She's artistic, self-assured, stubborn, and brave. And she almost managed to make the story worth reading for me. My issues with this book are the same as my issues with all books by this author. I want to stress that if you've been reading this series so far and you've been enjoying it, carry on because it's much the same. If like me you've been holding out for the series to progress or improve, however, don't waste the energy. The problem for me is that Smith has no idea how to build suspence. The outcomes of every plot thread are so predictable. I should not be able to guess from chapter 2 who the villain is. I should not be able to figure things out long before the main characters start to peice things together. There should be twists. And I should care about the people that are dieing but...the author gives me no reason to. So in this book as with the previous two in the series, I was just bored through most of it. I only skimmed to the finish to make sure I didn't miss anything...and I didn't. So I give this book two stars for the attempt, but I'm giving up on Kathryn Smith for the time being.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I flew through this I couldn't put it down..so good!!
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