Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Review: Dark Redemption by Angie Sandro

Publication Date: 9/2/2014
Series: Dark Paradise #3
Rating: 4 stars

Official Blurb:

Deep in the Louisiana bayou, Mala LaCroix cannot escape the mysterious things she's seen. Haunted by her otherworldly past, she only wants to hide her special abilities and care for the man she's come to love. But the dark swamp she calls home holds more than just Mala's secrets, for a killer is leaving behind ghosts trapped between worlds, hungry for vengeance . . . 

Landry knows Mala could never turn her back on those in need. It's part of what attracts him to her. But now that he's wrestling with his own demons-and losing-he fears that just being near the woman he loves endangers her life. And that traps him in a terrible dilemma: leave Mala alone to catch a murderer by herself or stay close-and risk entangling her in the brutal battle for his very soul.

I have loved this series from the very dark beginning. The setting of New Orleans and beautiful Creole Louisiana along with the cover art is what initially brought my attention to the series. Yet, it’s the dark and unyielding romance story of Mala and Landry that has kept me intertwined into their world. Their beginning was dark and filled with dangerous situations so it was not a long shot to imagine that their ending would be the same.

It’s been a very wild and hoodoo filled ride with their story. You cannot help, but love their resilience and sheer tenacity to maintain their feelings for each other in such an unyielding storm. My heart ached and broke with theirs from the very first moment. I shared their smiles and tears right along with them. This kind of stories that make you have an invested interest in fictional characters happiness as well as mourn their loss as their story comes to a close.

Sandro could not have written more of an engaging, dark story than the Dark Paradise series. She gives life to characters that not only have lived through immensely tough times, but have banded together against insurmountable odds to be together. To call this story, the Creole Romeo and Juliet wouldn’t be giving it any justice at all. The ending itself was beautifully mastered and will give devoted readers the finale they deserve. Thank Angie Sandro for allowing me to escape to Mala and Landry’s world.

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