Italy, art and vamps – my faves!


A Secret Muse Mandy Jackson-Beverly

Wow wonderful story! It has all the i’s – inventive, innovative and interesting!  I found it hard to put down, thank goodness it was an easy read.

The story is set in the U.S. and Italy, the descriptions of Italian village life were gorgeous.  I loved how the author wove art into the story, it made the story compelling and just a bit different.

It’s a conspiracy type thriller more than your standard paranormal romance. There’s limited vampire action, so will appeal to both vamp fans and those that avoid them!

To be honest Coco and Gabriel’s romance was kind of yucky for me. I don’t want to ruin it, but his love started a little early for me.

There were probably a few too many characters to keep track of, but the author is setting the scene I guess for future books.  Probably having so many characters meant you didn’t get too enthralled with the main couple, which I generally like being the romance fiend I am!  Others will like a strong ensemble cast of characters.

I really appreciated that there was no cliff hanger but more than enough to make you curious about what will happen. Yep, I’m looking out for the next book already.

Thank you to TBConFB and the author for an ARC in return for an honest review