Saturday, November 22, 2014

REVIEW: A Scent of Longing by Cara Bristol

***This book was originally reviewed for GraveTells.***


Lily won’t date a vampire, not ever again. The last time she did, it got her turned into one. She agrees to a one night stand only because she believes that she doomed to such trysts now. Luc, a three century old vampire, can’t continue to play into the fantasies of young ladies while he longs for a mate. He vows this will be his last, giving up all hope. Madame Eve is a skilled matchmaker, and has a surprise in store for both of them that neither are prepared for.


From the very beginning, you get emotionally involved as you witness Lily struggle with the concept of re-entering the dating world while still adjusting to her new life as a vampire, courtesy of a former lover. Her friend convinces her to give one night stand a shot, and though she’s nervous, she gathers her courage to go through with it. Luc knows he’s supposed to meet his mate, but fears his time has passed and gives up hope, but meets Lily as his last hoorah so to speak.

Neither provide full disclosure, and the anticipation for them to divulge their truths and talk things out openly and honestly is exquisite. The story is predictable, but only to a point, as while I probably should have, I didn’t see Lily’s reaction coming. There’s also an absolutely laughable moment towards the end, and I want so badly to put it in the quotes but can’t because it would give something away, but I laughed for a full frickin’ minute. Then I cried. Well paced, it was such a great story and I look forward to more from Cara Bristol!

Overall, A Scent of Longing is a very sweet, sensual, and fun story. It will have you smiling and swooning right along with the characters at times, and wanting to cry for them both at others. I definitely think this one is a must read!

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