Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Review: Nocturne by Syrie James

Nocturne is a novel by Syrie James and a Paranormal Romance from Vanguard Press.

Book Blurb:

When Nicole Whitcomb’s car runs off a Colorado mountain road during a blinding snowstorm, she is saved from death by a handsome, fascinating, and enigmatic stranger. Snowbound with him for days in his beautiful home high in the Rockies, she finds herself powerfully attracted yet mystified by him, filling her with apprehension.

Who is Michael Tyler? Why does he live alone in such a secluded spot and guard his private life so carefully? What secret—or secrets—is he hiding? With her own secrets and a past she is running from, Michael understands Nicole better than anyone she has ever known. Soon, they are falling deeply in love—a profoundly meaningful experience that is destined to change their lives forever.

However, as the sexual tension between them builds, the clues mount up. When Nicole learns her host’s terrifying secret, there is nowhere for her to run but into the blizzard raging outside, and Michael may be the only one who can save her life.

My thoughts:

Nicole Whitcomb has spent the last few days at a ski resort in celebration of a friends wedding.  Now on her way to catch a plane back home, a snow storm catches Nicole by surprise with its intensity.  Running off the road into a snow embankment, Nicole fears she will not live through the night.

Michael Tyler sees Nicole run off the road and despite his instincts to avoid people in general - he can’t just leave her to the elements.

Bringing Nicole into his home turns out to be everything Michael feared.  His secrets are revealed, his past exposed and his heart placed in jeopardy.

Nocturne was for me, an okay read.  Though the paranormal element is there in the form of a vampire - the story in itself is a romance at heart.  

Not enough action for my liking.

But for those of you who are fans of romance - especially the tortured kind, Nocturne is a must read for you.

I give Nocturne 2 out of 5 stars.

Product Details

    Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
    Publisher: Vanguard Press (8-2-11)
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 159315674X
    ISBN-13: 978-1593156749



I liked this book much more than you but, anyway, I accept and respect your thoughts. I appreciate your honest review. Nice place you've got here. Congratulations! MG

Blodeuedd said...

Too bad this one was not all that.
Tortured love, do I like it? Hm, can't say

Michelle Greathouse said...


Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to comment. :) I am glad you enjoyed Nocturne and from the reviews I've read, you're not alone in your opinion. It appears that I am in the minority. :) But that says more about me than the book - I'm more of an action gal than a romantical one.


I felt like the love was tortured - in that, I love you - but I'm not good for you kind of way. :)

Have a great day ladies.