Rush of Wings by Adrian Phoenix



3.5 Stars

I really enjoyed the last 45% of this book. So I'm glad I pushed through and didn’t shelf this one. It took me four tries after putting it down and deciding I had better things to do - not what you want to hear about a book. But MAN! When things finally start, it's worth the slow beginning.

One of the reasons it was hard for me to get into this story was the constant shift of P.O.V without warning. It needed a few spaces between paragraphs, at least. I found it frustrating and confusing.  I had heard this author being compared to J.R. Ward, and was drawn in by the comparison, but the only similarity I found was the use of initials instead of names for the bad guys.

On the plus side of things, once I understood the P.O.V issues and got used to the writing style, I actually LIKED the story. Fallen angels, True Bloods, and crazy psycho killers, what’s not to like? Hidden pasts and lies told - such is a good drama with a bloody edge.

Here is the cover write up:

A Rush of Wings (The Maker's Song, #1)HIS NAME IS DANTE.
Dark. Talented. Beautiful. Star of the rock band Inferno. Rumored owner of the hot New Orleans nightspot Club Hell. Born of the Blood, then broken by an evil beyond imagination.

HIS PAST IS A MYSTERY.
F.B.I. Special Agent Heather Wallace has been tracking a sadistic serial murderer known as the Cross Country Killer, and the trail has led her to New Orleans, Club Hell, and Dante. But the dangerously attractive musician not only resists her investigation, he claims to be "nightkind": in other words, a vampire. Digging into his past for answers reveals little. A juvenile record a mile long. No social security number. No known birth date. In and out of foster homes for most of his life before being taken in by a man named Lucien DeNoir, who appears to guard mysteries of his own.

HIS FUTURE IS CHAOS.
What Heather does know about Dante is that "something" links him to the killer -- and she's pretty sure that link makes him the CCK's next target. Heather must unravel the truth about this sensual, complicated, vulnerable young man -- who, she begins to believe, may indeed be a vampire -- in order to finally bring a killer to justice. But Dante's past holds a shocking, dangerous secret, and once it is revealed not even Heather will be able to protect him from his destiny
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So to sum this up, I will be reading the next book in this series. The author left us in a “sorta” cliff hanger, and I find myself wanting to know what will happen next. There was some back story from Heather’s character that I would really like to see fleshed out.  So, all in all, not a bad read. It's just a climb to get to the good stuff.

T~

Oh and can I just say - what is up with the cover choices? Never once in the story did Heather dress (or even hint) at wearing what is on the cover.  Not that I hate it, I just think it's a bit of a misrepresentation of her character.

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