Romeo Revealed: A Review of Christine Pope’s “Darknight”

Posted: March 28, 2015 in Book Review, New Adult/Adult Romance

Goodreads.com Description: “Kidnapped by a rival witch clan, Angela McAllister envisions a dark future for herself until she discovers her captor’s brother is the unknown man who has haunted her dreams since she was a child. Forced to re-evaluate everything she’s ever known about the Wilcox witches, Angela begins to explore the powerful connection that binds her to Connor Wilcox, despite the generations of hostility between their families and the disapproval of those closest to her. And when a dark, malignant force arises, Angela knows she must draw on her growing powers as prima to protect enemies and allies alike…even if her choice threatens to tear her new and fragile love apart. Darknight is the second book in the Witches of Cleopatra Hill, a paranormal romance trilogy set in the haunted town of Jerome, Arizona.”

My Thoughts:

WARNING: Sexual content, Mature Readers (17+)

Reward–patience pays off! Darknight by Christine Pope lived up to being a paranormal romance complete with action.

I enjoyed the second installment of The Witches of Cleopatra Hill series. Pope interrupted Angela McAllister’s picture-perfect world with a kidnapping and a reveal of the man of her dreams.

Once again, Pope delivers a well-written tale with an interesting plot. The characters are well-developed especially the antagonist. Readers are rewarded with a glimpse into what makes Damon Wilcox tick. He’s a worthy villain who is despicable and even admirable (to a point).

In Darknight, readers learn just how deep the hatred is between the McAllister and Wilcox clans. Prejudice is never fair and Pope proves it. There are family members amongst the Wilcoxes who are kind and undeserving of the preconceived ideas of the McAllister clan. Unfortunately, the dark presence of Damon Wilcox prevails and no one is immune.

In the first book, Angela and Connor were comparable to Romeo and Juliet. Well, as in Shakespeare’s play, death visits the ‘clan-crossed’ lovers. Nice to know that the world isn’t perfect for witches.

Although I didn’t fully appreciate the long prologue of Book One, without it Darknight would not have made sense.

I highly recommend Darknight. There’s action, drama, romance and solid writing. Yes, I did buy the next book in the series. I’m eager to find out if there’s a happily ever after in this dark romance.

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