ARC Review

Review: Romanov

By Samaire Provost
Publication date: January 24th 2018
Genres: New Adult, Urban Fantasy

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In an abandoned warehouse in Manhattan, two enemies battle to the death, while outside, a malevolent entity watches and waits and plots, eager for blood. On an island in the heart of Seattle, an immortal princess struggles to lead a normal life just as a flood of terrifying creatures starts to pour in through a portal that should not be there. A young man meets a classmate while walking home from the college library, and embarks on the most dangerous adventure he’s ever known – will he survive? A deranged madman hunts the girl he’s lusted after for a century, in a relentless pursuit for vengeance. A prehistoric, mythical beast jealously guards a primeval land, which is leaking into present-day Seattle. A sweet, forbidden passion blossoms between two lovers who steal moments whenever they can, while unbeknownst to them, they’re hunted by a deadly creature.

A royal family threatened at its weakest – yet lethal in its own right – is stalked by an ancient evil that will not rest until they are utterly destroyed: a nightmare incarnate that has waited millions of years for revenge threatens the very existence of the young lovers and their family.

Will they prevail?


I had a problem with my initial ARC copy not working correctly with my Kindle. I thought I would have to drop out of the tour, but after reaching out to the author on Twitter I got a readable version! Because of that I am somewhat behind in my reading and only made it 50% of the way through the book.

By the way, authors who respond to reader on Twitter are the best!

The review reflects on my feeling and impressions so far and I will post again once I have finished the book.

Eric is a typical college student, working part time and living in a small apartment. Anna on the other hand has a very unusual life for a college student, she’s a vampire and she’s royalty. They met one night near campus, and after Eric shows a grieving Anna some compassion sparks quickly begin to fly.

Meanwhile another vampire, and an old enemy, is stalking the city. And something else is stirring.

At this point in the story it’s been a lot of focus on the romance and not much moving the plot forward. Which is sad, because the hints you get at the larger story are great, but they are few and far between. Instead we get a lot of the two lovers communing and sex scenes, which I skip over because that’s just not my thing (especially the kinky vampire kind.) There are some interesting things going on with the vampire mythos in this story, but so far they aren’t being put to much use.

I enjoy the interaction between the members of Anna’s family and think Eric’s cat Jinx needs to have his own series, but I keep waiting for the plot to move forward. But I have to admit that this is not really my kind of book. I was hoping the whole Romanov thing would be enough to overlook the vampire and romance parts, but so far there hasn’t been enough of that in the story. However, YOU might like the book. I totally admit that this is not my typical sort of fare. it might however be yours.

Bottom Line:

To Be Continued. . .

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