Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Sacrifice of Passion by Melissa Bourbon Ramirez

  • Name: Sacrifice of Passion
  • Author: Melissa Bourbon Ramirez
  • ISBN: 9781622669400
  • Genre: Romance
  • Publisher: Entangled Publishing
  • Publication/Expected Publication: June 15, 2012

[TRIGGER WARNING: Rape, Ritualistic animal cruelty]

There is a lot of drama contained in this relatively short, action-packed book.  Twelve years prior, Delaney and Vic had abruptly split after an unfortunate misunderstanding.  They had agreed to meet and elope - Delaney showed up, but Vic did not.  Believing Vic had found comfort in the arms of another woman, Delaney left and didn't return for twelve years.

Delaney's therapists had encouraged her to revisit her past in order to exorcise her demons.  Her inability to reconcile Vic's no-show along with her rape just hours before their appointed meeting had led to many sleepless nights.  What little sleep she was able to get was plagued by sleepwalking.  Upon her arrival back in her hometown, an old curandera warns her to be careful of the local chupacabra or she will end up dead.

Worried that her sleepwalking may actually mean that SHE is the chupacabra, Delaney seeks help from Vic and they begin to rebuild their relationship.  There are many obstacles along the way - not the least of which is Vic's 11-year-old son by the "other woman" - and readers are left wondering until the end who the chupacabra truly is.

This book is recommended for those readers who like mystery wrapped up in their romance.  At first glance, it may seem there are too many story lines to keep up with, but everything ties up nicely at the end.

**Please note that I did receive a free copy of this book via Netgalley.**

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