Book Review: Sunrise At Sunset

cover-review-sunrise at sunsetTitle: Sunrise At Sunset [Sunset Vampires 1]

Author: Jaz Primo

Genre: Paranormal, Romance, Vampires

Rating: 1 Star

AmazonButtonGoodreadsButton

Description/Synopsis:

When is a bloodthirsty predator the best protection against a psychotic killer?

When the predator is both a vampire…and the woman you love.

Caleb is bravely overcoming a dark past while having no memory of the beautiful vampire that saved him.

Despite a promise to stay away, Katrina is compelled to return to him.

However, a vengeful rival from her past has dire plans for both of them.

Can one woman’s love triumph over another’s thirst for revenge?

WARNING – SPOILERS MAY ENSUE BEYOND THIS POINT – REVIEW BELOW

I could not get through Sunrise At Sunset by Jaz Primo. At 8% in, I’d had enough. It wasn’t that there was anything inherently wrong with the plot, the characters, or even the more technical aspects of the story… In fact, the book moved along at a reasonable pace, it was easy to read, and it was fun to follow a vampire story from the vampire’s point of view, rather than from the more human male lead’s point of view.

No, the problem was the narrative voice. The story was told from a third-person point of view, and relied heavily on ‘telling’. It completely sucked any tension out of the narrative, as well as making it nearly impossible to sink into the story – it felt as if the reader was always being held at arm’s length while the story was told second hand. In the end, I couldn’t connect with the narrative or the characters and decided to cut my losses and move on. I want to be engaged when I read… I want to sink in and feel as if I have become part of the story – and I couldn’t do that here.