Friday, July 15, 2011

Review: The Dark Rising by Lacey Weatherford

Title: The Dark Rising (Of Witches and Warlocks #4)
Author: Lacey Weatherford
Source: Received from author in exchange for an honest review


When Portia Mullins discovers the love of her life is still alive her heart soars. But reality sets in immediately causing it to plummet when she realizes he doesn’t remember his past life with her. Unwilling to give up, she embarks on a loving quest to restore his life to him.
Vance Mangum sees the beautiful girl claiming to be his wife, and while he can’t remember her, he can’t deny the intense pull he feels between them. Not knowing where else to turn, he agrees to give her the time she’s asked for and to assist her in the effort to recover his memories.
The two quickly reconnect, but dark surprises are lurking in the wings when Vance discovers a desperate longing for something he feels he can’t withstand. Will he be able to resist? Or will evil raise its head in a new form, leaving Portia as the prey of the very man her heart desires?
Darkness reigns supreme in this haunting tale of love and desperation, Of Witches and Warlocks, The Dark Rising.


*Note – if you haven't read the previous books in this series, you may not want to read this review

Wow, what a trip this book was! This was totally unexpected for me. For some reason, I was thinking that this was the last book in the series – therefore, I thought everything would be nicely wrapped up with a bow on top! Toward the last 10 pages, I was starting to get worried. When I got to the last page, I couldn't decide if I should go into full panic mode or if I should relax because surely this can't be the LAST book can it? In my moment of panic, I emailed Lacey – and no, phew, it is not the last book in the series. Now, I can take my chill pill and finish my review...

Imagine this: The love of your life dies tragically in front of your eyes. You bury your new husband days later and can't image spending the rest of your life alone. Then miraculously, you find out that your husband is alive! This is what happens to Portia Mullens. Moments later, elation turns to despair when she realizes that he has no memories of his past life.

Poor Portia, she has gone through so much heartache – and you feel it all along with her. Vance agrees to spend some time with Portia to see how things go, day by day. Portia desperately wants him to get his memories back. Vance quickly feels this strong pull toward Portia, and he can't stay away. I was blown away at the passion they still have for each other, even with Vance not being himself . It was really sweet to see them start to fall for each other all over again. Just when things are looking up, evil comes back into the picture and takes it all away again.

Portia is just so in love and so desperate to be with Vance in any way that she can. It is sad to see the pain she endures just to be by his side. All this evil and power seem to be such a big temptation to Vance, it seems as if it is more important than Portia. Some women would walk away, but not Portia. She has such love for Vance, along with blind optimism – that she is determined to have him back.

This is such a heartbreaking book with a roller coaster ride of emotions. The Dark Rising turns out to be Vance and Portia's biggest challenge yet. There are so many twists and turns in this book, you will not be able to put in down! I'm not sure how much longer I can wait until I read the 5th, and final, book in this series!

Get this book at the following places:
Amazon (Kindle)
Amazon (paperback - pre-order)
Barnes & Noble (Nook)
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1 comment:

  1. I haven't heard of this series but you've really made me want to go and check it out!!

    Thanks for the recommendation :)