Title: Dark Haven
Author: Mandy Monroe
Rating: Four And A Half Siren Stones
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Page Count: 202
ISBN E-Book: 978-1-60394-483-0
ISBN for Print: 978-1460938317
Publisher: New Concepts PublishingReviewer: Stacey Krug
Blurb/Summary:Trapped between two horny vampires and one lusty werewolf on a cruise ship with several hundred other weirdos that thought that they were vampires, Scarlett seriously considered jumping ship. Unfortunately, she hadn't discovered the truth about her fellow passengers until the ship was somewhere in the middle of the ocean. She decided she wouldn't have much success talking her way out of the sharks taking a bite out of her, but she would soon realize she wouldn't have much luck where the men were concerned either.
Multiple partners/heroes, group sex. Anal penetration, exhibitionism, oral sex, and forced seduction. NO male on male action.
Dark Haven by Mandy Monroe has intriguing characters that keep you interested and reading. Practical and logical, Scarlett really needed all three different men to help crack the shell around her heart so that she could start feeling.
Nico, Vincent, and Lazarus all have something unique to bring to the relationship and Scarlett in turn helps each of them. The men have all been on earth a while so they have seen a lot of evil and each has their own story. Scarlett is like a breath of fresh air long overdue.
The love scenes are steamy hot. This is a great paranormal/erotic romance story with a lot of imagination put into the characters and their backgrounds. It was a definite page turner that was hard to put down. I enjoyed the interaction between Scarlett and her three alpha males, as well as the interaction between the secondary characters and Scarlett. It wouldn’t be a great paranormal without some evil to overcome and Elizabeth couldn’t get too much worse if she tried.
I read the alternate version of the story that contained some male on male action and hinted at more. I think it was done very well and that the parameters of the relationship between the three men, before and after they met Scarlett, warranted a little male on male action to help understand how close they had all become over the centuries.
I really enjoyed this story. It was fun, sexy and had a good plot. I hope that Mandy Monroe will revisit these characters in the future.