Vulnerable by Amy Lane ~ Book Review by Teresa

Book 1 of the Little Goddess Series, 2nd Edition

vulnerable Title: Vulnerable

Author: Amy Lane

Publisher: DSP Publications

Cover Artist: unknown

Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars

Blurb:

Working graveyards in a gas station seems a small price for Cory to pay to get her degree and get the hell out of her tiny town. She’s terrified of disappearing into the aimless masses of the lost and the young who haunt her neck of the woods. Until the night she actually stops looking at her books and looks up. What awaits her is a world she has only read about—one filled with fantastical creatures that she’s sure she could never be.

And then Adrian walks in, bearing a wealth of pain, an agonizing secret, and a hundred and fifty years with a lover he’s afraid she won’t understand. In one breathless kiss, her entire understanding of her own worth and destiny is turned completely upside down. When her newfound world explodes into violence and Adrian’s lover—and prince—walks into the picture, she’s forced to explore feelings and abilities she’s never dreamed of. The first thing she discovers is that love doesn’t fit into nice neat little boxes. The second thing is that risking your life is nothing compared to facing who you really are—and who you’ll kill to protect.

Teresa’s View:

My first introduction to this world was the Green’s Hill series. The focus of those stories were M/M relationships of some of the paranormal creatures that lived under Green’s roof, but in the background was Green, Adrian and Cory (short for Corrine Carole-Anne) and a brief overview of their M/M/F story. Enough information was given to peak my interest as to what was going on, although a few spoilers were given away too. I desperately wanted to know more, though I feared the telling, because their story does not have a happy ending.

Knowing Vulnerable was the first book in a series helped ease my mind and I hoped that it ended short of the initial tragedy. That the second book would contain it but mute it into a, I don’t want to say happier ending, but different outcome than what I would initially desire, and that that would be happy too.

Vulnerable really is the bittersweet story of Cory, Adrian and Green; focusing on Cory and Adrian together at first, and then fitting Green in later. It is the coming of age of Cory, the healing of Adrian and the completing of Green. There is love and sex, though it is far less explicit than most of Amy Lane’s other works. There is sacrifice, there is action and revenge. There is heartache… I did not get my wish.

My last hope is to find redemption in the subsequent novels.

That aside, I loved the world. I loved the language. I loved Adrian and Green. I liked Cory, though found her a on the weak side for all her “badass chicky” persona. However, that in itself, made her more real.

If you aren’t afraid of girl parts or ménage relationships, if you love fantasy and paranormal stories, if you don’t mind not having a happy ending, give this book a try.

Buy Links

DSP Publications
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
Barnes & Noble

I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

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