Review: Dark Secrets

Dark Secrets CoverTitle: Dark Secrets
Series: Dark Secrets, #1
Author: A.M. Hudson
Genre: Paranormal Romance

Since their release in 2011, Books 1 & 2 from the Dark Secrets series have come together, presented as one great book for one low price. 

How can you be attracted to a guy who just said he wants to kill you?

Ara-Rose asks herself the same question. She’s been torn away from her old life, thrown into a new one in a new country, and in the midst of death, heartache and depression, she finds herself in love with a vampire—one who kills people with his teeth!

But the vampire is forbidden to fall for this human, and at the point Ara-Rose decides she can’t live without him, he pulls away and leaves her falling back to the darkness he woke her from. She will be caught up in a century-old feud among brothers, and the fight for love becomes a fight for her life.

The only question now is whether her beloved vampire will find her in time, or leave her to face a destiny he triggered with their first kiss.

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Book Reviews By RatingMy Review:

Dark Secrets was a vampire story. The storyline was pretty good and quite enjoyable. Although, it took me a while to get into the story. A.M. Hudson wrote it in a way that would captivate the readers and the characters’ dialogues were entertaining and believable.

Ara was a teenager who was immature at times and temperamental. She was moody, stubborn, and so much like a teenager. She was always thinking about who she loves more…this guy or that guy and it got a bit annoying. Even though most of the time I was reading the book I wanted to slap her so hard for being such an immature undecided teenager, I kept on reading and I got more and more interested about what might happen. It was one of those characters that irritates you so much but at the same time it makes you not want to put the book down.

Both Daniel and Mike were okay characters to me. I wasn’t paying that much attention to either of them because I was so engrossed with Ara’s immaturity and my constant urge to go inside the book and just slap her across the face. I didn’t feel much connection with the two male characters but if I were to choose between the two, I’d choose David in a heartbeat. I like how he actually enjoyed killing people and he was never ashamed of it. He was a vampire and he acted like one.

All in all, Dark Secrets was an enjoyable read. It sucked me into the book in a different way (I was so irritated and annoyed with Ara that it made me want to keep reading). I would definitely read the next instalment to see what happens next. I recommend this book to those who like paranormal romance and vampire stories.


Books and Bindings was given a review copy of Dark Secrets by Bewitching Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. This did not influence or alter the thoughts and opinions of this review in any way.


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