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I love to read. I am very eclectic in my reading but I especially enjoy erotica and erotic romance. I also like movies, live theater and concerts, hockey, and counted cross-stitch.

THE RAVEN by Sylvain Reynard

The Raven - Sylvain Reynard
  Raven is disabled and fat. She does not expect to find love as she works as an art restorer in Florence. William is a vampire who saves her from rapists. Botticelli prints from Gabriel Emerson's private collection that are on display at the museum are stolen and Raven is a prime suspect. William always comes to Raven's rescue but she fights him every step of the way. Without an explanation, which William refuses to give, she will not follow his instructions.

I enjoyed The Raven. I loved Raven and could identify with her. I loved William--not his non-explanations--but his chivalry and how he sees Raven. He protects her even when angry with her. He is hesitant to share his secrets as that secrecy has kept him safe for centuries. I liked how Raven got under his skin and he finally realizes he does not want to be lonely any more.

I appreciated that I did not have to leave Gabriel and Julia in the last trilogy. The characters from the Gabriel series are good to see. They are minor characters but move the story of the theft along as well as William's revenge. Raven has the same affect on William as Julia has on Gabriel but it takes William longer to capitulate.

I look forward to the rest of the series. There are questions that need to be answered about William's past and the future of Florence.