In an abandoned warehouse in Manhattan, two enemies battle to the death, while outside, a malevolent entity watches and waits and plots, eager for blood. On an island in the heart of Seattle, an immortal princess struggles to lead a normal life just as a flood of terrifying creatures starts to pour in through a portal that should not be there. A young man meets a classmate while walking home from the college library, and embarks on the most dangerous adventure he’s ever known – will he survive? A deranged madman hunts the girl he’s lusted after for a century, in a relentless pursuit for vengeance. A prehistoric, mythical beast jealously guards a primeval land, which is leaking into present-day Seattle. A sweet, forbidden passion blossoms between two lovers who steal moments whenever they can, while unbeknownst to them, they’re hunted by a deadly creature.
A royal family threatened at its weakest – yet lethal in its own right – is stalked by an ancient evil that will not rest until they are utterly destroyed: a nightmare incarnate that has waited millions of years for revenge threatens the very existence of the young lovers and their family.
This review is somewhat complicated for me to write because I have conflicting feelings about this Romanov. I generally enjoy paranormal reads, though there was a bit more romance than I expected in this book.
I liked that the author didn’t just go with one type of supernatural beings in Romanov. I think the author was creative in her use of their abilities and the characteristics they each had. It was nice to see an author step out of the box in a new way.
I’ve always been fascinated by the story of the Romanovs despite how sad it ended for them. I have frequently tried to imagine the different ways their story could have ended had they been vampires, and this book brings some of those ideas to “reality.”
Overall, this was a decent book. I think it will be more appealing to those who like their stories with a bit more romance than I do. I didn’t dislike this book, I just don’t love romance. It’s just not my thing. If you like paranormal romance with some historical figures thrown in and a unique story, Romanov may be for you.