From Debbie Wiley Book Reviews
Acquainted With The
by Piper Maitland
Clifford has kept a secret for two decades… and now he is out of time
to share it with his niece, Caroline (“Caro”). Devastated by his death,
Caro heads to Bulgaria where she encounters a mystery. Not only was her
uncle brutally murdered, but he left behind a series of coded messages
for her. Biochemist Dr. Jude Barrett offers to help, but his ideas seem
ridiculous to Caro. Vampires, after all, are fiction- or are they?
ACQUAINTED WITH THE NIGHT is the first book in a series that combines
both the thriller and the romance genres. Readers should note that
there are unfinished threads still to be resolved. Fortunately, Piper
Maitland doesn’t leave the story with one of those frustrating
cliffhangers, even as our characters have more to learn.
Piper Maitland does a great job explaining the back history behind the
relationship issues between Caro and Jude. However, readers expecting
more of a stereotypical romance may find some of the reactions of the
two characters to be somewhat frustrating. The romance is quite
intense, almost overpoweringly so at times. In fact, Caro and
Jude are so caught up in their own emotions that they almost lose sight
of just how much trouble they really are in.
ACQUAINTED WITH THE NIGHT is an intriguing start to a new series. Piper
Maitland has taken a scientific approach to vampirism and tied it into
ancient prophecies. It will be fascinating to see just how all of this
unfolds in future books in the series.
Publisher: Berkley (December 2011)
by Debbie, Debbie Wiley Book Reviews