Beautiful Nightmare (Beautiful Nightmare #1)

L.C. Son

Damina Nicaud, a beautiful, successful art buyer in Washington, D.C., has been plagued by hauntingly romantic dreams of a mystery man every night. While she knows she shouldn’t consider her dreams to be anything more than anxiety brought on by her upcoming nuptials, she can’t help but be lured into its entreat. Unbeknownst to her, the dreamscape that plagues her mind will be all that carries her through eventual heartbreak and learning the truth of her orphaned lineage. She is more than human.
Escaping to New Orleans on the heels of her broken heart, she begins to unravel the mystery of her life while discovering a love powerful enough to unleash an ancient power residing within herself. Weaving through a world of artistic passion, vampires, wolves, and the supernatural, Damina Nicaud begins to take hold of her Beautiful Nightmare.

-Excerpt taken from Goodreads.

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My Opinion

3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5) Son has an incredible way of grabbing you and bringing you right into the story. It hooked me right away. I quickly read the first half and patiently waited for more details. It took quite awhile for the fantasy elements to come in and the anticipation was rough!

During the second half, she introduces wolves, vampires and more. A lot of her story was so unique, and I liked watching it play out. I enjoyed seeing Damina find herself, but I wanted her to stay unique and not follow the “chosen one” trope. I also had a hard time believing a romantic relationship. It happened too fast and too deep for my taste. While that was still developing, another love interest was brought in and the triangle frustrated me. I didn’t feel she should be with either guy, I didn’t like either one of them enough.

Son did a great job meshing contemporary with fantasy and creating characters to connect with. I loved her descriptions that kept me right in the story, along with the characters. Overall, it was an exciting read that I think many will enjoy. I recommend this book for those who love romance, vampires and shapeshifters.

The content was fairly mild until bloody scenes among the vampires and wolves. The language was low (if any?), and intimacy was low/medium with some passionate details.
I received this book in exchange for an honest opinion. Thank you L.C. Son for the opportunity!

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