Love is Darkness - Caroline Hanson

Love is Darkness

By Caroline Hanson

  • Release Date: 2011-10-12
  • Genre: New Adult
Score: 4.5
From 859 Ratings


Valerie Dearborn wants a cotton candy life, but it’s more like a puffer fish: pointy, unusual, and—if not prepared exactly right—deadly.

In London for graduate school, Val knows she's finally free. Her father and ex- almost-boyfriend are back in California and she's out of the vampire hunting biz for good. Or is she?

She draws the attention of Lucas, a 1600 year old vampire, and King to his kind. He’s also wicked hot. As golden as Lucifer, and just as tempting, he makes Valerie an offer she can't refuse: help him find out if the Others (Empaths, Fey and Werewolves) still exist or he'll stop protecting those she loves.

Lucas tells her that Empaths were a vampire’s biggest weakness before going extinct hundreds of years ago. While the Fey or a Werewolf might kill a vampire, an Empath could enslave them, seducing or harming them with emotions.

The one detail he leaves out? Valerie is an Empath. And after 1600 years of an emotionless existence, Lucas is drawn to Val like a recovering alcoholic to a wine cooler.

Can she keep those she loves alive, stop Lucas from munching on her, survive a fanged revolution and still find a way to have that boring, normal life she’s always wanted? Probably not, but boy is she gonna try.


  • Twisted

    By GrandValient
    Well written, keeps you wondering what will happen next; but more a twisted love story, filled with passion & confusion, rather than a vampire novel.
  • Compelling

    By WendyKingston
    Great book. Lots of tension- something many vampire books toss away these days for convenient stories. This has great characters and plot & leaves you foreplay for the next book..Can't wait to read it! ;-)
  • Love is Darkness

    By Hossship
    Great read! Imaginative, exciting, fun and sexy. Gordy without focusing on the gore.
  • Wow!

    By Amanda12015
    Omg! This book kept me in suspense! It is awesome. So amazing! Thank you. Looking forward to reading the next book!
  • 😍😍😍

    By JennTavares
    Love it 😍😍😍
  • Love is darkness

    By ElizabethSK22777
    Bit slow to start but I ended up really enjoying the book and was left wanting more.
  • A Difficult Read

    By 785612943
    It's kind of really hard to follow because there are SO many flashbacks that are titled like, five years ago, and you don't even know where it's flashing back from. But still a neat idea and a cool book.
  • Absolutely loved this book!

    By Purplearmybrat
    It's very rare I give a five stars on a book, but seeing as I have been serving for a couple weeks now for a book of this caliber. I'd say my reading interests have been renewed. I was confused at first with the time gap in the first couple chapters, but then realized how much it helped to understand the whole story. The writing style was great, it let me have a visual depiction of the book in my head which is what I generally look for. If I can't visualize what the author is saying, I tend to finish but don't continue the series with such excitement as I have with this one. 👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽
  • Great book

    By Mioboricua
    Made me laugh, cry and get hot what else can you ask for! loved it and on my way to read the next book!!!
  • Same

    By Wendy's great
    This is the same as many books I've read. Back and forth, what a waste