Book Review: The Darkness Rising by Lacey Weatherford

Posted June 12, 2017 by soaringu in four stars, witches / 0 Comments

Title: The Darkness Rising21598534
Published: 7/26/11
Rating: four stars.fw


When Portia Mullins discovers the love of her life is still alive her heart soars. But reality sets in immediately causing it to plummet when she realizes he doesn’t remember his past life with her. Unwilling to give up, she embarks on a loving quest to restore his life to him.
Vance Mangum sees the beautiful girl claiming to be his wife, and while he can’t remember her, he can’t deny the intense pull he feels between them. Not knowing where else to turn, he agrees to give her the time she’s asked for and to assist her in the effort to recover his memories.
The two quickly reconnect, but dark surprises are lurking in the wings when Vance discovers a desperate longing for something he feels he can’t withstand. Will he be able to resist? Or will evil raise its head in a new form, leaving Portia as the prey of the very man her heart desires?
Darkness reigns supreme in this haunting tale of love and desperation, Of Witches and Warlocks, The Dark Rising

My Thoughts: 

Wow! This book is such a page turner. There are so many twists and so much action. Things keep on building up and when you think they are built up, no, there is another twist.

This book is an emotional roller coaster ride. Portia’s husband has recently lost his memories. Things cannot get any worse, right? Well, for poor Portia, Vance acts like his demonic self at times and also acts like his original self. He is like a walking contradiction. Portia really has a lot to deal with. She is dealing with Vance’s out of control powers. And now, he craves for her blood. How much is going on for this poor girl? Yet, when so much is going out of control, Portia has a strong backbone. She has grown so much during this book. Instead of acting fidgety and weak, she is strong and stands up to herself. Her no nonsense attitude towards Vance is like wow.

Vance also has a lot to deal with. He recently lost his memories. He does not remember anything. I feel extremely sorry for him. I mean that guy has been killed and then resurrected and then has to control his cravings. He does act like a jerk and is evil, but that is his demon speaking. However, when he first meets Portia after loosing his memories I love the way he is still his usual self. He does have some new traits but that makes him so much more fun to be around. In this book, he is the epitome of bad boy. But he is still his sweet self.

The entire plot line of this book is fast. There is so much going on. Portia goes through so much. I also just can’t believe the number of twists and turns. I won’t spoil them for you, but you just go to read it and see how many more evil people are there. It just keeps on getting bigger.

The only reason this book book did not receive five stars is because there were some points in the book where the plot just dragged on. Some scenes just felt repetitive. Otherwise, the overall book was great.

Great fourth installment to this series! I can’t wait to read the conclusion! This book receives four stars.