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Cronin's Key (Cronin's Key #1) - N.R. Walker


This was a highly enjoyable read. Fast-paced, mysterious, thrilling, sexy and romantic I don’t think there is a single boring word, never mind sentence, in Cronin’s Key.


We’re thrown straight into the adventure on the first page and the action doesn’t let up until the very end of the story. Cronin, the age-old vampire and Alec, the human policeman, were wonderful together. Of course the fact that they’re fated means there’s an instant and very strong attraction between them but that doesn’t mean everything falls into place from the very first moment. Alex initially resents being fated, even if he can’t deny being away from Cronin has become impossible, and I liked that about this story. It would all have been a bit too easy otherwise.


Because the premise of the story borrows from various historical events and cultures the reader is given quite a bit of information. I’m rather impressed that the author managed to tell me exactly what I needed to know to understand what was happening without ever making it feel as if she was over-feeding me or dumping facts on me.


I find myself rather fascinated with Cronin and Alec now and can’t escape the feeling it won’t be long before I purchase the sequel.