[Review] Dominic's Nemesis by D. Alyce Domain: 4 star Sexy Gothic Paranormal Historical Mystery

Brooke Banks | 11:06 PM | | | | | | | | |



Series: Ambrosi Legacy #1
Genre: Paranormal, Romance, Gothic,
Age: Adult
Format: Ebook, 364 pgs.
Source: Free copy from Enchanted Book Promotions
Rating: 4 Stars
Recommendable? Yes
CW: Rape, Abuse, Mental Illness Ignorance
When Tortured Souls Collide…

In an unforgiving society where the hint of madness is all the damning proof men need, Dominic struggles to live a peaceful life, away from prying eyes, and damning innuendo. Gifted with uncanny abilities, yet also cursed with the taint of madness, Dominic must walk a fine line. After the horror of his past, his fractured soul is safe only in solitude…until one day, his refuge is irrevocably breached by an ethereal beauty haunted by demons of her own. Dominic is torn between protecting himself and his brothers from exposure and persecution and following the desires of his heart...

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The Good The Bad & The Other
Loved the switching perspectives with Eden & Dominic Took a minute to get into
Bought the instalove Not much information about the Adepts, magic system
Perfect ratio: nothing overshadowed the other Brothers were hard to track at first
Felt frustrated that they didn't clue in quicker to The Nemisis I forgive them, it's understandable denial


I received a free copy from Enchanted Book Promotions on May 6th in exchange for a review within a month.

Dominic’s Nemesis is a sexy historical gothic paranormal romance. If I had to pick one, I’d say it’s best if you like gothic novels because Dominic’s Nemesis has it all:
The term Gothic fiction refers to a style of writing that is characterized by elements of fear, horror, death, and gloom, as well as romantic elements, such as nature, individuality, and very high emotion. These emotions can include fear and suspense.
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Much of the literature involved monsters, such as vampires, who brought suffering and death to the forefront.


And as a heads up: it is erotic with graphic sex scenes. I enjoyed them and thought Eden’s perspective was adorable. It rang true with being that ignorant and na├»ve in a way I haven’t read in a book before.

It did take a smidgen of time to become caught up in Dominic’s Nemesis only because I had to adjust. I wasn’t quite sure what I was getting into and it started with a bang. Keeping all the brother’s straight was not fun, but it became easier, especially when their adeptness came out.
Dominic and Eden do have an instalove connection but I don’t hold it against them. This time.

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Why? I think I just liked them that much, especially together, they did grow and overcome stuff together to be a solid couple and admittedly, the time period factors. This kind of whirlwind romance worrying with these social issues don’t happen in most countries today.

I LOVED flipping between Dominic and Eden’s perspectives. For me that really helps build the attraction. If it was only Eden’s voice, I’d be wondering WTF is Dominic’s problem and why Eden even likes him and vice versa.

Beyond that, I liked how the paranormal aspect was incorporated and balanced with romance. I didn’t feel one aspect was overcrowding the other.

There isn’t much as to why, how, or details on how adeptness is or works exactly but with the professor’s addition, I think that’s forthcoming. This lack, however, isn’t a flaw or a problem. There’s enough here to understand and be intrigued for the sequel to find out more.
There’s a couple subplots that weave seamlessly together for Dominic’s Nemesis and open endings galore to pursue.

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The only problem with the plot I had was being frustrated when everyone was so slow picking up who The Nemesis was but that’s not a foreseeable problem or a stupid character issue either, they were understandably in denial and scared. After jumping to “Eden’s crazy”, they were gun-shy.

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I’d love to Stephen again, he’s easily my second favorite. I hope he starts coping/handling his skill better. At the same time, I’d really like to know the twins since they were mostly end game so we didn’t get much and find out what is going on with Gabriel’s cat, Muse. I do have a theory…

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As you can tell, I’m very curious where The Ambrosi Legacy #2 for several different reasons and I am so down for reading the next installment.

P.S. I love authors including questions at the end, helps me gauge what they want/need to know and what to include in my review. :D

Bottomline:




Recommended For: 
Fans of gothics or paranormal romance, especially with historical settings.


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