#Review – THE SHADOW (The Florentine) by Sylvain Reynard @sylvainreynard

#Review – THE SHADOW (The Florentine) by Sylvain Reynard @sylvainreynard

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#Review – THE SHADOW (The Florentine) by Sylvain Reynard @sylvainreynardThe Shadow by Sylvain Reynard
Series: The Florentine #2
Published by: Berkley
on February 2, 2016
Genres: Paranormal Romance
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From the New York Times bestselling author of the Gabriel trilogy comes the hotly anticipated follow-up to The Raven, a sensual novel set in Florence featuring the dangerously intoxicating coupling of Raven and William…

Raven Wood’s vampyre prince has returned, pledging his love and promising justice for every wrong done to her. In the wake of their reunion, Raven is faced with a terrible decision—allow the Prince to wreak vengeance against the demons of her past, or persuade him to stay his hand. But there is far more at stake than Raven’s heart...

A shadow has fallen over the city of Florence. Ispettor Batelli will not rest until he uncovers Raven’s connection to the theft of the priceless art from the Uffizi Gallery. And while the Prince hunts a traitor who sabotages him at every turn, he finds himself the target of the vampyres’ mortal enemy.

As he wages a war on two fronts, he will need to keep his love for Raven secret, or risk exposing his greatest weakness...


A sensual and gripping continuation of William and Raven’s love story. The passion and intrigue flowed so easily with every turn of the page. This engrossing romance plays out like a movie in my head and fascinates me to no end. SR’s lyrical prose keeps me enthralled and consumes all my thoughts while taking me on a spellbinding journey filled with romance, passion, emotion, and suspense. I needed William and Raven’s happily ever after like I needed my next breath. I’m counting down the days until I can be immersed back into this fantastical paranormal world that Reynard so effortlessly created.

We dive into William’s past and the tragedy that was his first love. It’s heartbreaking and makes you so glad that he has found Raven. These complex characters were an absolute delight to read about. Their past, their story, their love, their journey of hope, it all came together to make one hell of a romance! Full of twists and turns, this hard-won love story turned out to be just what I needed. Raven is as strong-willed as ever and we see a more ‘human’ side to William. Together, their love is something amazing. The depth of what they feel for one another is something that is incredibly hard to explain but so intriguing to read about. It’s sexy. it’s beautiful. It’s exhilarating. I can’t wait to what’s next!


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About Sylvain Reynard

I’m interested in the way literature can help us explore aspects of the human condition – particularly suffering, sex, love, faith, and redemption. My favourite stories are those in which a character takes a journey, either a physical journey to a new and exciting place, or a personal journey in which he or she learns something about himself/herself. 

I’m also interested in how aesthetic elements such as art, architecture, and music can be used to tell a story or to illuminate the traits of a particular character. In my writing, I combine all of these elements with the themes of redemption, forgiveness, and the transformative power of goodness.

I try to use my platform as an author to raise awareness about the following charities: Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep Foundation, WorldVision, Alex’s Lemonade Stand, and Covenant House. For more information, see my Twitter account.

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