by Norah Wilson
Genres: Paranormal Romance
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Delano Bowen has been a medical doctor for a very long time. More than 170 years, in fact. For much of that time, he’s been searching for a way to reverse the curse foisted on him by a vampress who sought to own him. With the emergence of medical technology, he now also aims to develop a vaccine to protect the vulnerable from predation by rogue vampires. After a century of searching, he thinks he's found the key to his vaccine – a surviving descendent of the Merzetti family. The Merzettis were virtually hunted to extinction over the years by rogue vampires who feared the anti-vampirism properties in their blood.
A foundling, nurse Ainsley Crawford has no idea that she carries a genetic gift, and Delano aims to keep it that way. He must keep her close, and ignorant, for he can leave nothing to chance. He manipulates events to ensure her unwitting cooperation. But when Delano's arch enemy Radak Janecek mounts an all-out assault to destroy Delano and the fruits of his research, Delano is forced to draw Ainsley even closer to protect her. Inevitably, the attraction that has sparked between them from the first flares hot and urgent. Ainsley sees no reason why that attraction shouldn't be consummated, but Delano knows succumbing to it is not just ill-advised; it could literally be the death of him.
The Merzetti Effect is a suspenseful and steamy paranormal romance. It grabbed my attention from page one and everything else slipped away. The tale takes place in modern day Canada and involves vampires, science, danger, love and a very unique woman who holds the key to a cure.
The protagonist, is a recently fired registered nurse named Ainsley Crawford. She has a secret to protect and desperately needs an income. Despite her love of the trauma unit, she agrees to interview for a medical research assistant position. On the eve of her interview she is attacked by a vampire. Dr. Delano Bowen, the sexy researcher stops the attack and saves Ainsley. She awakes to find herself in the research clinic under his care. He confirms that she was attacked and that vampires are real. He explains how he is working on a vaccine to protect those vulnerable to vampire attacks. He convinces her to take the job as his assistant. The tale that unfolds is full of twists, danger, romance, humor and steamy love scenes. I immediately liked all of the characters, even the sometimes stuffy Delano. The chemistry between Delano and Ainsley is intense from the beginning and I found myself rooting for them. The interaction between Delano, Ainsley and co-worker Eli had me laughing aloud.
Wilson unfolds the story at a great pace, with likable characters and an intriguing storyline. I highly recommend the Merzetti Effect to fans of paranormal romance. The next book available in the series is entitled Night Fall. Look for my review of Night Fall next week. Currently The Merzetti Effect is only available in eBook format. At the time of this posting, it is on sale for .99cents at both B&N and Amazon. This is a fun, easy, enjoyable read guaranteed to entertain. I am adding Norah Wilson to my list of must read paranormal authors and can’t wait to read book two.