Hold Back the Dawn

Hold Back the Dawn

by Amanda Ashley

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“A master of her craft.” —Maggie Shayne  

London’s diversions hold no charm for Roan Cabrera. Despite his reputation as a scoundrel, he’s in high demand among the city’s most eligible young women. And though their blood can quench his undying thirst, none of them can fill the emptiness in his centuries-old soul. He finds solace only in easing the pain of those near death—by helping them relive their most cherished memories …
The last thing Kathryn Winterbourne remembers is being struck by a carriage. When she awakens in a luxurious bed, she feels like she must have died and gone to heaven. But the man who has saved her is no angel. With his penetrating eyes, the darkly handsome Roan looks more like the devil himself. And when Kathryn is confronted with the truth about her mysterious hero, she’ll have to decide whether to shutter her heart against him—or give in to the thrill of his love …
Praise for Amanda Ashley and Twilight Dreams

“A tender paranormal romance exploring love and family ties, and it’s tinged with intrigue and vengeance. . . . This portrait of new love is sweet and endearing.” 
—Publishers Weekly
“Author Ashley is no stranger to paranormal romance … Intriguing.” 
—Kirkus Reviews 
“Master storyteller Amanda Ashley weaves a classic vampire tale of sensual, spine tingling suspense.”
—Christine Feehan

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781420147414
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 08/27/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 345
Sales rank: 52,057
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Amanda Ashley is one of those rare birds—a California native. She's lived in Southern California her whole life and, except for the earthquakes, she loves it. She shares a home with her husband, as well as an adorable Pomeranian named Lady, a wild house sparrow named Tweety, and a tortoise who remains nameless. Amanda and her alter ego, Madeline, have written 60 books. Not bad for someone who started writing just for the fun of it. Her books have made the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists. You can get a sneak peek at her next book on her website www.AmandaAshley.com.

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Hold Back the Dawn 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Thank you netgalley for providing this ARC in exchange for an honest review. I wasn't too taken with this paranormal romance. I couldn't tell what era the story was in. Ron and Katherine spoke and behaved rather modernly but they attended balls. Ron is a vampire with the ability to give memories to those who lay dying. He saves Katherine's life after she gets hit by a carriage and yet she's not a vampire. Super weird. He has this fascination with her but she stays away from him at first. Then she abrutely changes her mind and she's all over him. There were too many inconsistentancies for me to fully enjoy it.
Evampire9 4 months ago
Despite his reputation as a scoundrel, Roan Cabrera is in high demand among the city most eligible women. Their blood can quench his undying thirst but not of them can fill the emptiness in his centuries-old soul. The last think Kathryn Winterbourne remembers is being struck by a carriage but upon awakening she’s wonders if she’s died and gone to heaven, although with penetrating eyes, her darkly handsome savior looks more like the devil himself. This historical vampire romance is a sweet, enticing and powerful romance that has readers shivering in delight. The characters are strong, captivating and easily grab the readers’ attention while the romance is sweet and full of sizzling chemistry. The relationship between Kathryn and Roan has lots of emotional turbulence as at first Kathryn mistrust Roan’s altruistic endeavors and when she discovers his truth, she has to decide if she can accept him into her heart and all the while Roan is doing his best to protect and provide for her. The plot is steady paced and full of gripping suspense that keeps readers glued to the pages not only in regards to Kathryn and Roan’s HEA but a dangerous rogue has infiltrated Roan’s territory, one who seems to be out to destroy Roan and everyone he cares for and in his quest to do so attracts hunters who have every intention of collection a prosperous bounty on Roan’s head. The historical London setting adds to the delicious gothic ambiance of a traditional vampire romance that ignites readers’ fantasies and ensures that they don’t to miss one second of this vampire’s delight.
georgia1 4 months ago
Paranormal romance is not usually my normal reading genre but when combined in a historical timefarme it becomes a different story. Vampires have existed through time and this one, Roan is unique. He has a gift of sitting with people who were dying and giving them their good memories to relive and talking to them on another level. It helped him as much as it did them. But when he found a young girl lying in the street, having been hit by a carraige, he rescured her and willed her to live. This was a really different story but was intriguing to say the least. Roan of course had lived a long life but he seemed very controlled and had an empathetic heart. Kathryn had left a terrible situation at home and was at her wits end on how she was going to survive when she got hit by the carraige. Prepare to be drawn in quickly and not being able to stop reading until you get to the end! I read this through NetGallery and the publisher. Lori Dykes
Mimiphilly 4 months ago
This ARC was courtesy of netgalley - all thoughts and opinions are mind and unbiased I love Amanda Ashleys books and was thrilled to be able to read an advanced copy I really enjoyed this. Well written as usual, loved the characters A quick, light read to enjoy over the summer
BookloverUT 5 months ago
In 1867 England, Roan Cabrera lives a quiet life in a small town outside of London. He doesn’t like to draw attention to himself because he has a secret. But, when a beautiful young girl gets hit by a horse drawn carriage, Roan will risk everything in his world to keep her safe. He may even risk his heart! Do you know when you open up the first page in a book and get so wrapped up in the story that you stay up all night to finish it? Well, that’s what happened to me with this book. This may be the best paranormal romance novel that I’ve ever read. I loved every aspect of it, and can’t wait to read more of this wonderful author’s novels. I received an Advanced Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley and am voluntarily reviewing it.
Sues_Reviews 5 months ago
I loved the blurb and the story itself. I’m always excited to immerse myself in a paranormal romance. I’m sad to say that this paranormal romance fell flat for me. I wanted to love the characters and experience everything they were going through but there was a huge disconnect. I couldn’t connect with any of the characters. For me, they lacked passion and fire. Whether there was a momentous occasion or something terrible was happening, I felt none of it. No sadness, happiness, passion, desire or fear, it all came off as bland. For me, the characters and story lacked the feelings that make a paranormal romance thrilling, exciting and sexy. I also had a very hard time understanding and believing Roan and Katherine's relationship. It felt one-sided. I understood Katherine’s attraction and eventual love for Roan. He is handsome, chivalrous and kind. I did not, however, understand Roan’s attraction and love for Katherine. She was so indecisive. One moment she loves him and wants to be with him, the next, not. For me, she did not bring anything to the relationship and I did not see any character growth from her. The story itself was intriguing and kept me turning the pages. I received an ARC via NetGalley of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.