Review: Dominic’s Nemesis by D Alyce Domain

Reviewed by Aisha

I haven’t tried a self published paranormal from a new author in a while, but the blurb on this one reeled me in. Dominic is a tortured hero whose abilities have made his life miserable since childhood. Very miserable. Now he lives a life of solitude, hiding the gifts that make him special. Only his brothers know his secret. And he keeps even them at a distance. But his life changes forever when Eden becomes a part of it.

Our heroine has a gift of her own, but it takes a while for the particulars to be revealed in the story. Suffice it to say that she has her own concerns about madness and keeping her true nature a secret. But when Dominic’s brother saves her life and she ends up convalescing in their family home, she is instantly drawn to our hero. And slowly but shortly they tear each other’s walls down.

There were some things I really liked about the book and a few that detracted from it. On the plus side, the tone was dark, Gothic, and a little bit angsty, all which I really enjoy. Dominic is one of my favorite kinds of hero. He holds in so much repressed trauma. The poor guy has been through so much, it’s easy to see why he would keep everyone at arms length. There is a good sexual tension between him and Eden which was cool. And the heroine, herself, I liked well enough. She knew what she wanted in Dominic. She was forthright about her interest. And she was very accepting both of his differences and her own. I liked that she did not back down from what she knew to be true, even when no one else could confirm her experiences.

The supporting cast was strong. I liked Dominic’s six brothers, especially Stephan. By the same token though, there were a lot of brothers to keep straight. It did get confusing at times, especially at the beginning.

The book is dual perspective, which is a plus, because I liked knowing what was going on in both Dom and Eden’s heads. However, I felt that the POV changes were too frequent or brief at times, which was a little jarring.

There are still some unanswered questions at the end of the book, specifically about what was happening with Dominic’s twin brothers. Maybe this is fodder for a future book, but I’m not sure.

And lastly, there were about a half dozen obvious typos that pulled me out of the story. Not the end of the world, but enough that two years after publication I would have expected someone to have caught.

Overall though, I would say that I enjoyed the book. It was a quick read and while the villain was pretty obvious, I got the ending that I wanted.

I would give this author another try if she continues with the series.

Rating: B/B-

*Book provided by author for review

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Dominic’s Nemesis
by D Alyce Domain
Release Date: November 9, 2015

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