Book Review: Symphony of Light and Winter By Renea Mason


One woman. Seven men. All bound by one man’s undying devotion.

Fundraiser Linden Hill has a knack for reading people. She always knows which conversations will put a prospect at ease, which drink will loosen a patron’s lips—or his wallet, and how cleavage will make a donor sweeten the deal. She’s even foreseen her dateless weekends four hundred and sixty-four times in a row.

But ten years after watching life drain from her former mentor’s and first love’s eyes, her skills for divining the predictable are lost. When Cyril returns, he’s still gorgeous, but this time he’s beyond human, far less dead, and pissed. His lack of memory drives him to desperate acts, and his turbulent re-acquaintance with Linden pulls her into his war with a creature hell-bent on his destruction. His group of six supernatural men share a tantalizing secret, but despite the hunger, it’s love that leads her to sacrifice everything to save him…

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 About the Author: 

Renea Mason

Renea Mason writes steamy romances to help even out the estrogen to testosterone imbalance caused by living in a house full of men.

When she isn’t putting pen to paper crafting sensual stories filled with supernatural lovers, she spends time with her beyond-supportive husband, two wonderful sons and three loving but needy cats.

She is also a founding member of the

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My Review:

I do love a good supernatural romance novel and this does tick all the boxes. Interesting plot and concept with main characters that are strong yet flawed.

Before I read it, I did a sneaky Goodreads check and found that most reviewers gave it 5 out 5 stars, so I thought ‘wow, I can’t wait to read this’.

I must admit, and this is just my personal opinion, I didn’t like the (near the start) scene with the two main characters when they almost do the nasty in the ladies’ toilets. Not for the writing, that was flawless, but more because it danced a very fine line between passion and rape. I get that there was tension and attraction going on, but Cyril certainly becomes an unattractive man in my eyes for his aggression in that opening gambit.  From then on, I really didn’t want them to get together, and that reader need is very integral to any romance – paranormal or not.

From a writer’s perspective it was was written exceptionally well and the plot flowed nicely and kept me reading. There were nice touches of humor in there too. However, if I hadn’t been reading the book for a tour, I’d have stopped after the toilet scene – which would have been a massive shame to have missed the rest.

The front cover is pretty, but ultimatly doesn’t say much about the book – the title is lovely though, and is unique and very apt to the book itself.

Overall I’d give Symphony of Light and Winter 4 out 5 stars. Impecabbly written paranormal romance.



2 comments on “Book Review: Symphony of Light and Winter By Renea Mason

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