This story is like a roller coaster, it starts out sweet and gentle. You flow along with the story but as the story unfolds the tension pulls you fartThis story is like a roller coaster, it starts out sweet and gentle. You flow along with the story but as the story unfolds the tension pulls you farther and farther into the emotional ups and downs of Matty and Rob. The main characters are complex, with depth and a well roundedness of all things that we found within ourselves and others that is amazing.
Matty is so complex. He is emotional, vulnerable, young, exciting, yet disciplined and strong. I loved Matty’s witty humor. He does snark really well. Matty is so easy to visualize as a real person (and yes, there was a skater whom I ‘saw’ as Matty as I read). The amount of growth within his character is amazing and so well done by Leta Blake.
Rob at the start seems like such an easy going, gentle character. And yet he is as complex as Matty is. There is steel behind the gentle facade. At the start of the book, I wasn't sure how Rob was going to be Matty’s love interest. But he works so well as who and what Matty needs. I really found the relationship between the two men absolutely beautiful.
The elements of BDSM are beautifully written, but not the focus of the story. It is not a story about BDSM; it is a journey of two men finding a balance in their lives. And yet without those parts I think the story would have lost some of its better and yes, hotter parts. What they did and had between them worked for them, it was written as a personal thing.
In some ways this book is so emotional that you are without words. I’m not sure any words I have in this review can do justice to the experience that reading this story is. This story is so well written, it captures all of your emotions. You laugh, cry, get hot and bothered and all of the rest of your emotions are taken for the ride along with Matty and Rob. ...more
The story is a different take on the usual Vampire versus Slayers story, which made it enjoyable. The writing style is easy to read, but there are plaThe story is a different take on the usual Vampire versus Slayers story, which made it enjoyable. The writing style is easy to read, but there are place where the plot and timeline jump around a bit, once you get past these, it’s a fun read. The cast of characters are vast and varied, with the good, the bad, the nasty and mean. You have the characters you love, hate and want to slap upside the head, just like in normal life.
Jamie is a photographer and part-time vampire slayer, since his family was killed by vampires. His assistant Glow not only works with him at his studio, but is being trained by Jamie to be a slayer as well. Jamie is at the very least in lust with Shane, America’s Top Male Model, but he thinks he may be in love too. He gets to meet Shane when Glow, who lives in the same building as Shane sets them up. Jamie doesn't like waiting for what he wants and starts to push for a steady relationship, but that’s not who Shane is. Can Jamie wait?
Shane is an orphan whose never know his father. All he has is a cross that was given to him by his mother. It is a cross that is the key to unstoppable power for the vampire who wears it. Unknown to him, he’s half vamp and comes into his power at the age of twenty five. Also unknown to him is the fact his father coming for the cross, with some help from a rival who thinks he’s helping with Shane’s downfall. This leads to a final confrontation with all of the parties there to play. Who will win and what will be the costs?
The author answers some of these questions and leaves others for you to find out about in his next book. ...more