When I saw The Lost Books 1 & 2 by Evangeline Anderson, I knew I had to immediately buy it. For one thing, I’m a sucker (pun intended) for a great...moreWhen I saw The Lost Books 1 & 2 by Evangeline Anderson, I knew I had to immediately buy it. For one thing, I’m a sucker (pun intended) for a great vampire romance. Since Evangeline is one of my favorite authors, I was very anxious to read this book. I’m glad I did.
Lost Books 1: Broken Vow’s
Daniel has been questioning his sexuality for several years. He’s a nineteen year old virgin, who is a freshman in college and continues to live under his parent’s roof. He longs to be an artist, but his parents are pushing him to get some kind of business degree. Daniel can’t deny his natural artistic gifts. When his father comes across some erotic pictures of naked men that Daniel has drawn, he goes ballistic, and says some very cruel things to Daniel, making him decide to find out once and for all if he’s homosexual or not.
Daniel decides to go out to a specific part of town that is known for gay men to party and hook up. So he gets on a bus to travel there. Because he’s so deep in thought, he misses his stop and must either get out on the next block, or go through the entire bus route again. Walking a block to his destination is not a big deal. But, walking a block that it is a destined area where vampires are allowed to live in peace, could be a major problem.
Even though Daniel doesn’t want to be a hungry vampire’s next tasty drink, he decides to take a chance and get off anyway, thinking he’ll walk quickly to his destination safely.
Unfortunately for Daniel, he doesn’t quite make it.
When a hungry vampire decides to have Daniel as his next meal, he thinks his life is over. But, when a beautiful man comes to his rescue, Daniel is immediately smitten with his savior. Even if his savior is also a vampire.
I don’t want to give too much away about this story, but I will say that I liked Broken Vow’s. I think I would have LOVED it if the story had been longer. There is an immediate connection between Daniel and his savior, Gabriel, which is undeniable. Plus, the sexual chemistry between them is pretty hot. I understood Gabriel’s point of view of why he felt he like he wanted Daniel to live some before or if they ever formed a bond between them, I hated it for Daniel though.
Because it was such a short story (about 45 pages or so) there isn’t much emotional buildup between Daniel and Gabriel. They pretty much fall for one another at first sight, and the ending wasn’t as tight as I would have liked, but I still liked it, and it had a very happy ending which I am always a sucker for.
The Lost 2: The Hustler
Tad is an eighteen year old dropout, which lives on the streets. Because he has no other way of supporting himself, he’s become a prostitute just to survive. Tad’s homeless, starving and desperate. When he spots a very handsome man walking down the street; not only does the man look like he’s got money, but there’s sadness in his eyes, that calls out to Tad’s heart.
James has been grieving over the death of his companion. As a vampire, James and his friend were together for over two hundred years. Now that he’s alone for the first time in his long life, he’s not sure to do with himself.
When James is solicited by the young Tad for an evening of pleasure, James turns him down. But the young man is persistent and the more James is around him the more he finds himself liking him. Finally, to ward the stubborn man off, James decides to scare him and he shows Tad that he is a vampire hoping to frighten the younger man off.
It doesn’t work.
Instead Tad cuts his wrist to entice the handsome vampire with his blood; instead he gets the attention of an ancient blood-daemon and James finds himself saving the young Tad from a certain painful death.
James decides to take the young man home with him and at least give him a safe place to sleep and some food in his belly for the night, with no strings attached.
Tad has never been around someone as nice as James. Tad finds himself falling for the handsome and surprisingly sweet vampire. The more James and Tad are around each other, the more they begin to honestly like one another. Tad brings out all of James’ protective instincts and he starts feeling a desire for the younger man that soon can’t be denied.
Once again, I’m not going to get too much into the story. The abuse that Tad had to deal with at home is heartbreaking. Tad is naïve and like James he’s a very sweet guy, even though he has been forced to live on the streets. I loved that he and James found an emotional connection with one another.
James was a very honest and noble man, who I though brought out the best in Tad and visa-versa. This story had more angst in it that I thought it would, and I really liked it.
I enjoyed both stories, and I hope that Evangeline writes more about her lost souls. I liked her vampires and I hope to revisit their world again sometime in the future.
Lisa Marie Davis’ books are an automatic buy for me. I really enjoy reading her books. Her characters are likeable and humanly flawed people, who are...moreLisa Marie Davis’ books are an automatic buy for me. I really enjoy reading her books. Her characters are likeable and humanly flawed people, who are always compelling and interesting to read about.
I was excited when I saw that Come Back to Me was released. I anxiously bought it and immediately read it. Although this book was good, to me it fell a little short of her normal standards.
Not to say I didn’t like this book, because I did. I just didn’t love it.
For nearly two years Mikal Maxwell has been mourning the death of his partner, Slate. It was love at first sight when they first met, and they had three happy years together. Even when Slate’s mysterious job with the Freedom Defense Agency kept him away for weeks at a time, Slate always promised to return, so Mikal never worried about losing him.
When Mikal had found out about Slate’s death, it was all shrouded in mystery. The other agents were hush-hush about the incident, and there wasn’t a body for Mikal to bury and have closure with. This is one reason why Mikal hasn’t been able to get on with his life.
After a particular difficult night of grieving over Slate, Michal decides to go for a walk on the beach where he and Slate used to go, and made many wonderful memories together. When he is attacked by a man who looks more like a monster than human, he is shocked when Slate suddenly appears and rescues him from the monsters clutches.
Mikal is ecstatic to see the love of his life returned. But, when Slate tells him that he has been fighting a virus that will turn him into the same vampiric monster as Mikal’s attacker, he is stunned.
Now Mikal and Slate have a very limited time together before the virus takes over Slates body, in which then he must be destroyed. They must cherish every stolen moment together and pray for a cure, if not Slate will be taken from Mikal forever.
I really liked Mikal and Slate. I love Lisa’s sweet heroes. But, I think this story could have used more angst than what it had. Even with the paranormal aspect of the story, where I thought it would be grittier and angsty, it was a little too sweet for the problems Mikal and Slate faced. Either Slate or Mikal needed to be a bad ass instead of the guy next door. Even with Slate’s Alpha job with the FDA, and being infected with this vampiric virus, he still seems like too much of a pussy cat.
What I liked about Come Back to Me was Mikal and Slate’s relationship. There was an obvious emotional connection between them and I enjoyed the chemistry they had with one another. It was very obvious that they were in love and belonged together.
Come Back To Me is a hard book to rate. I liked it, but I didn’t love it. I might read it again, but it won’t be one of my staples that I will constantly go back too. So I have decided to rate it 3.25 stars. I really liked this book, and encourage others Lisa Davis fans to read it, but based on Lisa’s other books, it wasn’t my favorite.
I am definitely anxious to see if anyone else felt like I did when they read it, or if it was just me.
Vance has done a good job about keeping other people at arm's length. He once was a successful undercover police officer for about 10 years, until one...moreVance has done a good job about keeping other people at arm's length. He once was a successful undercover police officer for about 10 years, until one day his cover was blown, and he was tortured, scarred and put on leave of absence. Instead of eventually going back to the force, he is now a Vampire Bounty Hunter. He doesn't ask questions, he just does his job. Without feelings or remorse.
When Vance is asked to relocate the mysterious Vampire, Clay, out of Shreveport he reluctantly agrees to do so. Vance is tired and seriously considering possibly quitting being a hunter, but he finds himself hunting down Clay despite his reservations. Vance's plans backfire when the hunter becomes the hunted and Clay ends capturing Vance instead.
Clay can't believe he is being hunted down by a bounty hunter and asked to move from his home. He doesn't hurt anyone. He only takes what he needs and doesn't see why he has to move. He also doesn't understand why he is so enraptured with the angry, scarred man. But, the more Clay and Vance are around each other, the more they are drawn to one another. Despite their differences, Clay and Vance soon become intimate and become inseparatable. When Vance's boss realises that Vance has been "Compromised" he sends out an assasin to kill both Vance and Clay. Now they must work to stay alive, while exploring their new feelings for one another.
I liked this book. I thought that both Vance and Clay were interesting characters. I liked both of them, and it was easy to understand why they were so taken with one another. There is a secondary romance between Clay's assistant, Remy, and another vampire, Gryphon, that I actually liked better than Clay and Vance's story, (whoops..I am sure that wasn't supposed to happen...lol)
MY problem with the story is there was several menage sequences in it. There is a M/M/M and a M/M/M/M scenes. I didn't like that, because as most of you know I don't like menages very much, I want my characters to be together exclusively. I don't like to share. But, even looking past the menages, I liked the characters (especially Remy and Gryphon...yum) and it was a fast read.
3.25 stars out of 5. I would have rated it higher but Remy and Gryphon stole the story and the menage scenes (there are several) took away the magic for ME.
Really 3.5 stars, but I'll bump it up to 4 because it was better than 3 stars.
Carl has been living with self denial all of his life. He likes receivin...moreReally 3.5 stars, but I'll bump it up to 4 because it was better than 3 stars.
Carl has been living with self denial all of his life. He likes receiving oral sex from men at the local gay bar, but in his mind he is not homosexual, just a man who likes a getting a blow job from other men. Carl is a blue collared worker who does what is expected from him. He has a girlfriend, works hard and hangs out with roudy homophobic friends who does not know about his occasional trips to the gay bar.
When Carl spots a delicately handsome man at the bar he is immediately fasinated with him. When he approaches the man, he discovers his name is Vinnie feels this immediate connection with him that Carl does not want to try to identify. When they find a dark alley where both of their sexual desires are satisfied, Carl is surprised when the smaller Vinnie becomes more assertive and sensually sucks then bites on his neck. (Carl doesn't like to be touched by other men, unless it's for oral gratification) When they go their separate ways, Carl cannot forget Vinnie, and finds himself back at the bar week after week.
A bond quickly forms over the two men. Soon Carl starts giving into his desire for Vinnie and opens himself emotionally to him as well as sexually.
The mysterious Vinnie was quite intriguing at times. His patience with Carl and allowing Carl to come up with his own conclusions about their relationship as well as Vinnie's being a vampire made the story quite interesting. I really enjoyed watching them come together. Carl's personal growth throughout the novel was well paced and well thought out. I enjoyed it.
I wish the author would have made the book a little longer. There were some unanswered questions for me, but not enough to take away from the story itself.
If you are offended by Explicit M/M Sexual Play as will as Dirty Langurage this book is not for you.(less)
I hate it when a book does not work for me. Especially when the characters don't have good chemistry together and the plot isn't well thought out. Unf...moreI hate it when a book does not work for me. Especially when the characters don't have good chemistry together and the plot isn't well thought out. Unfortunately for me, Light My Fire was like that for me. What's frusterating about this book is it had alot of promise in the beginning, but as the story continued the plot became almost confusing and there was too many loopholes in the storyline itself. Maybe if the book had been longer and possibly more thought out, the book would have been better. Plus, the lack of emotional connection between Craig and Steven left me hanging. Craig is a cowboy demon hunter. When he meets Steven, Steven had just been tortured by demons. Steven is a bloody mess and his penis had almost been casterated. Thinking he is dead, Craig calls the authorities, only to see that Steven is alive and something has been shoved up into his penis. It is during this time that Craig and Steven make a mental telapathic connection and Craig saves Steven's life. Steven is able to get rehabilitated (his penis was re-attached and works fine) but doesn't think much of himself. He is a male-prostitute who blows any money he makes on booze and partying. But, with the trama he has survived, he decides to change his life. When Craig comes to visit him, they discover that their telepathic bond still exist. Craid still believes that Steven's life is in trouble, and he is the key to defeating the demons and running them out of town. The lack of chemistry between Craig and Steven turned be off. The sex scenes are forced and the emotional connection wasn't there. What a shame because each character within itself was pretty interesting, but not enough for me to ever re-read this book or suggest it to any of my friends here.
I really don't know how to rate this book. If you are looking for a book that the characters really don't connect much on an emotional level, but have...moreI really don't know how to rate this book. If you are looking for a book that the characters really don't connect much on an emotional level, but have alot of sex...menage, group sex, blood play etc...this is a very good book. Honestly, I never really cared about the characters. I thought the storyline in both stories were rushed. In my opinion, this book was not really a romance, but just erotica. I was disappointed in this book. But, maybe it's just me. (less)
This is the first book I have read by Dakota Cassidy, so I really didn't know what to expect. First, let me say that this is a 4 story anthology all w...moreThis is the first book I have read by Dakota Cassidy, so I really didn't know what to expect. First, let me say that this is a 4 story anthology all wrote by Ms. Cassidy. The stories are all related, and have to do with a very open minded family of werewolves. There is a very funny mix of couples that hook up throughout this book. Werewolf and Human- She found him in the pound Werewolf and Cat-Shapeshifter Werewolf and Lion-Shapeshifter Werewolf and Vampire/Shapeshifter This book had some very steamy scenes as well as laugh out loud moments. If you are offended by strong language and explict sexual relations, this book is not for you. If you are looking for a fun, steamy read this book IS for you!(less)
I love to sink my teeth into a paranormal romance. I am a sucker for the dark, dangerous, sexy characters, and the life (undead or not) that they live...moreI love to sink my teeth into a paranormal romance. I am a sucker for the dark, dangerous, sexy characters, and the life (undead or not) that they live. I believe as a fellow paranormal romance junkie, we demand a well written world of vampires and shape-shifters. Weave in some well placed magic and we are instantly intrigued. Between the well written characters and intriguing storyline, Lover’s Bite by Maggie Shayne delivers on all accounts.
First, I would like to point out that this is the second book in the series. In the first book Demon’s Kiss, we learn about a mixed group of paranormal beings called “The Chosen”. Each character is complex and has skeletons in their past that they have to overcome. They are led by Reaper, who he himself has issues he is working to get through. The clan depends on each other, even though they definitely have trust issues with one another. Lover’s Bite pretty much begins quickly where Demon’s Kiss ended.
Topaz is a vampire seeking the truth of her mother’s death. Her famous mother Mirabella was gunned down in front of an adoring crowd, and her body stolen, leaving Topaz with unanswered questions, and an unhappy existence for many years. There is the question of her paternal father who she has no idea who is, plus someone seems to be threatening her life as she gets closer to the truth. Hurt and betrayed by just about everyone in her mortal and her immortal life, she is driven to find out the truth about her mother and the mystery that surrounds her life and death.
Jack is a thief and a liar. A vampire who has been unloved and uncared for most of his existence, and so he has learned to con people to survive. When he betrayed Topaz by pretending he had feelings for her. He fled with her inheritance without a second glance. For the first time, he becomes plagued by a guilty conscience. He finds himself not being able to spend the money he took from her. Tired of feeling horrible about his actions, he decides he must have Topaz’s forgiveness and sets out to win her trust, and appoints himself to help her find out the truth about her past.
I really liked both Topaz and Jack. Topaz has been used by people who just have wanted her for her money, so she is an understandably leary of others. She tries to hate Jack, but the love she has for him will not allow her to do so. She is a determined, strong-willed heroine, who I found myself rallying behind as she seeks the truth about her past. Jack is a pretty complex character within himself. He denies strong feelings for Topaz, but is so guilt ridden about his deception towards her, he works hard to gain her trust and to revive her affection she has towards him. They are very well developed, and watching their relationship change from mistrust and betrayal, to trust and acceptance was wonderful to read.
There is a lot of well written characters in this book. It sets up the background for the next book in this series, and I quite frankly found myself being interested in all of “The Chosen” characters in this book. There is a lot of suspense and mystery as well as action, well written dialog and character development.
I do not think you have to read the first book Demon’s Kiss to understand the world of “The Chosen”. But, I do think it would be helpful and easier to understand, their world and where the characters are coming from.
Maggie Shayne is truly a talented writer. She makes you care about her characters, and impatiently wait to see the outcome of their lives. I truly enjoyed Lover’s Bite and I am looking forward to the next book Angel’s Pain in this series. For more information about this series and other Maggie Shayne books her website: www.maggieshayne.com is very informative, plus she has a great mini video of the first book in this series, Demon’s Kiss that is very fun and sexy! (less)
This is NOT a book for the faint hearted. There are some VERY strong BDSM elements to it. There were several times I felt myself wanting to cringe fro...moreThis is NOT a book for the faint hearted. There are some VERY strong BDSM elements to it. There were several times I felt myself wanting to cringe from the things Jacob is put through to prove his submission to Lyssa. Being an alpha male, he has some problems with being submissive, but in Lyssa's world that is not allowed. It is made very clear throughout the book that Vampires must be dominate, and demand nothing less but submission with all of their slaves, but honestly some of it was hard to read at times. I think what compelled me to read and finish is was the feelings Jacob and Lyssa have for one another. (less)
Sandy Lynn is turning into a "must buy" author for me. I didn't know if I would like this book as well as Kiss and Tell by her, but she once again cap...moreSandy Lynn is turning into a "must buy" author for me. I didn't know if I would like this book as well as Kiss and Tell by her, but she once again captivated me by her sexy, tortured hero and her very likable heroine.
Melissa has had a hard time getting on with her life. Abused by her step-father, she ran away at the 14, only to be rescued by the vampire Gareth. When Gareth realizes that her step-father is not only abusive but unbalanced, he immediately takes her under his wing and introduces her to a world she had never knew existed. Years later, her step-father starts threatening her again. When she narrowly escapes his wrath, she enlists the protection of a very dangerous, mysterious vampire Duncan.
Duncan has done some terrible things during his existance. When he sees that Melissa is in danger, he is compelled to help her, and is drawn to her innocence. Not thinking he is worthy of her, he fights his feelings for Melissa unsuccessfully.
When Melissa is plagued by nightmares of her past, he is patiently helps her through the darkness and into the light. Duncan is wonderful. Even though he has some...well..maybe not so noble accomplishments in his time, he is truly sweet and loving with Melissa. I loved him so much, even with his many flaws. Melissa is a smart cookie, because she was willing to overlook some of his flaws too.
Duncan and Melissa relationship literally blossumed on the pages! I found myself tearing up with Melissa and Duncan through some of the tough times and cheering with them in the end.
If you loved Kiss and Tell, you will love this book too! If you are offended by Strong Language and Explicit Sex, this book is not for you. (less)
Whew...is it hot in here or is it just me???? I loved this book! Julie was nice enough to let me borrow it, but let me say that I IMMEDIATELY ordered...moreWhew...is it hot in here or is it just me???? I loved this book! Julie was nice enough to let me borrow it, but let me say that I IMMEDIATELY ordered my own copy a few minutes ago. It is a fast-paced storyline, that I wish didn't end.
Seth is definately one of the sexiest vampires I have ever read. He all that and a bag of chips...(sigh) I even thought he was well matched with Willow. Not once did I want to throw the book at her because she was being to stubborn...okay maybe I wanted to throw it ONE time at her...but I got over it...hee hee.
I really loved the way vampires were portrayed in this book. Their culture and customs were pretting intriguing. I can't wait to read the next in this series.
A word of warning though. This book has some VERY explict sex scenes in it. If you are offended by this...this book is not for you.
I had a feeling I was going to really like this book, and I LOVE it when I am right! The lyrical writing, and the detailed descriptions brought me int...moreI had a feeling I was going to really like this book, and I LOVE it when I am right! The lyrical writing, and the detailed descriptions brought me into characters world so easily. As y'all know, I love to read about characters that I really find myself caring about. Especially, if they would be someone I would want to be friends with, or just really like in general.
Savannah Monroe a Wiccan Faery Witch who is coming out of an abusive marriage. Recently divorced, and needing to be around people she loves and respects, she moves to South Carolina to heal her spirit, and to find her strength again. When a series of interesting things happen, she leans on her fellow Wiccan friends for moral and emotional support.
This book has some heartfelt, as well as some very funny moments in it! I loved the bond Savannah and her friends had with one another. They lean on each other for strength, and emotional support. Their customs and beliefs was the key factor to Savannah's healing and personal growth. Savannah does a lot of soul searching and healing before she finds her soul mate, Donnie in this story.
I loved Donnie! He was strong, sexy and so good for Savannah. Like Savannah, he is a fellow Wiccan, and he and Savannah develop a very strong connection between them that won't be denied. He is nice guy with a strong protective streak for Savannah and the people he cares about. So in my opinion, he is a combination of a Beta/Apha mix...it just doesn't get any better than that! (Plus, his friend Wynn the shapeshifter was pretty darn hot to read about too...sigh) This story is not only interesting, but it easily kept my attention. My only complaint (small) is I wish Donnie would have come into the picture sooner, but I understand why he didn't. Savannah had to get to a better place personally, before she could be ready for the love and connection she and Donnie share together. There is SO much to this novel that I am not touching because I don't want to spoil it for everyone! Just do yourself a favor and read the book! I absolutely loved learning about Savannah's beliefs and watching her grow into the self-assured witch she became! I can't wait to read the next installment of the Witchery Series! I am very interested in how everyone's lives will turn out!
I am a sucker for a good anthology book. Sometimes I don't want the commitment of a long novel. So I eagerly started this one and finished it in one s...moreI am a sucker for a good anthology book. Sometimes I don't want the commitment of a long novel. So I eagerly started this one and finished it in one setting. All of the stories are written by different authors. All are erotic and kept my interest, and they gave me a couple of hours of enjoyment:) The backstory to all of these stories are Paranormal beings are looking for Mates. There is a resort where they "sponsor" their potential mate after doing some extensive research on them. Many times, the potential mate has no idea they are being set up on the ultimate blind date...they just think they have won the vacation of a lifetime. Finding Magic by Kate Douglas This story has a "twofer" love story in it. Amanda is a very famous actress who is suffering from burn out. When her homosexual assisant-who is also her best friend- pushes her to go on vacation, she gives in reluctantly. When she runs into a handsome, but arrogant Lorcan she is attracted to him despite her first impression of him. Lorcan is a shape-shifting Dragon Prince who must find a mate. When he meets Amanda for the first time he is immediately smitten, but seems to always say the wrong thing to her. Determined to have her he sets out to woo her and hope that she will give her heart and body to him, even though he is a Dragon. If you have read any Kate Douglas stories, you know what you are in for. There is some mild BDSM between the secondary love story-Amanda's assistant and Lorcan's man in waiting. There are also some M/M interaction between the secondary characters. Honestly, I liked all of the characters in this story, so the M/M contact didn't bother me. This may not be for everyone though, so I thought I would warn you. 4 Play by Eve Vaughn When Trina wins her dream vacation she is ready to get away from it all. She is a strong, hard working heroine who has been down on her luck for awhile, so not wanting to look a gift horse in the mouth, she jumps at the chance to escape for a while. She is surprised when she is persued by not one but three men all claiming they are her mate and they love her. Between the undivided attention she recieves from them and the hot sex, well this turns into the vacation of a lifetime. This has Menage scenes and some strong language in this story. I liked all of the characters the Heroes are very sexy, likable shapeshifting lions. They definately know how to treat a lady...no wonder Trina fell so hard for them...lol Sea God's Pleasure by Alice Gaines Gloria is an art dealer whose bad attitude and well for a better word Bitchiness is driving her employees crazy. When she "wins" a dream vacation her employees insist on her taking it or they will quit. So despite her reluctance she agrees to go. She has always been attracted to a painting portraying "a sea god's pleasure" for some reason it has always spoken to her on many levels. So when she spots the most beautiful man she has ever seen coming out of the ocean to her, she is spellbound because he looks just like her object of desire. Quarian the god of the sea can only have one mate. When he sees Gloria, he knows immediately that she is the one for him. But will Gloria's stubborness and unwillingness to give her heart away being him eternal loneliness? I really loved Quarian. I didn't care for Gloria much. I really thought she was well...a bitch, but I was willing to overlook her shortcomings because I liked him so much. He is noble, strong, smart and sexy. How could I not be drawn to him? I enjoyed this book and I am looking forward to reading the second one in this series! If you are offended by dirty words and hot sex, this book is not for you.
I must be on a Beta Hero kick. I really liked this book. It is a different Vampire (they prefer NightWalker) romance than I am used to. Usually, the V...moreI must be on a Beta Hero kick. I really liked this book. It is a different Vampire (they prefer NightWalker) romance than I am used to. Usually, the Vampire is pretty tough. Definately Alpha-sometimes even Gamma, but I was very pleasantly surprised how laid back the hero, Jonathan was. Not saying he isn't protective of Sharon, but he is a lover more than a fighter in my opinion. That was refreshing to me.
Sharon has fallen on some hard times. Being stranded in a small town and having no where to stay, or money to fix her car, she applies for a job at the All Night Inn as a bartender. When the owner Jonathan reveals that he is a Nightwalker and a different mix of paranormals are regulars at the bar, she surprisingly isn't too fazed by it. But, when he tells her he must mark her by making her his companion, she hesitates...but being desperate, and for some reason feels safe with the Nightwalker allows him to do so.
I won't get too much into it, but this story had some funny moments as well as some emotional moments too. I felt bad for some of Jonathan's plight. I thought Sharon was too stubborn at times, but all in all I thought they were well matched. They had some trust issues to work though...BOY DID THEY...WHEW! But, I was very satisfied with the book and the ending.
Ya'll know that I love a good vampire story. There is nothing like a sexy, dangerous vampire hero to make excited to read about, and this book definat...moreYa'll know that I love a good vampire story. There is nothing like a sexy, dangerous vampire hero to make excited to read about, and this book definately delivers in every way!
Rowan Evans has a normal life. A teacher who spends most of her time grading papers and chasing kids, her life is pretty dull and uneventful at times. Liking her ordinary hum-drum life, she has avoided her father's security chief and friend Jack Donnelly for years. Between the Harley he drives and the bad-ass reputation, she avoids him like the plague. Her attraction and feelings she has for him confuses and overwhelms her. So when her overprotective, political father insists that she be guarded for her own safety she agrees...until she finds out it will be Jack who will be guarding her. Even though she is stubborn and willful, she doesn't cut off her nose to spite her face, as many heroines seem to do in this genre, and eventually learns to trust and admire the man she has most feared.
Jack Donnelly keeps people safe. Working for Rowan's father, and being a long-time friend of the family, he is just the man to keep Rowan safe. He has been attracted to Rowan for years. Knowing she is skittish of him, and has been buying his time to approach her with his desire and feelings for her. Irish and stubborn, he kidnaps Rowan when she refuses his help. But then realizes by doing so she will have to learn his secret.
The chemistry and the banter Jack and Rowan had between one another sizzled! This book had some really funny moments as well as some heartfelt ones. I really loved watching the characters come together and finding a common ground between them.
I loved Jack! He is a straightforward dominant hero. Jack being a vampire is just a PART of the story. There is alot of suspense, action and romance to keep the story interesting, so even if you do not like paranormal romances, this would be a good book to read because it isn't the entire focus of the book.