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Crimson Groves by Ashley Robertson
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Aug 26, 12

Read in August, 2012

There are a lot of stories out there about Vampires, be it Nosferatu style or sparkly. I have found when reading them that a lot don't go into a tremendous amount of detail about how hard it is to adjust to the vampiric lifestyle. Many stories give you one or two chapters about their transition, but this is a story completely about Abby's struggle. It takes place about over the course of about 3 months (but I could be wrong) with the very beginning of the story explaining to you how she wound up being turned into a vampire.

Abby has been estranged from her mother, her father abandoned her at an early age, and she recently found her boyfriend in bed with her best friend. She is alone with the exception of her bar tending co-worker. In the same night, she receives a phone call from her dad with a warning about someone coming after her. She blows off the call and then finds herself buried in a stranger's eyes. She finds herself so completely attracted to him that she nearly ignores all her other customers to dote and flirt with him. Bronx, the handsome stranger, offers to walk her home after work which results in her going to his house for a make out session gone bad. She's turned into a vampire completely against her will all because he claims he is lonely. He wants her to become his eternal lover. Problem is that once she turns into a vampire, she is no longer attracted to him.

The rest of the story is all about her escape from Bronx. She starts falling in love with a man named Tyler, who is the one who helped her escape, and she begins learning a lot about other vampires in her search for food. She learns a lot about herself and that she is truly special. You'll have to read the book to find out just how special she is. It was refreshing to read a story that told about how a new vampire has to struggle to control her urges and to survive. Her situation isn't one that leads to adapting to her new lifestyle easily. I was pleasantly surprised with how the story went and how it turned out. I am definitely interested in book two.

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