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3.45  ·  Rating details ·  159 ratings  ·  53 reviews
Everything about him tells her to stay away, yet she can’t seem to get the vampire out of her mind.

For Roman, humans are the bane of his existence always having to follow their rules. In all his years, he’s never needed one, until now.

For Fiona, vampires are off limits, evil members of society, until the one known as Roman crosses her path and shows her he’s no differe
Kindle Edition, 239 pages
Published March 29th 2018
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Suzi (Obsessive Reading Disorder)
3.5 Stars

It's taken me a couple of days to get my head around this one. I adore Heidi McLaughlin--I gobble up her books. I am a HUGE fan of PNR. I wanted to like this soooo much.

I do like the world building. Vampires walk among the humans. They were 'created" by Sisters--the three fates. There are rules in place to keep humans and vamps safe and there are consequences. There are good guys and bad guys. Loved all of that.

I just couldn't connect with Fiona. She was superficial and flat from the
Fantasy Land Romance Reader
I love paranormal and I love Heidi McLaughlin and Amy Briggs and this is a good story. Vampires walk among humans, but they are treated like second-class citizens. Roman needs the casino licenses to start up his casino but the guy in charge of giving them out does not like vamps. So Roman goes to the next best thing, his daughter Fiona.

Fiona is a spoiled daughter. She does nothing but shop and hangs out with friends. She has a college education and uses it to help daddy make more money. And that
Nancy VanSpunky Reads
Technically, Fiona is living off of her father's trust fund. In addition, she hosts dinner parties with property investors for him. Life in Las Vegas is never dull and her father is the head of the Gaming Commission. Roman wants a license for a casino he's bidding on, and Fiona's father is strictly ant-vampire. Roman decides to get close to Fiona to get what he wants. He didn't figure being drawn in by the spunky little human.

If you like alpha males, then you'll love Roman! He's one, sexy vampir
Amazeballs Book Addicts
Apr 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Roman was a good read. Roman lives in Las Vegas and vampires live among humans. He needs a gaming license but the commissioner hates vampires. Roman needs a human to help him get the license. The commissioner happens to have a pretty a daughter, Fiona. Fiona seems to be a little superficial. She shops and throws parties but she's more then just that. There is a connection between the her and Roman. Fiona doesn't want to like him because he's a vampire. Roman is drawn to her too. He switched from ...more
Ashley Carr, LSoR
Apr 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
I’ve never read these two authors before and I would have to say this book was good, not exceptional but good. Roman is set on a mission to woo Fiona to get a gaming license for the casino he purchased. Fiona is the daughter of the gaming commissioner of Las Vegas and he hates vampires. I didn’t like Fiona as a character, she just got under my skin and she wasn’t very likable. I just didn’t see Fiona as anything but a means to an end for Roman despite how he “fell” for her. The connection, hell ...more
Nancy Metsch
Mar 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
** Spoiler Free review**
Heidi McLaughlin has never disappointed. Her teaming up with Amy Briggs was a great idea.
They have written an amazing story about Roman. Who is a hot as hell Vampire. he lives in Nevada, a state that allows Vampires to co exist with humans. Now don't get me wrong. The human population doesn't all approve of the vampires. In one man opinion they are an abomination. That was how Fiona Weston was taught to believe, that is until she meets Roman. True she is very weary. BU
Apr 01, 2018 rated it liked it
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Mick C
Mar 27, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What happens when Vampires are allowed to co exhist now with humans? What laws are in place, what rules have to be followed? Now throw in a human girl, who can help fix everything. What will happen next? Read this book to find out!
Rae Sontheyon
Apr 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
I Do Declare, Roman is THE Romancer! . . .

One may want to roll their eyes at yet another book being written about vampires and ugh humans, BUT give this novel and series a chance. These authors have truly imagined a new world with strange rules and mysterious circumstances that will definitely compel you to want more.

Roman has lived for over 500 years finding his life as a vampire to be plentiful not lacking for anything. So when he decides to buy and recapitalize a casino in Las Vegas, Roman f
Mar 28, 2018 rated it liked it
Reviewed on behalf of The Book Boyfriend Addict. A complimentary copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.

"I care very deeply about you, Fiona. More so than anyone I've met in five hundred years."

In this new world where vampires and humans live together Roman is trying to prove that he is more than just a vampire and is not evil like some humans still think of his kind. Having been alive for more than 500 years he wants for nothing so when he sets his sights on owning a piece of the La
Books 2 Blog
Apr 07, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5 🌟

As it’s been a while since I’ve read a paranormal, I jumped at the chance as I had heard of one of the authors before and have been meaning to read her work. So, this book posed the perfect opportunity as this is the first book in the Clutch series. So, I dived in.

Firstly, the synergy between the authors was just not as cohesive as it could have been. This book has a great premise and interesting characters. However the lack of cohesiveness in this story totally left me more confused and
Beyond The Covers Blog
Mar 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Roman is a vampire and a business man.  He has a specific goal in mind and money is really no object.  The only thing standing in his way is a gaming commissioner that hates vampires.  Roman devises a plan to get to know the commissioner’s daughter Fiona Weston and use her to get his gaming license.  What Roman wasn’t expecting was to fall in love with Fiona, something he hasn’t done in the five hundred years since he was made.  Now that he has a new agenda, he must face down a vampire hating fa ...more
Lisa Hemming
May 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I am a new fan of the paranormal genre, and I was so excited to learn that Heidi McLaughlin and Amy Briggs had co-authored a new vampire series. “Roman”, the first book in The Clutch series, had me hooked from the very first page and I fell in love with this sexy and romantic vampire.

Roman is a businessman who is interested in buying an underperforming casino and and he also needs a gaming license, but the gaming commissioner doesn’t do business with vampires. He needs to enlist the help of a hu
Booked  Every Night
Apr 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this writing duo. Their writing flowed well and the plot was well written. Their writing styles meshed well. Their characters were well written and I liked watching them grow both together and as individuals as the book went on.

I must be honest (like I always am) though, Fiona’s character started out a little rough for me. It wasn’t the writing or anything like that. I had a hard time connecting with Fiona. She was superficial and what I thought was lazy. BUT, this is big BUT, she re
Apr 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Holy (or unholy?) hotness! Roman is .... there hasn't been a fictional vampire this good and sexy since vampire Bill. I loved Roman! I want more Roman! I want to be Fiona!
Roman has a depth and complexity to him that just comes off the pages.
The background of these vampires is interesting. Not like what you're exactly used to. There are different rules for these vampires. I thought the authors did a great job of building this world and their backstory. I suspect there is more to come on this to
Mar 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book intrigued me before I read a word! I have loved everything I have read by Heidi McLaughlin and now she is dipping into paranormal. Yes, please! Add in its a vampire, my favorite supernatural being. Again Yes! But we also have Amy Briggs cowriting, she is a fairly new to me author who has definitely been on radar and my TBR list. So it was an astounding YES!!!
It was a basic storyline Vampire boy and Human girl fall in love. But the circumstances and the fantastic characters made it a un
Corrine Pickering
Mar 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
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This is a really good vampire read, with some completely unexpected twists and turns. A different take from the norm where vampires are integrated into society.

I was completely transported into Fiona and Romans world, I love Vegas and making this the setting for this book is amazing.

A well written novel, Fiona and Romans bond was captivating, however, personally I would have liked more depth to their erotic scenes adding to their chem
Mar 28, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars!

Honestly, I wasn't sure what to expect going into this book, but the fact that Heidi McLaughlin wrote it was enough for me to want to read it. I was pleasantly surprised. But, I am picky about my PNRs and this one had less PNR than I would like, but the romance aspect was pretty spot on, so I'm good.

Roman is a vampire who has little use for humans, until he needs one to get approval from the gaming commission so that he can purchase and open a casino. He is alpha, has a temper and is s
Mar 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Every time a new Heidi McLaughlin book is announced, I´m giddy to get my hands on it. Her Beaumont Series is one of my all time favorites and I read and reread them often.

Fiona Weston lives in Las Vegas. Her father is a successful man with big influence. She lives the high life and everything could be peachy. But there´s a certain vampire and she can´t get her out of her head. She should stay far away from him because vampires are off limits and much too evil and dangerous.
Roman is a centuries o
Mar 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed Roman. I didn’t like Fiona at first but ended up really liking her. Especially at the end when she schooled Nicolai. I thought Fiona was a snooty wealthy chic who only cared about spending her daddy’s money but she ended up showing her true personality. I saw what Roman saw in her.
I liked Roman at the beginning but towards the end I wanted to behead him. I think he got what he deserved and it was quite funny the situation he ended up in. I liked how he wen after Fiona and everything h
Mar 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have waited two days from when I finished the book until now to write the review. I was waiting to see if this book hangover would leave. I seriously can NOT get these characters out of my head. I wish that I could go back and re-read ROMAN like I was reading it for the very first time. The collaboration of this book by these two very talented authors is incredible.
ROMAN kept me on the edge of my seat wondering what was going to happen next. Then the twist and turns.... WOWZERS!!! I can not w
Amber Boyd
Mar 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
They did it. Heidi McLaughlin and Amy Briggs made me love this vampire named Roman! Honestly, paranormal is not usually my thing, and the last vamps I liked were Angel and Spike on tv. But there was definitely something different about this story that sucked (yeah yeah I said it) me in. I guess because I’m such a fan of both writers you could say they “compelled me” to like this story. But it was more than that, I think between the contemporary setting of Vegas, the reluctant fascination and the ...more
Apr 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I'll admit it has been quite a while since I have sank my teeth into a good paranormal read. It was so nice to get back to a genre that I love. Roman was everything I was hoping it would be.
McLaughlin and Briggs had me in all the feels. Roman had me swooning hard one minute, and completely frustrated the next, only to melt right into a puddle again.
Fiona is the kind of character you can't help but love. She is strong, independent, and not willing to let what others think influence her opinions
Jamie Guellar
Apr 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
I’m going to start off by saying how much I love Heidi Mclaughlin’s books and have yet to read any of Amy Briggs books, although I have a couple waiting for me on my kindle. I’m really not that big of fan of paranormal books. And although I didn’t absolutely love Roman, but I did like it.
Roman is one hot, sexy and alpha male vampire. And he has no use for humans and their rules until he meets Fiona.
Fiona to me was a little shallow to me, I honestly couldn’t connect with her. There is defiantly
Veronica LaRoche
Mar 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Omfg I love paranormal reads especially vampires and hearing that Heidi & Amy was co-writing a vamp book I was intrigued and hooked. I love, love Roman, everything about him will make him become your next vamp book boyfriend. This book once I started reading I didn’t want too put it down. Roman & Fiona are sweet and sexy and truly are meant to be but one mistake turns their world upside down. If you are a vampire fan then this book you must read. I want the next book ASAP. This is a standalone a ...more
Jill M
Mar 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What a fabulous collaboration! Amy and Heidi rocked the paranormal romance world venturing into the unknown with their first go ahead. Roman was so much than I expected. They didn’t write your usual vampire romance, no they stepped it up. They did research and put their own spin on the vampire world creating this phenomenal vampire story. This is not your sparkle in the sunlight kind of vampire story; there is suspense, humor and of course the romance. This is one book you’re not gonna want to p ...more
Mar 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What a great collaboration between two amazing authors! Take Heidi McLaughlin, add in Amy Briggs, vampires in Vegas, and you have this awesome result! Roman....Your new book vampire boyfriend!
They will make you believe they actually walk among us!
Roman, around for oh 500 years, meets Fiona, the daughter of the man he needs to sign off on his casino license, but he doesn't like vampires, and won't do it, so Roman goes after the mans daughter. What happens next is just amazing!
Read this great st
Mar 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is not my normal genre to read but I gave it a go since I'll read anything Heidi McLaughlin writes. This collaboration with Amy Briggs was seamless, I can't tell who wrote what, the flow was great. And being that I'm not too familiar with vampire novels, I found it well explained how their lifestyle works and the rules they follow. Roman surprised me, there was a lot to him. Besides being sexy, he's also wanting to do good and make a difference and it made me love him even more. If you're l ...more
Brandy Roberts
Apr 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
I thought Roman was a good read it would be the one of many books I've read by Heidi McLaughlin and the first book by Amy Briggs and I know it wont be the last especially with the way this ended . I normally am picky about paranormal books but being that this was written by one of my favorite authors I couldn't wait to get my hands on it and then when the cover came out I was really sold . The ending shocked me so didn't see that coming just WOW . You don't want to miss this amazing story one cl ...more
Once Upon A Romance  Blog
Mar 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Move over Edward Cullen Roman is here.
This book was amazing. I always love Heidi's books but this one is even better It is a bit different than Heidi's work since it is about Vampires but it doesn't disappoint. This story is about Roman and Fiona and finding al life for the both of them between 2 different worlds. You cant help who you fall in love with even if there comes twists and turns in their story.

Arc was kindly given in exchange for an honest review.
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Heidi McLaughlin is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of The Beaumont Series, The Boys of Summer, and The Archers.

In 2012, Heidi turned her passion for reading into a full-fledged literary career, writing over twenty novels, including the acclaimed Forever My Girl.

Heidi’s first novel, Forever My Girl, has been adapted into a motion picture with LD Entertainmen

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