Reviewed by Jen
Everything that was wrong with The Vampire Voss
is made right in this sequel. We've gone from a tepid love story featuring a hero I couldn't care much about --to a fiery, passionate story featuring a charismatic couple that set the page on fire. This book reads as a clear companion to its predecessor. The events from The Vampire Voss
are featured in the first half of this installment, but we see the scenes from the perspectives of different characters and very little dialogue is repeated. That part of the book flies by and I didn't feel like I was re-reading the first book. In fact, in Voss
, we're set up to see only the negative interactions between our hero Dimitri and the bold, pushy Maia. But obviously, their fiery exchanges were only laying the groundwork for their explosive relationship.
Just a little backstory: Dimitri is a vampire who is playing guardian to Maia and her sister Angelica, while their older brother is missing. Another vamp is trying to get his hands on both girls to use them against their brother. And though they seem like oil and water, and despite the fact that Maia is engaged to another man... Maia and Dimitri are drawn together. Dimitri hates what he is, and denies his vampire tendencies. Before all hell breaks loose, Maia doesn't even know vampires exist. Add that to fact that Dimitri finds her overbearing and Maia finds him haughty and rude, their sexual tension is sky-high. And when they finally start to allow themselves to acknowledge it... Well, suffice it to say, there is a great scene in the carriage that left me fanning myself.
This one was so good, I'm almost afraid to read The Vampire Narcise
. I just don't see how it can live up to this one. 4 1/2 stars.
*ARC Provided by NetGalley
Labels: ARC, by Jen, Colleen Gleason, Historical Romance, Paranormal Romance, Vampires