About: HIS NAME IS DANTE.
Dark. Talented. Beautiful. Star of the rock band Inferno. Rumored owner of the hot New Orleans nightspot Club Hell. Born of the Blood, then broken by an evil beyond imagination.
HIS PAST IS A MYSTERY.
F.B.I. Special Agent Heather Wallace has been tracking a sadistic serial murderer known as the Cross Country Killer, and the trail has led her to New Orleans, Club Hell, and Dante. But the dangerously attractive musician not only resists her investigation, he claims to be “nightkind”: in other words, a vampire. Digging into his past for answers reveals little. A juvenile record a mile long. No social security number. No known birth date. In and out of foster homes for most of his life before being taken in by a man named Lucien DeNoir, who appears to guard mysteries of his own.
HIS FUTURE IS CHAOS.
What Heather does know about Dante is that something links him to the killer — and she’s pretty sure that link makes him the CCK’s next target. Heather must unravel the truth about this sensual, complicated, vulnerable young man — who, she begins to believe, may indeed be a vampire — in order to finally bring a killer to justice. But Dante’s past holds a shocking, dangerous secret, and once it is revealed not even Heather will be able to protect him from his destiny….
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What I Loved: (in no particular order) Heather- she is one of the best non-paranormal heroins I have read in a long time. The fact that she not only holds her own against the para’s in the book but never once gets over shadowed is a testament to how well written she was. Lucien- I wanted more about him but he was my second favorite character. He was strong yet vulnerable and even though he coulda/shoulda/woulda said something earlier than he did, I think that just boils down to trying to do the right thing. E- HATED him but that was what I was supposed to do. He truly was the creepiest creep I have read in a long time.
What I Liked: Even though most of the characters were extraordinary, they were all very “ordinary”. They dealt with issues as they came, made good and bad decisions, and stayed true to who they were. Dante was a character I liked but not loved. I definitely felt for him and the things he had to go through in life. He was an excellent character to follow though because most of the time he was as out of the loop as the reader.
What was So-So: I have to say I never warmed up to the third person storytelling but I don’t hold that against the author as that is just a personal reading preference.
Why I gave it a 4: It was truly enjoyable to read! The fact that I probably would not have picked it up if not for a book club made it that much sweeter of a surprise for me. If you are a UF then you need to read this book.
Author Website: http://adrianphoenix.com/
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