Once, New York P.I. Shiarra Waynest’s most pressing problem was keeping her agency afloat. Now she’s dealing with two dangerous, seductive vampires who have been enemies for centuries. The only thing Max Carlyle and Alec Royce agree on is that they both want Shia–for very different reasons.
Max is determined to destroy Shia for killing his progeny, while Royce’s interest is a lot more personal. That’s not sitting well with Shia’s werewolf boyfriend, Chaz. As the feud between Max and Royce gets ever more deadly, a powerful vampire-hunting faction is urging Shia to join their side. Shia has always believed vamps were the bad guys, but she’s discovering unexpected shades of grey that are about to redefine her friends, her loyalties–and even her desires…
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Overall Rating: 4.25
Story Rating: 4.00
Character Rating: 4.50
First thought when finished: The ending was fast paced, super fun, and I am glad that I have book 3 ready to go!
What I Loved: I love when an author builds on the book before by flushing out her characters a little more. Jess does a good job of not overwhelming you with a recap from the last book (in UF this tends to be a problem) but giving you a sense of the characters if you start here. I love that we learn more about Royce, see the White Hats, and learn more Shia. It isn’t an info dump but more of a learn more as they learn more about each other kind of thing. The pacing at the end was fast/furious but it worked awesome for the story.
What I Liked: The side characters and the bad guy were fantastically written in this story. There are some I want to know more about (mouse) and I am hoping that one grows on me (elf). I have faith though that these new characters will be flushed out more in the books to come.
What made me go huh? Not enough of Chaz! I say that because I want to like him but so far to me he is an arrogant pain in the neck. I am usually team werewolf so I want him to sweep me off my feet. Hasn’t happened yet but that is just a personal thing LOL Vampire lovers are probably swooning over Royce.
Final Thought: Book 3 is in my hands and going to be started very soon!
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