Monday, November 15, 2010


Publisher: Bantam
Date published: August 2010
ISBN: 978-0440245773
Vampire romance
Mass Market Paperback
Reviewed by Valerie
Obtained from publisher

Lucius Dragos is in a bar, hunting, when the man he has in his vision turns to look at him. To avoid recognition, he grabs the beautiful woman next to him and kisses her. What happens then is a steamy night of hot sex.

Sara Constantine never thought to meet the dark, handsome stranger again, but still she hoped. Sara is an attorney and has just gotten the promotion of a lifetime. Now she’s prosecuting paranormal creatures. Her new boss is bringing her in on a high profile case on her first day and it is none other than Lucius. He has been charged with murder and all of the evidence points to him. Sara still feels attracted to him although she’s determined to put him away for life.

Lucius has only one chance, and that is to show Sara that he’s not the monster she thinks he is. But Sara may not be prepared to believe him.

This is such a fangtastic story. This author amazed me with her characters and the plot. First we have our hero and heroine. Lucius is luscious and Sara is someone you want as your best friend. They match each other perfectly even though they have different ideas about the way justice should be carried out. There are some really interesting secondary characters that I enjoyed too.

The plot is just breathtaking. J. K. Beck put her protagonists into a situation where the reader thinks there is no way these two will ever get together. Lucius is not going to be able to get out of his predicament; he has been nailed and good. But then, this amazing author throws in some twists and turns that you don’t see coming and bang! Things start looking up again…somewhat. This is a book that needs to be savored again. I was frantically turning the pages and could hardly put this book down and it kept me awake last night. And did I mention that the love scenes between Lucius and Sara are explosive? Phew, keep the ice bucket nearby. I need to pick up WHEN PLEASURE RULES and WHEN WICKED CRAVES. After WHEN BLOOD CALLS, J. K. Beck is going on my auto-buy list.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.

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