Date published: September 2013
Genre: M/M, Vampire, Paranormal
Book format: E-book
Obtained via: Publisher
Reviewed by: Marieke
Steve is a blood donor for vampires that are dying due to trauma. He is one of the few people who can withstand the mind-hazing skills of the vampires. This is the only reason he can do this job.
So he meets North, a vampire that suffers from severe sunburn. North is an old vampire, who likes the old ways of the hunt, but lives by the new rules. But when he’s all healed and better, he makes Steve an offer. He wants to do an actual hunt across the city.
Steve is a bit reluctant at first but than goes along anyway, with disastrous results. When he’s attacked by a serial killer, North saves him. But in the vampire world this means Steve’s live now belongs to North.
Steve is not amused and doesn’t want anything to do with North anymore. He soon notices he can’t resist the bond and needs North now. North can only drink from Steve now or he’ll die. They will have to come up with a way to resolve their problems or it won’t end well.
It was a nice read. The angst was good, so was the plot line. There was some humor during the hunt that gave me the feeling the story was going to be a killer one. Unfortunately it went a little downhill after that. Yes the plot line was good, but the way it was written not.
Steve was acting like a spoiled brat even though the author tried to justify his actions. North was manipulative and some times even a tad meaner than necessary. The overall feeling became a bit too dark for my taste and the ending a bit hurried.
Still it wasn’t all bad and it makes an nice story, just not excellent. The first half was better than the second.
This is not an endorsement, this is an objective unbiased review.