Monday, July 29, 2013

(W)REC(K) A BOOK: Suit & Fangs

Caros are what vampires used to be.
We are slaves to pleasure, power turns us on, and each and every one of us has a weakness to hide.

All things sparkly and beautiful are 18-year-old Caylie Sonora's greatest source of pleasure, and no one is more irresistibly gorgeous and seductive in her eyes than the quiet and old-fashioned Luka. All the girls in school want to belong to him, craving both his body and authority. They say that behind closed doors his coldly charming manners disappear, leaving behind a guy who'd take you so hard you'd be breathless and panting for more. But if Caylie has her way, all she'd take from him is revenge, using her body to break his heart.

The most carnal of passions is the only chink in 19-year-old Luka Georgiades' armor, but his obsession has only always ever to do with Caylie, whose body he desires to possess, in every imaginable position. The half-human Luka may be his race's most cunning defender, with murderously precise skills and an even deadlier mind, but even Luka is powerless against fate, which forces him to hurt the girl who's his everything... again and again.

They are each other's weakness, and the game of love has never been so destructive.
- Goodreads

I got this beautiful little copy from Marian in exchange for an honest review, but first let me just-

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I loved this so much. Not only was it completely sensual and its usual domineering sexiness, it's introduction had an elegant tone that matched the cover (or did the cover perfectly match the opening? o.O) and quickly turned into Marian's unique style that is especially seductively dark considering what race we're dealing with right now.

So first of all I completely flipped when I realized that Luka was the boy from 'A Royal Heartbreak'!!!! >.< Know what that means? Means we still get to mabye-kinda-a-little hear about Dom and Misty! I'd feel bad for forgetting about the three boys who are now older and total babe-magnets but hey, it's Domenico and Misty- you'd get distracted, too! But back to this story.

It really sucks that they just had to have ancestors who turn into vampires when their love isn't returned! Their situation was just so sad because they've been close for so many years, and when he realizes he loves her, she doesn't see her affections that way at the time, so what happens? He leaves her alone before his psycho-ass self can kill her (one of those genetic 'If I can't have you, no one else can' situations). He goes on and does his thing as the secret knight of his race with the Weres, but uuuggghhh when he does that it makes her think he's in love with Emilia, Domenico's sister! That is so not cool. Why? Because first of all, his betrayal had Caylie plotting her revenge against him, but now that it looks like he's getting jiggy with a Were, it's opening up old wounds.

What's worse- after her plan to get close to him and break his heart is set in motion and she gets him as a parole officer for breaking Caros rules, he completely messes her up by saying he's sorry. For everything. So now she's going back and forth between forgiving him and hating him- and every time she thinks she's got him, Emilia or his secret-service crap comes up and sends her right back to square one- and a little closer to becoming a vampire. The worse thing that could happen to a Caros is now happening to her; she's losing control, and for some reason, it only happens where Luka's concerned. And then she finally realizes: she's in love with him! But how can she tell him that when she thinks he's in love with someone else? All Luka's wanted was to be accepted, and with him running for election, the last thing she wants to do is ruin his chances of winning.

Suit & Fangs was a whole new love story of Marian's. If there were two ways to describe the difference, I'd say elegant and darkly seductive, which is exactly how the first pages introduced it. Caylie and Luka are of a race operating on a completely different level. They aren't hot-blooded Weres, they aren't free-loving fairies and they're most certainly not human. And that's why Caylie's so special, because she isn't like most Caros. She's not above begging, or breaking the rules to get what she wants, and she loves Luka, even if in the beginning she doesn't notice her feelings for what they are.

Thankfully, this didn't end like 'The Werewolf Prince and I', they actually end up together.
I think I would've just died if I had to wait for another book. T_T

The copy I got had a few minor errors and misspelling but it was totally bearable because I was either getting chest aches or blinded by tears to see any of them. lol Really though, unlike some writers, she gets a pass because English isn't her first language.

My chest hurt when Caylie's did, although it wasn't as funny for me as with the other ones because it was such a serious situation for them. I know, all of her books were serious situations, but this just felt a little too close to what I find to be the ultimate heartbreaker. :P The book still had its moments, especially with Riyu and Stefan's scenes. Caylie and Luka are eighteen and nineteen, but there are scenes when they're as young as fifteen and sixteen, and their lust at that time might throw off some people because- unfortunately -I happen to live in a country where violence is welcomed more than one's sexuality. :P Can't win them all, I suppose. The only thing that bothered me was when Luka refused to just tell her what was going on. So much drama! But it's so good... and so frustrating because he can't tell it to her straight without bringing up his secret knight work or ruining his chances of her genuinely loving him back- which brings me to Caylie, who can't help but do what she was raised to do and take his silence as a polite 'yes'.

I recommend this!
*Not to you, my dear Allycat, because I seriously think you'd combust
and come back to haunt me for it*
-but for those who love steamy scenes and men who are cool, in control and emit power and raw sexual energy whether they want to or not, go right on and read it!

Happy Reading :)

1 comment:

  1. Me likey so much!!! :) Let me share this review in a bit! :) Thank you for this!!!