Sam Parker is a vampire with a gift so strong and substantial that she is invited to partake in a test for a place in the Grand High Master Vampire's private army. She finds that not only has the army never included a woman, but it has never included a Svente vampire; a breed that is regarded by the super strong Pagori breed and the hypnotically beautiful Keja breed to be too tame and human-like. Most refuse to take her seriously, especially a Pagori commander named Jared who she craves in spite of herself.
The Grand High Master, however, sees her potential and offers her the position of Jared's co-commander to help train the newest squad in time for the impending attack on his home. Sam has to demonstrate to Jared and the squad of chauvinists why it is incredibly foolish to underestimate a willful, temperamental, borderline-homicidal Svente female.
Warning: This novel contains an iron-willed female vampire with an energy whip, a sexist male vampire who is determined to have her, explicit vampy sex, and a romance story with real bite.
Easily one of the best authors to get into. Like, seriously. Not only is this book hilarious, the main characters are both strong yet complete opposites in their mannerisms. Sam's been forced to be the top assassin in order to survive the multitude list of shits life dealt her. Jared's position in life forced him to be nothing but the best in order to carry out the heir title. Told from both POVs, this story revolves around their primitive attraction and growing respect for each other. What's best about this romance is that despite wanting to shag like bunnies in the bush, they can't stand each other. And who doesn't love a love story before it was a love story?
The sex scenes, as mentioned, are indeed combustion-worthy and I highly advise that you bookmark those things to read later, when you're alone and not in public nor in reach of another human/responsibility. It'll be awkward. Take my word. And as hot as the scenes are, the plot is steady to rise with the risks and heat and ends in true Sam fashion; no one wins against her. She's this undefeated woman with the brains to back up her spontaneous yet reasonable decisions, often leaving the rest of the men in her life dumbfounded or amused. It's refreshing to see such a character take charge with the things dealt to her, especially when it comes to dealing with sexist old male vampires who gossip more than the average old biddy.
It's all amazing: the plot, the setting, the characters, the dialogue. The writing flows with distinctive flavors only matching Sam or Jared; if you were to randomly land on a page, you'd instantly know who was speaking. As an avid reader, it's something I highly appreciate. Many times I've reread this book and instantly fallen into the story. If it's not the witty and entertaining dialogue drawing me in, it's the way their thoughts are written out, filled with a certain amount of vulnerability or hubris to touch a part of me.
A high recommendation for this book and the author. She's amazing.
Do it for the lines.
Happy Reading =^-^=