Reviewed by Mandi
Sadie is a two-hundred year old vampire and owns a hot nightclub in New York City. With one of the best DJ’s in the city and great bartenders, there is always a wait to get in. Sadie’s club caters to vampires and humans and unfortunately for Sadie, werewolves too.
Werewolves and vampires have a very fragile truce at the moment, so when the werewolf prince, Killian starts coming into her club every other night, Sadie tries to play nice. The city isn’t a usual hanging out spot for wolves, as they like open spaces to run, so Sadie is confused when she hears Killian is not only frequenting her club, but also signing a long-term lease for a New York city penthouse. But when she finds out he is opening his own club, all polite words go out the window.
Killian is indeed opening his own NYC night club and has been visiting Sadie’s club for some pointers. Annnnnd he can’t keep his eyes off the feisty vampire. In his dreams, he has always been searching for his mate with the mark of the moon on her shoulder…and guess who has that mark? A vampire and werewolf fated to be mates? Say it ain’t so! (spoiler alert! It’s so!)
I’ve never read Sarah Humphreys and found this to be a light-hearted paranormal romance with a stubborn, feisty heroine and a hero who is kind of alpha. He is let’s say – a gentleman’s alpha. A bit growly, but always respectful and falls in love/lust quick. The author does a nice job giving the reader the rules of her paranormal world without being overbearing. As this is the third book in the series, and the first I’ve read, I caught up quick. It’s a pretty straight forward vampire/werewolf world. In this one however, a werewolf bite to a vampire will kill them. Vampires get very high off of drinking wolf blood. When a vampire mates, they can only have telepathy with their bonded mate. All of this comes into play in this book.
We don’t get a wide view of vampire or werewolf politics – the story takes place in NYC and mostly focuses on the direct lives of the characters. We do get a little glimpse into how the shifters and the vampires try to keep the peace between them. There is a lot of talk about how violent it used to be between the vampires and wolves – it was hard to grasp that Sadie or her other vampire friends would ever kill wolves (which we are told happened). I kind of wish we got to see that violent side just so I could believe they have that violent side to them. Both sides come across very…human at times…in their nature.
The sexual tension is done nicely between Sadie and Killian. Once he sees the moon mark on her shoulder, he knows she is his mate. She takes a little more convincing. He is pretty sexy and she can’t resist for long.
A pretty straight forward paranormal romance – wanted a little more action but for a quick read it was nice.