Valerie Dearborn wants a life as light and fluffy as cotton candy, but it's more like a puffer fish: pointy, unusual, and - if not prepared exactly right - deadly. In London for graduate school, Val knows she's finally free. Her father and ex-almost-boyfriend are back in California and she's out of the Vampire hunting biz for good. Or is she? She draws the attention of Lucas, a 1600 year old Vampire, and King to his kind. He's also wicked hot.
As golden as Lucifer, and just as tempting, he makes Valerie an offer she can't refuse - help him find out if the Others (Empaths, Fey, and Werewolves) still exist or he'll stop protecting those she loves. Lucas tells her that Empaths were a Vampire's biggest weakness before going extinct hundreds of years ago.
While the Fey or a Werewolf might kill a Vampire, an Empath could enslave them, seducing or harming with emotions at will. The one detail he leaves out? Valerie is an Empath. And after 1600 years of an emotionless existence, Lucas wants Valerie like a recovering alcoholic wants a wine cooler. Can she keep those she loves alive, stop Lucas from munching on her, survive a fanged revolution, and still find a way to have that boring, normal life she's always wanted? Probably not, but boy is she gonna try!
©2011 Carrie Avila (P)2014 Carrie Avila
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"Many books seem to have the same story line"
It was very predictable. The characters were okay and some likable or interesting. The story was lacking humor, wit, action and the love story was weak and uninteresting. The book did not divert my attention from chores or anything.
Probably not. The story was very one dimensional. I think she follows a formula as many do but I prefer a Diane Duvall or Jeanine Frost book with action great characters and a world that envelops you in.
She was good. Her male voices could be improved but she was okay.
(Many people will like this!!!!) I am spoiled by the authors I mentioned. It took me many tries to finish this book over years. I was determined to finish some books or if I could not then to write a review.
"Interesting new series"
This is a very interesting and intriguing new series I'm not altogether sure how I feel about it, it was kind of teasing it would get you all hyped up but then it like left you wanting. I mean the tension between the father and the daughter was just a little too much and they kept going from past to present a little too much I had to rewind a little bit so maybe that's just me maybe I just got confused a bit. I am going to get the second book though because though it had a little bit of a slow start and it jumped from past to present a lot the dynamic relationship between Val Lucas and Jack left me wanting to know what's going to happen next
"Not a strong female lead. "
This first novel in the series set the stage for the author's continuance of story. I personally enjoyed much of the story line. However, I found that the time hops from chapter to chapter seemed a bit strange. Our main character Val isn't my favorite character. It seems like she is extremely indecisive due to her decision changes in a split second. she will be adament about her decision and a second later it's different. I don't know if I will continue this story but I did enjoy it on a one time read base level.
"Excited its in Audio !!!!"
Yes, I read the series before I fell for audio books, I read them multiple times and now I can listen to the bloody chaos, murder,kings you don't mess with who patiently crave beautiful empaths full of sexual fustration...Addicting stuff
Emily Woo is Amazing at what she does, but well, she did make Lucas seem more delicious...
OMG, The sex, made me jealous it wasn't me in that dark chamber with King Lucas... blushing
whispers are a horrible idea for book on tape.
the story is good, narration ruined by not using stage whispers.
"love the whole story"
it was quite interesting and exciting at times. I love how the main guys are all darkness and light mixed no one if fully one or the other.
Nothing really happens until more than half way through the book. I kept listening hoping it would get exciting but I ended the book feeling disappointed overall.
Possibly, I'm enjoying it so far...
I am only on chapter 8 of this book so far, and although I am enjoying it, the constant switches back and forth between past and present (maybe even future?), are making it very hard to follow. I am so confused...
"Regular, but with something else..."
Listening this book is interesting, because the story isn't exciting, but there is something that kept me interesting and waiting for the next chapter. So, for me, this book kept me entertained.
I never listened any book by Caroline Hanson, but I'm going to listening the follow book of this series. I wanna know what is going to happen...
Nothing. I like her style. In my opinion was good, but not enough for 5 stars either.
Yes, because what happened on this book, leave questions about what would be....
It's necessary listen the book to draw your own conclusion. If you dislike, we alwats can return the book to audible.
I like the love scenes...it could have been a bit more descriptive....some of the actions, feelings etc was repetative as if the characters can't make up their minds on what they want and then stick to it!! "I love him" he does something the "I don't love him" just going back and forth..
yes..overall it's a good romance novel..for adults keep you listening to every word!
she enthrals you...only negative some parts when she speaks it barely audible i have to rewind to hear what was said..
when Lucas and Val finally got together and it was intense...not very sexually descriptive though as if the aurthor was afraid to shock readers by being explecit!
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