Sophia Glen thought she knew who she was—a twenty-something woman with no obligations who just happened to be born a vampire hunter. Spending her nights fighting to rid the city of malevolent creatures, she has earned respect from those who decide her future. Not to mention she’s captured the heart of the sexiest hunter in her crew.
Sophia enjoys the freedom and intimate connection she has with Silas. He can give her what she needs the most, a chance to let go. Finding that Silas can free her from the urge to always be in control, she allows her desires to flourish. But what Silas will never fully understand is that only their sworn enemy can give Sophia what she truly craves.
So when Sophia is forced to work with the captivating, exotic, and irresistible Viktor Kaska, she quickly learns that the ancient vampire may be exactly what she desires. Denying her growing need to feel his fangs slip into her skin, Sophia fights the attraction and focuses on taking down the mass of uncontrollable vampires tormenting the city. But when she finds herself trapped under the spell of the very vampire who betrayed them all, her future as a hunter will be changed forever.
And so will her future with Viktor.
This is a first instalment in a paranormal serial about a female vampire hunter. It is solidly-written, quite heavy on the naughty bits, and will leave you with lots of questions to keep you reading (as this sort of series always does!). If you like dark paranormal/urban fantasy stories with relationships, then you might enjoy this one.
It is a quick read, and I liked the opening scenes with the vampire at the bar. However, I could seriously have done without the slut and pretty shaming, and the talk of the blonde woman rubbing her “plastic” breasts all over men! I worked in central London bars for years: women don’t do that! And being blonde doesn’t mean your breasts are fake!
I do like that the heroine is not totally rejecting everything traditionally female, as too many women in this genre do. Sure, she’s strong, she knows what she’s doing, and she knows how to take care of herself, but she also enjoys being a woman.
A little personal niggle: the expression “off of” really distracts me, and it’s throughout this book. “Off” doesn’t need an “of” attached to it!
As it’s such a quick read, it might be worth checking out yourself to see if it’s a series you want to invest in.
Review copy provided by NetGalley.