Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Someone is robbing and killing couriers of precious gems and metals in Europe. Global Diamond Couriers in New Orleans assigns their human Italian, Dante, to make a major delivery in Venice. Although pickpocketing is the usual crime there, a wary Alexandros, Dante’s vampire lover, insists he and Malcolm, the other staff immortal, go along as bodyguards.
In Rome, they board the Orient Express to Venice, and Malcolm is welcomed by Nick, a human steward whom he’d met years earlier. The hot, younger man seduces him into a whirlwind romance. But when Nick appears unannounced in their secret Venetian hotel, he’s sucked into a maelstrom of danger and deceit none of them may survive.
This was a wonderful story. It is great to see Dante and Alex still together celebrating their one year anniversary while in Italy again. Malcolm has been envious of Alex and Dante’s relationship and realizes something is missing in his life, when he meets Nick again after so many years he can’t help but grab him and hold on.
Dante and Alex are still going strong and Alex even gives Dante a wonderful present on the train. Dante will do anything for Alex, even suffer through the attentions of the vampire duke, knowing that no matter what Alex will find him and protect him. Malcolm and Nick are sweet, they had met a party years before but Malcolm thought he was too old for Nick and Nick was never able to find him. Nick takes the initiative to get them connected again, but once they start Malcolm jumps right in.
We see all four of the main characters’ points of view in this story and can see their struggles and feelings. Dante has to convince Alex that he wants only him no matter what, while Nick has to learn to deal with the reality of a life with vampires. I’m so happy Malcolm found someone in this story and they have an outlook of a great future together.
Cover art is great and follows the pattern for the series.
ebook, 258 pages
Published: 2nd Edition, October 6, 2016 by MLR Press
Edition Language: English
Series: Night Train #3