Rating: 4.25 stars out of 5
Lane, a newborn vampire, still feels the pain of betrayal. Two years ago, a faithless boyfriend took his life, and now, Lane’s Maker has also left him behind. The pain of separation burns strong when all Lane wants are arms to hold him and enough warm blood to satisfy his voracious appetite. At a shifter party, Lane is drawn to a hunky Alpha werewolf who tries to console him.
Parker is more than a thoughtless hookup. Since his family disowned him for finding boys just as hot as girls, all he wants is someone to love and look after. The sweet little vamp calls to his protective instincts, but he sure is jumpy. Cuddling with boys is new and delicious, but when this boy also wants him as a food source, things get complicated.
Vampires and shifters aren’t supposed to get along, and Parker’s rough dominance triggers bad memories for Lane. But Parker’s wolf wants Lane, and he knows he can give Lane what he needs. Can Lane learn to navigate his past and give the thing growing between them a chance? Or will the very real possibilities of heartache, abandonment, and even death, keep them apart?
This was a very enjoyable book, it sounded interesting, but I wasn’t sure what to expect. Lane was traumatized when his boyfriend took his life and then was saved by being made into a vampire. Life hasn’t been easy for him since and he has had a hard time fitting into the vampire world and only really had one friend outside his den.
I couldn’t help but feel for Lane, he feels like an outsider in his home and doesn’t really have anyone to turn to. He jumps at the opportunity to be with and protected by Parker, but is worried his fear of fangs and being bitten will cause problems between them.
Both of the characters have been hurt by those close to them and are trying to navigate new worlds when they meet. Parker has wanted someone to take care of and love while being loved in return and can’t help but hope that maybe Lane is his chance. We see both of these characters’ struggles and feelings throughout the story, both being willing to risk so much for the other. I loved seeing their interactions and how much they really cared for the other.
Cover art by Natasha Snow is nice and gives great visuals of the characters.
ebook, 120 pages
Published: March 13, 2017 by Nine Star Press
Edition Language: English