Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Sutter is a vampire on the run. After barely escaping the hunter sent after him, he makes it all the way to Oregon before the approaching sunrise forces him to stop. He only intends to rest until dusk, but that plan falls apart when he’s found passed out on the bathroom floor.
Ex-Marine Max Rowell hasn’t had a purpose in life since coming home from the Gulf. Drifting through the days, he discovers an unconscious guy who looks like an angel but has clearly been through hell and finds new purpose.
Max isn’t letting Sutter go anywhere until he’s healed, but Sutter needs more than a warm bedside manner to get stronger. Though they strike a deal, the clock is ticking. Sooner or later, Sutter will need to run again, or risk putting Max’s life on the line when Sutter’s past catches up to him…
I really enjoyed this story. Sutter is on the run and hoping that he can heal enough over night to keep going but Max patches him up and won’t let him go until he is better. Both of the characters have to work together to move past their current existence to something more.
Max is just buying time trying to figure out what he wants to do now that he is out of the marines and not really getting anywhere, meeting Sutter begins to give him a reason to do something different. He is shocked when Sutter explains to him that he is a vampire but still refuses to leave his side while he is healing. Sutter doesn’t want to get an innocent person hurt because of his past but Max won’t let him push him away so easily.
This story is told from both characters’ points of view and we can see their struggles and how they seem to understand the other easily. Max refused to give in to his desire for Sutter until he knows the man is healed, he has seen too much evil in the world and refuses to be that way. Sutter is trying to be the bigger man but knows he can’t take care of himself quite yet. These two characters are as different as they are alike and they played well off of each other. I liked seeing them actually begin to build a relationship and get to know each other seeing them essentially ride off together in the end.
I love the cover art and how it depicts both of the characters.
ebook, 113 pages
Published: April 14, 2017 by MLR Press
Edition Language: English