Valerie Dearborn wants a cotton candy life, 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 the boring, normal life she's always wanted? Probably not, but boy is she gonna try!
Well I came across this book for free and decided to 1-click it. Oh boy am I glad I did! It had the right amount of sexy, action pack, and overall it was just plain different. And oh my goodness did Lucas make it to my list of book boyfriends.(see I added his name--->)
I can totally see why Valerie would want a normal life and why she tends to want to get away but she can't seem to escape it. She's a firecracker and doesn't know when to shut up. Since she first meets Lucas a 1600 year old vampire king, Valerie is drawn to him even though she knows it's wrong. Their chemistry is hot and I mean sizzling HOTT! (fanning myself) I don't think he expected to feel anything for her but she intrigues him. And that poker face he has is just swoon worthy and frustrating. (sigh)
Now there is Jack and you can feel the tension between him and Valerie. She is in love with him but Valerie knows all he wants is revenge for what happen to his parents and she wants to live a normal life and with that in the way it keeps them apart. But everything changes when she meets Lucas.
I loved how she has a unique ability, not to mention all the vampire politics, and that there was the mention of others. (Werewolf, Fey, and Empaths)
I give Caroline Hanson