4 out of 5 stars:
This is a fun read that I couldn’t put down.
The story begins in a vampire household where vampires rule and humans are slaves.
Charlie returns to his maker’s household after being gone for ten years. Upon his return, he recognizes Nessie as the 8-year-old little girl that he had befriended years ago. He is urged to drink from her by his maker and obliges as he knows it will be worse for Nessie if he refuses. Upon tasting her blood, he is stunned to discover that she is his destined mate. As the story continues, Charlie is forced to choose between saving her life or ignoring her fate so that he can fulfill his plans of vengeance upon his maker.
The page-turning twists and turns outweigh the amateur dialogue and world-building flaws that initially plague the story. After a few chapters, the author gets her groove on and the story unwinds into an intriguing adventure that concludes with a satisfactory ending. It’s a refreshing change to read a story that does not end with the annoying cliffhanger that has become the norm in many self-published serials.
There are a few annoying clichés such as “god-forsaken” and “thank you very much.” Additionally, some of the word choices sound forced and interfere with the flow of the story. But overall, this is a creative, fun story that does not rely on overused themes that frequently plague the paranormal genre.
I enjoyed this story and give it 4 stars. I look forward to reading the third book in the series.