While tracking down a killer, clues lead homicide detective, Viviane Taylor to suspect, Julian DeMatteo. From the get-go, DeMatteo unsettles and irritates her. He’s a force she has never encountered, someone who excites her even though he’s forbidden. Her instincts warn that he’s hiding something and she is determined to uncover those secrets.
As king of the vampires, Julian DeMatteo protects the immortal clans. So, when the beautiful, bullheaded cop embroils herself within his world, he must choose between the woman who reminds him of the humanity he’s lost or his loyalty to his people.
As confusing emotions awaken inside her, Viviane can either accept her fate as the one chosen to save the immortal race or lose her soul to darkness. With Julian’s help, she fights an evil that would rip her apart in order to forge a new future with the homicide suspect who’s stolen her heart.
We are all familiar with the allure of vampires/immortals. Through television and movies, we have grown to love many: Angel and Spike (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Bill and Eric (True Blood), Tom Cruise as Lestat de Lioncourt and Brad Pitt as Louis de Pointe du Lac (Interview with the Vampire, Anne Rice), and (not my favorite vamp but….) Edward (Twilight series, Stephenie Meyer).
So, it is not surprising Viviane succumbed to temptation; otherwise known as Julian. He is strong, like her. Commands attention, like her. And demands obedience, like her. (No spoilers, sorry)
These two at the helm will be a force to reckon with but I’m sure someone will — again.
I had only one small ‘eh’ moment. It was when Viviane called him for help, screaming for it. He actually used mortal instead of immortal means of transportation to reach her.
Ok, at first I was thinking…. he must abide by the Code (don’t draw attention to their kind). However, a few pages later, he threw the rulebook out the window when her body convulsed at the park.
You’d think he would’ve used his super speed earlier, but nope.
Besides that, nothing screamed at me saying WTBH.
All in all, a bloody good read. (pun intended)