Sadly, like every other girl she just has to take a risk.
When Alexia, dhampir agent for the human enclave, meets Damon, Daysider agent for the vampires, she does decide to take a risk. Damon is not as strong as a vampire, but he is stronger than her and her partner and that makes him a threat. Like them he can walk in the daylight and he moves with a graceful stealth that makes him an object of fascination for Alexia. Unlike them, Damon serves the vampires who made him what he is and shuts of all emotion to survive in the unforgiving vampire society. all three agents are there to investigate an illegal colony that could fire up the war between humans and vampires and from the moment they meet up things begin to go wrong.
The romance in this story was quick but convincing and I was rooting for Alexia and Damon all the way. Their love scenes were sexy and the tender moment that eventually went with them tugged the heart-strings.
This story introduces a fascinating world that is richly detailed and expansive enough to accommodate many future stories. We learn a bit about the vampire society from Damon and we learn much about the politics of their world as Alexia and Damon desperately try to figure out what is REALLY going on and who is on what side and with what motives. It is all very complicated (maybe too complicated with several names for every variation of vampire and half-breed) and honestly they talk and theorize a bit too much for my personal tastes. I’ve always been a bit of an action girl. The story does have action along with a side of betrayal and angst–enough to keep me reading to the end. I did trip on a few plot holes and tangled story-lines along the way, but if you are a careful patient reader that likes to pick apart a puzzle this might be the story for you.
Publication Date: August 6, 2013
Length: Novel (304 pgs)
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Primary Book Format: Mass Market Paperback
Publisher/Imprint: Harlequin Nocturne
Blush Quotient: Pink
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This book was provided as an electronic advance reader copy (ARC) by the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.