Portia Cabot has loved Julian Kane for at least five years before this story began. During some mysterious business in a crypt, Portia nearly died to save him and has been repaid by abandonment. Julian is a vampire and feels he must leave her to save her from his fate. In this book, he’s back, and their love story gets an ending.
I guess I don’t really like paranormal romance. I also know that I missed out on a lot of back story here which occurred in some of the other books. Still, I didn’t really like the characters and I wasn’t really interested in them. I think people like paranormal romance because it adds this element of excitement and lust – oh no, he might kill me! Dangerous men! Oooh! And so on. Well, maybe I’m wrong (tell me if I’m wrong!). I don’t really fall for it though, having never fallen for a dangerous man (apparently I am unusual in this) and one of my big things about romance is that I have to find the love bit believable. I find that difficult here, probably because I’m missing out on the actual falling in love. I like series romance, but not when I can’t pick up one of the series and “get it”.
That muddle cleared up, I rather liked the ending. So it wasn’t all bad anyway! I think the rest of the series should be read before this one. Just in case you’re interested, though, here‘s a handy Amazon link.
*Yes, I am reading it now, but I have been sticking to favorite authors and really highly recommended books since I decided to try the genre out again in 2008. I don’t like the run-of-the-mill bodice ripper, I like well done, believable, clever romance.