"An enticing collection of curious characters that will enthrall readers!"
Reviewed by Miranda Owen
Posted June 25, 2016
Paranormal - Supernatural | Romance Paranormal
THE DARK VAMPIRE is Book 3 in Kate Baxter's "Last True Vampire"
series. This is a paranormal world that just keeps getting more
interesting with each new character added to the mix. The
primary story in THE DARK VAMPIRE is the sudden and entirely
unexpected love story between longtime vampire Jenner and newly
turned vampire Bria. Kate Baxter does a great job of keeping
the focus on Jenner and Bria, while weaving in these
tantalizing snapshots of other intriguing characters.
In THE DARK VAMPIRE, Jenner and Bria are strangers who are
surprised to discover they are fated mates. I like having the
story told from alternate perspectives because their actions
often belie their true feelings for each other. Jenner is a
vampire with a complicated past, but he desperately tries to do
what he thinks is the right thing in relation to Bria. For a
good chunk of the book, the right thing usually means reigning
in his lust and baser urges so as not to sully Bria. Without
getting his perspective in THE DARK VAMPIRE, Jenner's attitude
would make him insufferable, but with a glimpse into his soul
he appears sympathetic rather than condescending. Bria reminds
me a little of Ariel from "The Little Mermaid" but without
quite as much naivete as Jenner thinks she has. Bria's struggle
to have her choices respected by the men in her life, and the
conflict between attaining autonomy while also
establishing a mating bond, makes for a riveting story.
Jenner's internal struggle is just as compelling as his
complicated romance with Bria. Bria and Jenner have a
tempestuous yet highly erotic path to love.
THE DARK VAMPIRE is an enticing collection of curious
characters that will enthrall readers. Jenner and Bria are more
than their bad boy and good girl surface personas. The
secondary storyline in THE DARK VAMPIRE involving werewolf
mercenary Christian and dhampir leader Siobhan is deliciously
combustible and I can't wait to see how their relationship
develops in future books. THE DARK VAMPIRE is one of those
books that makes you want the next book to have come out five
minutes ago because of all the intriguing characters and
possibilities it presents.
PASSION RULES IN DARKNESS.
Jenner is a newly turned vampire who stalks the night like a
wild beast of prey, hunting and feeding his appetites with a
string of willing women…and always wanting more. Nothing can
satisfy the aching hunger that burns inside him―until he
crosses paths with a beautiful, innocent vampire who sets
his soul on fire.
Bria has never been able to escape the confines of her
uncle’s home. But when the smolderingly sexy Jenner saves
her―and promises to be her bodyguard―Bria is brought to a
dark world of dangerous, insatiable desire. But once they
feed upon each other, they expose themselves to an evil that
they never saw coming…and now there’s no turning back. Will
they divide and conquer―or stay together and lose it all to
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