In a world of dark spells and blood ties where no one is safe, love is the most powerful magic of all. Shy vampire Charlie never intended to see Vince again after the bad boy human broke his heart. But when Vince turns up beaten and marked for sacrifice to an Aztec God, Charlie will do anything keep him safe. Vince has never forgiven himself for the lie that ended things with Charlie. The spark between them is as hot as ever, and Vince would risk body and soul to make it a fire again. But as they hide deeper in Austin’s supernatural society—a world of lies, dark magic, and warring immortals—he finds the path to reconciliation more twisted than he’s ever imagined.
Charlie is an adorable 300 odd year old vampire, who you can’t help but love, and Vince is a macho lovable 24 year old human. Even though it should never work, they can’t get rid of their love for each other – no matter how much they try and stay out of the way of each other, they are always drawn to each other when times are tough.
I love anything vampire/paranormal related. I was expecting this book to be quite erotic, going by the cover of the book, however it is far from it, it is mostly about their fight to get the vampire world back under control after a with has run riot and is destroying everything.
Charlie is a very much closeted gay man, where as Vince is so far out and this causes a lot of tension between the two, with Vince wanting to show everyone the real them, but he can’t because Charlie always holds back. His reasons to hold back are very good, he comes from a time when they wasn’t very accepting, and he is worried about the reaction of the other vampires, however with Vince’s help, he slowly gets used to the idea of being out.
This is a very slow moving book (it’s quite a long book with around 325 pages). Which I don’t mind since it does make the story better to read, however at a point (at the very beginning) I did contemplate stopping reading, but I stuck with it and I am really happy I did, I loved everything about this book. The only thing that I wish it had more of was.. sex, I was gutted there was only 1 & a half sex scenes in it! However, it was still a very enjoyable read.
I needed more penis! LOL.
However, I did absolutely love this book, and I am really happy that I stuck with it.