Cici Trent, vampire and media darling, spends her days finding true love for humans and supernaturals (the “Others”) at her dating agency. But someone is trying to sabotage her business and she needs help. Unfortunately, the best man for the job is the one who broke her still beating heart two hundred fifty-four years ago.
Deacon is a patient vampire. He’s only loved one woman in over three hundred years— CiCi— and she chose another. So when she shows up in his office asking for help, he finally has the chance to lay that demon to rest. He’ll help her, but for a price—a night in his bed.
Adrenaline, mischief, and a little late-night B&E light the passion that even a couple of lifetimes couldn’t put out. But Deacon has a secret and when Cici is suddenly mortal, his deception might be the only way restore her immortality. Can love bridge the gap between a heartbeat and forever?
Robin Covington dips her toe in the paranormal romance pool with this offering and I, for one, am hoping she gives us more. She is a fresh voice in the vampire genre.
There is so much to like and love about this book, great characters – both main and secondary, humour, some intrigue, a lot of sexual tension, alpha men, a decadent nightclub, some hot sex and a holy crap moment when you will want to throw the book across the room.
I have read this book twice and enjoyed it even more the second time around. I admit to inhaling it the first time, but when a paranormal story sucks me in, I’m lost. I loved the interaction between the oh so delectable Deacon and Cici. It was genuine and came from a place of unfulfilled lust and a long history. When these two were in a room together sparks flew, and that for me made it more entertaining.
Add in secondary characters who positively scream for their own book, and I know that other readers who have read the book early are begging the author to write them, me included. Think Mya, Andy and mmm Antonio.
What is different and fresh about this book is the fact that the “Others” which encompass vampires, weres and fey live openly with humans. They are a normal part of society. Deacon was once a cop, who now works security, Cici runs a dating agency “Your Other Half”, and both Deacon and Cici have been agents for the government. The creatures aren’t in the dark with this book and why should they be, it just makes things more interesting.
Throw in an evil nutcase group of zealots and this gives us the intrigue and more than a few WTF moments as things from Deacon and Cici’s past come out.
If you want a mental image of what Deacon looks like, then look no further than Jason Mamoa. He is the inspiration behind Deacon and absolutely fills the hot, dangerous looking, hot, pure alpha male and did I say hot description of Deacon. Yes, if you haven’t already guessed, I am crushing on Deacon like a school girl and maybe Antonio and Andy too.
If you are like me and read a lot of paranormal books, or are looking for something different, I think this book will cover all the bases. It will be on sale for the first couple of weeks, so grab it to add to your TBR pile, just don’t let it sit there for too long, you will be sorry if you did.
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Robin Covington loves to explore the theme of fooling around and falling in love in her bestselling books. When she’s not writing sexy, sizzling romance she’s collecting tasty man candy, indulging in a little comic book geek love, and stalking Joe Manganiello. You can find Robin at her website (robincovingtonromance.com), Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. Don’t send chocolate . . . send eye candy!
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