Summary Via Goodreads: “It was immediate for Roman. In three thousand years, he’d never lost control of his emotions, or his heart. But the moment he laid eyes on Evelynne Farrow, he knew she was the woman who haunted his dreams. And everything changed.
Evie Farrow has always loved a good vampire romance. In fact, she makes a living writing them. While sitting in a coffee shop and working on her next mega-hot book, Evie is approached by a tall, dark, and handsome man who could have been pulled directly from one of her novels.
Unbeknownst to her, Roman D’Angelo is exactly what he appears to be – a vampire, and not just any vampire, but the king of vampires.
Unfortunately, while Roman is both ancient and invulnerable, Evie is flesh and blood. Just as Roman decides that he and Evie have a date with destiny, for reasons of their own, an ancient god and a homicidal vampire take an equally strong interest in her. To make things more complicated, there’s something very special about Evie. Something not quite human.
Can Roman fight off the incredible forces that would have Evie as their own long enough to win her heart, or will destiny betray him, and destroy everything he has ever dreamed of?
“Lalura had told him about her vision. Thirteen kings on a chess board – and thirteen queens….””
My Review (This got a 3 out of 5 from me):
Kay so this is going to sound weird, but i REALLY liked this book, for the most part, and sure i would recommend it but there are somethings that i wish had been different, but i will get to that.
For song choice: “Won’t Go Home Without You” by Maroon 5. I think that is pretty self explanatory
Kay so first thoughts: It is a fast read, but here is one of my my problems with this book, might be actually the biggest…You probably have to read Heather Killough-Walden’s other series, the werewolf ones, “The Big Bad Wolf” Series, and i liked those books too, and i think they are free? Maybe…anyways i read them ohh maybe a year or so ago, but i never finished the entire series, i didn’t read the last book, and i kinda guessed what had happened when it was mentioned in this book, but honestly there isn’t much explanation on some of the creatures of this world in this book so if you don’t know from the other series you might be a little (lot) lost and slightly annoyed, because i couldn’t quite remember everything from the werewolf series i was like…um i sort know what that is i suppose…anyways so that is a big fat warning for you if you are interested but haven’t read the Big Bad Wolf series, and i do realize this is a spin off series but it should take time to explain some of those things because not everyone is going to have read the werewolf series…and this is me stepping off the soap box for that little rant.
Now for plot: I liked the idea of the story, but when the summary says it was immediate for Roman, it was LEGIT immediate. Like he decides it so, and its so. I guess i was hoping for a bit more development in his relationship with Evie, and i loved that Evie didn’t automatically go head over heels for him but it did only take a day or two for her too, but again i understand under the circumstances yes i could see heightened emotions. Alright so more time in their relationship in development. The pacing was pretty good for the most part, though i will admit i was a little upset how it started because all i wanted to do was to get to that part. anyways its one of those its a good starting for the author, but bad for me because i have to wait so long! Anyways okay there were these really REALLY out of place, random ass, POV shifts, for like one chapter and that character that was introduced doesn’t get another chapter again like ever. It was a little strange and bothered me, still does a little bit. I get that she is starting to introduce the character now because his book is in like two books, but still i was like why in the middle of the book? In the middle of everything? So yup. Okay and that last sexy scene…um there was like not build up and was just BAM and that was like me going…huh..i guess we are doing this now?
Roman: ALPHA Male time! Well i have a feeling all these Kings will be. Anyways he was very immediate about his love for Evie, and i know have already mentioned it, but it is true. I liked him though because even if he felt so strongly about her, he didn’t go all like “lets have sex right this minute even though you just joined my world!” And that i dig like no one business. He was very considerate…at times, but he did think things through and didn’t make many stupid mistakes. Though instead of learning everything about Evie by talking to her, he just stalks her a bit, you know normal vampire/paranormal thing to do.
Evie: she was stronger than she thought she was, and i kinda of like that about a character, and i liked in her because it was handled well, it was like she was one person inside her head, and another with her actions because like i said there are multiple POVs here. Anyways she was smart funny, and brave whether she didn’t think she was or not. She is a good person, like really good. Anyways i liked her.
That are the characters i am going to write about because each book of this series is new characters, i am thinking that are introduced in the book before it, so you don’t get to know about them until i know about them in the next book…which brings me to the ending
I think that this is going to be a really good beginning to a maybe very long series, and there were very intriguing paranormals introduced and OH man am i excited about certain ones…anyways the ending isn’t very cliffhangery but i can sense there will be a building conflict…not sense but i know there will be so ha! So if you are wondering if i am going to move on to the next in the series, probably yes.