Everett Verlice is nearly a century old, still young according to most vampires. And so, he has trouble controlling his dastardly urges. He attempts to manage them through his job at a hospital, where he collects extra blood samples to quench his thirst. Though his latest urge, a young woman with a possibly fatal heart condition, is not quite so wicked. Everett finds himself unknowingly drawn to her. Confused if his feelings are purely interest in why drinking her blood sends him deep into horrifying visions, or if he is falling in love with her.
When a vile group of vigilante vampires expresses a bit too much interest in her for Everett’s taste, he is forced to battle his weakness for human blood and the inner demon that has controlled him for the last hundred years, to protect her.
A wealthy, young-looking man who has the city of Seattle in the palm of his hands should have no trouble wooing this beautiful girl. Although coming face to face with some of the most powerful vampires known to legend, will be another challenge.
Series: Deadly Hearts Duet #1
My Rating: ★★★★
I have never read paranormal romance or paranormal anything in my life. So I couldn’t even tell you what possessed me to read this book.
I’m telling you right now
I am amazed at how much I loved this book.
We have a broody, handsome and badass vampire who has tried his best to cling to his humanity by using his work to get the blood he needs to feed and be more discerning in who he feeds off. For almost a century he’s managed to keep to himself. Until a woman is brought into his hospital.
There’s an unexpected pull to her. Try as he might to avoid it and her, he can’t. She’s human. Small. Vulnerable. Breakable. But he wants her. But can he have her being what he is, and she being what she is? Their kind should never mix. Or can they?
I liked Alaska. She was brave. Smart. Kind. I loved to see their story develop. I love how protective Everrett was over her. I loved how they faced and overcame the hurdles that stood before them.
I really enjoyed the story and honestly, I can’t wait for the next book. If you’ve never read paranormal romance, this is the book to start with. It wasn’t too gory in that unrealistic, ridiculousness that I thought I’d find. There’s still very much elements of humanity that made it easy to enjoy.