Series ~ Blood, #5
Author ~ Sharon Page
Publisher ~ Aphrodisia
Published ~ 27 March 2012
Genres ~ Paranormal/Romance/Erotica
My Rating ~ 4 out of 5
Lucy Drake goes to the Duke of Greystone intending to give her innocence to him in exchange for the money her brother owes him. The Duke agrees but instead of one night with her he wants two weeks of carnal pleasure. She protests, but when Lucy finds out her brother owes not 1,000 pounds as he told her, but 30,000, she agrees to his terms in order to save her family.
However, they are each hiding a big secret from the other. Lucy is actually a dragon shifter and the Duke is a vampire. Not just any vampire, but a vampire who hunts and destroys dragons. A Dragon Slayer. And since Lucy’s father kidnapped the Duke’s only relative, his nephew James, and hid him away before he unexpectedly died he intends to use Lucy to find James then slay the entire family. But we all know what happens to best laid plans, right?
I had no idea when I picked this up that it was the fifth book in the series. When I discovered it was not the first book I was not looking forward to having my head explode. I cannot express how relieved I was to find this was a stand alone. At least, it seems to be from my viewpoint. I really had no feel that it was part of a series and for me that is a good thing. If there were references to previous books then they went over my head. *wipes forehead* Whew!
The story flowed along at an even pace, the characters were engaging and the sex was steamy. I will be looking for books 1-4 now because I like the world, enjoyed the writing and now I’m curious about the other stories.
*Many thanks to Kensington for providing me with a review copy. Please see disclaimer page.