A Vampire's Salvation
Random House Publishing Group - Loveswept
Pub Date Apr 22 2013
In this sizzling eBook novella from Virna DePaul, the bestselling author hailed as “amazing” by Lori Foster, a fiercely erotic modern-day vampire discovers the woman he must have for his own.I have been reading some really great stuff this past week, however, this is not in that category. I haven't read anything by this author prior to this and I know much of my opinion is dues to how rushed it felt in its short format. The best part of the story was the development of the main characters, who are interesting, and the emotional content of the sex was fair. But I found the plot, even as a set-up, ridiculous and the language was filled with hyperbole. Frankie Stewart's acceptance of her new and only beau's vampirism is far too fast and her change from near virgin to siren was from one sentence to the next.
Francesca Marie Stewart has never wanted any man as much as she wants Jake Rios. His chiseled body and dark, intensely masculine energy draw her like a moth to a flame. But Frankie has been burned before, and now a mysterious figure from her troubled past has resurfaced with a terrifying new threat. Can she trust Jake not only with her heart but with her very life?
Jake’s hunger to possess this beautiful redhead goes beyond searing desire. He’s a vampire, and his very existence depends on bonding with a mate. He aches to ravish Frankie, but he must take it slow—for what he will ask of her will require profound sacrifice even as it gives her unimaginable pleasure. And once he has claimed her—body and soul—Jake will go to any lengths to protect her.
A Vampire’s Salvation is an erotic romance intended for mature audiences.https://www.netgalley.com/catalog/show/id/27564
I suspect, from the questions left and the abrupt nature of not just the ending, but the entire book, that this was intended as an appetizer for a series and that I have no curiosity whatsoever. There may be some good bones in the concept of the story but, however it got turned into this bland amuse bouche, it fails as an inducement to continue reading. I cannot, I am sad to say, recommend this one.