Series: Vampire's Promise #2
Published by Kensington Publishing Corporation on July 1st 2014
“Are you so sure this you love feel for the vampire can endure? That it will withstand temptation, greed, and lust, and all the other petty vices your kind are so easily swayed by?”
FINAL DECISION: Much better than the first book in the series, the story picks up now that Rowan has discovered Gabriel is a vampire. This book sets the stage for the drama of the series as Rowan is in danger. I enjoyed the action and drama in this book.
THE STORY: Rowan has discovered that her sexy boyfriend is actually a vampire. Now that the truth is revealed, Rowan begins to learn the truth about her connection with Gabriel. The two also struggle against enemies both old and new. As Rowan discovers a world that she didn’t know existed, she has to make a choice whether or not to accept Gabriel as who is actually is.
OPINION: I enjoyed this book as an adventurous paranormal romp. After the slow first installment in the series, this one really picks up the pace. Now that Rowan knows that Gabriel is a vampire, her life is going to change. The knowledge begins the process of Rowan having to confront the past, along with its enemies and friends.
As Rowan doesn’t fully remember the past, there are a lot of ambiguous figures who begin to appear in her life. She struggles with trying to determine friend and foe. Also, she begins to realize that she must choose between her life as she knows it and Gabriel. The events in this book demonstrate that she will be forced to choose between them.
We do discover more about Gabriel’s past and how Rowan is connected to Gabriel. There was a lot of action in this book. I wish there was more romance and connection between Rowan and Gabriel, but this book is more about the external conflicts and Rowan’s own acceptance of Gabriel’s vampirism than it is about their relationship.
WORTH MENTIONING: This series is a serial meaning that the story of this couple is not resolved here but continues in subsequent books. If books ending on cliffhangers or with unresolved issues bother you, I suggest you pass on this series.
CONNECTED BOOKS: A VAMPIRE’S SOUL is the second book in the Vampire’s Promise series. It is a serial and continues the story of Gabriel and Rowan. I don’t think it’s necessary to read the first book because this one gives all the information you need.
STAR RATING: I give this book 3.5 stars.