As far as beautiful vampire Sadie Pemberton
is concerned, werewolves shouldn’t be sticking their noses into New York’s
supernatural politics. They don’t know jack about running a city—not even that
hot-as-sin new vampire-werewolf liaison who’s just arrived in
Werewolves are too sexy for their own good…
last thing Killian Bane wanted was to end up in New York City playing nice with
vampires. Unfortunately, he’s on a mission, and when he encounters the sexiest,
most stubborn female vamp he’s ever met, he’s going to have to turn on a little
of that wolfish charm…and Sadie’s going to learn a thing or two about what it
means to have a wild side…
First, I love that name...Killian. Second, I really enjoyed this book. Vampires and Werewolves that have a pretty believable mythos are a joy to read. This is the third book in the Dead in the City Series. I haven't read the first two, but was quickly caught up in the action here.
Sadie is happy running The Coven, a bar in Manhattan. Well, except for the fact that this pack of Werewolves comes in every night. She finally asks the very hot, very Alpha, very sexy Killian why. Her feelings are just a tad hurt when he says he's opening up a bar that just might also cater to the supernatural. When she finds out he might want to "borrow" her sizzling DJ, well, her feelings are REALLY hurt.
But that's before she's caught skinny dipping in his pool. While he's spying on her, he spots the mark on her shoulder, the one he's been dreaming out for decades. She's who he's been looking for and why he hasn't claimed a mate.
They certainly do have some chemistry! I enjoyed that a lot. What I didn't enjoy was the repetition of why they couldn't be together, and how he was supposed to be king in five years. I got it the first time, didn't need to read it for the umpteenth time. #NaNoWriMoSyndrome for sure.
Besides that pet peeve, I was very pleasantly surprised by a couple twists and tweaks that set this story ahead of the curve. Won't spoil it here, but yes, I liked those twists!
There are more characters that could use their own HEA, and I'll be on the lookout for more from this author.
*Thank you, NetGalley and Sourcebooks ~ Casablanca, for the opportunity to read this book
Sadie forced herself to look Killian in the face, and the instant she did, she knew it was a colossal mistake. His eyes looked like pools of liquid gold, and she could swear he saw straight through to her very soul. A growl rumbled in his chest and Sadie gasped. His eyes flickered and shifted into the glowing amber eyes of his wolf. The sudden and instinctive change was a glaring reminder of who he was…who they both were.
In a remarkably steady voice, Sadie whispered, “Last night should never have happened.”
“The only thing about last night that shouldn’t have happened was the way it ended,” Killian rasped.
Sadie stilled when his large hand cradled her cheek. Despite her best efforts to resist him, her body quivered uncontrollably as he surrounded her in every way a person could be surrounded. When the heat of his palm seared against her skin, a needy moan escaped her lips. Desire curled inside her like smoke, and regardless of the litany of warnings that ran through her head, Sadie’s hands found their way to the front of Killian’s shirt. She grasped the fabric, still warm from the heat of his body, and pulled him closer. Sweet Jesus, the man had a body that looked like it had been hand carved by the gods themselves.
“Is that so?” Sadie pulled his shirt loose from his jeans and slipped her fingers underneath before trailing them along the hard planes of his stomach. Arching one eyebrow, she held his heavy-lidded gaze. “How do you suppose it should have ended?”
“The same way it should end every night from now on,” he growled. Killian slid both hands into her long hair. Sadie shivered when his fingertips grazed her scalp. He pressed his hips against her before slipping his thigh between her legs. Sadie gasped with pleasure as he put pressure on just the right spot, and when a moan escaped her parted lips, a cocky grin emerged on his. Killian tightened his grip on her hair and leaned in so his mouth was just a breath away. “Every single night should end with me buried deep inside you.”
Sara Humphreys has been attracted to the fantasies of science fiction, paranormal, and romance since her adolescence when she had a mad crush on Captain Kirk. An actress and public speaker, Sara lives in Bronxville, New York with her husband, who is very considerate of her double life, and four amazing boys. Sara is a graduate of Marist College, with a B.A. Degree in English Literature & Theater. Her initial career path after college was as a professional actress. Some of her television credits include, A&E Biography, Guiding Light, Another World, As the World Turns and Rescue Me. In 2013 Sara's novel UNTAMED won two PRISM awards--Dark Paranormal and Best of the Best. Sara has been a lover of both the paranormal and romance novels for years. Her sci-fi/fantasy/romance obsession began years ago with the TV Series STAR TREK and an enormous crush on Captain Kirk. That sci-fi obsession soon evolved into the love of all types of fantasy/paranormal; vampires, ghosts, werewolves, and of course shape shifters. Sara is married to her college sweetheart, Will. They live in New York with their 4 boys. For a full list of Sara's books and reading order, please visit her website at http://novelromance.net/books/reading-order