Book 1: Kiss of Death
Book 2: The Art of Seduction
Book 3: Take Back the Night
Book 4: And Now You’re Mine
AND NOW YOU’RE MINE
Blood Brothers, Book 4
ANNIE HARLAND CREEK
June 26, 2018
Paranormal, Suspense, Erotic, Shifters/Vampires
Rating: 1 Cup
Evangeline Russo uses telekinetic powers and her looks to scam the unwary for money to pay for her mother’s medical expenses. One night she takes a locket that tingles with power and thinks it will get her what she needs. Instead it gets her the attention of a vampire, Christoff, and a demonic presence. He tells her it is evil, but the promise of its value gives her pause. He offers her a deal, one part being to pay for her mother’s care, but she has to trust him.
Christoff Berg is a powerful vampire enforcer tasked with tracking down a demon artifact who chances upon Evangeline in the process. He watches her scam the unsuspecting, using ruthless tactics and her own body to get as much as she can. Despite her seeming to be a selfish creature that frustrates him with her refusal to simply hand over the locket, he is strongly drawn to her. So he proposes a deal, the locket in exchange for a night with him.
Evangeline’s time is running out, she needs more money in order to care for her mother and thinks she hit the jackpot when she finds the magic locket. Christoff saw her take the locket, though she denies having it, and does all he can to procure it from her. It seems she has a connection neither was expecting to the locket and it will take both of them to contain the evil she inadvertently loosed. Defeating the demon might cost her her life, but more than just hers is on the line if it stays free.
This was not the book for me. It was the fourth book in a series and I would not recommend it to be read as a standalone. The characters were not very developed, there was a lot of “telling” used instead of “showing,” and some were not too likable. I especially had trouble finding anything to like about Evangeline. She was selfish, greedy, and not very smart despite the book telling me she was. The story started off slow, near the end it picked up some, but this did not make up for the beginning to me.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More