The Last True Vampire by Kate Baxter
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I want more books in this series right now. After reading the short story and getting hooked, this book just completely got me addicted. I had some serious problems putting this book down for simple things like sleep and work. If there were more books set in this world, a sick day might have been in my future. Seriously, if you're a paranormal romance fan, dive into this universe right now!
This book is about Michael, the last remaining vampire. Through some lucky-ish events, he ended up surviving the extinction of his species by the slayers. Instead of dying with the rest of his kind, he's been barely surviving the power draw that all the half breeds demand of him. He's essentially a king with no way to grant his vampire gift on anyone. Until he finds his tether (aka soul mate), he can't risk making anyone a vampire.
Claire is a hustler who is barely stealing enough to survive on. Determine to make "one last score" she sneaks into a club that also happens to be occupied by the dark and seriously broody Michael. The draw between them is undeniable and, holy crap, their chemistry is off-the-charts hot. These two might not have understood their destined mates status, but they certainly couldn't keep their hands off each other. Things are never that simple, though.
This whole world that gets created in this book (and the novella before it) was simply wonderful. There's almost-vampires with souls, seers, shifters, and who knows what else out there all roaming around and trying to live their lives. Throw in some really sinful sex, lots of action, and a boatload of heart and you've got a book that really grabs you and won't let go. While Michael and Claire eventually get their HEA, we got to meet a handful of interesting secondary characters and I'd like to see their story play out. If you're looking for a book that will *not* let you put it down, check this one out. I absolutely cannot wait to see what else comes out from this author in the future.
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