Embrace the Magic by Caris Roane
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Remember Ethan from book 1? This is a book all about him! While he isn't as irreverent as he was in book 1, he was fun to watch squirm under the effects of his blood rose.
Ethan is a Mastyr (yeah, it still hurts a little to read like that) vampire who suffers constantly with his blood hunger burden. Samantha has reluctantly dragged herself to a realm club filled with fae, vampires, and other assorted paranormals. She's never been very interested in realm species and plans to escape as soon as she's done with her school research interviews. Ethan and Samantha lock eyes (and noses) for a minute and her entire life is changed.
Did she think she was 100% non-realm? Did she think she could sneak under the radar after being outed as a blood rose? Everything changes very quickly for Samantha after that one moment in the club. Ethan tries to take the moral high ground and offer to protect her from other vampires who will be drawn to her (and might not be as nice as Ethan). He convinces himself that he won't bond with her and will simply protect her from others.
Somewhere along the line these two end up in a relationship (with or without bonding) and it is adorable. All the fighting makes it that much sweeter. These two end up becoming a wonderful pair.
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