Monday, January 6, 2014

Review: Raphael (Vampires in America #1)

Raphael (Vampires in America, #1)Raphael by D.B. Reynolds
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This book was a seriously good read. The writing style was easy and fun, with alternating POVs for Cyn and Raphael (both good guys). There was a lot of heat, lots of action, and a good amount of tough chick behavior. As the start of a series I've never read before, I'm completely hooked now.

Cyn is an ex-cop and now PI who stumbled on the secret that is vampires during her last few months as a cop. This has led her to gather a rather unique and nighttime loving clientele. After someone dear to him is kidnapped, Raphael, vampire lord of the western US, reaches out to Cyn in an effort to come at his problem from a different angle. The chemistry is off the charts between the two of them, but there is *a lot* of stubborn thinking in play as well.

I spent the majority of the book rooting for the stoic vampire lord and the tough as nails PI to fall madly in love and live happily ever after. If that's what you need to happen in the books you read -- this is not the book for you. It's gritty and complicated and left me dying to start the next book *immediately*! It's not so much a cliffhanger ending as the unstoppable need to know what happens with Cyn and Raphael. I'm still optimistic.

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