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As I sit here looking at the blinking cursor I'm finding it very difficult to review this book, not because it was bad because it wasn't.... however, it's one of those listens that was just ok, nothing special, nothing memorable, only average and yet fairly enjoyable. It had it's good chapters, tense chapters and romantic chapters but it also had chapters that cried out for much needed descriptions and chapters that seemed to totally skim over facts and events. The main characters seemed very young and reminded me more of Bella and Edward rather than Sookie and Bill.
Handsome Ascher is a depressed Half Bloodling (half human half vampire) but when he gets a look at the new employee of his family's Bar he is instantly attracted to her. However, he tries to fight the pull but when he smells Shauna he starts drooling over her blood because she is the Trinity.... a vegetarian, a virgin and has never had alcohol..... an irresistible heady combination to tempt any vampire. Instant attraction which quickly morphed into desire, thirst and a sweet love which was eventually consummated. The trouble was Ascher's destiny had been foretold and he was about to be 'sealed' (kinda like married) to a vamp bitch from a Romanian Clan who he had been having cold and passionless sex with and when she finds out about Shauna she becomes a bitter, twisted, evil and very manipulative enemy..... eeewww nasty.
There's romance, action, suspense, a few surprises, a heartbreak and a full cast of secondary characters.... but for me, it somehow and sadly missed it's mark. I like my heroes to be Alpha men and not a baby-faced College student who has only had one sexual partner in his 87 years. Yes, he's thoughtful, kind, caring and oh so romantic but I like my men to be men and to have a bit of a 'bad boy' attitude too. Dual POV's, narration - well thankfully Ascher had an accent because I don't think I would've been able to distinguish between him and Shauna.
Worth a credit? If you're looking for Twilight rather than True Blood then I'm sure that this is your kinda listen (and yes I liked Twilight too) this book did end happily but the storyline will continue on. Now, I won't be asking for my credit back but I also won't be carrying on with the series.
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