Emma is content. She's got a promising career in front of her, great friends, and a pretty amazing family. But her love life has been a little lacking lately. That's when fate steps in, and she crashes into a tall, dark and handsome man—Teren Adams.
He’s single, successful, an extraordinary gentleman, but he’s also secretive. And some of his secrets are more unusual than most people’s. For instance, he’s a “little bit” vampire. He has fangs, incredible hearing, unbelievable speed, and, on occasion, he enjoys drinking a steaming cup of blood. But he’s also very much alive. He
has a heartbeat, loves steak as well as cappuccinos, and has no problems walking around during the day.
Since Teren acts human the majority of the time, the pros far outweigh the cons in Emma’s book. But when it becomes apparent that Teren’s condition is much more serious than he first lets on, and that being in a relationship with him requires more sacrifices than most would be willing to make, will Emma stay? Is love enough to compensate for a life that will never be anywhere near normal? But then again...what's normal anyway?
Emma is happy with her life. She's content with her job, she has a loving family and great friends and she had a clear future. That is until she runs into Teren Adams and he turns her world upside down. He's everything you could want in a partner; kind, considerate, romantic, sexy as hell. Unfortunately he also has a few other features that aren't quite the norm. You see, Teren is part vampire. He has a heartbeat, sunlight doesn't affect him in the slightest and he enjoys a good cup of coffee. He also has super sensitive hearing, moves like lightening and has a penchant for blood. What does one do? When the perfect man is a little 'different'. Just as Emma begins to come to terms with the situation, she soon finds out not all is what it seems. And so begins a journey full of love, family, action and the rarest of steaks.
I was a little surprised at how well I was taking things. I never realised I was so... progressive. Well, good men are hard to come by, and I'd had more than my fair share of duds. If his only drawback was a pair of sharp teeth and a penchant for haemoglobin, well, I'd take it.
My breath caught as he hovered over me. He was so handsome. A dim lamp in the corner of the room dulled the glow of his eyes, but not the love in them. He adored me, heart and soul, and I saw it every time he looked at me, felt it every time he touched me. I was his, and he was mine.
A very character driven story, the families have big parts in the book as well. Teren's family, a mix of full vampires, hybrids and humans were such a tight knit group. They took to Emma immediately and looked out for one another. I'm very excited to see where the family will go, what new developments will happen with them further into the series.
But of course not everything is as it seems, and Teren and Emma will have some hiccups along the road. there are secrets to be revealed, which will change everything. At about 80% be prepared for a MAJOR sucker punch! I mean, I was practically hyperventilating, and it doesn't ease up until just before the end. There is no cliffhanger, it ends in a satisfying way, but also sets up perfectly for the next book. I'm anxiously awaiting the release of Bloodlines (either late 2013, early 2014) I can't wait to get back to these characters and their world.
"How old are you?" I propped myself on my elbows on his chest again, suddenly very excited at an idea that had popped into my head. "Are you a couple hundred years old? Have you seen the civil war, or the first cars, or thin Elvis? What have you seen? I want to know everything." I rested my head in my hands and waited for his surely fascinating answer.
He cocked his head at me. "I'm twenty-five."
I frowned. "You're twenty-five because that's my cover story and I'm sticking to it, or you're twenty-five because you were birthed twenty-five years ago?"
He laughed. "The latter... I really am twenty-five. I've seen what you've seen," I sighed and slumped a little on his chest.
"Does that disappoint you? He asked, a grin on his face.
I sighed again. "yes...actually, as far as vampires go, I find you a little disappointing."
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