Medical research scientist Elena Arcos has always lived her life under the radar. When she is shot in a convenience store robbery, Elena finds herself rocketed into supernatural insanity courtesy of a sexy immortal law enforcer. He’s convinced she’s some kind of freaky half-vampire thing and that her deceased dad was the real deal: a blood sucking monster. Yeah, right.
Nikolai Itzov never anticipated battling the urge to kiss the offspring of his father’s murderer. As a Slayer, an elite law enforcer descended from Azrael himself, his orders from the Underveil General are clear: Kill her or die.
Nikolai and Elena find themselves in a life and death battle to stop a plot designed to lift the Underveil and enslave humans. With her analytical mind and his centuries of training, they might be able to foil the plot with their lives and maybe their hearts intact. But in order to succeed, he must help her become the very thing he hates the most: an Undead.
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Melanie’s Review! !
Let me start by saying that the blurb doesn’t do this book any sort of justice. I feel there was so much more to the story the blurb could have said instead that would have given the reader a much better idea of what the book was about.
I’m also not a fan of the title. Love Me to Death is a great title, just not for this book. Somehow, I missed how it relates to the story. It’s just a little quirk of mine, needing the title to match the story, and if I really did miss the point of why it is titled that, I apologize greatly. If someone would like to explain to me how it relates, I would be happy to discuss it with you.
Now that I had my 2 little complaints, let me just say that I really did enjoy this book. In my opinion, Love Me to Death was a great book and had so much to offer the reader. Vampires, Shifters, Slayers, Witches, and Time Folders all coexist under the veil in a world that normal humans can’t see. Those are just the ones that are main characters! I was glad to hear that Love Me to Death is part of a new Series, so I can’t wait to see what else this author has to offer.
While there is instant attraction, the main characters Elena and Nicholai, fight their sexual urges and desires to avoid having sexy times. The sexual tension is great and while there is plenty of buildup time, it is just the right amount. By the time Elena and Nik finally get to be intimate, I was dying for them to get it on!
I liked that there was more story than sex. If you were to take out the sex, there would still be plenty of story to tell, and that is something I appreciate in a good book. The sex that was in the story was very steamy and sexy, but nothing too freaky.
Most of the characters in Love Me to Death are pretty easy to like and relate to, except for the villains, at least to some degree. They make mistakes, there are misunderstandings, they carry secrets and hatred, hopes and dreams. I found myself wanting things to work out for Elena and Nik. I wanted them to be happy and I wanted them to get the justice they were so desperate to find.
Another thing I enjoyed was that the secondary characters were pretty interesting as well. So much so, that I would really like to read more about them. Especially Stefan’s story as a Time Folder.
I would recommend Love Me to Death to anyone who likes Fantasy/Paranormal Romance and likes a variety of species in their book worlds.