An unlikely partnership...
Demon hunter Liz Marlowe and vampire Jack Morgan have hated each other from the moment they met. But when a powerful enemy threatens their beloved city of Boston, they form a reluctant alliance. It's supposed to be temporary--just one night, in fact. But as the tension between them builds to the breaking point, neither is prepared for what happens next.
Taming the Vampire is a sexy paranormal romance novella of 17,000 words, or about 60 pages. It's the first book in the Blood and Absinthe series.
Taming the Vampire is one of those very quickly read, highly improbable, intense books, that despite my adversity to what’s going on, I still enjoyed it very much. It’s only 60 something pages, but the rest of the books in the series are significantly longer.
Jack is a vampire and Liz is a Demon Hunter. They seriously despise one another. Neither of them try to hide that fact from the other, and it’s very obvious to those around them. It’s so obvious it’s almost annoying. There were times where I was thinking, ok, we get it, you hate each other, get over it. There’s no need to be constantly rude to each other, grow up, act like adults and move the hell on.
So it makes perfect sense when Liz needs Jack to have sex with her in order to increase her own powers so she can catch the villain. There is some sort of monster going around killing random people. It’s Liz’s job to stop him, and the only way she thinks she can do so is with the added power boost she can get from Jack’s semen apparently. It’s as if he has super special semen. I mean, really she could have sex with any vampire, but Jack is the only local vampire.
Despite my problems with the conditions of the sexual relationship between the two main characters in this book, I really did like it. It was super steamy, the sexual tension could be cut with a knife it was so thick. The story itself was quick and to the point, though I do think the final fight scene could have had a bit more action or details. It was over way to fast. I think the point of the story was more about the sex than the actual capturing of the villian, but in all honesty, I could have missed the point.
You may wonder why I gave Taming the Vampire 4 stars when I’ve mostly complained in this review. Wellllll, like I said before, I have problems with it, but I still enjoyed reading it. I can also understand why other people will like it. I will also read more from this author. Just because a book has some elements I don’t understand, doesn’t mean I won’t still enjoy the story itself.
I recommend Taming the Vampire to anyone who likes a super steamy, sexy, short and quick vampire book, that doesn’t give the reader any illusions of complexity. I hope that makes sense lol. Just read it already and tell me what you think of it!