Shane Quesada, a four-century old vampire sentry, is known for cold, unemotional precision when hunting rogue vampires.
Maya Robertson is a youngling vampire who will not be controlled—and to prove it, she rejects Shane’s protection—only to find herself in over her head with an alpha werewolf.
Soon, a war between the coven and the werewolf clan ignites, and Maya and Shane flee to Louisiana, where their passion for each other grows—as does Maya’s power. When she finds herself at the center of the conflict, will she finally trust Shane with her life—and her heart?
What an exciting book! Vampire Trouble, by Sara Humphreys is the 2nd book in the Dead in the City Series. I did not read the first book in the series, but at no point did I feel as though I missed anything important by starting with the second book instead of the first. I do plan to go back and read the first book in the series, Tall, Dark, and Vampire.
Maya is a stubborn woman if I’ve ever read about one! I saw her as being cold and detached. I can understand her apprehension about getting close to anyone considering she can’t remember anything from before she was brutally raped, murdered, and subsequently turned into a vampire. Her nightmares have continued since she was reborn. I can’t imagine how difficult it must be to have to relive the most awful moments of her life almost every time she goes to sleep!
Shane is a 400-year-old vampire that is super concerned with protecting Maya. He wants to protect her, but as I said earlier, she is stubborn. There were times where I felt he was being kind of overbearing and unreasonable. She declined his protection and in return ended up as the obsession of an alpha werewolf. Shane sounds super sexy, and not just because he is described as being a hottie. The fact that he is so willing to help Maya regardless of anything else says a lot about his character, which makes him a little sexier. There is a huge amount to sexual tension between Shane and Maya, so if you enjoy that sort of thing, you won’t be disappointed.
There is a war waiting to begin between Vampires and Werewolves and Maya finds herself right in the middle of everything. Vampire Trouble has plenty of plot twists and turns to keep the reader guessing through the whole book. I found some of the different sorts of characteristics that Humphrey’s introduced quite interesting and it gave her characters and her book a bit of something different.
There was a sweetness to Vampire Trouble that I haven’t seen in most of the books I have read lately. Shane is so dedicated to helping Maya get over her issues that it makes me wish more guys were like that. He actually starts to show up in her nightmares, and has figured out a way to help her overcome them.
I would recommend this book and series to anyone looking for a nice vampire story with romantic and mystery elements and is somewhat different from most traditional vampire stories.
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I received a copy of this book as part of a blog tour in exchange for my honest opinion. This did not affect my opinion in any way.