Publisher: Lyrical Press
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Heat Rating: 2
Blood, sex and eternal life... What more could a girl ask for?
Tall, dark, and sexy, as well as fabulously wealthy, Giovanni is everything a girl could ask for in a lover. There's only one catch. He's been undead for more than three hundred years. When Rachel is drawn into Giovanni's world, she learns that the rules of human existence mean nothing in the world of vampires. This, however, is a fair price to pay for a love that will last forever. Hunted by the Desmarais family, who carry a centuries-old vendetta, Rachel and Giovanni travel to the ends of the earth in order to stay one step ahead. Can their love survive, or will their eternity together end?
Content Warning: Violence, sexual encounters with the undead.
Liz Strange tells the story of a young woman, Rachel, who knows there is something missing in her life, but isn’t certain of what that is until she meets the mysterious vampire Giovanni. The attraction is obvious, but the instant psychic connection is something neither understands, but can’t and won’t deny.
Rachel knows she’s not like other people her age. She doesn’t socialize like her friend’s believe she should and she keeps odd hours. It isn’t until she enters the world of vampires that she finally finds her place in the world.
Giovanni is a lonely creature of the night who believes is condemned to never feel the emotion of love… until he meets Rachel. Both characters fit beautifully together and you immediately experience the peace they share as they start their new life together.
Liz Strange takes us all over the globe with enticing locale descriptions that immediately draw you into each setting without the feeling that it has been overdone. Though the sexual encounters between the characters lacked steaminess, I felt myself overlooking that aspect and focusing more on the emotions of the characters as they struggle for survival. The ending is completely unexpected and I eagerly await the next installment.
3 1/2 Tea Cups!