Publisher: Noble Romance
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Heat Rating: 3
Scorned by her own kind for her half-breed elf status, Julija lives a lonely existence among her Ivory Elf kin. She is the only one the elves can trust when a magical book on elf lore is stolen. Relegated to steal the Book from the vampire thief, Landau Jamieson, she's surprised to discover he has the ability to walk in daylight. Refusing to be deterred by developing setbacks, she’s committed to executing the heist for an Ivory King who grows more desperate to possess the Book. Nothing about the vampire is as it appears and Julija begins to doubt her mission. Worse, she begins to worry she won't have the strength to guard her heart from her sworn enemy.
Landau is fascinated by the elf stalking him and baffled by the erotic hunger she elicits in him. After all, he’s been impotent for ten thousand years. Soon he discovers the lovely sprite is a pawn in a dangerous game—orchestrated by none other than a reviled enemy from his past. She blind-sides him with her beauty and her magical powers, the least of which is the spell she casts on his heart, as the sinister plot unfolds. What started out as folly to catch a thief, blossoms into a love that casts aside bloodlines and erases all boundaries.
Julija is a really interesting character to read. She’s strong willed and capable, a really fun heroine to lead this book. From moment one, Landau stole my heart. He’s such a delicious Alpha hero. He’s tough about all things except knowledge of his own feelings. One of his first thought about Julija is to question how much her throat would bruise. I like to read vampire heroes who are visceral and he really was.
The chemistry between the two of them sizzles off the page and when they fall in love it’s a triumph. I’ll admit, I’m a sucker for a hero that really seems to love the heroine and that is what Landau does.
I have to commend Ms. Miller on a job well done. I think fans of paranormal romance and vampires won’t want to miss this one. Great work.
4 1/2 Tea Cups!