Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Heat Rating: 3
Dark Lust series
Payton has isolated herself from everyone and everything she has ever known after a vampire brutally killed her mother. Living in the mountains, away from civilization, is the only way Payton knows how to cope. When a storm blows through and she is snowed in, she won’t be alone for long.
An injured man shows up on her doorstep—a vampire. She discovers Kristofer isn’t a monster at all, but a man who has been a prisoner of his cruel brother for the last fifty years.
As Kristofer and Payton grow closer, an evil force threatens to split them apart. It isn’t until she comes face-to-face with her mother’s killer that she realizes she and Kristofer have more in common than she thought.
Can you say, hot cover?? I was spoiled after reading The Taste of Blood and its four sexy vampires. The second book in the Dark Lust series is about one vampire, Kristofer, and the woman who learns to love him. But even not being a menage, it doesn't lack in passion or well written description.
Peyton has ill feelings for all vamps after the murder of her mother years ago. She keeps in hiding, living a life of solitude. When an injured vampire shows up on her doorstep during a storm, she's skeptic about even helping him, but does. She quickly learns that Kristofer is unlike the evil vamp she remembered when she was a child. He's gentle, and considerate, and extremely sexy as he recovers to full health.
The sex scenes in The Craving are scorching and very sexually descriptive. Jenika has a way with words and I enjoyed her first person perspective, even though I usually only read it in young adult books. The twist near the end was unexpected and intriguing, tempting me to re-read the whole novella.
For a short, erotic vampire read, The Craving provides an entertaining experience. I look forward to the next book in the Dark Lust series.
4 Tea Cups!