“They obviously weren’t trying to recruit us, which was sort of a shame. I imagined a full unit of vampire soldiers and I got a little giddy, and distracted. Bad idea, maybe. But it’d be epic, wouldn’t it?” ― Cherie Priest
Author: Max Vos
Pages/Word Count: 232 Pages
Rating: 5 Stars
Blurb: Only a select few in the human world knew of the existence of the V-Unit, a small group of highly trained Marines – who happened to be vampires.
And it would have stayed that way.
But when events in the vampire world, threatened the stability of the human world, the powers that be called for the unit’s specialized services.
An intrepid war correspondent, Bronson Rudan, who’d seen more than his fair share of fighting, stumbles across the unit by accident, and is drawn into their world.
Bronson has no problem with that, given that he gets to spend time with a hunky Marine Lieutenant, Sarge. Although he won’t remember any of this when they’re through.
At least, that was the plan…
Review: The newest release from Max Vos has been two years in the writing. It’s finally finished and it was worth the wait. The V Unit is completely different from anything else Max has written. Though it seems all of his books are different from anything else he has written. His talent isn’t fenced in by genre, he is able to write contemporary romance, and POW violence, and paranormal soldier love stories. That is what we call talent.
Very few humans know of the existence of The V Unit. The unit is used to take care of “situations” around the globe where a human touch might be seen as a little heavy handed. They use their enhanced vampire speed to get in and take out the target before the world’s military leaders are able to play hide-and-seek with the most wanted terrorists, autocrats, and dictators in the world.
A well-respected reporter who is embedded with a military unit in the Middle East, Bronson Rudan, begins to notice a pattern. He sees an increasing number of instances where the military is following reliable intelligence to track down the worst of the bad guys and arriving only to find entire cells of terrorists already dead. Their deaths seemingly are unexplainable. Upon further investigation, Rudan learns that this is happening all over the world.
Rudan unintentionally discovers the existence of The V Unit and its leader, the incredibly hot Sarge. The plan is that the Unit will find out what information Rudan has learned and erase his memory, then release him. That was the plan. Then Sarge and Rudan spent some time alone together. Some really hot, sexy time. In between all the sex, Sarge realized that having Rudan on their side might give the Vampire Council a way to explain these events in the press without bringing attention to itself or the Unit. It is decided to keep Rudan around and give him access to sensitive information (and unlimited access to Sarge) so that he can write a series of articles for his paper explaining away the cells of dead bodies being found.
The American representative on the Vampire Council, Woody, is assigned to help Rudan and Sarge in this effort. He also helps them into his bed and that of his lover, making for some very hot ménage and foursome sex scenes.
Of course, there is conflict when one member of the Unit who decides Sarge belongs to him and him alone finds out about the relationship Rudan has with the Council, in general, and Sarge, specifically. Without conflict, how would our hero, Sarge, rescue his man? The development of real feelings between Sarge and Rudan is a surprise to everyone, but a pleasant one.
After Rudan has spent so much time with the Unit, it is impossible to wipe his mind of the memories of what he shared with them without turning him into a vegetable. The Council decides that perhaps he may be useful in the future…
The V Unit contains hot vampires, which I totally thought I was over until I met Max Vos’s brand of vamp. Hot Marines, a hot reporter and a bunch of rogues that Sarge, Bronson and Woody need to deal with. The one common ingredient in all of Max’s work is the sex. There’s a lot of it, and it burns up the pages. There is sex everywhere, between more than two participants (notice I didn’t say two “men”), and it is hot and dirty, just the way I like it. This is a great read. It’s fun and pretty light and really sexy. What some might call a good beach read, what with summer right around the corner. I wouldn’t recommend waiting that long to pick up your copy, though!