Believe in vampires. Believe in me. There are worse things on earth.” ― Anne Rice
This story starts out with Wesley, who has been misled by his boyfriend and somehow ended up in a canoe, going down the WRONG river in the middle of the woods of Louisiana. Needless to say Wesley is not happy about this since he doesn’t like the outdoors, doesn’t like dirt and hates to sweat. When their canoe hits the rapids Wesley’s boyfriend ends up getting knocked out of the boat and Wesley goes over a waterfall. Somehow he wakes in a totally different world surrounded by some very hot men and….Dragons? Lucky for Wes he is rescued from the Dragons by Remus and his friends.
Remus is the Commander of the warrior vampires and second in command of the coven. He and his men, Zane, Larken, Damien and Aliam are out hunting Draguns when Remus finds a scared Wes. Even though he knows he should leave the crazy human that talks of other planets with the human council he can’t seem to let the man go. Remus has never been attracted to another man, but the sweet scent of Wesley’s blood draws him to the man like no one has before. It seems that Remus isn’t the only one attracted to the scent, a small cut on Wes’ finger sends the entire coven into a frenzy and the only way to save the man’s life is for Remus to claim Wes as his mate.
This one action turns Remus and Wesley’s lives upside down. For a vampire warrior who has never been attracted to a man this is brand new for him, and Wesley can’t believe Remus would bind them together without even asking him first. The two men have to learn to coexist because mating is forever, and for a vampire that can be a LONG time. One thing Wesley and Remus never took into account is the fact that being mated to the second in command of the coven puts Wesley in danger from the enemies that he doesn’t even know much about. When Wesley is kidnapped and nearly raped then stabbed and left for dead it causes both men to think about their feeling for each other and they realize they have fallen in love.
Of course neither man communicates with the other and through misunderstandings and failures to put a voice to their feelings the two men almost lose it all. When Wes finally realizes what he has let slip through his fingers is it too late to get his man? Well, I can’t tell you that, you are just going to have to read the book!!!
I have to say I am a kind of vampire story junkie, so I was excited to read a new-to-me author’s take on the vampire genre. I have read so many vampire stories I didn’t think I could be surprised any longer, but Jennifer Wright has proven me wrong. Not only did I find the universe she created unique, but I loved the villains in this story also. This is the first book in the series, so there was some world building, but it was done so well I didn’t feel that I was being bombarded with detail after detail I had to memorize to understand the story. The author also set up the next books in the series very well and gave us some of the history of the next couples ahead of time in this book.
I highly recommend this book and I am very anxious to read the next book in the series and the next and the next and the next!
Reviewed by: Jackie