What a unique take on the classic vampire and human love story! I was thoroughly engaged throughout the entire book and actually stayed up into the wee hours of the night to get to the end. For someone who is not a night owl, this is huge! When a book keeps me up at night, you know that it's got that special sauce that makes it a must-read for book addicts.
#492. That's Reyna Carpenter's number, the one that will begin her journey to becoming a blood escort for the vampires who now run the world. For her, it's an opportunity to support herself and her brothers, and when she is brought on to a special program that means she stays with the same vampire permanently, it's hard to pass up double the salary. She's soon swapping jeans and a t-shirt for a short dress and heels, and while the glamorous life isn't for her, she is increasingly drawn to her vampire sponsor, Beckham Anderson. While his cold demeanor is belied by his increasing concern for her safety, the biggest mystery of all is the fact that he won't drink her blood. Not one drop. So now the only question is - what does a girl do when she falls in love with the one man who will never love her back?
Reyna and Beckham...*sigh*...the angst, the witty banter, the passionate embraces. I couldn't get enough! Yes, their romance had a lot of drama, and it took awhile for the kinks, so to speak, to be ironed out. But the road to love was a wild ride that I never wanted to end! There was so much passion between them, and the chemistry was just exploding off the pages. As the story progressed, I fell in love with Beckham alongside Reyna, and as his true character became clear, I really felt empathy for him. Reyna was a great match, as she didn't take any crap from him at all, and he clearly respected her ability to stay strong in the face of so much change and conflict. Was there some disrespect on the part of Beckham? Yes. Were there some juvenile reactions on the part of Reyna? Yes. But the true beauty in their relationship was how they resolved things. They kept getting reeled back in, and each time that happened, their bond became stronger.
This book ended on a cliffhanger, folks, so be warned! Thankfully the next book is not far off, and I am dying to get my hands on it. This is the start to an amazing new series!
**I received a free copy via NetGalley and this is my honest review.**