The Recruit

Addison Albright
The Recruit
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JMS Books, LLC
Release Date
June 2018
Book 1 of The Faction
Clean Romance, LGBTQ, Paranormal Romance

Albert Manlii has walked this earth for more than two thousand years, but survival on his own was never easy. Now he leads a faction of highly organized vampires who carefully guard the secret of their existence. Unlike the old days, potential recruits are carefully selected and presented with an offer.

Phillip Brewer has weeks to live—if he lets his disease run its course. He doesn't want to die, but given a choice, will his desire to live outweigh his concerns about the vampires' ethics?

When the new recruit's missteps are cause for concern, can Albert control the fallout, or will Phillip's life once again be torn apart?

Book Review by Ana (reviewer)
Jul 21, 2018   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
25 people found the following review helpful
The line between life and death can be very thin when the decision is in the hands of a creature seeking for new recruits to serve its purpose. Albert is leading an organized group of vampires who are carefully looking for new people to join them. Filling their profile for the perfect recruit isn't a simple task, but with a disease making him count his days on earth, Phillip has come to consider their offer and is trying to conquer the expectations they had set for him.

It was very interesting to see the how and why the vampires choose certain persons to join them. I loved seeing the way they worked and getting to know the rules they create for themselves. I loved the interactions between all of them. It was an easy book to read, enjoyable and with a nice and steady pace. It had a more contemporary feeling than paranormal, even considering it was a book about vampires, but there was something about the way they handle themselves that just felt that way. The plot was fine but I did feel like it could have accomplished so much more for such an interesting concept.

I didn't think it was very romantic and that was one of the few issue I had with it. The relationship between Albert and Phillip just didn't felt right. I find it hard to connect emotions with them and to care for them as a couple. They didn't have great chemistry and, in general, their relationship felt a little forced. I ended up more interested on how the world worked for them than to see them evolve as a couple.

It was an enjoyable book. I had a good time with it and overall liked it. It could be enjoyable for M/M readers who like paranormal elements.
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