- Siren Publishing
- Release Date
- January 2012
LGBTQ, Vamps & Shifters Romance
Detective Max Bowman is hunting a serial killer terrorizing the city. A serial killer who leaves bodies drained of blood.
After taking a break in a local bar, he is attacked, robbed and left for dead; waking up in Carter Gray's bed was the last thing he expected.
Who is this man? What is his dark secret? Is he responsible for the trail of bodies across the city?
Apr 17, 2012 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
63 people found the following review helpful
THIRST is one of those books that will surprise you with details that most authors would avoid writing about. I wouldn't say it's unique, but it is certainly something you don't see in many vampire books mostly because readers can be harsh and aren't very forgiving when it comes to moral issues.
Max is a detective who is attacked one night and then rescued by a stranger. He's investigating a series of killings where the bodies have been drained of blood and mutilated and it doesn't take him long to realize his mysterious stranger might be related to the crimes.
I was mostly intrigued by this book because it was unconventional and I was interested in the ending. I can't say it held my attention at all times and I certainly didn't love every part of it, but the harsh vampire reality was refreshing among the romanticized versions other books have to offer.
Carter is pretty vicious and has no remorse whatsoever. He actually kills his victims nightly and has no intention of stopping. Max is a bit of a conflicting character. He changed his mind way too often for my taste and his relationship with Charter had that on/off quality which just didn't work for me. Some parts of the book seemed added for the pure convenience and others made no sense even with the explanations. The plot just wasn't as tight as I'd expected it to be as the guys could have handled their situation better.
I was actually thinking about rating this with two stars because I stopped reading too many times and ultimately did have to force myself to finish, but then, there at the end, I got to meet Lyle and he was just as intriguing as the beginning of this book and made me laugh a few times in a pretty limited amount of page space. In addition there was a really touching scene that made me tear up and a book that does provoke a reaction certainly isn't a two star read.
I did like the boldness of this author and will to just go ahead with the idea no matter the objections. I love the harsher sides of books and I have to say this author has some real potential. I wouldn't mind reading another paranormal with more refined characters and a stronger connection. If there's a sadistic strike in it – even better.
Disclaimer: The reviewer is also a published author with Silver Publishing.
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