San Francisco nightclub owner Carina Tranquilli works hard, plays hard, and never allows the death of her parents and her twelve-year memory gap to get her down. Her life takes a left turn when a witch attacks her on her twenty-fifth birthday.
Three hauntingly familiar vampires emerge to reveal she possesses a latent power. To protect her from their enemies, they admit to wiping her memories and abandoning her as a child, but now they need her help. As she struggles to evade her new protectors and even newer enemies, she meets Alexander, an enigmatic, undead musician. Insta-attractions flares, leaving her wanting, needing, more.
With evil's minions hounding her every move, and everything she thought she knew turned on its head, Carina must harness her burgeoning power, unravel her vampire family's web of deceit, and fight to keep the love of her life...without getting killed in the process.
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Everything Carina thought she knew has been turned on its head and she must harness her burgeoning power, unravel her vampire family’s web of deceit, and fight to have a love life while evil’s minions hound her every move in this thrilling urban fantasy read with some fascinating and unique vampire elements. The characters are strong, captivating and they easily draw readers into their story, all while projecting such strong personalities that readers almost feel as if these characters are about to leap off the pages, especially the heroine of the story, Carina. She has a bit of a spunky, live life large attitude despite some troubling setbacks in her past and in the romance department she pretty much likes it to keep it friends with benefits until she meets Alexander and then the romance part of this story heat up quickly with lots of electrifying chemistry that sizzles throughout the pages between these two. The relationship however meant to be it is, still has quite a few obstacles to overcome, especially with all of the other turmoil that has descended upon Carina’s life. The story is steady to fast paced and full of thrills and excitement as the suspense builds throughout the story with lots of twists and turns, especially since the ‘family’ only gives a little info at a time and holds back lots of it. There is plenty of action and readers never have a chance to become bored although readers may feel that there are a couple of things that could be plotted better, they can’t help but become completely caught up in Carina’s exciting life and while readers will see the bad guys again, this first major battle between Carina and the bad guys is quite spectacular.
This book should come with a caution notice. It should read something like this: “Warning, don’t even think about reading this book unless your body can handle non-stop heart pounding, hand sweating, completely captivated reading for the duration.” This author is new to me, but it’s obvious she’s an old hand at writing. Ms. Breslin has perfected the balance between kick-butt action and romance. From the first page I was caught in “thrall” by her clever word choices and fast moving plot. I have read a lot of books where the author really seems to have polished the first five or six chapters. After that, the attention to detail, the ‘magic’, seems to fade. Not with this author. Ms. Breslin must have agonized over every word choice, finding just the right and fresh way to convey Carina and Alexander’s story. I’m hoping the author is currently hunched over her keyboard, tapping out the next book in this great new series!