Laney Moss loves the Mojave desert that surrounds her home and hikes the upper trails often, prepared for anything she might run across. But nothing prepared her for the monster that comes with the setting sun to stalk her. In the moments before he attacks, one word crashes through her terrified mind — Vampire. She manages to get away, but he tracks the call of her blood and ignites a passion in her that frightens her nearly as much as it thrills her.
Dante is left with no choice but to take her home to his secret lair.
Now he just needs to convince her to stay.
I think I’ve made it clear since my review of Blood Hunger some time ago that I’m going to stick with this series until the end. It’s unique and well-written with sexy alpha male heroes and the tough, quirky heroines who love them. Blood Submission is no different. Well...not ENTIRELY different, at least…
I added that little disclaimer at the end of the last sentence because Dante is not the typical hero I’ve come to expect from this author. The line between good guy and bad guy is razor thin in this one. Dante’s nothing like Nik and Aiden, both of whom are supremely likeable and clearly “good guys.” Dante is dark, dangerous, and a little warped/twisted. (And not without good reason, as it turns out) Fans of anti-heroes will likely drool over him. I myself prefer Nik and Aiden, but that doesn’t mean I don’t see the, um, appeal of the dark side (so to speak).
Laney’s an interesting heroine. She’s smart and strong, with a great survival instinct (which, as it turns out, she desperately needs with Dante). I wish she would’ve fought a little harder to escape Dante early on (and not be so quick to fall into lust with him), but that’s a minor quibble that in no way impacted my overall enjoyment of the story.
All in all, this is another great installment in a highly enjoyable series that I intend to see through to the very end. (Shea and Jesse: Can’t wait!)
Full disclosure: the author generously provided an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Does this book contribute to or help crush the romance stigma?
Crushes it! No rehab needed. This one is clean and sober.
Other reading suggestions
Check out the rest of the Deathless Night series. For another series about a quirky human who falls for a dangerous vampire, try Amanda Carney’s First Fruits. And for lighter paranormal romance, try Isabel Jordan’s Semi-Charmed.