The Last True Vampire (Last True Vampire #1)
Read: 1st – 4th September 2015
My Goodreads Rating: 5 Stars
…So what’s this book about?
This is the first book in a new paranormal romance series about vampires, half breeds, slayers and other creatures that go bump in the night.
The blurb says:
He is the last of his race. King of the vampires. Michael Aristov roams the nightclubs of LA after dark, haunted by his past and driven by his hunger. The only Ancient One to survive the obliteration of his race, he’s forced to hunt like a common vampire, governed by lust. Nothing can fulfil his needs … until he meets the woman who finally awakens his soul.
Claire Thompson is the only mortal who can satisfy Michael’s insatiable craving. She’s sassy and seductive, and her intoxicating blood draws Michael like a moth to the flame. Their first fiery kiss sweeps Claire into a deadly world where darkness rules desire, and falling in love is the greatest danger of all. Everything is now at stake, for Claire has the power to seal Michael’s fate –
and the future of the vampire race – forever.
I was lucky enough to receive a digital version of this book for free via Netgally.com in exchange for an honest review.
…So, what did I like about it?
I found Ms Baxter’s writing style very easy to read. I thought her world building was really good; I liked the idea of all Vampires’ memories being connected (The Collective), the part that the Dhampiri (vampire half-breeds) played and their relationship to the Vampires.
I am an old romantic at heart so the “two halves of one soul reunited” love story part satisfied my mushy side but it was the will Michael and Claire actually get together, their doubts, their insecurities that added a very real and contemporary romance element to this tale that keeps you guessing.
The balance between tense scenes, action scenes and sexual scenes was good, there
was a lump in my throat a number of times reading this story and I can’t tell you how many times the temperature seemed to mount while reading certain scenes too!
…So, ummm, was there anything I disliked about it?
In a word – no. 🙂
It’s the first book in a new series, so I was expecting a cliffhanger but I was pleased that the relationship part of this tale ended (in my opinion) happily. I’m OK that the background story arcs; battling Dhampiri covens and the vampire annihilation threat from the Sortiari slayers will be continued in the following books.
…So, basically what I’m saying is…
I really loved this amazing novel and I’ve found a new favourite author too! Woohoo!
If you’re a fan of adult paranormal romance stories where your heroines are intelligent,
witty and independent and your heroes strong, sexy with a big heart waiting to be unleashed or if you’ve enjoyed reading the “destined soul mate” theme of Felicity Heaton’s Eternal Mates Series or Dianne Duvall’s Immortal Guardians Series, then I think you’ll love this paranormal romance novel too.
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