Billionaire playboy Robert Chatham is as bloodthirsty as it gets. Snarky and self-obsessed, he has a new girl every day of the week. What the London tabloids don’t know is the reason Robb acts like a lady-killer: to avoid having to kill them. A four-hundred year old vampire, he feeds and moves on, never getting attached to any girl.
A shy American transplant in the heart of London, Liz is slaving away on her grad school project: working to find a cure for the blood cancer that her younger sister died from years ago. Dead focused on her studies, she’s more interested in the chemistry of hemoglobin than in the chemistry between her and any guy.
After an old vampire friend comes asking for a favor, Robb has to choose between repaying a life debt and chasing after the one girl who’s broken through his emotional walls. And when Liz stumbles upon evidence that seems to solve the puzzle of his mysterious seclusion, she confronts him in his lab. Only the dark secret she thought she had uncovered turns out to be something even more terrifying.
With a dead body in the trunk of his Porsche and a vial of cancerous blood in the pocket of her lab coat, Robb and Liz are heading for a collision course that will change both of their lives forever…
This new adult vampire romance is an intriguing and mesmerizing read. A four-hundred year old vampire, Robert Chatham is a billionaire playboy who feeds then moves on never getting attached to one girl… until Liz. Shy American grad student, Liz is more interested in the chemistry of hemoglobin that the chemistry between her and any guy…until Robb. Robb has to choose between an old friend and chasing the girl, Liz learns his secret and has to decide to run or stay and they are both on a collision course that will change their lives.
This steady paced plot keeps reader entertained with suspense, some action, some humorous moments and romance. The author brings the story to life with vivid imagery and details that capture the imagination and the strong compelling characters are easily related to and grab the reader’s attention from the very beginning.
The attraction between Liz and Robb radiates from the pages, but there are a lot of issues to overcome before a romance can blossom. Liz captures the heart with her shy, vulnerable and insecure personality when it comes to the opposite sex and Robb captures it by his arrogant playboy attitude that hides the lonely heart.
The story is the age old vampire romance with a few twists that adds some depth to the story, a friend putting pressure on Robb makes a huge scene and Robb’s cancer research is what introduces him to Liz. The scientific aspect of the story might cause a few pauses in the story if the reader isn’t chemistry orientated like me and have to stumble over those big words, but luckily the author keeps it to a minimum and adds to some humorous dialogue and distractions in the story that keep the reader caught up in the drama. Overall I enjoyed the vampire romance and it makes a great addition to my Aubrey Rose collection of books.
4 STARS 3 FLAMES
About Aubrey Rose:
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Aubrey Rose lives in sunny San Diego, where she likes to lay around in a hammock reading her favorite romances. When she’s not writing steamy stories, she can be found dancing naked in front of the mirror to Abba while her cat watches disdainfully.
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