Vampire Amaury LeSang is cursed to feel everybody's emotions like a permanent migraine. The only way to alleviate the pain is through sex. When he meets the feisty human woman Nina, a cure for his ailment seems within reach: in her presence all pain vanishes.
Unfortunately, Nina is out to kill him because she believes he's involved in her brother's death. And she would succeed if only Amaury's bad boy charm didn't play havoc with her hormones and catapulted her into his arms and his bed every time she was near him.
As every kiss brings them physically closer, danger is lurking and threatens to destroy the little trust they have in each other.
©2010 Tina Folsom (P)2013 Tina Folsom
I love books, they have been a part of my life since I was in middle school.
I enjoyed reading this book. I first picked it up because I really liked the first Scanguard Vampires series, Samson's Lovely Mortal. So when I notice this book was finally on audible and I jumped at the chance to read it. Amuary is a vampire that has a gift or you could say curse. He is forced to feel everyones emotions except love. He is unable to feel love for anybody. The only thing that can briefly alleviate this misery is sex. So he constantly has sex to help with the pain from his gift/curse. Nina is a street smart human, determine to find out what really happened to her brother that made him commit suicide. She begins looking into his death and she finds her way to Scanguard, the security agency Amuary works for. Upon their first meeting, the attraction between them is electrifying. Neither one can resist what is happening even though they both know it's a bad bad idea. So begins the story...
There are several things I enjoyed about this book. First Tina, writes some hot sex scenes. Truly they can melt your headphones. Second, the narrator, Kevin, does a superb job with the male voices. His voice is a deep rich luscious sound. Third, the book captivates you from the first line until the end. Usually books of this nature take awhile before you can actually get interested but Tina write characters that are intriguing and relatable.
The only thing that I didn't like about this book. With many male narrators, Kevin does a bad job of imitating a woman's voice. They are shrill and have the tendency to sound like a outraged teenager. Not the strong lead female characters they are suppose to be. If you can get pass this, the book is really worth a read. Worth a credit, yes, yes it is.
So, book 1. thankfully, has been followed up by an equally entertaining listen as the Scanguards sexy Team of Vampire Bodyguards and Security experts are all called up to battle evil again.
Amaury and Nina's story was touching, tender, sexy, romantic and hot also, the plot that they were involved in was exciting, had great characters, secrets to be unearthed, a prophecy, drama, plot twists, and, of course, a new enemy to vanquish. The H/H have great chemistry and there's some fun lines too as the handsome, beefy, sexy, Alpha Vampire Amaury (every Vampire book should have one) has a lot of mental 'baggage' from being cursed going on in his head and his remedy is Nina but she doesn't want to play as she's on a revenge mission - to kill all vampires.
Great plot (if only his 'sex and more sex' cure for a headache worked!) and, as it unfolds, there's lots of Ohhhs, Ahhh's and Mmmmm's to keep you entertained from the first chapter until the last. There's instant attraction (of course), they're on opposite sides (naturally) but Amaury's steadfast longing, love and belief in Nina eases his guilt and forgiveness may just win the day (thankfully).
Worth a credit? This is a series that has a LOT of forthcoming potential and I can see it going on and on as there's plenty of Scanguards to go round - so whilst they do, and whilst they're written to this calibre, then I'm going to happily spend my credits as I'm easily pleased - so that's a YES from this vamp tramp.
All through book 1, I wondered what Amaury's story was and now I know. This is going to be a series you will have to listen to in order or you will lose some of the reminders that are in this book. Ms. Folsom has continued to build on the characters that were in the first book and she keeps you wanting to see what happens next. Nina and Amaury chase one another for different reasons and the ending was such a surprise. I love the way Ms. Folsom keeps showing vampires as normal people too. You begin to look at these vampires as a family group in a way.
Hello, my name is Teresa and I'm an addict.
I am enjoying this series. I have read this book and Gabriel's Mate after I listened to the first book and enjoyed them. This is a simple paranormal romance story. There is some action and mystery but that isn't the main focus. I'm glad to see that the remaining series is starting to come out on audio. I like the narrator but his voices for women is a little on the whiny side. I will be getting the whole series as they come out, which hopefully will be soon.
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