Roseline Enescue didn't ask to become an immortal, to have all of the guests at her wedding slaughtered, or to be forced into marriage with a man whose lust for blood would one day ignite the vampire legend.
Willing to risk everything for a chance at a normal life, Roseline escapes to America. But her transition into the human world isn't easy. Mortal men flock after her while cutthroat girls plot her demise. Yet she remains relatively unfazed until she meets Gabriel Marston. As their lives entwine, Roseline realizes he is more than he seems. His ability to grind concrete into dust pales in comparison to the glowing cross tattoo that mysteriously appears on his forearm.
Despite the forbidden bond between them, Roseline can't help wondering what Gabriel is. He's not human. He's not immortal. So just what is he?
©2011 Amy Miles (P)2015 Audible, Inc.
I wish I hadn't wasted my time on this book. I took a chance on it when it didn't have any customer reviews yet.
The majority of the book is set in Chicago, focusing on the drama of high school football, dating, jealousy, house parties, shopping, parents, etc. Of course every guy is pulled towards the main character and no one can resist her. I've seen this in other books, but in this case, it's even more extreme. In one case a mob of men and boys are about to attack her because she's letting off pheromones while dancing, and of course, she's sooo beautiful.
Her husband (vampire) is so abusive, he beats her over and over until she's almost dead each time. This only happens in the very beginning and again towards the end, but still very disturbing. Her supposed best friend and lover knows this, but still tries to convince her to go back home to her husband to face this violence. What? Then he feels guilty after the inevitable happens and forces her to escape again. What?
The last quarter of the book takes place back in Romania with the vampires and vampire hunters, but it's so ridiculous I'm laughing out loud. (It's not supposed to be funny.) I gave up with only an hour or so left, so I don't know what happens at the very end. I can't believe I made it as far as I did, but I kept hoping it would get better. There's no way I would have made it that far if I was reading the print version.
The narrator was fine. My only complaint with her was near the end when they have several Romanian voices speaking, I couldn't tell who was who because they all sounded the same.
I think this book should be in the young teen category. Most of it is quite juvenile, though the beatings from her husband might make it inappropriate for that.
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