Author: JP Bowie
Publisher: Wilde City
Cover Artist: Unknown
Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
Publication Date: 08/10/2016
Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)
Genre: Gay Romance, Paranormal
The Middle East War is finally over and veteran, Cole Everett, is trying to build a new life in Los Angeles and reconnect with his cousin, Sean Martin, a private investigator. His hopes stall when he learns that Sean’s mate, Arturo, is a vampire. It might be 2034 and vampires are an accepted part of society, but Cole can’t accept that anyone would willingly mate with the undead. That is, until he meets Arturo and is introduced to the incredibly handsome Rafael Barrantes. Attracted to Rafael, Cole has to rethink everything he thought he knew about vampires. Taking a job as a security guard for a high-tech company, Cole becomes suspicious when all is not what it seems with so-called ‘government contracts. He can’t decide if he should play it safe and call the cops, or take a chance on his newfound vampire friends. Safe and secure, or caution to the wind?
If you have read the Vampire and the P.I. you will remember Cole and the love of his life Arturo – a very long lived Vampire. Humans know that Vampires exist and with everything in life that appears a bit different some people like them and some people fear them – their fear often turns to hate.
Sean is Cole’s cousin and has just left the military. Unsure of what to do with his life he reaches out to Cole, who he hasn’t seen for years, and is shocked and horrified when he finds out Cole lives with a Vampire. Their reunion stalls and its only when Sean makes an effort to move past his bigotry and agrees to meet Cole’s partner that he realises his initial feelings and thoughts may have been wrong – it also brings him closer to his cousin and he feels as though he has someone there for him, the first time he has felt as though he mattered in a while.
No one is more surprised that Sean himself when he meets Rafael, a Master Vampire, and finds himself falling hopelessly for this charming man. The lust between them is off the charts but more importantly they find each other interesting and quickly become friends. Slowly but surely Sean realises that nothing he believed about Vampires is true and his fast judgement of them has proved to be unfair.
When Sean needs Rafael’s help with a problem he has come across at his new job as a security man things change very quickly. This book has a very different ending to the first book but it was very necessary for Sean and Rafael to continue. I hope we get to see more of both couples in the future – I am interested to see how Sean is getting on and also what Cole chooses to do now he is the odd man out.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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