Author: Angel Martinez
Publisher: MLR Press
Cover Artist: Winterheart Design
Rating: 3 of 5 Stars
Publication Date: 08/06/2016
Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)
Genre: Gay Romance, Paranormal
Josh the vampire hunter falls in lust with one of the enemy; Richard has secrets and might not be sane–oh, sure, this will work.
Josh hunts vampires with relentless, cold precision until the night he confronts a gorgeous hunk of vamp in the woods outside Ithaca. Richard destroys all of his prejudices about vampires in the first few moments of conversation and the sexual sparks between them ignite almost as quickly. Richard offers the stability Josh never had. Josh offers the healing Richard needs so desperately.
But it’s nearly impossible just to walk away from a life of violence. An attack one evening leaves a friend in the hospital, Richard with a bullet through his chest, muttering about strange creatures, and Josh fighting to piece together what really happened. Are Richard’s nightmare attackers real, or is Josh’s favorite vamp losing his mind? Is there a reasonable explanation or has the hunter now become prey?
This title has been previously published.
I usually love Angel Martinez work. While not terrible, A Different Breed was not one of my favourites from her.
It suffered from insta-lust and unlikeable characters. I just could not believe that Hunter Josh, who hated vamps, could do such a one eighty in such a short time. It made the resulting relationship feel insincere. Adding to that is I didn’t like Josh much. He was hot tempered and jumped to conclusions.
I did like Richard and the care he took. I appreciated his tragic back story and could genuinely feel his sorrow. He truly was a different breed of vampire.
The sub-plot of the Hunter’s guild was interesting and added some action to the story and I found the supporting characters also added to the book.
If insta lust doesn’t bother you, and you can get over a self-centred MC, you may enjoy the book a little more than I did. This hasn’t turned me off Angel Martinez, but don’t let this be your first book, or last, by her.
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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